Dorsett Davis

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"Stories are the vessels I use to interpret the world to myself" - Pat Conroy
 
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This is the test I wrote for our middle school summer reading book: Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie, by Jordan Sonnenblick. It includes character identification (matching), reading comprehension questions (short answer), quote identifications, and
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This product includes six separate, detailed quizzes covering the entire novel The House of the Scorpion: Quiz #1: Ch. 1-5 Quiz #2: Ch. 6-14 Quiz #3: Ch. 15-22 Quiz #4: Ch. 23-25 Quiz #5: Ch. 26-30 Quiz #6: Ch. 31-38 These quizzes can also be used
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This is the Teacher's Version I created for the entire novel The House of the Scorpion. My students took Cornell Notes as they read, which consist of short key points in the left hand column, longer reading notes in the right hand column, and a 4-5
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This is the test I wrote for our middle school summer reading book: Because of Mr. Terupt, by Rob Buyea. It includes character identification (matching), reading comprehension questions (short answer), and quote identifications. It also includes an
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I created this PowerPoint to introduce my 8th grade students to the novel The House of the Scorpion. I present author, setting, and character background, brief quotes from each of the first five chapters, important vocabulary, and some essential
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This is a questions table that I created to accompany the Latin American Revolutions unit for my World History II high school students (see PPT in my store). This worksheet focuses on the Haitian Revolution. This can be used with my Powerpoint,
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This is a very thorough PowerPoint presentation I created for my high school World History students on World War II- Japan and the PacificTheater. It introduces Emperor Hirohito, the road to war in Japan, Pearl Harbor, the Bataan Death March, major
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This test includes multiple choice, fill in the blank, and matching questions on absolute monarchs during the 16-18th centuries. It also includes term definitions and short essay questions from the Age of Absolutism. This test is based off of my Age
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This is a powerpoint I created I created for my high school World History II students on the era of Nationalism and the Age of Revolutions. Here we focus on revolutions and independence movements in Latin America. Includes background, reasons to
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This PowerPoint includes maps, images, video links, and my own travel photography. We cover the time period when absolute monarchs ruled Europe and Russia, from Queen Elizabeth to Catherine the Great. This was the 3rd unit of my World History II
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This is a very thorough PowerPoint presentation I created for my high school World History students on World War II- the European Theater. It describes the state of Europe and Asia Post-World War I, introduces the major players of World War II, and
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This is a document I created to conclude my high school World War II unit. It includes clear descriptions of the dates, conferences and treaties that ended World War II in Europe and the Pacific: Yalta Conference, Occupation of Germany, Nuremburg
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This is a graphic organizer/activity that I created for my high school World History students to research Enlightenment thinkers. This document shows them how to organize their research and compare these Enlightenment thinkers.
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This is a quiz I created for the first five chapters of The House of the Scorpion. It can be used as a regular quiz, a pop quiz, or reading homework questions. Please see my complete set of quizzes for this novel, my free House of the Scorpion
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This is a PowerPoint I created on the French Revolution for my high school World History students. It includes causes of the French Revolution, the Enlightenment, connection to the American Revolution, etc. Depending on questions, class discussion,
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This is a powerpoint presentation I created for my high school World History students. It covers Imperialism in the 18th and 19th centuries, including its causes and effects. Includes the partition of Africa, the Muslim World, the Ottoman Empire,
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This is a powerpoint presentation I created for my high school World History students for our unit on Nationalism. It discusses types of nationalism, reforms in Europe, Germany and Bismarck, and Italy. Includes maps, photos, political cartoons, etc.
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This is the Teacher's Version I created for the first two chapters of The House of the Scorpion. My students took Cornell Notes as they read, which consist of short key points in the left hand column, longer reading notes in the right hand column,
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This is a final project I created for my high school World History students after our Age of Imperialism unit. It asks students to choose (or be assigned) a country that was either a colonizer or a colony during the Age of Imperialism. Students will
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This a presentation of the Exploration unit from my World History II high school course. It includes images, maps, and video links. It covers Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas during the 1400s and 1500s.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught English, Social Studies, History, and Humanities in several schools in North Carolina and New York City. I have taught High School and Middle School. I currently teach Upper School History in Greensboro, NC.

MY TEACHING STYLE

In my History classroom, I bring in art and literature as much as possible. Interdisciplinary studies is my specialty. I want my kids learning history to understand how it relates to them and their lives. In my English classroom, I teach literature, writing, grammar, and vocabulary separately and deliberately. We move back and forth between these subjects so that students can see how they are integrated. I try to teach recent, high-interest books that will keep the kids itching to read ahead, so that they don't feel bogged down in language and comprehension. My goal is to scaffold and teach specific skills that will translate to high school and college, without overwhelming students who don't consider themselves readers or writers. I bring history and art into my classroom as possible, so we can connect texts to the world and explore our creativity at the same time!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Davidson College: B.A. in English - Agnes Scott College: graduate work in English Education - Columbia University, Teachers College: M.A. in English Education

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I recently became the mother of beautiful identical twin boys. So much for spare time!

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