||This is a teacher's journal. Originally, it was a daily description of what
in my classroom. But it became impractical to post a detailed description of the
actual events that took place in the classroom. In this journal, I intend to
focus on pedagogical theory. I will discuss teaching methodology so that
others might be able to evaluate the approach taken in the teaching of middle
school US History.
You can access the US History, US Government, and Technology lesson plans from the website I call Mr. Cassutto's Lesson Plan of the Day. When possible, I'll link the journal entry with a lesson plan so that a connection can be made between theory and practice.
For now, the journal includes a reflection on the block schedule as a result of a
week-long training teachers in our county experienced. The table of contents is
posted below. I'll add new content as it becomes available through training and
I have completed three days of workshops on critical thinking during our current in-service days, August 27-29, 2007.
Since the fall of 2002, I have been leading the social studies department as an eighth grade civics instructor. At the end of the 2005-2006 school year, I passed on the chairperson position to another of my respected colleagues. I have produced a revised version of the Civics Lesson Plan collection originally published by Teaching-Point, Inc in 2003. An updated version became available in the fall of 2006. I hope you'll purchase it if you think having a bank of ready-made lessons and classroom ideas is useful to you or teachers with whom you work.
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The lessons on this website for government are in book form. Check out the link to order them for your classroom.
George Cassutto's Cyberlearning World