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This is a websearch that has students using real research to answer questions about Arthur Miller and McCarthyism. The original assignment used various sites, but it's been changed to Wikipedia because the other links are all broken. 17 questions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
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Whether you're teaching newswriting, media studies, social studies, or creative writing, having students create an intelligent news report is a challenge. I found a method that worked for a number of students, and that was to create a simple outline
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World Language
Grades:
5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
$2.99
6 ratings
4.0
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A simple collection of quotes that students rank as their own view of the American Dream. Perfect for starting out a unit on the American Dream, either in English or in history. 10 quotes. Good for discussion, though each student should fill one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Presidents' Day, Social Studies - History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$0.99
10 ratings
3.9
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Students might tell you that a lot of their teachers want to discus differences in gender roles, but this worksheet will still make them think, and you sometimes have to talk about it, especially as those roles change in society and the stories
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Family Consumer Sciences, Women's History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Cultural Activities
$0.99
5 ratings
3.9
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As an English teacher, I liked to believe the literature I used and the way I taught it allowed students to experience philosophy, at least to a small degree. This assignment takes their understanding and questioning further than any other I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Religion
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cultural Activities
$2.99
6 ratings
3.6
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I only fully taught Hoop Dreams one time while teaching. I had used it as a substitute in Milwaukee Public Schools (if I did not receive lesson plans for the day). I knew the movie was special because it was a documentary that kept kids' attention
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$1.49
6 ratings
3.9
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Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut proposes an alternate future that is disturbing. However, it also provides a way to discuss public policies and students' opinions about those policies. This download asks students to respond to 15 scenarios
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$2.49
5 ratings
3.9
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If you are reading Ta-Na-E-Ka by Mary Whitebird, use this 15-question, multiple-choice test to make sure students are following along. See if you can find a copy of the story online (several pdfs were available in 2015). Whether you're teaching
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Cultural Activities
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3 ratings
4.0
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Before or after you teach a unit that focuses on the American Dream, this is a must. Some version of this assignment. Mine or yours. Collage or just words. This one includes an original poem that I wrote along with the students, though the collage
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World Language
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cultural Activities
$0.99
3 ratings
3.8
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If you think that Americans can take the whole American Dream thing a little too far, here's a fun group work activity for you. Students will create a satire of one aspect of the American Dream and then create a commercial for a product that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Character Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$1.99
3 ratings
4.0
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Poem by Robert Frost. 8-question analysis best used as a group assignment. Easy discussion. Short answers. Poem available here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177009
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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1 rating
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Go ahead and ask your students if they know the name Horatio Alger. They won't. Now ask if they know Andrew Carnegie. They will. Alger's stories were very popular in the mid 19th century. We tend to still appreciate rags to riches stories and root
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
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1 rating
4.0
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Just like the video I watched many years ago that was supposed to expose the huge secret of Shakespeare's true identity, this assignment sounds a little more exciting than the reality. Not to say it isn't cool. Just not life-changing. You get
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Cultural Activities, Interactive Notebooks
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2 ratings
2.9
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Whether you're teaching The Crucible, early American history, or even Monty Python and The Holy Grail, this assignment will help students to better understand the historical context. Well,not so much Monty Python. 15 questions with over 20 answers
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Webquests, Cultural Activities
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1 rating
4.0
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All of the paper options I've used for A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. You can use half, all, reformat, or leave it as is. At least 15 different paper options from two different years, with both characters and themes represented.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Novel Study, Cultural Activities
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1 rating
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Since I loved teaching Gattaca, the research in this download was a labor of love: 16 articles at least partially related to Gattaca. Some of the articles are full-text on a Google Document with interesting facts highlighted so you don't have to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
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Whether you're teaching about To Kill a Mockingbird, the 1930s, or racism, this is an essential websearch that will engage students from the very start. Paired with the 1930s Magazine Assignment Educabana has on this site or used alone, this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Geography (University)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Webquests, Cultural Activities
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When I was doing some online research before I taught a unit on The Giver, I realized that there were around 10 different categories of perfection, or Utopian views, that seemed to play a role in what I was researching. When we teach Brave New
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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I took one of my classes in to meet the foreign exchange students one time. I was told by the World Languages teacher to make sure the students were prepared to ask some questions or else the conversations would go nowhere. So, I took some time to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World Language
Grades:
5th, 7th, 9th, 11th
Types:
Research, Handouts, Cultural Activities
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3.7
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Our thematic unit of Old vs New needed a good introductory activity, so I video taped a Leave it to Beaver episode (clips) and played it along with a new show. 10-section worksheet can be group work. 40 points total. I don't think showing a newer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Twelve years teaching in a suburban district near Milwaukee.
Check out my own creative writing here My wife taught four years, as well. She taught more of the Advanced classes and less of the creative ones.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Use of technology in the classroom when useful. Taught several classes completely online. Emphasis on Cultural Literacy and background knowledge in order to understand literature and how to write, but also to connect with other classes. My wife was the typical martyr teacher who planned until 7pm on a Friday for the next week. Her lessons are organized and usable out of the box, whereas a teacher might have to step outside the box to see how cool my lessons can be.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My honor was to have students published in my creative writing classes, students who otherwise disliked school or English class to succeed, and for students to tell me today that they remember lessons from over a decade ago. Many of the honors and awards from my past will do little to shape my future, but the fact that people like you are purchasing and using some of these lessons that took me hours upon hours of my own time to create is a great honor. Some of these units were important in the lives of students I was able to reach, and there's magic in a few of the assignments. I just hope that these downloads being here for you can make your life a little easier.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

ME-- *French Immersion School - Milwaukee Public Schools ---*UW-Milwaukee - English Major, French Minor, Urban Planning Certificate ---*UW-Eau Claire - Teaching certification in MAT program WIFE -- Brookfield Academy ---UW-Eau Claire - Journalism ---Carroll College - English Teaching Cert.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

If you are looking to get some more free lessons, meet other educators, and find work as a tutor, check out my main page at Educabana I also build websites as Passive Ninja and LutherNet. LutherNet.org My wife and I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with our two kids, and you can read more about our survival at Satisfamily

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