Appease (vt.)

Several years ago, a couple of my colleagues analyzed the results of the New York State Regents Exam in Global Studies. They wanted to understand why an entire cohort of juniors missed the same question on Neville Chamberlain, et al, and the Munich Pact. They didn’t need to look far at all: students reported that they didn’t understand the word appeasement. 

Here then is a context clues worksheet on the verb appease, which is only used transitively. The sheet itself would be relatively simple to change to appeasement, if you prefer to teach the noun.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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