The Victorians liked to have their social classes clearly defined. The working class was divided into three layers, the lowest being 'working men' or labourers, then the ‘intelligent artisan’, and above him the ‘educated working man’. In reality, things were not so tidily demarcated.  Photo: Glasgow slum, 1868

Photo: Glasgow slum, 1868 Later than what I'm writing and in Glasgow, but you get the basic idea.

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A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice

A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice - Want your students to actively engage in addressing inequality? Explore this annotated bibliography of resources for teaching students about social justice.

Social Studies Success: Frayer Model - Vocabulary Instruction

Frayer Model - This is an excellet Vocabulary strategy to use with new units of study. It provides students many different ways to learn a novel content word.

I'm sorry to say this but your parent's social class is the real indicator of your success in life, a homeless heterosexual has a much harder life than a homosexual living in a western country. Also suggesting that a transgendered person's life *must* be hard suggests that you think someone is defined by that aspect of themselves. I believe that my sexuality is one part of who I am, and more often than not the last thing about myself that I will mention.

Nothing about you makes your life hard but you. Unless you live under a totalitarian government that literally seeks out people of your demographic and kills or tortures them, you can’t really blame a hard life on anyone but yourself.

Medieval Times in Europe | Middle Ages Feudal System Pyramid

Feudalism: the dominant social system in medieval Europe, in which the nobility held lands from the crown in exchange for military services

Saturday Night Fever is defintely a movie that helped make Disco music mainstream. Tony Manero's white suit and black polyester shirt define for some the whole late 70s fashion. In my opinion it's an example but not the only look that represents the late 70s for men's fashion.

Saturday Night Fever is defintely a movie that helped make Disco music mainstream. Tony Manero's white suit and black polyester shirt define for some the whole late fashion.

Leaving Asia and Middle East behind, it is fascinating to notice how history repeats itself at different latitudes and longitudes, demonstrating once again that nail art is somehow connected to an ancestral human need for beauty and imagination. Incas, Aztec and other pre-Columbian civilisations, in fact, used nail polish to decorate their nails and to define social classes.

Nail Art: A Long Story

The history of nail art is an ancient tale lost in time, a journey that crosses oriental paths, magic and cultures.

When we look at the holistic wellness wheel our aim is to promote balance between the seven areas of life: emotional, social, occupational/financial, intellectual, physical, environmental and spiritual.

Burnt Out? From Wilted to Holistic Wellness

The Wellness Wheel - defining and outlining the six dimensions of wellness - maintaining a balance.

ADHD Infographic. TRIED (read) 3/3/16.  TRUE!!  I would say our ADHD boy is about 90% accurate in this descriptions chart.

23 Incredibly Helpful Charts For New Parents

An Inside Look at ADHD Infographic. Children with type 2 ADHD often exhibit a number of strengths, including an eagerness to try new things and a hard working spirit. Take a look at this Philadelphia children’s behavior info graphic .

History is...  I created this to go into my students social studies binders.  I was looking for a good, but simplistic, way to explain what history is and why they should care.  The picture is not great, but I used bright colors and  different fonts to make the poster pop. I will also display a copy, with a bright colored mat around it, on one of my bulletin boards.

History is. a teacher created this to go into students' social studies binders. (The teacher) was looking for a good, but simplistic, way to explain what history is and why they should care.

This is a great project for G+T students in fifth and sixth grade. Variations I have done include working individually and letting the students choose anywhere in the world they would like their country to be. The geography  and climate of their portion of the earth affects the other aspects, such as history, customs, foods, etc.

similar to the book How to Build Your Own Country (CitizenKid). Social Studies Unit for Middle School: Create Your Own Island, Government and Society

New Years Resolutions for the whole class! Love it! A good way to relaunch your learning community after break.

New Years Resolutions for the whole class! A good way to relaunch your learning community after break. I like the idea of revisiting it as "new year's resolutions"

For children 5-8 years old SE.1.64 Ask questions about physical differences. SE.1.61 Demonstrate awareness of activities that can satisfy people‘s wants. SE.1.62 Talk about what he wants to be when he grows up. SE.1.63 Recognize gender differences. SE.1.64 Ask questions about physical differences.

Culture Observation

For children years old Ask questions about physical differences. Demonstrate awareness of activities that can satisfy people‘s wants. Talk about what he wants to be when he grows up. Ask questions about physical differences.

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