I am a Social Studies teacher. I have been teaching for 27 years. I am presently teaching US History, Sociology and a course called Politics,Economics and StreetLaw. I desperately need assistance to move into this common core initiative. For so many years I used my district and textbook national standards along with their stated objectives. Now with the guides4learning and common core initiative I suddenly feel lost. I have always had my students completing outside readings using primary and secondary resources. We have role played and created alternative outcomes to concepts we are learning. They have created songs and stories to describe their understanding of the historical data.