Category Archives: Social Studies

Lesson plans that use the high school social studies curriculum to build literacy and learning skills.

Currency (n)

Because I work in an economics-and-finance-themed high school, I found it necessary to write this context clues worksheet on the noun currency. Perhaps it will have some utility in your classroom.

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: Roman Law

Because it is the basis of most Western legal codes, I wrote this independent practice worksheet on Roman law to reinforce the conceptual understanding in the students I serve.

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.

Cultural Literacy: Alexandria

If you teach world history or global studies (or whatever your school, district or state calls this subject), you might find this Cultural Literacy worksheet on Alexandria useful.

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.

Covenant (n)

Here is a context clues worksheet on the noun covenant, for which I can think of a variety of uses.

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.

The Algonquin Wits: Heywood Broun

“In 1935 Broun made this statement: ‘Nobody need worry any more that Washington is going left. Indeed, nobody need worry that the Washington of today is going anywhere.'”

Excerpted from: Drennan, Robert E., ed. The Algonquin Wits. New York: Kensington, 1985.

Independent Practice: Latitude and Longitude

Here for all you social studies teachers, if you can use it, is anindependent practice worksheet on latitude and longitude that I assign early on in the freshman global studies cycle.

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.

Postcolonialism

Today is August 6. On this day in 1945, the United States dropped “Little Boy,” the nation’s first atomic bomb used in combat, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin, was born on this day in 1881. It’s the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which President Lyndon Johnson signed into law on this day in 1965. Finally, this is Bolivian Independence Day

So today seems like an appropriate time to post this reading on postcolonialism along with the comprehension worksheet that accompanies it.

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.