A Little Middle School Madness

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A Little Middle School Madness
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By A Little Middle School Madness
This is absolutely, by far, without a doubt one of my favorite units to do with my students. The projects they create blow my mind; full of innovation and creativity. Through this quarter-long project, I get to observe my class work through
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Problem Solving
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Activities
$8.00
$6.00
28 ratings
4.0
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By A Little Middle School Madness
Public speaking is becoming a lost art in teaching. Students find it harder and harder to get in front of an audience of their peers and formally talk about something that is important to them. I have found combining Ted Talks and public speaking
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities
$2.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By A Little Middle School Madness
Teacher Introduction As a teacher, I strive to encourage my students to care about the world in which they live. I want them to desire to know what is going on around them, why these things are occurring and what is their place in the world.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects
$6.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By A Little Middle School Madness
The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a mesmerizing adventure, written to spark creativity within the mind of any reader. The combination of written words along with vivid images meant to be read and cherished at the same time. This book takes you on the
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study
$6.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By A Little Middle School Madness
For each unit I teach, I like to have the students complete a building challenge. They are presented with an invention from that time period and they have to recreate this invention using the supplies I provide. This teaches critical and reflective
Subjects:
Ancient History, Problem Solving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Simulations
$1.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By A Little Middle School Madness
As part of a unit on exploring personal passions, I have my students write a research paper on a self chosen topic. This paper is meant to have students dive deeper into their passion. Through research, students can develop a deeper understanding of
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Activities
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By A Little Middle School Madness
This project is used as part of a larger unit on Ancient Greece. Through this project, students will use the information they have learned about Ancient Greece to create their own city-state with a partner or in a small group. I recommend no more
Subjects:
Ancient History, Government
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By A Little Middle School Madness
This is absolutely, by far, without a doubt one of my favorite units to do with my students. The projects they create blow my mind; full of innovation and creativity. Through this quarter long project I get to observe my class work through problems,
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Problem Solving
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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By A Little Middle School Madness
I use this lesson over the course of a larger unit on the power of storytelling. Students use D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths as a literary focus for conducting in class, small group discussions. If this book is not available for you, you can have
Subjects:
Reading, Ancient History, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literature Circles
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By A Little Middle School Madness
This is part of a larger unit associated with Greek Mythology. I use this lesson to help provide a connection and purpose for learning Greek Mythology. The objective is to get students thinking about creation stories, why they are so believable and
Subjects:
Ancient History, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Cultural Activities
$2.00
2 ratings
3.5
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By A Little Middle School Madness
For each of the units I teach in Ancient History, I like to have the students complete a building challenge. They are presented with an invention from that time period and they have to recreate this invention using the supplies I provide. This
Subjects:
Ancient History, Problem Solving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Simulations
$4.00
$3.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By A Little Middle School Madness
These two projects coincide with each other, centering around a text of Greek Myth. It works well to integrate them together. Greek Literature Circles: I have found many students, especially in middle school, love learning about Greek Gods. They
Subjects:
Reading, Ancient History, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literature Circles
$6.00
$4.50
3 ratings
3.7
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By A Little Middle School Madness
For each of the units I teach in Ancient History, I like to have the students complete a building challenge. They are presented with an invention from that time period and they have to recreate this invention using the supplies I provide. This
Subjects:
Ancient History, Problem Solving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Simulations
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By A Little Middle School Madness
For each of the units I teach in Ancient History, I like to have the students complete a building challenge. They are presented with an invention from that time period and they have to recreate this invention using the supplies I provide. This
Subjects:
Ancient History, Problem Solving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Simulations
$1.00
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By A Little Middle School Madness
Part of the joy I get from teaching English is when I see a student really enjoy the book they are reading. Not just push through the book because they have to, but the ignoring their friends, reading during lunch and any other unstructured time,
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Novel Study
$1.00
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By A Little Middle School Madness
For each of the units I teach in Ancient History, I like to have the students complete a building challenge. They are presented with an invention from that time period and they have to recreate this invention using the supplies I provide. This
Subjects:
Ancient History, Problem Solving
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Simulations
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By A Little Middle School Madness
Recent studies have come out regarding the decline in the amount of questions asked among children as they grow older. Personally that is extremely concerning. How is our society supposed to grow, develop, change for the better if we are all content
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
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By A Little Middle School Madness
SHORT STORY UNIT: This full unit contains a variety of activities to study the elements of fiction through short stories. Personally, I love teaching short stories in the classroom. They make for a quick read, but allow depth in conversation.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
$7.00
1 rating
4.0
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By A Little Middle School Madness
Stories are all around us. They shape our lives without us ever realizing exactly what they are doing. With every story we hear we learn something about the world, learn something about ourselves or have an alternate view of a situation. Companies
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Cultural Activities
$3.00
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By A Little Middle School Madness
We use simple machines for everything. They are what makes the world go round. Using the Design Thinking Process and a lot of ingenuity, students will create a Rube Goldberg “What Happens Next” Machine. The project begins with an introduction to
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Fun Stuff
$4.50
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I have had the pleasure of teaching for 10 years now in a combination of public, charter and private school. Most of my experience has been in Middle School. The energy this age group posses keeps me on my toes and I love every minute of it.

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