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Government and Politics References
Historical References in the Simpsons
Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment
Last Exit to Springfield
Much Apu About Nothing
Questions, Comments, Suggestions, Discussion
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
The Monkey Suit
There's No Disgrace Like Home
Trojan War in Lemon of Troy and Tales from the Public Domain
Two Cars in Every Garage and Two Eyes on Every Fish
US History References
World History References
for Social Studies Teachers provides Social Studies teachers a valuable resource that can and should be used in their lesson planning process. One of the biggest challenges in a teacher's job is to make the content exciting and new. Using modern and updated media sources is one way of accomplishing this. By using
in the classroom,
Encourage critical thinking
Build a bridge to further learning
Lighten the mood
Generate interest in the subject
Use the searchable chart in the link below to find
references to a broad range of historical topics. Some references and episodes will have lesson plans and lesson materials linked to them. Feel free to borrow and use any materials that you want.
While this started as an individual project, it certainly is open to outside assistance. Feel free to email me with any suggestions or updates that you have. We are always looking for:
Lesson Plans and ideas
Comments and suggestions to make lessons work better
Anything else you feel could improve the website
If you decide to use any of the material from this page, please revisit the site and post a quick story or account of how the lesson went. If you have suggestions, or adaptations to any of the lessons, please share those as well.
References / Lesson Plans / Guides
There are two different ways to search.
1) The first is a Complete
Reference Guide, which is a chart of episodes which feature usable references. Select episodes will have links to lesson plans and other resource materials.
Complete Simpsons Reference Guide
2) The Second way to search is through individual subject areas. In this the references that fit into each category will be picked out and organized.
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