This is a 7-page unit proposal that I created as a district framework for teaching European history and culture.
It takes a different perspective on teaching social studies, but one that is both research-based and very engaging. The approach to teaching is a "top-down" perspective that focuses upon uncovering major themes and strands, instead of memorizing dates and events. (Which are soon forgotten!)
It is a unit FRAMEWORK and NOT a complete unit with detailed lesson plans.
It does, however, contain many ideas for creating a very effective unit with integration in other disciplines such as E.L.A. and the arts. This would be a great starting point for someone who needs a fresh point of view and vision for (up to) a year-long study of European history.
This work by Scott T. Royce
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