Pete Kinnaman – Social Studies

U.S. History, American Government, Psychology

Idaho Core Standards

The Idaho Core Standards are being applied to public education at a statewide level.  I am excited for the influence they will have on the performance of our students, as I am already seeing dynamic changes in student performance in my own classroom.  There is so much information available and even more opinions to wade through, that it can be difficult to know just what the Common Core Standards are and how they will be effecting your student.  Click the links below to see them for yourself.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding their implementation in Room 12.

These are the Literacy Standards for Social Studies.

These are the Anchor Standards (general objectives for college readiness).


I use Edmodo to digitally connect students to their classwork.   Edmodo is a free and secure social learning network for teachers, students and schools.  It provides a safe and easy way for us to connect, share content and access homework, grades and school notices.

Edmodo also offers parent accounts and I’d like to invite you to join our classroom online.

With Parent Accounts, you can:

  • View your child’s homework assignments and due dates
  • Stay up to date on your child’s grades
  • Receive updates on class and school events

Edmodo is accessible online and on any mobile device with Internet capabilities (they also offer a free iPhone and Android app).  You can access your account on the go, and adjust your notification settings within Edmodo to receive alerts via text or email.

To join our classroom on Edmodo, follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Select “Parent Signup”  (the link is located below the student and teacher sign up buttons)
  3. Key in your unique code:  [XXXXXX] in the Parent Code field, then create your unique username and password.
  4. Select Sign Up. That’s all there is to it!

After you sign up for the first time, you will no longer need the parent code – you’ll login using your unique username and password to login.

Let me know if you have any questions.  I look forward to connecting with you on Edmodo!

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