Active History - Elizabeth Cumbie

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I've used the same boring 1st day of school "get to know you" activity and I needed something different! This is a "PRINT, CUT and GO" activity - small about of prep! In this activity, students are in small groups with a set of emoji. Each
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My students struggle with the 7 Principles of the Constitution. When it comes time to apply the principles, they tend to freeze! I came up with this activity to help them use their understanding of the 7 principles in a non-threatening way -
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This is always a favorite of my 8th grade students to review for Social Studies STAAR. There are 7 "mini-timelines" in this product (8 events each) that students (in small groups) race to put in order. Students really have to critically think,
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Looking for a one 45 minute lesson to teach the major inventions associated with the Industrial Revolution? I don't know about you, but my textbook doesn't "cut it" with the inventions. It seems the information is in multiple places and skips
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This is one of the most powerful lessons I do all year with my students! The “Urban game” has been around a long time and there are many different versions of it here on TPT. This one is DIFFERENT! I’ve take the best of the world history version
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Every year I am behind with my curriculum when I get to the U.S. Mexican War and Manifest Destiny. I needed a way to quickly go over the “basics” but keep it active for my students. I came up with this strategy that I call “visual summary” that has
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Do you know what your students actually learned from your lesson? They nodded their heads and LOOK like that learned, but do you REALLY know? Included in this purchase are 6 different exit tickets that are fully editable. Type in your own
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Looking for a "hands-on" way to introduce the 3 colonial regions? Students will open brown lunch bags to discover items related to the economy, religion and geography of the 3 colonial regions. Students will sort these items to predict or review
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Black Codes and Jim Crow Laws were something I used to race through at the end of the year. I needed a way to make these topics come alive for my students. After we did this lesson in class this year, my students REALLY understood the impact of
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Looking for a fun way to review students for your big exam - like STAAR in Texas? This is a fun review game that covers people, events, documents, treaties, wars, vocabulary - you name it - in Early American History. This game covers content from
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I don't know about you, but I need a new way to review for STAAR! I needed something fun and active that was different. In this review lesson, students stack cups labeled with the titles of the the eras of Early American History (you print the
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Are you tired of teaching the Civil War battles the same way year after year? Here's a fun and unique twist! This year my students are really into emojis. I fought the trend for a while, now I'm embracing the obsession! This got me to thinking
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This is an active way for students to apply their understanding of the Principles of the Constitution! Students have to critically think and justify their decisions. I use this in my class AFTER a direct teach of the principles. I've included a
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You've taught the differences between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists. You look out and your students have blank faces. It's time to see if they can identify key quotes from both sides. It's time for a quote Throw Down! This lesson assumes
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Every year I am behind with my curriculum when I get to the War of 1812! I needed a way to quickly go over the “basics” but keep it active for my students. I came up with this strategy that I call “visual summary” that has worked really well with
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New and improved! Looking for an active way to teach Common Sense by Thomas Paine? There are 2 parts to this lesson. You can use one or both - you choose! First students read a 1 page short background summary of Common Sense. Then students
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Washington's Farewell address is overwhelming if you read the entire thing! I've pulled 6 excerpts from his Farewell Address for students to analyze. In this purchase you will be able to choose from 4 different ways for students to interpret this
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Sometimes you just need a QUICK way to cover a topic! I needed a way to quickly go over the “basics” of the 1st Great awakening, but keep it active for my students. I came up with this strategy that I call “visual summary” that has worked really
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Looking for a fun, competitive game to review for STAAR? This is a set of 3 different group races using 8th Grade Texas Social Studies TEKS. Included in purchase: -Cards (76 total) with questions and answers that students will race to put in
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19 sets of Cause and Effect Cards are good for review, flash cards, peer tutoring or formative assessment. Great for STAAR review for any end of the year assessment. Included are: A review of all 13 colonies The Mayflower/Mayflower
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 17 year of teaching social studies in Texas. After 16 years teaching middle school, I am now teaching 11th grade U.S. History.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands on, fun, and ACTIVE!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2016 Betty Barringer Middle School Social Studies Teacher of the Year for the state of Texas - Texas Council for the Social Studies - - Middle School Teacher of the Year for my school (2 times) "Most Memorable," "Most Spirited" and "Teacher I'd most like to have in High School Again" - voted by my students :-)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Texas Christian University - B.A - History/Sociology Texas Christian University - M.Ed - Secondary Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Member of Texas Council for the Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies

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