Amy Cheresnowsky

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Here is a worksheet touching on the impact of the sinking of the Lusitania and the interception of the Zimmerman Telegram during World War I. Questions included for both documents.
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The Robber Barons of the Gilded Age-Progressive Era at one point had more power than the President of the United States. Their power over Industry stretched to their power over politics, the economy, and society. Fortunately we had a handful of
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The impact of the misuse of credit during the 1920s will later be one of the causes of the Great Depression. The lack of education and lack of consequences during the 1920s for the misuse of credit are two of the main reasons why many Americans got
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Looking to use the book The Grapes of Wrath in your classroom? Here is a short activity to give your students a glimpse of the time period and the author's writing style instead of reading the entire book. I have used this in the past when time
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Looking for a way to make the Cold War time period realistic for you students then try this Bomb Shelter Game. Turn your own classroom into a bomb shelter and have your students measure the classroom and figure out how many people/supplies could
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Here is a powerpoint presentation outlining the assassination of JFK. I go into details and include images of the play by play of this assassination. I highly recommend showing the video coverage of the assassination if your students are age
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If you are looking for an activity to teach about this landmark case that deals with primary documents this is the activity you want. I love using primary documents in my classroom and I think sometimes this is the best way for your students get a
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I love getting my students up and out of their seats and become active learners with my lessons. This activity is fun for any age group studying World War II. Steps: 1. Teach your students the importance the Navajo Indians had with helping
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Here is a fun activity to test the knowledge of your students about the progressive era and the reformers that made a differences. This activity gives a variety of quotes by famous reformers ranging from Alice Paul to John Dewey. Students will
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The Stock Market Crash brought an end to an era and marked the beginning of the Great Depression. Some viewed it as "out with the good and in with the bad." Unfortunately with the next 12 years in American history our nations economy could not
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Here is a great Discussion Question packet for the novel The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. I use this packet in my own classroom to promote discussion.
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This is a great activating strategy to teach tolerance in the classroom. If you are looking for something to begin the Holocaust unit, this will really get your kids thinking.
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This is a great activity! I just started doing this activity this year because students always ask questions about how and why Hitler picked certain groups of people to be the "Chosen" ones or the undesirables. I put together this little
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• Discuss the MOOD of the Great Depression. • Activity: People draw different meanings from any given piece of artwork. In this activity students will have to draw a common “feeling” from various pieces of artwork. • “A Picture Speaks a 1000
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Looking for a different activity for you students to get to know the man, leader, and reformer Teddy Roosevelt? This is a very different activity asking your students to read and analyze the words of this great President. Students will be given
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Here is an analysis worksheet to have your students analyze the costly commercials from the superbowl. You can go to YouTube this week and find the top 10 commercials and have students choose one and go through and answer the questions. Try to
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Here is a powerpoint presentation reviewing the post WWII years in America and the origins of the Cold War. This is a great overview for any history class.
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Directions: Langston Hughes was an outstanding poet of the Harlem Renaissance. His poem, "I, Too", published in 1925, was written in response to Walt Whitman’s, "I Sing America." In 1926, "The Weary Blues" was published to critical success. Read
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I love teaching Immigration and I love making connections for my students in the classroom. One excellent way to connect the history of immigration to our students lives is for our students to research their own nationalities. Unfortunately many
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I try to use political cartoons in my classroom as much as possible. I think it gives your students a glimpse of the time period. What people found entertaining, serious, sympathetic, concerning, etc. etc. from the time period. Even though
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have had the wonderful opportunity to work as a middle/high school social studies teachers for 11 years in a public school in upstate PA. Along with my brick and mortar classroom experience I have also worked for K12 for over 4 years as both a high school and middle school teacher. My graduate work and classroom experience has also opened new career doors for me by giving me the opportunity to work for Penn State University as a Curriculum and Instruction adjunct professor for graduate students for the past 4 years. I have just recently been awarded the Teacher of the Year for Social Studies in the state of PA in 2013 and more recently the recipient of the Cohen-Jordan award for Innovative Social Studies Teacher for the Middle States 2014. I am always trying to bring creativity to the classroom and of course get my students actively involved in the learning process.

MY TEACHING STYLE

NonLinguistic I try to make learning as authentic as possible and allowing students to become actively involved in the learning experience.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award-University of Scranton PCSS Board of Directors Secondary Teacher of the Year Award for Social Studies in PA 2013 MSCSS Cohen Jordan for Innovative Teaching TAH Grant Participant Picturing America Grant Participant

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors in Secondary Education-Mansfield University Masters in Curriculum and Instruction-University of Scranton Masters in Educational Administration-University of Scranton +54 graduate credits-Indiana Wesleyan, Penn State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

32 years old Married for 8 years to my best friend whom I met in college. Mother of 3 children Love teaching! Couldn't be more blessed with the opportunities I have had.

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