Ancient History for Active Learners

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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
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Ancient History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Graphic Organizers
$1.25
2 ratings
3.9
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$1.25
1 rating
4.0
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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...
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
Whether teaching about ancient Mesopotamia or U.S. civics, this activity gives students the opportunity to evaluate the history of written law. Guided questions challenge students to respond to information by applying new concepts and evaluating
Subjects:
Ancient History, Civics, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.8.1, SL.8.4, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1a, SL.9-10.1c, SL.9-10.1d, SL.9-10.4, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.4, RH.6-8.4...
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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
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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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$2.25
3 ratings
4.0
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
Involve your students in their learning! Encourage your students to be inquisitive. This unit is designed with student inquiry in mind and can be used on a variety of subject areas and grades. My students enjoy it! This product contains teacher
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, General Science, Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Research, Assessment
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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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...
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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:
Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Women's History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
CCSS:
W.4.2, W.4.3, W.4.7, WHST.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.2d, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.6, W.4.2a, W.4.2d, W.4.9a
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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
Subjects:
Other (Math), Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
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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
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
Starting a class with student engagement is key to active learning. Each entrance ticket in this lesson encourages critical thinking and discussion. These tickets use alliteration to draw student attention and challenges students to make
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Task Cards
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
Increase participation, comunication, and critical thinking skills in your classroom by having students conduct a Socratic Seminar. This product is a powerpoint presentation including: -teacher slides with directions and guidelines -class slides
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
SL.8.1c, SL.8.1d, SL.8.3, SL.8.4, SL.8.6, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1a, SL.9-10.1b, SL.9-10.1c, SL.9-10.1d, SL.9-10.3...
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
Holding a Socratic Seminar discussion with this activity will encourage students to explore beyond the text and questions. This activity includes: -a document for reading about the achievements of Alexander the Great. Students will form
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
SL.8.1, SL.8.1a, SL.8.1b, SL.8.1c, SL.8.1d, SL.8.3, SL.8.4, CCRA.SL.4
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
This graphic organizer guides students to investigate the way information is organized in a textbook. Completing this graphic organizer during a reading assignment focuses students, assisting comprehension and understanding the main idea of the
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Homework, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.6.2, RI.6.5, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.5, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.10
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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
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
Jazz up your lessons with these digital activities! Use these activities individually or add them to your digital notebook. This product is organized into a PowerPoint presentation. It was created and can be opened in Google Slides. They are
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
If you are a beginner at using a digital interactive notebook in your classroom, this product is a great way to get started. This file is a Powerpoint file and is just a template waiting for your designs and activities. Use the template again and
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Notebooks
$1.75
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By Ancient History for Active Learners
Involve your students in their learning! Encourage your students to be inquisitive. This unit is designed with student inquiry in mind and can be used on a variety of subject areas and grades. My students enjoy it!This product contains teacher
Subjects:
Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Women's History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Research, Projects
$3.00
not yet rated
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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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