This categorization guide reflects the ten major themes of social studies and provides students with a useful tool to guide them in interacting with content throughout your social studies course. This guide uses the P.E.R.S.I.A.N. acronym as a mnemonic combined with color coding to support strong reading and writing skills. All classroom activities can easily be used with the guide. This tool supports the higher rigor required by Common Core State Standards because it automatically challenges students to go beyond basic information recall. The guide is designed for use with secondary World History, United States History, Government, Geography and Sociology courses. If you choose to purchase and use this item, please provide feedback. More PERSIAN categorization activities to accompany this tool will be posted soon. In the meantime, please check out other products from Cutting Edge Classroom.