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One of the many mini units I created to introduce students to this amazing Renaissance man! Leonardo was as much an inventor as he was an artist, and this little unit is a fun way to study that. We finished our study with a hands on time of our
Subjects:
Other (Science), Art History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
31
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By Creative Learning Connection
This Mini Lesson can be used to introduce a student of any age to Washington, D.C. - in particular to the physical and historical role the National Mall has played there. It includes maps from three different centuries that show the changing plans
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$1.50
41
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By Creative Learning Connection
This Lewis and Clark Expedition is a very important, and yet often under-studied, aspect of American History. This activity can be done with almost any number of students of almost any age. (I wrote it for a hands-on history class consisting of a
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 5th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$1.25
30
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By Creative Learning Connection
This game is not so much an original idea, as much as an original handling of an old idea...This time using trading cards to help students understand the benefits of free trade. I had played this game in a teachers' workshop with real objects,
Subjects:
Economics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games
$0.99
15
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By Creative Learning Connection
This 15 page booklet will introduce you and your students to some of the amazing things Leonardo da Vinci accomplished. It includes maps, timelines, pictures, quotes, and more. These can be used in a lapbook or on notebook pages, or just as is, to
Subjects:
Art History
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
$2.00
19
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By Creative Learning Connection
This little lapbook is a fun, interesting introduction to the South American continent. It presents a sample of the animals found there and includes a small booklet for each of the 15 countries and territories of South America. Each includes a map,
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Printables
$2.50
32
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By Creative Learning Connection
My desire with this play was to make the people and the debates involved in the Declaration come alive for students. The "play" includes various size parts for 30 readers, including 9 narrators and 21 of the delegates from the Second Continental
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
9
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By Creative Learning Connection
A fun introduction to the National Parks in the United States - includes a timeline, beautiful color photos, and coloring pictures. Can be used as a lapbook, for notebooking, or just the beginning of a great mini unit on the topic. Does not
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
46
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By Creative Learning Connection
After studying Space Exploration for an extensive time, we were excited to put together this Time-Line game. It includes an extensive timeline of the events leading up to the major Space Exploration events , and cards for playing the timeline
Subjects:
Science, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Minilessons, Games
$5.00
$4.00
10
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By Creative Learning Connection
After an extensive study of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, we were excited to put together this Time-Line game. It includes an extensive timeline of the events leading up to the trip, and cards for playing the timeline game. It is a great
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Minilessons, Games
$5.00
$3.00
9
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By Creative Learning Connection
Do you want to spend some time on Leonardo da Vinci, but aren't really sure where to find student appropriate information? Look no further. This book contains more than 20 pages of good, primarily visual, information on da Vinci for students of
Subjects:
Art History
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
$3.75
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By Creative Learning Connection
History of New York City Lapbook, New York City Time-Line Game, and A Brief History of New York City (booklet): When we started our first study of New York City many years ago, we questioned why anyone outside of the region would have an interest
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, Homeschool, 5th, 7th
Types:
EBooks
$4.50
6
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By Creative Learning Connection
This Mini Lesson includes a five page summary (with pictures) of Lexington and Concord, the sites of the initial fighting during the American Revolution, followed by two poems, Paul Revere's Ride and the Concord Hymn.It can be a good compare and
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
18
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By Creative Learning Connection
OK, so this isn’t your typical Lapbook or Mini Unit. But it is a lot of great pictures and some basic information on a topic that interests lots of students -- horses! Younger students may just enjoy coloring the pictures. And for older students,
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
20
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By Creative Learning Connection
This information pack contains starter information on the 3 Branches of the U.S. Federal Government -- from the articles of the Constitution that deal with each, to pictures of their respective buildings, and more. It is meant to give students a
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Minilessons
$1.75
14
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By Creative Learning Connection
I have studied and taught Leonardo da Vinci for two decades now. Along the way I have had the privilege of writing fiction, historical fiction, and numerous activities to help students learn more about this amazing Renaissance man. And here, in one
Subjects:
Science, Arts, Art History
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, EBooks
$40.44
$28.00
Bundle
By Creative Learning Connection
After watching a movie with my students that misused the word Democracy, I needed a lesson that would help them understand the difference between a Democracy and a Republic. I came up with this idea to drive the difference home. I used it with
Subjects:
Civics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Minilessons
$0.50
15
Digital Download PDF (0.42 MB)
By Creative Learning Connection
This 11 page mini unit has everything you need to introduce your students to this significant event; just in time for the 100 year anniversary! It contains a timeline, map, pictures, and front page articles about the event. It is not meant to be
Subjects:
British History, Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities
$2.75
21
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By Creative Learning Connection
Lapbook, Books, Time-Line Game, and More This book includes everything you would need to teach a unit on da Vinci. In addition to the lapbook and the timeline game, it includes all of Doing Da Vinci for Kids and Da Vinci: His Life and His Legacy.
Subjects:
European History, Art History
Grades:
8th, 10th, 6th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Fun Stuff
$10.00
3
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By Creative Learning Connection
This Mini Unit includes a timeline of when the various departments came into existence (and in some cases went out of existence, though that usually just meant joining another department or being split into two departments). It also includes a card
Subjects:
Civics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$1.50
9
Digital Download PDF (4.76 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

More than 30 years experience in alternative education. Constantly looking to find and improve the connection between fun and learning. In addition to teaching Shakespeare, Government, Economics, and the U.S. Constitution, to name a few, I also coach several Mock Trial teams every year.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Primarily through unit studies, topical studies, and games. In high school classes also use a fair amount of discussion and debate.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2011 - Youth in Government "Distinguished Service"

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Attended M.I.T. from 1975 - 1979; self taught since then!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

You can see more of my writings at www.CatherineJaime.com.

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