Students have always ask me..."Why do we have to learn this stuff about ancient Greeks or Middle Ages?" My answer-much of what we have today was because of things developed by people that lived long ago.
This reading resource is a great source of sharing some of the many things we have from other cultures of the past and a great beginning of the year reading exercise. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Prod … ty-1358252
How do you begin the school year in your social studies classes?