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This highly engaging, fully editable 35-slide PowerPoint is easily modified and truly designed for ALL GRADE LEVELS. The resource includes:
* A free graphic organizer (in both PDF and MS WORD format) for students to follow along (mad
This is a music guided listening unit over "The Planets" by Gustav Holst. It is best suited for grades 5 and up, but can easily be modified and enjoyed by the younger grades as well.
Download the preview file to see a sample of the images.
The main attraction of this package is the presentation sl
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Ruby Bridges is a 1998 made-for-television movie, written by Toni Ann Johnson and based on the true story of Ruby Bridges, the first black student to attend integrated schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1960.
This movie guide will help your students get the most out of thi
This worksheet goes along with the FREE online video by Nova/National Geographic (see link at the bottom) about Machu Picchu. The video is 54 minutes long, and the worksheet has ten questions in English (so the substitute can pause and discuss the movie if desired). I keep printed copies of the wor
This economics unit includes
33 goods vs. service cards for sorting and high engagement games
9 vocabulary cards
6 student response sheets covering the concepts of goods/services, opportunity cost, and consumers/producers.
11 page early reader "What is... Economics?" for student
My students have LOVED these virtual field trip videos! Such a wonderful way to show students pictures of a region without actually visiting!
Georgia Performance Standards (GPS)-5 Georgia Regions
Each video is 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
Videos that are included:
Valley and Rid
Your students will love this activity! This is a 9-slide PowerPoint presentation reviewing World War II propaganda films created by Walt Disney. The short film clip links that are included are: Spirit of '43”, “Food Will Win the War” and “the Thrifty Pig”.
The presentation reviews background infor
In this assignment students watch the Disney version of Pocahontas and compare with Disney's version to what really happened. There is a timeline of Pocahontas, a map, and events of what happened in her life. After the video students must write about the comparison of the video and what really happe
This is for a 26 question video review for the cartoon "My Friend Martin" about Martin Luther king Jr. The video has voices from celebrities, such as John Travolta, Whoopi Goldberg, and many others!
I use this for my Middle School students, though it is a cartoon, they seem to like it. This will w
**** BEST DEAL **** "THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA is the story of this landmark transition. America wasn't discovered, it was built. The series uncovers the rise of modern America by examining the men, who through their drive, ambition, and business savvy, created the great industries of our time. They
This 24-question movie guide will help your students get the most out of this powerful movie. This movie guide comes with an answer key. Ready to print and ready to use! Enjoy!
Movie overview: "Set in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971, the fact-based story begins with the integration of black and white
Struggling to teach about the presidential election in an age-appropriate way? In this freakyfridayfinal set, you will find a six minute video e-book about voting and the election process using fictional characters. You will also find a printable pack with a reader, ballots to use in a class electio
The 'Peanuts' gang is present at the drafting of the Constitution.They hear all about the debates that went during forming of the United States Constitution. Very kid-friendly video!
These movie questions will help your students learn about the formation of the U.S. Constitution. I have included a
TEACH WITH INSIGHT AND HUMOR USING YOUTUBE AND THESE CRASH COURSE ECONOMICS WORKSHEETS!
Few classroom strategies are as successful as this simple approach: make learning fun! Unfortunately for economics teachers, many students think of this subject as one of the most dry and boring courses ever. Th
Engage your students in this jigsaw activity to learn about the rise of totalitarian regimes in the early twentieth century, and the impact of World War II dictators: Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, and Tojo.
This is an excellent introduction into a World War II unit in both U.S. History and World Hist
America the Story of Us video guides for episodes 1-12. The guides were made to be used in middle school classrooms. Each guide has approximately 9-11 questions.
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Causes of Civil War: Create Videos to show Major Events that led to Civil War!
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Life in the Trenches: An examination into Trench Warfare in World War I (WWI)
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The Peanuts characters take the voyage to the new world. When they get there, they learn about disease, planting, building, and Squanto shows them how to get corn (or maize, as he calls it) to grow. They eventually have the first Thanksgiving.
These questions start off with a
Renaissance Unit Project! A student-driven research project-Everything included!
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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY ACTIVITY: Use this activity and assignment on Martin Luther King, Jr Day as a way for students to reflect on discrimination and racism. It can be used at any time in the year, but works great during Black History Month!
This file contains guided questions for History Channel's First Invasion: War of 1812 documentary.
The 40 questions follow the order of the documentary and draw the students attention to main points of this important, history changing war.
This video guide is an excellent way to keep students enga
I went to the movies to watch Selma when it first came out. Then, my school received free tickets to take two groups of students to watch the film. After the 3rd time watching the film, I decided to write down some questions and to prepare a viewing guide for this film (it comes out on DVD and video
Johnny Appleseed Agamographs are super fun and contemporary activities to easily integrate art into your classroom.
This is a unique lesson that you will only find from Art with Jenny K.
This is included in my Agamograph Bundle.
What's an Agamograph? A picture that morphs into another image when
A treasure hunter is in hot pursuit of a mythical treasure that has been passed down for centuries, while his employer turned enemy is onto the same path that he's on. The story gives students a chance to view historical landmarks like Independence Hall, the Library of Congress, and the Liberty Bell
This assignment has students watch Modern Marvels (Panama Canal) and answer questions on the video.
There is also an answer sheet that goes along with the video.
This video is great for Middle and High School.
This is a 45 question worksheet and key to accompany the movie Bridge of Spies, a 2015 American historical drama-thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. The film stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda. Based o
War of the Currents: Tesla v. Edison Video Guide for National Geographic’s American Genius: Clash of the Electric Currents documentary covers the struggle between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, between direct current and alternating current and the war for the domination of electricity in America.
"An arrogant and unorthodox teacher returns as principal to the idyllic high school from which he had earlier been fired to find it a den of drug abuse, gang violence, and urban despair. Eventually his successful but unorthodox methods lead to a clash with city officials that threatens to undo all h
Do you teach about Jamestown? Why not introduce it by showing a movie trailer to get your students excited about Jamestown? I made this movie trailer using the iMovie app on the iPad as a part of professional development training and thought I'd share it with those of you teach this topic.
Help your students focus on this great documentary as they watch Lewis and Clark engage in one of the most daring expeditions in American History. This movie guide comes with a complete teacher key. This lesson is ready to go!
Here is a short synopsis of movie: "The film relives one of the greatest
The History Channel - The World Wars: All Three Episodes Video Guide and Guided Questions
The World Wars is a documentary series created by the History Channel that expertly tells the stories of World War I and World War II and the major leaders on both side. This guide is for all three episodes of
World War 2 and the The American Homefront PowerPoint
This is a great PowerPoint lesson on what life was like in the United States during World War II. It includes dozens of fantastic images both in color and black & white as well as embedded links to relevant Youtube videos.
Fantastic for vi
This 10 slide PowerPoint gives a brief history of Pierre Charles L'Enfant and his planning of Washington DC.
This ppt coincides with 3rd grade Social Studies TEKS 3.1 A & B. If you are a Texas teacher, my powerpoints follow the TEKS.
This ppt is secured and not editable. Please email me if you
This is a power point presentation that explains the history of Halloween by use of images, videos, as well as text. It is a fun presentation for students on the day of Halloween to explain how Halloween came to be in the United States today. Don't forget to also download the "How to" guide/lesson p
Animal Farm is an allegorical novel by George Orwell published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917, and then on into the Stalin era in the Soviet Union. This movie guide helps the students stay focused on the main id
Breathe life into your British lit course with fresh, new ideas!
Provide your students with meaningful opportunities to connect: text to text, text to world, and text to self!
This resource includes 30+ bell ringers, extended response activities, and high-interest assignments for secondary Brit
Pearl Harbor and the Japanese Attack in WWII! An Interactive and Engaging Show!
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This notebook file is full of information about Germany and the traditions that we acknowledge that originated in Germany. This is a great resource for a Christmas Around the World unit.
This file includes the following:
-map of Germany
-German flag and its meaning
-German anthem (link to video
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Few classroom strategies are as successful as this simple approach: make learning fun! For government or civics classes, one easy way to work in some
This is a video guide for the movie He Named Me Malala. This activity is two pages in total. There are twenty questions that follow the video in order. There is an answer key that answers all twenty questions. A link to purchase the video that goes with this activity is listed below. This pairs very
This video guide helps to capture the important vocabulary and central ideas that make this video such a valuable tool for use in any government course. I firmly believe this is a video that every high school student should see and this video guide will help ensure they are productive, engaged and
Mondrian: In this lesson your students will learn about Piet Mondrian, primary colors and geometric shapes. They will get to create their own Mondrian inspired artwork. You can either use paint or construction paper to make the designs. I have included the instructions for both methods in the writte
These 39 great video worksheets cover key events of the Civil War. My students enjoy and are engaged by these simple to use four minute video worksheets. Most importantly, they helped increase student knowledge and understanding of the Civil War.
* Clip Art from Enlightened Elephant
Each video wor
This is a quiz for students to take after viewing the movie, The Help. It is NOT multiple choice.The end of the quiz has room for students to write a paragraph about their favorite character and explain why.There is an answer key attached to the end of the quiz.This movie is great to view when study
This assignment includes 40 questions to be answered by students while enjoying the movie. This assignment helps keep students engaged and paying attention. Key included.
Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Pax
25 question viewing guide for episode 10 (World War II) of the History Channel documentary series "America: The Story of Us."
Answer key with time locations.
Quick and easy grading table.
Viewing guide is designed to be answered as the students watch the documentary.
I am so excited to start using these virtual field trip videos in my classroom! Such a wonderful way to show students pictures of a region without actually visiting!
Georgia Performance Standards (GPS)-5 Georgia Regions
This video is 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
This is a freebie which shows the Appal
Many people believe Rosa Parks' simple refusal to move to the back of a Montgomery, Alabama bus was her contribution to the Civil Rights Movement, but this engrossing look at her life tells the whole story. At a young age, she refused to recognize her alleged inferiority to whites and became an acti
Your students will love this online cartoon video about ancient Mesopotamia! The video has excellent historical content, and you'll be at ease knowing that students will be paying attention because of the corresponding video questions and the summative video quiz.
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