Busy Bee Social Studies

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While teaching world history I really struggled with ending the year on an uplifting note and getting through content. This project is an amazing time saver because you are covering so many global issues at once! Students are invested in the
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This interactive activity asks students to challenge common assumptions on poverty. Students will be assigned a partner. Each pair will be given two signs: one that says “myth” and one that says “fact.” The included student handout lists seven
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13th is a documentary that includes an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. The film begins with the idea that 25 percent of the people in the world who are
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How would Niccolo Machiavelli’s advice given in “The Prince” work if world leaders applied it to modern day scenarios? Students are asked to analyze the primary document “The Prince” and answer a set of comprehension questions. Then, students are
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This is the final exam that I use for my American Government class. There are 114 questions that include: 20 True or False, 70 Multiple Choice, 10 Matching, 10 Fill in the Blank, 4 Mapping. This test is a Microsoft Word document so that teachers
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This is a great in-class activity for students when covering genocide. It addresses the term genocide and covers the Armenian genocide, Rwandan genocide, Sudan, and the Holocaust. There are 18 questions and a key to help for easy-grading. This
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300 is a movie about the Battle of Thermopylae. Although Hollywood puts a spin on the story, it still does an excellent job showing students the values of Sparta, the emphasis on teamwork and militarism, and the growing tension between the Persians
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This powerpoint addresses the myths associated with the history of Thanksgiving. It is perfect for a high school history class, but can really be used in any class. Teachers should have students meet in groups. Each group should create a sign
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This partner activity challenges students to take on the perspective of an Arab or Israeli, while examining some of the key events surrounding the crisis in the Middle East. The google presentation included requires students (with their partner) to
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This lesson plan and student handouts include: * Learning objectives * Teacher instructions * 3 readings to use for a jigsaw learning activity on Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism (note: there is no reading for Buddhism) * 20 statements to be
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This movie guide is for the movie, "The Blind Side." It is designed to have students analyze the sociological concepts connected to the film. Concepts such as nuclear family, the functions of the family, sport, and socioeconomic challenges are the
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Believe it or not, not all Americans find Disney movies endearing. Critics of Disney have pointed out some of its twisted plots, racist and sexist characters, and the reinforcement of gender roles. While watching the film, students are asked
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This multiple choice movie guide (easy grading) :) connects the themes from the movie of Crash to a Sociology curriculum. It goes particularly well with the text (Sociology and You by Shepard & Greene). The questions link the content of Crash
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This movie guide is 25 multiple choice questions for Part I of the documentary. I've included a teacher key for easy grading! It is perfect for a World History course or an American History class. This documentary aired in 2017, so it is updated
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This 38 minute podcast is a great addition to a sociology course or a unit on race. It helps students to understand the social construction of race and discusses examples of white privilege in today’s society. Through this listening activity,
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Eugene Brown was released after years of being in prison. This movie explores the challenges he faces as an ex-con, African-American male in a low-income community. He uses chess as a tool to help students in the school he works to stay out of
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For many years, teaching the five traits of civilizations meant the teacher listing examples on the board and having students memorize definitions. This activity has really revived the content by having students analyze artifacts/artwork connected
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This reading guide pairs with the Sociology and You 2001 Textbook. Unit 2 is titled "Socialization and Social Structure." It covers the following sections: Chapter 4, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 Chapter 5, Sections 1, 2 Chapter 6, Sections 1, 2, 3 Chapter
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This movie is a true story about Chris Gardner, a man who struggles with homelessness and poverty. It is a story of a commitment to family and hard work. The movie highlights the challenges of social mobility in American society. It is excellent
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This project is ideal for a high school sociology class. It can also be modified for a culture unit in a history or introduction to social studies course as well. This social experiment forces students to really consider what guides their behavior
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12 years teaching high school

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Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction (2013) Masters in History (2008)

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