The process of building my first unit called Social Studies Workshop is going along fairly well.  I have  been working on a new expectation for the memorization of countries adding in “Where in the World” activities for those countries in the news (one of my favorites is Ghana which I added because of the world cup and its preoccupation with coffins).  I forget how much work all this stuff is to create, but luckily I just plug away at the kitchen table while drinking coffee. 

The workshop focus is one economics, geography, basic social studies vocabulary and South Africa (for the emotional factor is history).  My goal is to be done in less than 9 weeks so that I can move into my other areas.  For those of you that know me realize that a timetable is not always good with my teaching.