The Kneighborhood Annex

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This week in Social Studies…

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We will begin our PACT review this week.  It is always fun to dust off the material from September and October to see what the kids actually remember.  I really don’t want to be disappointed, so I’m assuming that they don’t remember much.  Now, here’s the question…Do they not remember the information because I didn’t present them the material in a memorable fashion?…or…Did they truly forget because they are teenagers going through changes in their life where their social activity far outweighs the enlightenment ideas of John Locke or Jean-Jacques Rousseau?  I know what was going through my mind when I was in middle school…and it wasn’t European Exploration.  Maybe that’s why I kind of understand why so many kids “hate Social Studies.”  I just wish some of them would try a little bit harder, who knows, they might actually like talking about this stuff…I know I liked it as soon as I tried it…Hey, isn’t there a Dr. Seuss book about that?

Author: GraKneeToe

I'm a regular guy with a regular job. I write for fun, self-reflection and to possibly impart some of my thoughts on those that will listen. I do not claim to be an expert on anything, but have opinions on many things.

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