Christopher Mitchell
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Absolute and relative location are two basic, important geography tools that all students must master. Why not teach students these vital skills ...
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This is a five-page packet that provides detailed instructions for the world cultures theme park project. In this project, students will...
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This is a research project about ancient Egyptian pharaohs that requires students to role-play as Egyptologists-in-training. ...
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This is the create-a-country project which requires students -- upper elementary, middle, or high school -- to demonstrate fundamental g...
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This 50-page visual dictionary/workbook assignment gives students an opportunity to learn up to 50 landforms and bodies of water in a fu...
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These worksheets are good tools for teaching students about the fifty states and their capital cities. In this packet, you will find the followin...
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Are you looking for a way to introduce a discussion about the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights into your planning? Looking for a way to t...
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Consider purchasing this quick vocabulary assignment to introduce your elementary or middle school students to some basic geography terminology a...
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This PowerPoint presentation is titled "The Great Wall of China - Let's Take a Tour!" I will create and upload a series of interactive PowerPoin...
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Here's a fun, challenging way to teach global awareness and one of the five themes of geography: place. The "A-to-Z Countries" and "A-to-Z World ...
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The following 25 prompts worked wonderfully in my 6th and 7th grade language arts classes, but I believe they are applicable to the upper element...
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This is a bundle of six map skills assignments for Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Pacific Islands, North America, and South America. Ea...
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Consider purchasing this bundle of four 25-question assignments that you can use as a set of daily activities, a set of bell ringer assignments, ...
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This recently revised and heavily updated packet is titled "Let's Explore America! Use a Map to Find American States, Cities, La...
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I have used this successfully with ninth grade English/language arts students to begin a research project, but I believe it would also work best ...
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This assignment introduces students to the six American standard time zones: Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific, Alaska, and Hawaii-Aleutian. S...
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The "Endangered Animals Television Commercial" Project allows students to demonstrate their knowledge about endangered animals in a unique way. I...
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This is an extensive 12-page lesson plan packet using Star Wars to teach biomes. I have used all six Star Wars films to teach students about bio...
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This is a challenging geography/map skills assignment for upper elementary and middle school students that teaches students how to properly use c...
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Absolute and relative location are two basic, important geography tools that all students must master. While there are many available assignme...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

For six years, I taught both Language Arts and Social Studies to 6th and 7th grade students at Milton Middle School in Milton, WV. Prior to my placement at Milton, I taught basic writing courses for Marshall University and Ashland Community and Technical College. These days, I work with students on research projects at a large high school in Tennessee.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I would describe my teaching style as "21st century facilitator." As a true facilitator, I believe students should be responsible for their own learning and be more independent. I strive to allow my students to reach these goals by designing dynamic lessons, heavy on technology, with real world applicability. When I design my lessons, I stress this real world aspect, because I believe students must understand the basic purpose of a lesson before they will consider the message behind it. "Why do we need to learn this?" and "How will this help us in the future?" are two questions I always try to address in the planning stages. Designing relevant lessons makes for powerful learning. Also, as a facilitator, I emphasize group projects with peer-to-peer tutoring and learning groups. Activities are a big part of my curriculum, and I try to vary the instruction often to allow creativity.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was a "Teacher of the Year" Nominee for the 2008-2009 school year in my district. That same year, I was awarded "November's Teacher of the Month" in our local newspaper, The Herald Dispatch.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned a B.A. in Secondary Education and an M.A. in English from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. I graduated with high honors both times. I also hold an M.S. in Information Science from the University of Tennessee.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love reading, writing, researching, and Cincinnati Reds baseball.