Brian Markwald

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Brian Markwald
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In my classroom when the door closes it's time to get down to business! Teaching is fun isn't it?
 
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This is a great lesson to introduce Supply and Demand! I use this with my middle school students year after year. It is an engaging lesson using two things they love - candy and soda. By the end of this lesson they really have an understanding of
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I love using this when we are in our Road to Revolution unit. It is a fun way to learn about the punishments of the Coercive Acts and the emergency meeting of the Continental Congress. I organize a table in the middle of the room with a Union Jack
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Presented at NCSS 2013 in St. Louis. Here is an exciting unit to help you bring the French and Indian War alive in your classroom. You can do the whole unit or use some of the lessons depending on what works best for you! Students become cadets
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Get your students active and engaged in your classroom! These plays, skits, and re-enactments are useful for the Colonial America time period. I threw in the Lewis and Clark re-enactment as something extra even though it is later in time. My
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A play re-enacting the events leading up to the Pilgrim's decision to leave Holland and go to the New World. Reasons are given for leaving. Events aboard ship are also re-enacted, as well as the first few months in Plymouth. This play takes about
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Presented at NCSS Boston 2014. I have been doing the Toy Entrepreneur project for years now. It is a true highlight of the year in our economics class. This simulation is my ENTREPRENEURSHIP unit in my economics course. The great thing about this
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Presented at Economics Wisconsin 9th Annual "Get Your Students Pumped Up on Personal Finance and Economics!" at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI. 2015, 2012, 2011. This is my entire unit for teaching about stock markets and investing. Use any of the
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As a classroom teacher I love to get my students up and active in class. Here is another chance to do just that. This time it is about the hated Stamp Act. I've also included some follow up questions that I discuss with my students or have them
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If you teach about the Road to Revolution in your class, this is a great way to get your students involved and engaged when you reach the Tea Act of 1773 and the Boston Tea Party 1773. Having students reenact history is an excellent way for them to
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I use this play to help further student's understanding about the important contributions of the Iroquois Confederacy. This is a great way to introduce the Grand Council of Peace and how it worked. Enjoy! Oh, and, remember, I always add a touch of
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This play is a fun and engaging way to introduce the Mayflower Compact. The play focuses on the Mayflower being off course, the unrest between the passengers, and the resulting decision to stay in the Cape Cod area and write a new agreement, the
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A great skit to help introduce some of the reasons why there was an Age of Exploration. During the Crusades, a trade relationship develops between points in the middle east and with some Italian city-states. Of these, Venice benefited the most and
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This is an adaptation of an Iroquois folk tale. I use this during our Pre-Columbian history unit when focusing on the oral traditions and sacred stories of indigenous people in North America.
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I just created this brief, fun activity to use for introducing scarcity in my economics classes. We are focusing on the 1st Core Principle of Economics - People Choose! This was an engaging way to introduce this concept. This takes about 15-20
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This is a great way to introduce the tragedy of genocide, Pol Pot, despotism, international crimes against humanity, the Khmer Rouge, Communism in Cambodia, and much, much more.
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This is a great lesson to introduce the Command or Planned economy to students, whether this is a history or economics class. I run an activity in this lesson that simulates the frustrations and overall inefficiency of this type of economic
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This is a great way to help enhance any teaching of the French Revolution. It gets the kids involved and leads to great discussion! Have fun! I use this as a way to "experience" a little about the French Revolution. All of the students can get
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After the Columbus voyage, what happened? I use this play as a way to introduce a discussion about Spanish Colonial rule in the Americas. The play takes about 10-15 minutes and introduces important vocabulary words and topics. These
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This is a play that will involve all of your students if you choose. It is interactive! If they don't have a speaking part, well, that's okay because they can be a "ship" in the Armada or English Navy! It can be a little challenging to find tools
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This is a great play to help introduce Adam Smith or characteristics of the Free Market system. The play focuses on the life of Adam Smith. It ends by focusing on his ideas for a Free Enterprise system and how it was different from the Mercantilist
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

World History, US History, and Economics teacher since 1996 in public and independent school settings.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Firm but gentle. Let's have fun! It's all about the kids! Spoken like a true middle school teacher.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholar (Economics) (2010) War College Teacher Scholar – Ft. Ticonderoga, NY (2010) Excellence in Teaching Economics and Financial Literacy Award (3rd place) (2006) Sponsored by Robert Baird and Economics Wisconsin Charles M. Wright Technology Award (2002) Sponsored by the University School of Milwaukee for innovative use of technology in the classroom Best Mannered Teacher (1998) Sponsored by the National League of Junior Cotillions Live Five Teacher of the Week (1997) Sponsored by Channel 5, Charleston, S.C. Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Award (1997) Charleston County School District Representative in Washington D.C.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

The Citadel - Charleston, SC University of Wisconsin at Whitewater Concordia University of Wisconsin

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Teacher, Dean, Coach, Husband, Father of 3, good guy!

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