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Looking for a one 30-45 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
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Activities
$3.50
108
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By Active History Teacher
Are you looking for something different to do the 1st day of school? This is a "PRINT, CUT and GO" activity - small about of prep - that's a hit with students and teachers! UPDATED to include a Google Slides™ version! In the print version of
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Games
$3.50
108
Digital Download ZIP (1.16 MB)
By Active History Teacher
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
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
$3.75
66
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By Active History Teacher
New and improved (3/2/21)! 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 taken the best
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
67
Digital Download ZIP (5.13 MB)
By Active History Teacher
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
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.00
53
Digital Download PDF (1.59 MB)
By Active History Teacher
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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Google Apps, Activities
$5.99
53
Digital Download ZIP (3.86 MB)
By Active History Teacher
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
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$2.75
39
Digital Download PDF (1.65 MB)
By Active History Teacher
This huge bundle includes ALL (35 total so far) of my review games/activities for 8th grade US history STAAR review! Buying this in a bundle saves you $$ over buying each lesson individually! The price of this bundle will go up as I add more
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Games
$121.99
$97.59
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Bundle
By Active History Teacher
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. It is now UPDATED
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Activities
$4.00
35
Digital Download ZIP (2.48 MB)
By Active History Teacher
This is a GROWING Bundle of of EOC review games! If you are not familiar with growing bundles, this simply means that every time I add a new EOC review activity or game to my store, I add it to this bundle and you get it for FREE with a new
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Games
$134.22
$102.00
12
Bundle
By Active History Teacher
Are you looking for a way to review key events, documents, people from your year of early US History? This is a favorite of my 8th graders! I love it because I can review a huge amount of history in one class period!There are 7 "mini-timelines" in
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.50
48
Digital Download PDF (5.14 MB)
By Active History Teacher
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
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Economics , U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities
$2.00
82
Digital Download PDF (1.69 MB)
By Active History Teacher
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
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Games
$6.00
49
Digital Download PDF (1.25 MB)
By Active History Teacher
Are you behind in your curriculum when you get to the War of 1812? I know I always am! 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
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities
$3.00
36
Digital Download PDF (3.77 MB)
By Active History Teacher
This is an activity for students to review a huge amount of history (focuses on Reconstruction to the present) in a short amount of time. If you are looking for the early American history version of this activity, see the link below this
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$5.00
16
Digital Download PDF (6.23 MB)
By Active History Teacher
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
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Other
$3.50
28
Digital Download PDF (0.97 MB)
By Active History Teacher
Are you looking for a review activity that gets students up and talking? This is my "go to" review activity for EOC review that I call "Give a Clue." It reviews modern US History - 1877 to the present. You know those days when you finish your
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Games
$4.50
23
Digital Download PPTX (0.50 MB)
By Active History Teacher
Are you looking for a quick way to review the Eras of US History? This US History EOC Review activity has students identifying important concepts that fit and don't fit in an era. This is a great review for STAAR! How does it work? The overall
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Printables
$4.99
6
Digital Download ZIP (4.57 MB)
By Active History Teacher
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
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities
$3.00
38
Digital Download PDF (1.80 MB)
By Active History Teacher
This is such a fun way to review - play SCATTERGORES in your US History class! There are 12 EDITABLE rounds and each round starts with a letter of the alphabet. Students are in small groups (4-5). When you reveal the letter of the alphabet, they
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Test Prep
$3.50
17
Digital Download ZIP (2.87 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 20th 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) Teacher of the Year at my High School "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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