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Weather and Forecasting Studies contains information and projects explaining forms of precipitation, cloud identification, weather gauges, mountains and elevation, seasons, thunder and lightning, convection and winds, weather forecasting, the jet
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Science Quickies contains 68 quick science demonstrations and experiments that can be done at the beginning of science class to grab students' attention and get and keep them hooked on science. The demonstrations and/or experiments include:
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Science Fair Resource Guide provides students and teachers with all the step-by-step instructions, suggestions, information, guidelines, and forms needed for the development from the earliest stages of choosing a science fair topic to the ultimate
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Properties of Matter unit is designed for grades four and five students; however, it may be extended up to grade eight. It is intending to give students a positive feeling about science. It will help them not only gain knowledge about the
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Native Americans - An Indigenous People Unit helps to tell the story of the first inhabitants of the Americas. The unit takes a close look at Native Americans, their culture, lifestyles, and geographical areas. Students will see that these
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Social Studies Activities and Research Projects contains activities and research projects for students to complete in-depth studies of various Social Studies topics. The activities and projects include the following titles: Provincial Study
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Did the Chinese really discover America in 1421? Can you see the Great Wall of China from the moon? What did the Huang River have to do with the civilization of Ancient China? What is the importance of the Silk Road? Why did Chinese girls have their
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Plays - Elements, Creation and Action introduces students to how a play is written to be performed. Elements of a play are first introduced, along with assignments to identify these elements. Students are then invited to write short plays
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Severe Weather Watchers presents projects, experiments and information relating to the following severe weather events: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Thunder and Lightning. The project and experiment titles include: Hot Air, Hot Spirals, Build a
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Geography Picture Dictionary Book assigns students to illustrate each geographic definition. The geographic definition boxes containing student illustrations can then be cut apart and stapled together to make a geography picture dictionary
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The study of culture and cultural diversity is an essential component in Social Studies instruction. Many students give little thought to their family backgrounds and their cultural heritage. It is also important to stimulate student inquiry about
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Writing Adventures contains 30 creative writing activities geared toward independent writing for students in grades 4-8. A selection of the activities include the following ideas: special collective nouns, look in the "Help Wanted section of the
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This unit is designed to provide teachers of the primary grades with hands-on, ready-to-use information and activities that are extremely useful when teaching a unit about the SUN. The first through fourth graders will learn much about our
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Health Lesson Plans contains the following classroom lesson plans created to be used in Health and Physical Education classes: Lesson Plan: A Good Breakfast Subjects: Science/Health/Math Grades: 5-8 Description: This unit was inspired by
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Timbuktu, Where Are You? is geared for middle to junior high school grade levels. It is intended for use with students as a unit in World Cultures. There is a wealth of information and lessons within the unit. The unit is not intended to be used
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Science Education Activity Guide contains easy science activities and projects that can be used in any classroom to enhance student involvement and science awareness. The activities and projects titles include the following: Bird Feeder, A Pulse
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Developing Country is a term generally used to describe a nation with a low level of material well-being, but since no single definition of the term Developed Country is recognized internationally, Developing Country Studies presents an analysis of
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Seaside Science Hands-On Experiments contains 28 ocean-related activities. Lab activities include exploring ocean animals, ocean-going vessels, sand, shells, and water. The activities can be completed at learning centers, as lab teams, or as
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They pick their way through canyons, they climb the high rock walls of mountains taking hazardous routes in order to evade predators. They use their keen eyesight, the sense of smell and hearing to keep themselves safe. For every wild animal, there
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Discovery of America Interdisciplinary Unit presents information and activities focusing on early American explorers (1490-1585). Activities are designed for either small group use or as individual projects. Provided narratives can either be read
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Over a twenty-five year period have taught grades 4-12 inclusive. Five years teaching exclusively Business Education classes. Last twenty years teaching various Junior and High School subjects. Have also participated in school wide evaluations. Currently retired from teaching and enjoying re-developing and sharing my years of collected educational materials.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teaching and learning is a quest of personal discovery, one for me based on traditional methods, hands-on experiences, and a technology-rich environment.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Thomas and Violet Zapara Excellence in Teaching Award, 1993. Canada Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia Master of Education Degree, May 2006. Major: Curriculum Studies, Emphasis: Learning and Technology. Canadian University College, College Heights, Alberta: Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska (Extension) Bachelor of Education Degree, May 1985. Major: Business Administration, Minor: Religion

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My hobbies include gardening, photography, reading, computers, Bernese Mountain Dogs, travel, and outdoor activities such as hiking and camping.

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PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff

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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, World Language, French, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Canadian History, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, Statistics, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Cooking, Algebra 2, Employment, ESL / ELL / EFL, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Winter, Black History Month, Spring, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Vocational Education, Coaching, End of Year, Women's History Month, African History

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