OK, as I wait for the last backup of the day to run itself to completion, here is a lesson plan on politics and leaders as a cause of history. I open this lesson with this context clues worksheet on the noun civilization. This worksheet and note-taking blank demonstrates, I think, the extent to which I use this and other of my “Causes of History” (apologies to the ILS professors at Amherst College) as brainstorming activities, driven by Socratic questioning and activated by taking notes.
If you find typos in these documents, 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.