Complementing "Me on the Map," the hands-on geography project "My Place in the World," has kids create a visual representation of how we fit into the world.
Using a series of concentric circles to show the relative sizes of different geographic places, this simple
** Update: Please see my store for NEW Social Stories materials! Picture books, Flip Books, and Social Stories full-page Bundles #2 and #3! **
Are you a Special Educator or a General Education teacher with some unique needs in your classroom? This bundle is just the thing to get you started using
This packet contains all you need to start the year off the right way with your class. It is focused on the book, "Have you Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Happiness for Kids" by Carol McCloud or "How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids" by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer.
These materials are great resour
Christmas Around the World
Your students will love the interactive activities in this Christmas Around the World pack. This pack is full of information about Christmas Around the World traditions and has great interactive activities that will help your students engage in learning about Christmas Ar
Focusing on cultural awareness? Studying immigration? Looking for a research project that connects to students' lives? Well, then this Passport to Family Heritage Project has exactly what you need. This project will help students discover their family's journey to America, research facts about their
Looking for an interesting way to engage students with informational, expository texts? Need to motivate your students to read? Want something relevant for a close reading exercise?
These mini lessons are the perfect ready-to-go lessons to practice close reading skills! With specific common core t
Holidays around the World!
Teaching your students about the different holidays is such a fun topic. However, it can be complex for our special learners. This pack has 10 interactive books that will teach your students a higher level thinking skill that many general education classes are covering,
In this Holidays Around the World pack you will find everything you need for your students to complete a fun, technology integrated research project.
***QR Codes have been provided!***
A webquest is a fun way for students to conduct a research project. This webquest is designed to be a week-long
This year long set includes questions that will help to build a strong community in your classroom. Questions are a combination of thought-provoking, motivational, seasonally relevant, and sometimes a little silly. They are perfect for morning meetings! I use these questions daily and my students lo
Students love the six word memoir project and are inspired by the PowerPoint slides and video QR code!
Load the video link or QR code video ahead of time or engage students by having them access the video in class using their smartphone devices!
Students will beg to watch the six word memoir video
Major World Religions Card Sort Activity with Graphic Organizer by Miss Middle School Teacher
This is a great introductory activity to the 5 major world religions. Students complete an anticipatory set card sort (trying to correctly place different characteristics of each of the 5 religions under t
Easter is coming! Incorporate Easter traditions from around the world into your reading or language lessons (or speech/language therapy sessions!) For nonreaders, this can be used as a great listening comprehension activity!
This download includes 21 short passages discussing various Easter celeb
This is a set questions paired with two articles that pose the essential question: Do you know what you digital footprint looks like? The articles catch students' attention immediately, and spark some serious discussion. Not only will students be engaged throughout this mini unit, but also they wi
This is a chart I use with my students to compare five major world religions-- Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.
It is meant to have the students learn the basics and be able to know the major aspects of all the religions. I included a blank copy and a completed version. In m
Ever dread what you are going to do for Morning Meeting? Have no new ideas? I compiled different ideas for the upper elementary grades for greetings and activities to do with the class. This product has 29 greetings and 23 activities. I have modified many of the activities to fit for a 4th or 5th
This packet includes worksheets about Greek geography, ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses, daily life in ancient Greece, the first Olympics (including a role-playing and physical movement activity), and important contributions of ancient Greece. Students will locate Greece on a world map and label maj
Langston Hughes Dreams
Langston Hughes poem DREAMS seems like a simple poem, yet it teaches wonderful lessons. Your students will relate to this poem as they discuss its meaning and connect their dreams and goals to the poem. Included are activities that motivate students to "follo
UPDATED FOR THE 2017 - 2018 SCHOOL YEAR! Have your students do this fun Back to School Ice Breaker activity on the first day of school, and you’ll hook them for the whole year! Using terms that teens can relate to, this visually appealing “selfie” allows students to share some info about themselves
This report template can be used for your students to create, develop, write, edit, illustrate, and assess your students’ country report. This template can be used as the actual formal report to be turned in, or you can utilize this template as a study guide or rough draft prior to your students typ
This lesson was a result of a furious debate among a group of my friends. It started one Friday night when a friend showed up with a new pair of ‘toms’ shoes and all hell broke loose…
This lesson brings up many questions about things that we take for granted as ‘good’ and positive.
Kindness Emojis editable bulletin board set.
These 36 editable Emoji Kindness bulletin board pieces make a creative bulletin board for the novel Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Kindness Week, Anti-Bullying Week, Digital Citizenship and more. Also includes a "Choose Kind" sign and acce
Have you heard of Problem Based Learning? Is your school adapting its teaching methods to incorporate this higher-level thinking model? Mine is. I have developed a project to use at the time of Thanksgiving, and if you need a project, this one is ready to go!
This is a thanksgiving project incorpor
Engage your students into Ancient Egypt with this Pun-tastic Worksheet!
Included on the page is a full Hieroglyphic Alphabet to reference, the lead of a joke written in English ("Why did the Mummy go to the doctor??"), and the punchline of the joke written out in easy to read, well spaced Egyptian
This resource is a perfect way to help students organize basic facts about the world's religions that have the highest number of adherents. The organizers are arranged in alphabetical order. They are: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Native Religions, Shinto
This presentation contains a 27 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with 3 handouts that accompany the lesson.
This lesson includes:
- A discussion about the difference between fear and phobias
- common fears and weather they are rational or not
- what is the biggest fear your students h
Here is a FREE cut and glue activity for Mexican Independence Day in September or Cinco de Mayo. Your little ones will need to follow written rebus directions to make two little children into mariachis. Then they can draw, color, cut and glue a picture making themselves into mariachis.
This week long set includes 5 questions that will help to build a strong community in your classroom. Questions are a combination of thought-provoking, motivational, seasonally relevant, and sometimes a little silly. They are perfect for morning meetings or morning work! The last slide is editable s
This writing prompt is designed based on the new common core standards and the transitional LEAP/PARCC format for the new 2013-2014 assessments.
It includes a literary story, My Brother Martin, and an informational article about the life of Ruby Bridges. Both passages discuss the Civil Rights Movem
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated throughout the United States. This Cinco de Mayo interactive PowerPoint and activities are fun, hands-on and a perfect cultural product about Mexico.
In this unit:
PowerPoint – 1
Teaching history to students with moderate to severe disabilities can be difficult. This products includes a variety of activities to make learning the 50 states a reality in your special education classroom.
Matching activities (2 levels)
This North America, Native American Cultural Regions Map set contains 34 individual high resolution graphics/maps.
The set contains eight black and white maps with identified regions. Both the color maps and the black & white maps include a version with and without labels, additionally each ma
Brag Tags: Minecraft words of encouragement.
Problem: I needed a way to reward positive behavior, academic achievement and special events. I wanted something that didn’t involve expensive prizes, candy or a lot of time and effort.
Solution: Brag Tags!
These little dog tag–like cards are great in
Teaching Primary and Secondary Sources: Upper Elementary and Middle Grades
This resources activity comes with an EDITABLE ASSESSMENT!!!!!
This lesson teaches students what primary and secondary sources are, provides examples, and discusses how to make judgments about sources. The activity does a
Many of my students confuse formal and casual greetings in English, probably because of TV shows and the internet.
I come across a lot of ‘casual’ greetings at improper situation, hopefully I managed to cover most of the common mistakes foreigners make at meeting and introducing scenarios.
This is a close reading guide to the book In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. In Bette Bao Lord's beautiful story of immigration and assimilation, Shirley Temple Wong must learn to make friends and find her way in a country that, at first, does not make much sense to her. Once she finds the
This cultural hands-on activity provides you with the tools to engage your students in research based reading and reinforces map skills as well. Students practice presentation skills and the final project becomes a colorful interactive bulletin board display where students can open shutter books a
SAVE by purchasing this Bundle of CommUNITY Classroom Sets 1 and 2! Also, you will get 4 new characters (color and b&w) that are available ONLY in the bundle edition! : )
This 64 piece clip-art set includes 32 diverse characters (upper elementary age). 14 BW and 14 color. Images are about 2"
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage ((El mes de la herencia hispana)) with this poster project. Help empower students by giving them a fun opportunity to share about their family backgrounds.
*Poster Template in both ENGLISH AND SPANISH
*Flag templates included for students to draw and attach their count
This presentation contains a 93 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with a handout.
This was fun to create and fun to teach. Don’t be alarmed by the large amount of slides, many of them are (very) funny examples of warning signs from around the world.
This lesson is great at the end of
YOU CAN FIND A VIDEO SAMPLE OF THIS LESSON: Click here
This presentation contains a 59 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with 2 work papers that accompany the lesson.
Face description is a fascinating thing. Every time I watch
This presentation contains a 37 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with 2 work papers that accompany the lesson.
I got interested in this topic after reading a short article, about a company that
Uses very interesting and original methods to encourage their workers to ask for help.
This presentation contains a 46 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with 2 work papers that accompany the lesson.
This lesson includes:
- A discussion about the concept of ‘holiday shopping’
- When should ‘Christmas shopping ‘ begin
- A video about “Christmas creep”
- What is black Frid
NATIVE AMERICAN PROJECT BASED LEARNING CHOICE BOARD! Students will differentiate on their own and demonstrate active learning when they utilize this engaging choice board to compliment any Native American unit of study! Each project is given a point value and students will select activities that wi
Christmas Around the World and so much more! Why avoid Christmas in the classroom? Instead, take an in depth look at Christmas Around the World! This unit incorporates a study of the major ancient & modern winter solstice celebrations including Christmas,Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.
Common Core Sta
Now with figurative language examples and literary response exemplar!
Enjoy the 12 culturally relevant spoken word performances while keeping track of literary devices, presentation techniques and themes.
This easy-to-use checklist, reflection and 12 suggested poems are perfect for introducing poe
This set features a Filipino family spending Christmas together.
Images include: traditional celebrations, decorations and lots of delicious food. As well as the Filipino flag and passport stamp.
Perfect for TPT Sellers, worksheets and activities, bulletin boards and scrapbooks.
300dpi, 27 color and
Deepak Chopra said "There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle." Use this fun bulletin board set with smiling puzzle pieces to help students learn about students with autism and how t