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By Ancient History for Active Learners
Virtual field trips are a great way to bring events from the ancient world to your students! This activity will help your students to experience the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Great visuals are included for students to understand the Wonder of the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RH.6-8.7
$2.25
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
Whether teaching about ancient Greece or U.S. Democracy, this activity gives students the opportunity to compare the similarities between direct and indirect democracies. Guided questions challenge students to respond to information by applying new
Subjects:
Ancient History, Civics, Government
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.6.2, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1a, SL.9-10.1b, SL.9-10.1c, SL.9-10.1d, SL.9-10.4, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.4, RH.6-8.4
$2.75
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
This is a fun activity in which students complete a short assignment while following the ideals of the ancient Chinese philosophies. Using a simulation, students will be able to identify, firsthand, the ideals that each Chinese philosopher created
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Simulations
$2.75
7
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
This is a great resource in which students can compare and contrast the three philosophies that ancient Chinese thinkers hoped would bring the chaos of the Warring States Period to an end.This product includes a packet with a graphic organizer
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.4, RH.6-8.5
$2.75
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
Conduct Socratic Seminars in your middle school ancient civilization classroom!This bundle includes:-A powerpoint with both teacher guidance and class presentation slides on how to easily run an effective Socratic Seminar. Assessment rubric is
Subjects:
Ancient History, Civics, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
SL.8.1, SL.8.1a, SL.8.1b, SL.8.1c, SL.8.1d, SL.8.4, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.4
$16.25
$11.00
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
A performance task is a great way for students to apply new knowledge!Have students use this newspaper template to illustrate what they have learned.This template makes it easy for students to concentrate on the content; the planning is already done
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Ancient History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Graphic Organizers
$1.25
4
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
When teaching about ancient China and the Qin Dynasty, this activity gives students the opportunity to evaluate Shi Huangdi's role as emperor of China. Guided questions challenge students to respond to information by applying new concepts and
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
SL.6.1, SL.6.1a, SL.6.1b, SL.6.1c, SL.6.1d, SL.6.3, SL.6.4, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1a, SL.9-10.1b, SL.9-10.1c...
$2.75
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
This is a project for students to learn about the daily life of prehistoric humans. Students choose a time period, Paleolithic Age (Old Stone Age) or Neolithic Age (New Stone Age) to research and create a survival guide. Included:Introduction and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Projects, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.5.3, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.10
$3.00
4
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
A performance task is a great way for students to apply new knowledge!Have students use this newspaper template to illustrate what they have learned.This template makes it easy for students to concentrate on the content; the planning is already done
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$1.25
5
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
Students learn more with active learning activities! The study of early humans can often be difficult for students to understand and relate to without real-world experiences.This activity provides students with the experience of an archaeologist on
Subjects:
Archaeology, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RH.6-8.7
$3.00
1
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
Virtual field trips are a great way to bring events from the prehistoric world to your students! This activity will help your students to analyze Paleolithic cave paintings as a source of information to understand part of prehistoric times before
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Art History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.7
$2.25
3
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
This is a 2-pack activity! Use them together, alone, or to differentiate.Included in this product:1. a word scramble for each of the 12 Olympian Greek Gods. A description and a scrambled word is provided for students to identify and provide the god
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$2.25
5
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
Virtual Field Trips are a great way to bring events from the ancient world to your students! This activity will help your students to connect and better understand the events surrounding the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.The activity is a Word Doc with:
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.7
$2.25
2
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
Play Bingo to review Ancient Mesopotamia!This product includes: 1. a blank bingo board for students to customize individual game boards2.a word bank with 32 terms from the ancient Mesopotamia civilization (leaders, empires, geography, and inventions
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$1.50
2
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
This activity gives students the opportunity to evaluate the reign of Hatshepsut as a female pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.Holding a Socratic Seminar discussion with this activity will encourage students to evaluate whether Hatshepsut lives up to being
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
SL.7.1a, SL.7.1b, SL.7.1c, SL.7.1d, SL.7.4
$2.75
1
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
This activity is an exploration activity, in which students will use graphics and links to websites/videos in order to learn about the ancient Indian caste system. Student begin by evaluating when social classes are necessary, then explore a series
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), DBQs, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.8
$3.00
1
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
When teaching about ancient Rome and Julius Caesar, this activity gives students the opportunity to evaluate his role as dictator of Rome. Guided questions challenge students to respond to information by applying new concepts and evaluating his role
Subjects:
Ancient History, Government, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
SL.8.1b, SL.8.1c, SL.8.1d, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1a, SL.9-10.1b, SL.9-10.1c, SL.9-10.4, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.4...
$2.75
1
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
This project includes direction for a commemorative stamp project. Students are to use previously taught information or research a historical event or important person in history, Students will create an original stamp to commemorate the person or
Subjects:
U.S. History, Black History Month, Women's History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Research, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.2b, WHST.6-8.4
$2.50
2
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
This 2-part activity is a great way to teach Roman numerals and introduce the ancient Roman Gods.The first part has explains how Roman numerals work and provides an activity to identify the value of Roman numerals.The second part applies the answers
Subjects:
Other (Math), Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$1.80
3
Digital Download PDF (0.58 MB)
By Ancient History for Active Learners
This activity will help your students to learn about the construction of the Great Wall of China. It promotes critical thinking about the engineering of this New Wonder of the World.The activity is a hyper doc with: - a video tour of the Great
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Asian Studies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, Webquests
CCSS:
RH.6-8.7
$3.00
Digital Download DOCX (0.03 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching middle school social studies for 20 years. Over the years, with new education and initiatives, my classroom has transformed into a fun, student-centered, and active learning environment. I have a BA degree in Elementary Education with a MA in Language and Literacy and am highly qualified in middle school social studies. In addition to my degrees, I have completed an additional 30 credits in many different in areas including Cooperative Learning, Brain-Based Learning, Backwards Design Lesson Planning, Differentiated Instruction, and Cooperative Discipline to name a few. Professionally, I have served on a few revisions of our middle school social studies curriculum.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student-Centered Active Learning Technology Integration Collaboration

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

N.J. Best Practices Award Recipient

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors in Elementary Education Master of Arts in Language and Literacy 30 additional credits in a variety of teaching and learning courses

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a wife and a mother of 2 boys! I am an avid reader and always researching best practices for my classroom.

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