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Awesome history class novel unit. Students read Laura Hillenbrand's novel Unbroken about Louie Zamperini. This unit includes several discussion agenda in which students do "close reading" and then have high level discussions with classmates. A
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This is an awesome additional to any Modern Civil Rights Unit. Students read A Mighty Long Way by Carlotta Walls, one of the Little Rock Nine. Three extensive study guides/discussion agendas are included. This novel is appropriate for junior high
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This is a bundle of several beginning of the year items for teachers who teach U.S. History: a letter to students regarding class, a letter to parents, a beginning get-to-know each other primary source activity, expectations for honors students, 16
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This unit includes 9 areas of slavery. Students choose several areas to research from the Tic-tac-toe board of slavery activities. Areas include: life as a slave, slave narratives, field slaves/house slaves, American Anti-Slavery Society,
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Copper Sun is an informative and exciting story about a slave girl and an indentured servant. This activity includes three discussion agendas that require students to use "close reading" to analyze the text. They help students understand the history
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Create a WORD WALL which will really help improve student vocabulary. This product includes 108 words used frequently in a U.S. history class. Having the words on the wall allows students to incorporate these social studies words into their daily
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Students use this as a guide to conduct advanced research for their National History Day project.
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This unit examines the exciting time period of the 1960s protests through song, speeches, and literature. Students use primary sources to analyze the time period and write a DBQ.
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Writing rubrics for American History writing (8 of them). Writing topics include: Columbian Exchange (essay), Salem Witch Trials (DBQ), American Revolution (DBQ), Valley Forge (DBQ), Trail of Tears (essay), Mexican American War (DBQ) Gettysburg
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Includes directions and materials for students to have a debate between the Patriots and Loyalists during the American Revolution.
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This unit contains seven exciting scripts for student plays I developed to emphasize key ideas in U.S. history during the first half of the 19th century viewed as Nationalism. Scripts include: Cherokee Removal, Black Hawk Wars, Second Seminole Wars,
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Students examine the exciting era of the 1920s. Components include pop culture, intolerance and suspicion, prohibition and crime, women, and the Harlem Renaissance and the emergence of black independence. Students incorporate "historian skills"
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This Research Seminar History Passion Project uses both an Inquiry Based Approach and a Personalized Learning Approach to get students excited about history. Students first read a book related to their interest with others who have similar
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This unit contains activities for the Early Government time period. Items include a great short script for students to act out on Shay's Rebellion, a RAFT activity on the ratification of the Constitution, a debate between Hamilton and Jefferson, an
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Standards Based Grading and U.S. History. This document shows the progression we went through over the past three years in developing standards that were "workable" for us in U.S. History. We are excited about our new 2015-16 standards. As you will
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History is exciting when students become historians themselves and use primary sources. 70+ pages of lessons in U.S. History which revolve around the use of primary sources and discussion. Who wouldn't want to compare Thomas Jefferson to
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Having students conduct oral histories from community members is an awesome history/language arts experience. This product contains directions for students on how to conduct oral histories from the award winning D.C. Everest Oral History staff.
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A combination of note sheets and activities for the American Colonies Unit.
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These "historical thinking" sentence starters help students write and think like historians. You'll be amazed at how much their writing changes!
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This is a presentation about the D.C Everest Oral History Program (a pdf of a 97 slide presentation done in 2015) The D.C. Everest Oral History Program as published 26 books and conducted of 1,100 interviews. The program has received recognition
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Thirty plus years of teaching history (15 years) and special eduction (15 years). I teacher 8th grade and my colleague teaches APUSH. We have created materials with an emphasis on critical thinking.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have high expectations for students. I want them to be true historians and have fun researching and examining multiple sources.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

School district "Teacher of the Year" and Leadership award Numerous awards for Oral History Project

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

UW - Eau Claire B.S. and M.S. from UW- Eau Claire

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I love the focus social studies can have on reading and writing!

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