Tag Archives: Cultural Literacy

Cultural Literacy: Demeter

Here, on a Thursday morning, is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on Demeter.

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Cultural Literacy: Matriarchy and Patriarchy

Here are a pair of Cultural Literacy worksheets on matriarchy and patriarchy.

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.

Cultural Literacy: Marian Anderson

It’s Monday again, the first of Women’s History Month 2019, which Mark’s Text Terminal will observe with Women’s History-related posts for the entire month. Here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on Marian Anderson. I am happy to report that the authors, even in the squib that serves as a reading for this worksheet, mentioned the ugly racist indignity Ms. Anderson suffered in 1941.

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: Thurgood Marshall

OK: here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on Thurgood Marshall to reminds students of this major–and great–figure in the United States in the twentieth century.

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: African Methodist Episcopal Church

If you’re observing Black History Month in your classroom, this Cultural Literacy worksheet on the African Methodist Episcopal church may be of some use, depending on your approach to the subject. I would think if nothing else that this would reinforce the idea of community and social cohesion in an oppressed and misunderstood community.

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.

Crime and Puzzlement: A Matter of Diamonds

Ok, dawn just arrived here in the Northeast. I seem to be getting away with it so far, so let me offer up another lesson plan on the Crime and Puzzlement case A Matter of Diamonds. I open this one with this Cultural Literacy worksheet on the noun phrase and concept of pecking order. You’ll need the illustration, text, and questions for the case, which I’ve scanned directly from the book. Finally, here is teacher’s copy and answer key to solve the case.

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.

Zeal (n), Zealous (adj)

In our current political and social environment, I think there is a strong case to be made that students possess the vocabulary to describe and understand people whose ideologies trump common sense and the direct evidence of their senses. Maybe these two context clues worksheets on the noun zeal and the adjective zealous will go some distance to meeting that end.

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.