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CELLS CSI Investigation - Examining Plant and Animal Cells

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*TOP SELLING ITEM* In this lesson, students will be given a mystery to solve, based on their knowledge of cells. To solve the mystery, they need to know the major differences between plant and animal cells. Students apply their knowledge to a "real-life" scenario in which they must classify cells as plant or animal. Students will record their conclusions in a forensic lab report similar to one that could be used in court. This is an excellent activity for the end of a unit on plant and animal ce

Civil War Unit | 5th Grade - 8th Grade

This Civil War unit covers the causes, events, and effects of the American Civil War.I’ve made these Civil War activities as easy as possible for busy teachers to implement. From thorough lesson plans to answer keys – it's all there. This unit will prepare you to teach about complex topics like slavery, The Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg, and Reconstruction. Even better, I've made it fun!  The 15 Civil War lessons are filled with engaging activities, and students will never do the same ac

Insanity Plea -- "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe

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Arik Durfee
This is a fun activity to help students analyze a classic short story and practice using logical evidence and reason in persuasive writing and speech. NOTICE that this "Insanity Plea" activity is included in the Psychotic Short Stories unit, so don't purchase both as you'd be paying twice for the same thing! One of the most fascinating aspects of Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story, "The Tell-Tale Heart," is the fact that the narrator insists so adamantly that he is NOT insane while explaini

Candy Bar Elections

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, introduction to the election process, and a rubric for persuasive speech.If you like this, teach your students about the Presidential candidates with our "Election Extravaganza"Please rate this product &

Oregon Trail Simulation (Print and Digital)

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History Gal
This Oregon Trail activity simulates the obstacles faced by pioneers traveling westward. This student favorite is also a great cross-curricular activity as students have to buy supplies and manage their budget. And, it fits great into any westward expansion lesson.It includes:-47 slide Oregon Trail simulation game (PowerPoint, and Google Slide versions are included)-Oregon Trail supply price list (2 pages, also includes fillable PDF and Google Drive versions so students can type on the documents

Classroom Government Simulation- Making U.S. Government Relevant for Kids

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Melissa Shutler
NEW April 2020- I have added a digital component to this pack! There is an interactive Google Slides activity included!This unit makes U.S. government more fun to teach and easier for students to understand. In this unit, students will learn about the different layers of government (federal, state, and local) and the three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial) by comparing it to the leaders in a school.1. Students will create the identity of the classroom. - They will

Road to Revolution Unit | Events Leading to the Declaration of Independence

This Road to Revolution unit covers the events that led to the Declaration of Independence. Even better, a hands-on simulation will bring history to life! In order to better understand the American Revolution, students will adopt a colonist identity and experience events like the tea act, the stamp act, and the Boston Tea Party. They will truly feel the struggle of "taxation without representation." Students also participate in Continental Congresses, where they decide how to respond to the taxe

Age of Exploration Unit | Age of Discovery

This complete unit covers the causes and effects of the Age of Exploration (also called the Age of Discovery or the Age of Encounter). Students learn about major European explorers, why they explored, and how their actions affected Native Americans. I’ve made these Age of Exploration activities as easy as possible for busy teachers to implement. From detailed lesson plans to complete answer keys – it's all there. This unit will prepare you to teach about complex topics like Precolumbian Civiliza

Middle Passage Transatlantic Slave Trade Primary Source Investigation

In this resource on the Middle Passage and Atlantic Slave Trade, students are led through a plethora of primary documents that plunge them right into the realities suffered by enslaved Africans on the Middle Passage. Students examine primary source evidence, analyze pictures and maps, and detail three different accounts from those involved in the Atlantic Slave Trade.This resource includes a paper in-class version and a 1:1 Google compatible version to be used in conjunction with Google Classroo

Julius Caesar Assassination CSI Investigation | Ancient Rome | Digital Ready!

In this Julius Caesar CSI investigation, students take on the role of an investigator as they read testimony (compiled from primary and secondary evidence) related to Caesar's assassination. Ultimately, students seek to understand why Caesar was killed and who may have played a role. Students hear and learn from Cleopatra, Nicolaus of Damascus, Suetonius, Octavian, Mark Antony, Marcus Brutus, Sulla, and others. Students investigate their words and study their relationship to Caesar to gather de

French and Indian War Activity Scenarios, Notes, PowerPoint

In this French and Indian War PowerPoint, perspectives, and guided notes activity, students analyze a variety of scenarios to understand the cause behind the French and Indian War! Students begin by discussing the idea of war, how war is avoidable, when it might be necessary, and the positive and negative consequences of it. Then, students read short perspectives to understand the role of colonists, the British, members of the Ohio Company, and the French in the conflict of the French and Indi

Colonial America | 13 Colonies Unit

This Colonial America unit covers the history of the Southern, Middle, and New England colonies. These activities prove that learning about the 13 colonies doesn't have to be boring! I’ve made these Colonial America activities as easy as possible for busy teachers to implement. From thorough lesson plans to answer keys – it's all there. This unit will prepare you to teach about complex topics like slavery, reasons for colonization, the Salem Witch Trials, and Colonial Fur Trading. Even better, I

Growth Mindset Escape Room (Middle School and High School)

Want a fun and engaging way to teach perseverance, grit, teamwork and why having a growth mindset is important? This Growth Mindset Escape Room is the perfect challenge for middle and high school students to both teach the concepts of a growth mindset and to have fun. ● ● ● Students are given the a scenario where their school is taken over by the evil Dr. Dread, with the only way out is to use their brain power before it turns to mush. By working together, and figuring out the clues, studen

Day and Night Earth's Rotation Activity

Rotation, Day and Night and Time Zones become clear with this spinning paper model perfect for Interactive Notebooks (INBs). This lesson plan and hands-on simulation involves students spinning a mini-model of the Earth as it experiences daylight and darkness. It gives kids a visual representation of why we have time zones! Includes: Lesson Plan Spinner Printable Student worksheet Teacher Answer Key Check out the preview document to see the paper Earth spinner included in this product. Do

FREE Classroom Economy Pack

Created by
Laura Candler
Classroom Economy Pack offers classroom money patterns in a variety of denominations as well as directions for setting up a Classroom Economy system. You'll find ideas for staging class auctions and other reward programs. Perfect for fostering financial literacy and for teaching kids how to manage money! This freebie also includes patterns for writing checks, a bank transaction record, and "brain bucks" to use as rewards. Laura Candler, Classroom Economy system, classroom cash, class money, cl

Escape Room Solve the Mystery Challenge | Teamwork Activity | Breakout Game

Bring the fun and excitement of a breakout room to your classroom! This cross curricular mystery challenge will have your students engaged, investigating and challenged from start to finish without the need of complicated locks or boxes. Students will work their way through 4 clues, each time they complete the clue challenge, they eliminate a suspect. You can use this as an introduction to teaching mysteries or a review day game!This is the PRINTABLE VERSION, the DIGITAL VERSION is available her

American Revolution | Revolutionary War Unit

This American Revolution unit covers the causes, events, and effects of the Revolutionary War. But this unit proves that history doesn't have to be boring. Your students will love the week-long Revolutionary War simulation where they join the Continental Army and adopt a new identity as a soldier, spy, or officer.Even better, I've made these Revolutionary War activities as easy as possible for busy teachers to implement. From thorough lesson plans to answer keys – it's all there. This unit will

HEREDITY Creature Features - Inherited and Environmental Traits

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Use this simple but highly engaging activity to help students make the connection between inherited traits and the similarities between parents and their offspring. Students will flip a coin to simulate the genetic traits being passed on to the offspring of two made-up “parent” creatures. File Includes: Teacher Instructions Parent Creatures Posters Student Sheets Answer Key Sample Student Work _____________________________________________________________________________ Follow me for more gre

Virtual Field Trip National Park Bundle no prep!

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Teach or Travel
★ 3 Virtual Field Trips! National Park Edition ★Visit Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Everglades National Park!Virtual Field Trips are an engaging activity, no matter the format of instruction, your students will be engaged! Use them as a preview to any science unit OR have the class work towards the reward of 'Field Trip Friday'!NO PREP! Just share your screen and present the slides. ☺These trips are designed for grade K - 5, I included multiple options for certain slides, easy to differentiate,

Water Cycle Activity

Water Cycle Activity that makes a great project for studying the water cycle! This dice simulation represents the way water droplets move throughout the water cycle with complete randomness. The movement-based activity is a great way to get students ready to write about their learning with the included narrative prompt and rubric. Looking for a way to integrate writing into your science curriculum? This dice simulation is a great way to reinforce the science concept of the water cycle while conn

Measure-Thon - Measurement Project Based Learning

This math simulation is the perfect culminating activity and alternative assessment to measure your students’ understanding of second grade length measurement concepts. During the Measure-Thon math simulation, your students (AKA Mathletes) will compete in four measuring events. They will test their physical strength as they blow, kick, flick and toss a small puff ball through the air, and their mental power as they measure the distance their puff ball travels using centimeters, inches and feet.

Personal Finance Unit - PBL Simulation - Print and Google™ Drive

If you’re looking for a way to teach life skills that gives kids the opportunity to see what it’s like to have the financial responsibilities of an adult, this Project-based Learning Simulation is it! In this financial literacy unit, kids will confront the challenges we all face, as they try to make their money last the month, while paying the usual bills, and hoping to dodge those unpleasant surprises that sneak up on us from time to time. *** 7-16-2021 BIG Announcement! The digital version of

13 Colonies Students Journey through the Colonies with an Engaging Experience!

This is a Google Slides experience that guides students on a journey through the 13 Colonies. Students visit the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies and they write a narrative about the experience of two English travelers based on the prompts provided in the journey. All of the information in the journey is based on real research. Each event is based on actual information regarding the 13 Colonies, and every event has been carefully edited for clarity, comprehension, and conciseness. Stud

Stock Market Crash Simulation: Causes of the Great Depression

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William Pulgarin
Bring history alive for your students! This is a one day stock market simulation that will help your students understand the major causes of the stock market crash of October 29th, 1929 while role playing and while working together! This lesson is an amazing way to start your unit on the Great Depression! This lesson provides students with a general understanding of how the stock market operates and how stock speculation works. This lesson will bring history alive for your students!This product
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