Elaine Morrison Schwartz
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As geographic awareness of our students declines, I've learned if I instill the thirteen colonies' regional characteristics it enables students to understand that at first the environment shapes the settlers, then eventually the settlers shape the
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The file contains a grading rubric which will help you evaulate DBQ essays quickly and helps students analyze their own work. The rubric is color coded; students used the color coding of the rubric to highlight the sections of their essays that
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Ten crucial steps of the Korean War with picture clues. Print, cut apart a set for each student or each pair of students. Students order the events using class notes and/or textbooks. Summarize with a teacher check. Then glue down in order for
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"October Sky" is a fun-to-watch Space Race movie students thoroughly enjoy. For today's entitled generation to watch the Rocket Boys, who all save one come from extremely disadvantaged backgrounds, strive for ways out of their circumstances imprints
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Using primary documentation, Cesar Chavez's actions to reduce illegal immigration are detailed, because illegal immigration undermined efforts to help migrant farmworkers gain better pay and better working conditions. Recently a buyer questioned the
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On the left side of the chart are the main grievances Jefferson listed against the king. On the right side are how those grievances are answered in either the Constitution or Bill of Rights. Either lecture with the whole chart or eliminate the
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Included are 32 different World War I propaganda posters covering the propaganda techniques of name calling, demonizing the enemy, bandwagon, testimonial, flag waving, and others. As the day's hook, I have this scrolling as students enter the room,
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The Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum is considered by many as an allegory for the Populist era. This Word Doc has a character Word Bank and the major characters from the book and movie. Note: Inform students the ruby red slippers of Hollywood are actually
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Good writing is like painting--two-thirds preparation, one-third painting or writing. This is a formula to help students devise a sound thesis and support with three main ideas and topic sentences with at least three pieces of evidence for each
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May be used as a sorting game or as direct lecture notes, as a transparency or inserted into a Powerpoint. T-chart has strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, plus the arguments for and arguments against.
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A pretzel is used to illustrate the interconnectedness yet separation of the three branches of government. This image can easily be inserted into a Powerpoint lecture. The uniqueness of the visual aids retention of the separation of powers. Though
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This is a graphic flow chart illustrating the historical process of limited and representative government from the Magna Carta to the English Bill of Rights. It can be saved into a lecture Powerpoint or made into a transparency.
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The file contains a grading rubric for free responses which will help you evaulate essays quickly and helps students analyze their own work. The rubric is color coded; students used the color coding of the rubric to highlight the sections of their
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A simple T-chart that can be used as a transparency or imported into a PowerPoint contrasting the pros and cons on imperialism beginning with the Spanish-American War.
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A highly visual file, appropriate for transparency or PowerPoint, illustrating and detailing Reaganomics.
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Useful to interject into your Cold War PowerPoint or as a lecture transparency. Delineates the key points and responsibilities of 1) the General Assembly, 2) the Security Counsel, 3) the International Court of Justice, 4) the Secretariate, 5) WHO,
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Two of the most powerful fifties Civil Rights movies that students love to watch are "The Road to Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story" and "The Long Walk Home." Rev. Vernon Johns preceded MLK at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and because the
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The EPA is under fire currently for broad expansion of powers by an unregulated bureaucracy, but the DVD "A Civil Action" shows how one individual can make a difference in terms of protecting humans and the environment, but not without great
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This chart details the Principles of Democracy and where they are found in the Constitution. This file can be easily inserted into a lecture Powerpoint or printed as a transparency. The second and third columns (Description and Location) can be
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A colorful timeline showing the cause/effect of U.S. involvement in the Middle East since the creation of the Israel state.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

All levels of high school U.S. History including Advanced Placement and Dual Credit U.S. History. Also college History 1301 and History 1302.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Interactively eclectic, modality rich, tailored to the student's level of receptivity (zone of proximal development).

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Gilder-Lehrman Preserve America History Teacher of the Year (Texas 2005) Texas Counsel for the Social Studies High School Teacher of the Year (2005)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BAT - Sam Houston State University MED - University of Houston ABD EdD - Texas A&M University MA American History - almost complete; American Military University

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