Looking for a mini unit to teach students about the election process? Look no further. . .
With candy bar elections, students hold primaries and a general election while persuading their classmates to vote for the best candy in the "Chocolate" or "Chewy" parties.
Includes election vocabulary, intr
Students LOVE this Oregon Trail simulation and beg for more time to play! The best part is, student wagon groups move their wagons by playing math probability games and using cooperation and teamwork skills! Sneaking in math and group work is a side bonus to this simulation.
Student pioneers sit
Black Death, 1348 CE: A Bone-Chilling Investigation on the Bubonic Plague! Middle Ages!
This Black Death investigation is included in two larger unit bundles, the Middle Ages Unit and the Black Death Bundle, located here:
This mini-unit is designed to teach and review with students the importance of being polite, respectful friends by not interrupting. Taking turns is an important life skill that students need to practice and learn. The unit can be used to teach and/or review with students in pre-K through 5 grade
This is a PARCC Research Task Analysis with Prose Constructed Response (Writing Task) Simulation and is designed in the exact format as the PARCC 2015 Practice Test. It consists of Three Passages, all non-fiction, with 2-3 A/B Format Questions, some that require more than one answer, and all that re
This resource is an interactive simulation using dice that demonstrates the struggle to make it to the west coast during westward expansion. Through this experience, students are able to connect their learning with the time period and then write a narrative piece they are sure to never forget.
This document is a simulation activity to compliment a unit on the Titanic. It contains 18 cards containing the names of passengers and crew of the Titanic. Also included is a table containing the survival information of all 18 passengers. Each cards tells person's name, place of embarkment, their
Students will bring the 3 branches of our government to life in this whole class script of We the People! The fast moving script reviews the roles and responsibilities of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches in a fun, relaxed way! This original play contains 24 parts featuring various
"Blue Balloon" is a 5-minute mindfulness meditation session with guided prompts. I wrote this meditation for the use of my middle school students who are studying Buddhism. I recorded the music personally, and am available for composition and freelance music production, as well as releasing free mus
I created this to give students some hands-on practice with the concepts of food chains and food webs. This will make your students THINK about food relationships in an ecosystem!
During this activity, students use cards to create food chains and then work to connect and overlap the food chains to
Colony Simulation | Colonial Simulation | US Colonies
In this simulation, students will discover the challenges and triumphs faced by colonists who established colonies in the New World in the 17th and 18th century. The simulation involves group work, discussion and compromise, creativity, and crit
This simulation is designed to create an authentic immigration experience. Beginning with an ocean voyage, students will experience waiting in long lines while carrying all of their belongings as they move through Ellis Island. They will be subjected to four different interviews before being allow
This Pilgrim Simulation provides a fun, unique way for students to learn about pilgrims. This 84-page packet takes you and your students through an entire simulation in which they can truly feel like a pilgrim. They will receive an identity of one of the REAL pilgrims from the
This crime scene activity involves a crime, suspects, evidence and an evidence collection packet for students. Students have an opportunity to exercise those important CCLS skills of evaluating evidence with this engaging lesson. Included in this 44 page packet is everything you need to get starte
The Westing Game Interactive Unit is language arts based, with supporting lessons in creative writing, writing analysis, guided reading, math, science, and social studies. The unit consists of three phases: the scripted pre-reading simulation (a la How to Host a Murder), the reading of the Newbery A
This is a California Gold Rush Simulation perfect for a day of Gold Rush fun! There are five activities set for twenty minutes. In all, the activities should take a little over an hour and a half.
This activity pairs with with
Put a hands on twist to learning the Phases of the Moon. With this wheel students can easily visualize how the moon changes it's state in each phase.
Easily put together by connecting the two wheels with a brass fastener. Great reinforcing activity that gives clarity. Also great if your grade tak
Challenge students to put key economic skills to the test in this hands on, engaging activity! Students will create a budget, analyze available factors of production, and perform an actual work task to generate a profit. This simulation utilizes common materials (toothpicks, cookies, paperclips, w
The 13 American Colonies Unit: 6 High Quality Lessons from 2 Engaging Units!
In this purchase you will receive 6 items that are already listed separately on Teachers Pay Teachers. Buy this combined unit and save a bundle! This unit contains a variety of resources from two of History with Mr. E's
Explorers Interactive Dice Game to Teach Obstacles and Accomplishments
A very fun interactive game where students pretend to be either Coronado, de Champlain, la Salle, or Cabot. Flags from each country (plus the New World) are hung in corners of the room and dice are placed in ea
Allow students the opportunity to experience what it's like to work on each branch of government with this fun set of centers. Students will get to be the President and approve or veto new laws; while working as Supreme Court justices they will determine whether new class rules are constitutional o
Students will bring the War of 1812 and the Battle of Lake Erie to life in this whole class script of Don’t Give up the Ship! This fast moving script explores the causes and events leading to this important war in our country’s history in an engaging and connected way! This original play contains 2
Looking for a fun and interactive way to teach your students about the Oregon Trail?
This one-day simulation is an easy way to allow students to "live" the life of a Pioneer.
Product includes: Teacher Directions, Simulation Station Cards and Directions, Recording Sheet, List of reading resources, an
Students will learn interesting facts about The Underground Railroad while following one fictional family’s journey to freedom in 1858!! This original play contains 20 parts featuring 3 different reading levels to ensure whole class participation, differentiation, and engagement. Students will int
This game is intended to be a simulation of what it was like to experience the Underground Railroad as a slave and slave catcher. Before your students play the game, you will want to have a discussion about the Underground Railroad in regards to how slaves used stations to rest and how slave catche
I always dread teaching the branches of government. Understandably students think it is dull and unrelated to their lives, well not anymore! I created this simulation pack to get students up and actively participating in the branches of government. This pack contains the following:
Summary: Students role-play a water molecule by rolling dice to simulate the movement of water within the water cycle.
Objectives: The students will:
describe the movement of water within the water cycle
identify the states of water as it moves through the water cycle
determine the importance of te
This is a lesson plan with printable worksheet for modeling the movement of earth's plates. Lesson instructions are included, and the students LOVE to eat the earth's crust and mantle after you finish.
The printable worksheet provides them with a visual reminder of their learning. I consistently f
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I am so excited to share these 40 technology choice task cards with you! I've complied some amazing resources in this group of cards and not only included the website, but also the QR code for easy scanning.
Thanks for downloading this product. I am so excited to use this in
This is a project based activity where students will help Tiny Tim (You know the turtle from the song.... There was a little turtle his name was Tiny Tim, he got into the bathtub...) by creating a wind block and a dike to protect his sand castle. After Tiny Tim didn't have such a great experience i
This twenty page activity is designed to engage students as they learn about the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies in Colonial America. Students will put themselves into history as a guest from the future by completing this booklet which records their visit back in time.
The activity begi
Great Explorers during the Age of Exploration
Activity: The Great Explorers Play
Included in this resource:
• Title page
• Classroom Bill: Great Explorers
• Great Explorers Play Cast of Characters
• Character lines
• Applying what I learned/Closing/Summary/Higher Order Thinking Writing assignmen
This download includes:
- 1 page of teacher notes with recommendations for setting up/conducting the debate
- Student copy of debate directions and eight debate questions
I developed these questions for a 5th grade class, but I think they work for any age group. Only teacher expectations of the
Need a fun way to liven up your lesson on statehood? This reader’s theater features 23 parts on 3 different reading levels to ensure whole class participation and engagement. Students will hear how a pioneer family, the Northwest territory officials, and the newly formed United States all played a
Kids will master the concepts of least common multiple and greatest common factor by actually manipulating items into groups. With this fun, hands-on activity, the problems are already created for you!
An answer key is provided. All you need is to print the worksheet and distribute base-ten blo
7 student centered, engaging activities are included in this integrated social studies unit for 4th grade! Designed to complement any unit of study on the Revolutionary War, these activities will have your students moving and learning! I’ve included a 12 event “human timeline” activity, a set of
Looking for a way to integrate writing into your science curriculum?
This dice simulation is a great way to to reinforce the science concept of the rock cycle while connecting it to writing. By performing the writing connection, students will cement their knowledge by writing creatively from the p
Science - Help students explore Rocks and Minerals through websites that feature interactive games, activities, videos, and text. Among many other exciting activities, students go on a rocks and minerals "expedition" that will keep them engaged and motivated. My students greatly enjoyed doing this p
Students will actively engage in this hands on activity that was developed to give students a solid understanding of the unfair taxing practices on the colonists by the British in 1773. Students will participate in various roles to simulate how the feelings and actions resulting from this time in h
How to Use Genius Hour in Your Classroom gives students precious time to work on their own personal passion in 20% of class time–following carefully-structured guidelines to assist them in getting the most possible out of this free time. It supports critical thinking, research skills, close reading,
Looking for a way to integrate writing into your science curriculum?
This dice simulation is a great way to to reinforce the science concept of the way that pollution travels through the environment while connecting it to writing. By performing the writing connection, students will cement their kn
This document contains 25 links (with descriptions about each link) to free virtual field trips. You click on the link and are taken to a sight that has both information and media--such as a virtual tour of a museum or a live feed of a webcam or a 3d manipulative view, etc.
Your students will love this game! They are required to work together in teams and make important decisions to help them survive on and escape from a Desert Island.
Perfect for developing Critical Thinking, Cooperative Learning and Team Building.
Students earn points based on the decisions they m
Do your students love QR Codes? Then your kids will LOVE these QR Codes to go along with Journeys Unit 3 Lesson 14 "Helen Keller". These QR Codes have videos, pictures, biographies, articles, etc. about Helen Keller and really help bring the story to life. We even included what page number to use th
This is an activity sheet that I use with the Jamestown Online Adventure that has students record their decisions and reasoning as they try to start their own colony. I think something like this is very important if you want to move from the website being a fun activity to it being something that y
Focus on differentiation in the intermediate grades! This reader’s theater set features 4 popular New World explorers written on 3 separate reading levels for a total of 16 plays! Each script contains 6-7 parts, making it a perfect activity for centers or leveled guided reading groups! Modified
The Checkbook Project pumps life into a classroom the way the stimulus package pumped bucks into GM. It improves test scores, inspires the entrepreneurial spirit, and even turns "thugs" into pussycats. Simply put, it's a more complex form of "class money" without the bother of handing out Monopoly b
This PowerPoint presentation uses animations to demontrate 3 types of tranformations: translations, rotations, and reflections. Students can actively create their own transformational shape that can then be translated, rotated, or reflected to build a tessellation. Turn Geometry into a fun art pr
This game has served as an excellent introduction into the stock market of the 1920s. In addition, it transitions well in the Great Depression. Each class I have done this with has really enjoyed it.
The way the game works:
- Students will be given shares from different companies with differing