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Get those students thinking and talking! This set comes with 4 great thinking exercises about incentives, and is intended for students in AP Economics or regular Economics. These exercises use real-life scenarios to have students think about
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Get those students thinking and talking! This set comes with 7 great thinking exercises about the Market Economy, and is intended for students in AP Economics or regular Economics. These exercises use real-life scenarios to have students think
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For this assignment, students will argue either that Jimmy Carter's presidency was triumphant or that it was troubled. Students will apply the research and argumentation skills they have learned throughout the year to: (1) Research 8 topics that
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Discussing artifacts? Here is a great lesson to help students understand the benefits and challenges of analyzing artifacts! Moreover, this is a great way to help students get to know their classmates! For this assignment, each student will get to
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Here is a great way to have your students analyze one of the most famous primary sources in U.S. history, the Gettysburg Address. This assignment includes 7 questions, each one asking students think carefully about the meaning and significance of
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Time to put on a show! This is a fun way to have students demonstrate their understanding of American popular culture in the 1950s! This set includes an instruction sheet--the directions for the group skit--and a grading rubric. These skit
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Where were you born? When did you lose your first tooth? What kind of shoes did you wear when you were six years old? What kinds of evidence could you use to support your answers to these questions? In this assignment, students will use their
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This is a great way to prepare students for small group discussions about a given text. The handout is generalized and designed to accommodate any text you may assign your students. It can be used for readings ranging from contemporary news articles
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This note-taking organizer helps students develop their historical analysis and critical thinking skills. It first asks students to pull out from a given text (that the teacher provides) information that they find particularly important. This is
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This crossword puzzle pack helps students review 17 basic Economics terms. The list includes: utility, rational behavior, opportunity cost, marginal cost, marginal benefit, economic growth, and more! This set includes 4 different versions. The
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Here is a fun way to help students work with definitions to 42 different general social studies terms! "I Have...Who Has...?" is a classic, whole-class game that is sure to be a hit! This term list is designed for grades 10 and 11, but the game can
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This handout for students asks them to think deeply about why we should study history. It asks them to think, for instance, about why we should study physical conflicts between nations; why we should study the different types of governments; why we
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This project menu is designed to help students demonstrate in creative ways their understanding of some major events that happened during Andrew Jackson's presidency. The project menu provides 9 different options for students and asks them to choose
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This worksheet is designed to help students better understand different regulations set forth in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It consists of 20 questions that cover various sections of the Constitution. It also has students complete a
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This crossword puzzle set is a fun way to help students work with the definitions to 42 general Social Studies terms that they will encounter in their classes and in their daily lives. The set includes 3 versions and an answer guide. The answers to
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This crossword puzzle 3-pack is designed specifically for Chapter 1, Section 1 (The Americas, West Africa, and Europe) of McDougall Littel's The Americans textbook. The answers to the three puzzles are the same, but the crosswords themselves are
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I've been teaching for 12 years. I love my students, the classroom, learning from others, and reworking my lesson plans every year. Over the years, I've taught 7th grade Medieval World History, 10th grade Modern World History, 11th grade U.S. History, 12th grade Government, 12th grade Economics and AP Economics, Modern California History (high school elective course), and the History of Women in America (high school elective course).

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