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This document includes 2 different activities to help students learn about the various social, political, environmental, and economic factors that describe the movement of people. Save $$ by buying this bundle! 1. 10 scenarios in a worksheet
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Games, Task Cards
$4.00
$3.25
21 ratings
3.9
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I used the following activity while teaching types of government to my sixth graders. It correlates with the Ohio Academic Content Standard for Social Studies 6.10. This activity requires some background knowledge of government types and places that
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Cats in the Classroom
This document includes 10 scenarios describing various social, political, environmental, and economic factors that describe the movement of people in a worksheet format. An answer key is included, as well. You can buy this item as part of a bundle
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By Cats in the Classroom
Your students can test their understanding of latitude and longitude by attempting these 12 silly riddles. This could be used in class, as homework, or as an early finisher activity. This assignment aligns with the Ohio Academic Content Standards
Subjects:
Geography, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
7 ratings
4.0
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Onion Ball is a fun trivia game which gets students up and moving. The questions in this particular set are general knowledge, good for Advisory, clubs, team building, ice breakers, enrichment, critical thinking practice, recess, or quiz bowl.
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Games
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Cats in the Classroom
This document includes 16 scenarios describing various social, political, environmental, and economic factors that describe the movement of people. Cut them up into memory cards for students to play a matching game. Great as a warmup, review,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Cats in the Classroom
Teach economics concepts and descriptive writing all in one project. Primary Learning Targets based on the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Social Studies: 6.15: Explain the laws of supply and demand. 6.15: Identify some of the factors that lead
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Economics , Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
W.6.4, L.6.2
$4.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Cats in the Classroom
North America geography test which I used for sixth grade. Contains multiple choice questions, true or false, and two matching sections. Topics include government, economy, and capital cities. Could be used as a pre or post assessment.
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
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Engage your students while they practice their critical thinking and communication skills in a fun and exciting way. This "Would You Rather?" activity will interest them in their study of ancient Egypt. There are 16 "Would You Rather?" scenarios
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
$1.00
1 rating
3.8
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By Cats in the Classroom
Engage your students while they practice their critical thinking and communication skills in a fun and exciting way. This "Would You Rather?" activity will interest them in their study of ancient India. There are 19 "Would You Rather?" scenarios
Subjects:
Ancient History, Geography, Asian Studies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Cats in the Classroom
Onion Ball is a fun review game which gets students up and moving. Print the questions out (one-sided). Crumple one of the question sheets tightly into a ball. Wrap another sheet around this one, crumbling it so it creates a second layer. Continue
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Games
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Cats in the Classroom
I use this form to conference with my advisees. I sit with each student 1:1 and we cover organization, student's stress, and academic progress. I also scan in completed check-ins and email them home to parents. This tool definitely holds students
Subjects:
Special Education, Classroom Management, School Counseling
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Classroom Forms
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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I wrote this story as a model for my students while I was teaching memoir writing and Ancient Civilizations simultaneously. It is told from Siddhartha Gautama's perspective and gives justification as to why he created Buddhism while still in
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Religion
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Scripts
$2.00
3 ratings
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Layered curriculum is a choice-based independent study unit. It is designed with multiple intelligences and the rigor of Bloom’s taxonomy in mind. The activities and projects focus around the study of Ancient Egyptian civilization.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, GATE
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Cats in the Classroom
Get students up and moving with this "Find Someone Who..." game. There are 16 questions. The questions pertain to general knowledge about Ancient Egypt and a few questions about modern society. I used this as an intro activity to activate prior
Subjects:
Ancient History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games
$1.00
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By Cats in the Classroom
Engage your students by presenting them with a design challenge in honor of Black History Month. Narrative (Problem Statement): The United States Postal Service is adding a new selection of postage stamps to commemorate Black History
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Black History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Rubrics
$3.00
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By Cats in the Classroom
Engage your students by presenting them with a design challenge in honor of Women's History Month. Narrative (Problem Statement): The United States Postal Service is adding a new selection of postage stamps to commemorate Women's History
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Women's History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Rubrics
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Looking to get to know your students? Do you want them to get to know each other too, in a fun way? All About You! Bingo will do just this! This is a great alternative to doing “Star of the Week” in a more age-appropriate way for upper elementary
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
$1.00
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By Cats in the Classroom
Onion Ball is a fun trivia game which gets students up and moving. The questions in this particular set revolve around significant women in history, good for Social Studies class, Girl Scouts, Advisory, clubs, team building, ice breakers,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Gifted and Talented, Women's History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
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By Cats in the Classroom
Your students can navigate through the various characters and character types in The Westing Game. Answer correctly to make it to the end of the maze!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Games
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I just completed my 8th year teaching. Licensed to teach ELA/SS Grades 4-9 in the state of Ohio. I ♡ my sixth graders!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Project-based, standards-based mastery learning as well as the STEM approach to teaching content, which includes the engineering/design process and 21st century skills.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Accomplished Teacher as per Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (present); Ohio Standards Setting Committee for Social Studies (2015); Independent Contractor for Battelle to align curriculum (2015); Presenter for Concept Schools Professional Development Workshops (2011)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Attendee of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference on Teaching Excellence (2016); Participant of the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia fellowship, The Ohio State University (2013-14); Studied abroad in Turkey (2011); BS Education, Summa Cum Laude, Ashland University (2009); 5-year professional license in the state of Ohio (exp. 2021)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have two cats, two guinea pigs, and a dog.

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