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Bring some creativity into a Middle Ages Unit! Have students create their own Coat of Arms based on their hobbies, personality, family, etc. Includes a detailed assignment sheet with some common heraldic symbols/colors and their traditional meanings. A fun heraldry study for students during a med
I hate cheesy name games and I refuse to make the worst first impression by just reading a syllabus to my students. The solution is this engaging first day of school stations activity designed to facilitate discussion and help you start building a strong classroom community from Day One.UPDATE: This
Middle School Social Studies. Maybe you're just starting out teaching middle school Social Studies or are just looking for a few new ways to start the year. These are three items I've used that are tried and true ways to grab your students' attention and get your year off and running!Social Studie
- Do you need an engaging back-to-school activity that showcases student work?- Are your classes studying the Middle Ages or the Medieval Times and you want a done-for-you project?This project is PERFECT for back-to-school, but is also amazing for any time of year. If you're looking for a fun and cr
This is a one page interest survey for a middle school social studies classroom. The interest survey asks students about themselves, strengths, weaknesses, and plans for the future. The bottom of the handout asks students to come up with goals for the school year. If you are interested in this fo
Nervous about that first day of school? Read through this Lesson Plan for Teachers on the First Day of School to help in planning your perfect start to the year in the middle or high school classroom. Includes an introduction on setting high expectations and clear standards on the first day, a ful
This digital graduation and end-of-year snapshots of the school year reflection activity is an interactive Google Slides game that helps practice thinking about the end of their year while playing a fun game! Students also get the chance to create their own slides with examples of their choice. Perf
This is a Google Form of my free product. It is currently geared toward a Middle School social studies classroom. However, with this paid version you will be forced to make a copy when opening the product and at that point you will be able to edit the questions and customize it for your students a
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It’s the first day of school! No more reading a syllabus or only talking about “the rules” BORING! Get your students excited about your class with this fun and engaging station activity! The activities are differentiated to offer opportunities to support the various needs of your students. Thes
This product is an introduction activity that is done on the first day or of school or class, in regards to social studies. The students love the idea of a zombie invasion so this way of teaching helps engage students to insure learning is taking place. I will be adding power points each week for bo
Power point with an activity that moves around the room. You will provide music to go with the activity. Students choose a genre of movie which will place them in their initial group. This activity will help them feel safe in sharing and getting to know one another. I used this last year and it
A very simple exercise that can be presented on the first few days of class. 18+ pagesActivity includes student handouts, video clip, power point (with teacher directions). Students are broken into groups and asked to analyze a visual from history. There are 7 different depictions and questions th
This back to school bundle is a great starter for a middle or high school social studies teacher. You get a sample syllabus, 8 ways to introduce or review a unit, a start of year student information sheet, and a class library sign out sheet. You might be interested in:COMPLETE Back to School Tea
There are over 30 teambuilding, community forming, get to know you, team building, and icebreaker activities in this packet for you to use at the beginning of the year during the first week of school with your upper elementary and middle school students. Also included in these bundles: This product
Are you looking for an end of the year project for your middle school children that is not only fun and engaging but also challenging at the same time? Then look no further! Perfect for end of year challenges, fun end of school projects, or learning challenges. The end of the school year is a time
Used in over 700 classrooms! When I first started teaching I remember thinking, “How am I going to get kids excited about economics?” Then it hit me – make it about them! Included in this bundle are five activities I’ve done with my middle school students that are a hit every time. I hope you fi
This resource is intended to be used with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's powerful TED Talk, The Danger of a Single Story. Adichie's powerful TED Talk is a memorable lesson in stereotypes. This TED Talk lesson makes a wonderful supplement to most middle and high school Social Studies and English Language
These back to school and first week of school activities were designed with community, teamwork, and relationship-building in mind so that students can get to know each other while performing fun social studies activities in upper elementary and middle school. Also included in these bundles: This pr
These back to school and first week of school activities were designed with community, teamwork, and relationship-building in mind so that students can get to know each other while performing fun math, science, reading, writing, social studies, and community activities in upper elementary and middle
This First Week of School Activities Bundle for Middle School Students gives you EVERYTHING you need to be successful at the start of the school year, no matter which subject you teach. All of the activities and resources can be used with Google Drive or were designed for Google Drive, which means y
Two of the most important aspects of the beginning of the school year are forming positive relationships with your students and establishing important procedures in your classroom. This bundle helps you do both! The bundle includes the following 21 resources:42 Getting to Know You ActivitiesClick
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As a middle school history teacher, I know that on the first day of school most students get bombarded with rules and expectations for most of their first day. How about doing something different? Get them out of their seats and give yourself a chance to observe the kids you're going to be with al
This middle school social studies word wall bundle includes all of the vocabulary word wall cards for all grade levels. This is a package deal! Word wall cards are sold separately by grade level. I know there are many teachers out there that teach more than one grade level, so this is perfect for yo
Make the beginning of your school year as simple as possible with this bundle of six resources for the Middle School ELA classroom. Each resource is extremely detailed, engaging, and geared to middle school students. That means that you’re just a download away from having SIX straight weeks of in

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