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Talking Sticks Cooperative Learning Discussion Strategy with Editable Task Cards
Talking Sticks is a management strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. The ready-to-use discussion cards in this packet will help facilitate the discussion and keep it focused on a particular topic. Editable discussion cards are also included to make it easy to

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Historical Fiction Mystery Game BUNDLE - Great Ice Breaker Activity!
This is a bundle of all five historical fiction mystery games. All five mysteries are based on real life historical events!Kids love to solve mysteries and these games are very exciting for students to solve. Read the story aloud to the students. Pass out the clues to each student and let them solv
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Slavery in the Southern Colonies: A Socratic Seminar
Looking for a higher order thinking activity? Need a way to close out a unit on the Southern Colonies? Do you want to do a Socratic Seminar with your students? Students will evaluate three primary source documents to answer document-based questions. Students will engage in higher-level thinking and
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Christopher Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples Day Debate Activity Socratic
This lesson provides a fun and educationally structured debate for students to discuss the controversy regarding Columbus Day. I've included two readings which provide opposing viewpoints for students to review before they debate, a graphic organizer to help them organize their ideas, an exit ticke

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Project Based Learning: Smith Family Vacation - A State Report Project
This is a great alternative project for students doing state reports. Plan a vacation for the Smith Family! Students will have the opportunity to plan a six-day vacation for a family of 5. Students will pick a state and choose activities, airfare, dinner, and lodging. Using Internet search engines
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Pre-Reading Collaborative Existential Philosophy Research~Camus & "The Stranger"
This is a 2-page, detailed PDF (printable!) pre-reading / research activity to set the stage for reading Albert Camus's existentialist masterpiece novella The Stranger (L'Etranger). The PDF includes: a.) cooperative learning tasks within teams b.) jigsaw topics (5 separate topics for 5 separate team
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The Holocaust: A Project Based Learning Opportunity
Note: Some of my products have some “out there” ideas. Make sure to look at the preview before purchasing. Everyone's classroom is unique and while these lessons work within my classroom, that may not be the case in another’s room. "These are the days it never rains but it pours." Under Pressure (
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Discussion Strategies Bundle (with Editable Discussion Cards)
The Discussion Strategies Bundle includes two products, Talking Sticks Discussions and Discussion Connections. Both resources are designed to help students learn to participate actively in whole group or cooperative learning discussions. These strategies can be used in any subject area, including
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Socratic Seminar- Julius Caesar: Friend or Foe?
When teaching about ancient Rome and Julius Caesar, this activity gives students the opportunity to evaluate his role as dictator of Rome. Guided questions challenge students to respond to information by applying new concepts and evaluating his role in creating the Roman Empire. Holding a Socratic
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Socratic Seminar- Shi Huangdi: Friend or Enemy of China?
When teaching about ancient China and the Qin Dynasty, this activity gives students the opportunity to evaluate Shi Huangdi's role as emperor of China. Guided questions challenge students to respond to information by applying new concepts and evaluating his role in uniting China and the legacy he le
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Socratic Seminar Bundle (Ancient Civilizations)
Conduct Socratic Seminars in your middle school ancient civilization classroom! This bundle includes: -A powerpoint with both teacher guidance and class presentation slides on how to easily run an effective Socratic Seminar. Assessment rubric is included! -5 Lesson Plans 1. Hammurabi's Code- H
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Chiang Kai Shek v.s. Mao Zedong peer tutoring activity
After students research and become experts on one side of the Chinese Civil War (either the KMT or the CCP) Students will tutor their partner on the opposite side in order to weigh it's advantages and disadvantages. This will be in order to predict which political leader/party will win the Chinese C
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Abe Lincoln's Promise: A Historical Fiction Play
This informative play is a must have for any fans of Abraham Lincoln! Your students will enjoy acting out 14 engaging parts relevant to the early Pioneer days in American history, as well as learn about his most formative years in Indiana.
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Banned Books Structured Academic Controversy
Structured Academic Controversies are one of my favorite ways to teach reading, writing, analysis, speaking and listening all in one lesson! They help students learn vital skills about how to respectfully disagree with and learn from others, and how to engage in controversial topics without resortin
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Ben Franklin Reader's Theater (Script, Vocabulary, and Questionnaire)
Your students will love learning about Ben Franklin with this engaging historical fiction play! This product includes 9 different play parts, as well as a vocabulary page, and comprehension questionnaire. Your students will learn about many of Ben Franklin's accomplishments, as well as some of the
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George Washington’s Farewell Address: Common Core Nonfiction Unit
61 page unit plan — Our unit on George Washington’s Farewell Address is designed for both English Language Arts and history teachers. It is a self-contained unit appropriate for comprehensive, charter, and home school instruction. Each lesson covers a variety of ELA Common Core Standards for grades
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3rd-5th Grade CCSS Aligned Patriot Day STEM Project
In honor of Patriot Day, this project was created to help students understand the events surrounding 9/11. Using the STEM design process, students are asked to design and create a 9/11 memorial that will be displayed in Washington DC. Embedded in this process are specific requirements that the stude
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Mock Trial of Supreme Court Case: Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia
This is a lesson plan for a mock trial over the Supreme Court Case: Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia. It provides instructions for the teacher and students. It displays how to divide up students into their character roles along with what to do as a team. It contains character roles for each student along
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Inquiry Projects, PBL, Benchmark Advance Gr 2 Unit 2
Why is this product beneficial? I am a huge advocate of Inquiry Based Learning Projects! They are motivating and engaging for students as they offer student choice, creativity, and an opportunity to combine skills across the learning disciplines. They also allow students the chance to work on speak
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THINKING LIKE A DISCIPLINARIAN: Group project
TLAD, or Thinking Like a Disciplinarian is based on the work of Dr. Sandra Kaplan and her quest to take students deeper into content and thinking skills by adopting multiple perspectives utilized by real world professionals. TLAD is based on the idea of introducing students to the recourses, tools,
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Religions in My Neighborhood: Teaching Curiosity & Respect
Our K-4 religious diversity curriculum fights prejudice and hatred by promoting respect for differences - and it's free for a limited time! It’s never too early for students to gain comfort with the wide array of religious and cultural differences in the U.S. and to establish a foundation for respo
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Mystery Skype Comment Cards
We use these cards to communicate with the other class we are skyping with. It comes in handy when we are thinking of replies or questions, letting them know when we are ready, still thinking, answering yes, or answering no. These came in very helpful when we lost sound during one skype session.
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WW I Unit - From Promise to Disillusionment
A unit on WW I. This is the PowerPoint portion with the DIRECTIONS for the teacher and student. The worksheets and texts portion is a separate download. It traces the arc of the WW I soldier's experience from the promise of the glories of war through propaganda and song through the disillusionmen
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Socratic Seminar & Dialectic Journal Guides
This bookmark version of the Socratic Seminar prompts and Dialectic Journal guides allow students to work in small groups to facilitate reading and discussion. This modified seminar model increases all students engagement with discussion while challenging another student to think like Socrates and
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