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Amy Surdacki
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Amy Surdacki
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"The reward for a thing well done, is to have done it". - Ralph Waldo Emerson".
 
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All Quiet on the Western Front is, in my opinion, the best war novel ever. This download includes Chapter Questions for all 12 chapters along wi...
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The Rise of Fascism Worksheet is an extensive 5-page worksheet that details Mussolini's and Hitler's rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s. It in...
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All Quiet on the Western Front is, in my opinion, the best war novel ever. This download includes lesson plans and a schedule for reading the en...
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"What is my Economic IQ?" is a tool for the first day or week of a high school Economics course. It is a series of questions that can lead to at...
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I created this 2-page worksheet with illustrations to define and describes the Industrial Revolution for my high school students. It addresses th...
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Democracy and Law in Ancient Greece is a worksheet that traces the development of popular sovereignty in Athens. An introduction to the Polis, a...
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The French Revolution Cartoon is a worksheet that requires analytical thinking, yet looks simple and students love it. It asks students to creat...
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The Apartheid Cartoon/Graphic Short Story is a worksheet that requires analytical thinking, yet looks simple and students love it. It asks stude...
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The Cold War Graphic Short Story is a worksheet that requires analytical thinking, yet looks simple and students love it. It asks students to cr...
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The World War II Graphic Short Story is a worksheet that requires analytical thinking, yet looks simple and students love it. It asks students to...
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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Cartoon is a worksheet that requires analytical thinking, yet looks simple and students love it. It asks student...
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The Years Between WWI and WWII summary activity is a worksheet that requires analytical thinking, yet looks simple and students love it. It asks ...
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This two-page summary begins with a list of 17th & 18th century scientific discoveries (Galileo, Newton, Lavoisier & Priestly, Jenner) that contr...
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This one-page descriptive list has a Gold-Medal Olympic theme ("category: world-changing inventions"), complete with photo of Michael Phelps. It...
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The Missing Assignment Grade Simulation is a motivational tool for students in any class. It is something I use at the beginning of the year bec...
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The Cold War in a Nutshell: From the creation of the USSR to Boris Yeltsin, this worksheet with answer key (in a separate document, also free) cl...
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kathryncocco
Buyer re: Industrial Revolution in a Nutshell (18th cent./19th cent. inventions)
Hi! I purchased this activity and the questions look great! Do you have a reading that accompanies this activity or do you have students use a textbook? Thanks!
October 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amy Surdacki
Amy Surdacki  (TpT Seller)
I have used both the Houghton-Mifflin textbook and the Prentice-Hall textbook, but it wasn't written for a specific textbook. Let me know if you have any issues with it--I'd be glad to help! Thanks for your purchase!
Amy
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nwollam
Buyer re: Enlightenment Thinkers (Age of Reason, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau)
Morning Amy,
You will find this really interesting, but one of my students really appreciated your work and was planning on using it as a source for her works cited page. I ended up telling her to just use your name, TPT, etc.

Have a great week!
April 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amy Surdacki
Amy Surdacki  (TpT Seller)
Thanks! That is fantastic. I think yours was the right solution. I am planning to upload a very large number of items this summer that I have just never added. Have a great week too!
April 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

nwollam
Buyer re: Enlightenment Thinkers (Age of Reason, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau)
Hi Amy, I was curious as to where you found your information for your notes over the Enlightenment?
April 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amy Surdacki
Amy Surdacki  (TpT Seller)
I used a variety of sources years ago, before internet, when one had to actually check books out from the library. (I guess that dates me!) Did you have an issue with anything in particular? I am always interested in keeping my materials current and correct. I teach mostly Economics and have to update my materials constantly.
April 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

born2bateacher
born2bateacher  (TpT Seller) re: The Cold War In a Nutshell
LOVE the "Cold War in a Nutshell". Where can I get the answer key?
Thanks
Denice
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Amy Surdacki
Amy Surdacki  (TpT Seller)
Hi Denice, thanks for using my Cold War in a Nutshell! My answer key is also under my free products. I think I will change that to combine them into one free product, but today if you search my free products it is there. Let me know if for any reason you can't find it!
Thanks,
Amy Surdacki
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Carly Bean
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Hi there, how are students to fill out your Cold War in a Nutshell PDF? What resources do they use --- or, is there a lesson plan to go along with it? Thanks!
April 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amy Surdacki
Amy Surdacki  (TpT Seller)
Hi Carly; I created this to use as lecture notes (I also use a PowerPoint with proprietary images that I can't give away, and video clips from Discovery Eduation), but you could use almost any textbook for the definitions of capitalism, communism, Soviet republics, NATO countries, and so forth. The key is listed as a separate free product. Thanks for your interest!
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jackdudley
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Dear Amy, thanks for the quick response. If you will send an email to jack@funnelbrain.com, I will reply with more details. Thanks for your interest in FunnelBrain. Best regards, Jack Dennison.
August 7, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

jackdudley
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Dear Amy,

My name is Jack Dennison. I am the Editor-in-Chief of www.FunnelBrain.com, an educational website. I am writing to you because the quality of the work you have posted to PTP distinguishes you as a talented author. I am looking for teacher-authors to create custom study review materials for FunnelBrain (on a paid basis, of course).

These study materials would take the form of online flashcards, quizzes, and study guides for high school and college level courses, as well as for certain standardized exams such as the GMAT, the SAT or the GRE. We are also interested in lesson plans built around activities that can take place on www.FunnelBrain.com.

If you are interested in a paid writing assignment, please email me at jack@funnelbrain.com, and I will respond with details on the available assignments. In the meantime, please feel free to browse FunnelBrain.com.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,
Jack Dennison
August 7, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Amy Surdacki
Amy Surdacki  (TpT Seller)
Dear Mr. Dennison,
I do have some interest in doing this kind of work, but I started school yesterday so have limited time. If you will let me know what is available and what compensation is offered, I will be happy to let you know if that will be a fit for me.
Sincerely,
Amy Surdacki
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Amy Surdacki
Amy Surdacki  (TpT Seller)
I'll do that within the next week. Thanks for your input!
July 17, 2007 Report inappropriate comment

Albert Baggetta
Albert Baggetta  (TpT Seller)
I'm sure most teachers would like an answer key. If you just include it in the download I'm sure it would be invaluable.
July 16, 2007 Report inappropriate comment

Amy Surdacki
Amy Surdacki  (TpT Seller)
I just posted the All Quiet materials yesterday and the answers are not included, but I was considering creating an answer key for the questions.
I have never found a need for an answer key because I always read with the students, so already know the answers--but yes, there are instances where an answer key would be very useful. If you have a time deadline I can create the document and upload it in time for your deadline.
July 16, 2007 Report inappropriate comment

Albert Baggetta
Albert Baggetta  (TpT Seller)
Hi. Is an answer key included for the questions on All Quiet?
Thanks
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2 years at Calabasas High School in Southern California (public). 1 year at Plateau Road Elementary School in Eldoret, Kenya, East Africa (private). 5 years at Rolling Hills Preparatory School in Southern California, last 3 years as Social Science Department Head (private). 2 years at Westmont High School in Northern California (public). 2 years teaching in Williamson County public high school in Tennessee. 1 year at EDS Middle School in Northern California, Special Education Teacher for Mild to Moderate Learning Disabilities. Supervised university student teachers in Nashville, TN. Currently teaching at a public school in the Nashville, TN area.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style depends on the material being taught. I have students write a rap or country song on their favorite Enlightenment thinker with the 18th century; I use excerpts from Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front" with World War I (the BOOK, not the movie); testimonials from Steven Spielberg's "Shoah" project (interviews of Survivors) with the Holocaust; and I have students create a cartoon (sorry, "graphic short story") of the French Revolution so they can internalize the progression of events. While studying World War II, I ask students to interview their grandparents who often turn out to have had amazing experiences during those years. I make up all my own worksheets and materials.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My shining teaching moments are when a student says "I printed out this article about airstrikes in Gaza from CNN.com last night, it's just what we were talking about in class..." or "I watched something on World War I this weekend and I actually understood it!" (from a "D" student--she's learning something!). The excitement on their faces when they understand historical or economic references in everyday life is my best reward.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in Economics, Pepperdine University, 1987. California Professional Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential: Social Sciences, 1990. M.A. in Education, Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, 1992.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have taught World History for 10+ years. If you are looking for materials on a particular topic, send me a message and I might be able to upload something for you; I have a large amount of material I have not yet uploaded.