Category Archives: Independent Practice

In other words, homework.

Independent Practice Worksheet: Chandragupta Maurya

Here is a short independent practice on the founder of the Mauryan Empire, Chandragupta Maurya.

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.

Independent Practice Worksheet: Genghis Khan

There aren’t many Mondays left in the 2017-2018 school year, and I’m glad. On this particular Monday, here is a short independent practice worksheet on Genghis Khan (i.e. homework).

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.

Independent Practice Worksheet: Daimyo

Here is a short independent practice on the Daimyo, Japan’s feudal lords.

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.

Independent Practice Worksheet: Babylonia

Here, on a Tuesday morning, is a short independent practice on Babylonia. Independent practice is a something of a euphemism for homework, though I think it better reflects my own goals for students completing these kinds of assignments.

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.

Independent Practice Worksheet: Buddhism

Here, on a Thursday morning, is a short independent practice assignment on Buddhism. In other words, this is homework; I don’t use the word in my classroom because it is loaded. In any case, consistent with Alfie Kohn’s book The Homework Mythwhich exercises a large influence on my thinking on this issue, I try to help students understand the difference between homework qua homework and independent practice, which calls upon them to practice that day’s classwork on their own.

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.