If you are using the new social studies standards, then this will become a standard, weekly worksheet for you. These are the standards with the following: Choices have consequences. Individuals have rights and responsibilities. Societies are shaped by beliefs, ideas, and diversity. Societies experience continuity and change over time. Relationships between people, place, idea, and environments are dynamic.
It's not up to you to create dozens of new Powerpoints that address these new standards. Rather, students should be able to use reading and research skills in order to do much of the work themselves.
This is a template-type worksheet, and there is no answer key because it can be applied to nearly ANY text you use in the classroom. More than twenty individual questions, many with two parts. (36 boxes to fill in).
This worksheet was written by an English/ELA teacher for a social studies/history teacher, which means it focuses on reading skills rather than memorization or trivia, which is what the standards point to.
If you are not using the standards listed above yet, this worksheet is a great tool to see why the standards were changed. Students, especially at the high school level, benefit from discussing history while making connections and discussing context.
If you can train students to use these worksheets one time, then I am pretty sure they can be used weekly. Print them out or use the linked Google Doc. The only thing not included is the article, but I've used article of the day or this day in history articles for worksheets like this. In fact, it should be fluid, like in fall of 2016, use an article about the 2016 presidential election, but not in 2017.
If you've ever been confused about what to do with the new social studies standards or asked why they were changed, this can help. Good practice for the kids, and it can be perfect homework or classwork; even groupwork.
English teachers can use this too, since it's as much about reading skills as it is about social studies. Homeschoolers, here's your chance to set it and forget it when it comes to non-fiction news-type social studies articles. It's a lot more interesting and useful than memorization.