“Social Studies content is the
vehicle for demonstrating
mastery, not the destination.”
Choices have consequences
Individuals have rights and
Societies are shaped by beliefs, ideas,
Societies experience continuity and
change over time
Relationships between people, place,
ideas, and environments are dynamic
In a few seconds, we had ceased to be
men. Had the situation not been so tragic,
we might have laughed. We looked pretty
strange! Meir Katz, a colossus, wore a
child’s pants, and Stern, a skinny little
fellow, was ﬂoundering in a huge jacket.
We immediately started to switch.
I glanced over at my father. How
different he looked! His eyes were
veiled. I wanted to tell him something,
but I didn’t know what.
The night had passed completely. The
morning star shone in the sky. I too had
become a different person. The student
of Talmud, the child I was, had been
consumed by the ﬂames. All that was
left was a shape that resembled me. My
soul had been invaded – and devoured
– by a black ﬂame.
In those days, they had rabbit drives. The rabbits got so thick, yeah,
we had rabbit drives . . . somebody organized it and we made a big
circle, then we’d close in on ‘em, had a big pen out in the middle
and boy, the jack rabbits, they squealed.
One time, just south of the river, we had a drive. We circled clear
around about four miles; we walked about two miles. And never let
‘em go by and drove ‘em into that pen, and people got in there with
clubs, and clubbed ‘em to death. And then they got some money out
of the rabbits.
They had to do something with the rabbits eating the crops, they’d
just eat it down to nothin’. There were so many . . . And it helped
Born September 1908
Ford County, Kansas
does how we live change
depending on when and where
21st century curriculum
Reading Like an Historian
21st century assessment
Beyond the Bubble