Define social class

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.

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Classroom Contract Ask these questions: -How do you want to be treated by me (the teacher)? -How do you want to be treated by others? -How do you think I (the teacher) want to be treated by you? -How do we treat each other when there is conflict? Create a list of words, placing a check next to each word according to frequency. Make these words into a wordle, frame, and hang

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Reflecting back on this class and the past couple years, I read this and it made me proud of what we are all becoming.

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You know how I define the economic and social classes in this country? The upper class keeps all the money, pays none of the taxes. The middle class pays all of the taxes, does all of the work. The poor are there . . . just to scare the shit out of the middle class. Keeps 'em showing up for those jobs. ~ George Carlin

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