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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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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
9 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
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5 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
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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
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3 ratings
3.8
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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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2 ratings
3.7
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This assignment starts with a list of popular peace quotes. Also included are a number of quotes created by schools, maybe for some kind of contest. Another teacher I worked with compiled the list, but I took it and created an analysis worksheet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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This assignment seems like a simple editing project on the surface, but it's really a lot more important than that. Students look at current newspapers, websites, or TV news, and then decide what stories deserve to be the news. The download
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Journalism
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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Do you know where the bubbler is? Do you know which city many locals call Cream City? Well, if you're from Milwaukee, like me, you'd know about both of these terms. What local terms does your town use? Do we still have as many local words as in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World Language
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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This post-reading assignment was more meaningful to students than a multiple-choice test or an essay about character or theme. That's because it provides 10 options for letters students can write to real or fictional characters. Included is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Cultural Activities
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The basic idea is that your middle, high school, or college students are going to retell a classic work of literature that can be read by little kids. They have to research, think about audience, use images, and summarize in a way that is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Activities, Cultural Activities
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Your students are future employees and employers. They will need to understand what it's like to have a disability, but they also should consider what it's like to have to hire someone with a disability. This assignment allows students to use real
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Business
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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This assignment has several options, but the point is for students to consider the changes they are willing to make in order to make the world a better place. The story I used with this assignment was Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, but any
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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If you want to use some American Indian / Native American literature in your middle school classroom, then this lesson is fairly simple to incorporate. It has students take lessons learned in “The Medicine Bag” by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve and
Subjects:
Native Americans, Short Stories, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cultural Activities
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When I started the nature unit one year, students told me they were sick of hearing about reducing, reusing, and recycling from a bunch of teachers and administrators who drove SUVs and didn't have recycling bins in classrooms. The next year, I was
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Earth Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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Design a brochure for a week-long vacation in the Ozarks. 60-points. 10 points per page. Students can use Powerpoint or Google Slides, or have the students design it old-school. Students could have some fun with the Hillbillie/Backwoods
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
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This assignment was created to be used along with a story/article called "Kilimanjaro!" that was in a book of non-fiction. However, I can't seem to find the story (from 1957) or the anthology. Good news is that it doesn't really matter, since the
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, 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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