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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
Quick 30-40 minute activity for the Progressive Era. A set of readings and a graphic organizer on some of the leading “muckrakers,” along with a primary source excerpt from Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle—a big hit with the high school set. Answer key
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Minilessons
$3.00
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
This Central American and the Caribbean powerpoint covers the physical geography, climates, people, cultures, economies, and environmental and political problems of Central America and the Caribbean. A guided notes sheet and answer key are also
Subjects:
Geography, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
36
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
Feminism / Women's Rights movement of the 1950s-70s. Thirteen primary source documents (text and photographs) with guiding questions, leading up to a DBQ prompt that can be completed in-class or at home. An answer key for the guided questions is
Subjects:
Women's Studies, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
DBQs, Assessment, Homework
$4.00
21
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
China's One-Child Policy and updates! This short reading gives a great overview of the causes and effects of China's one-child policy and the nation's reasons for loosening these restrictions. It covers China's gender imbalance, growing aging
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
$3.00
23
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
Interactive U.S. Westward Expansion lesson! This lesson has students decide if the American West during Manifest Destiny expansion was a place of opportunity or oppression for different groups, including homesteaders, cowboys, women, African
Subjects:
Native Americans, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, DBQs
$5.00
22
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
Covers laissez-faire, Social Darwinism, and Andrew Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth. In this mini-DBQ, students can work independently or in small groups to read and analyze excerpts from Adam Smith on laissez-faire economics, Herbert Spencer on Social
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, DBQs, Homework
$2.00
21
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
One day on Gilded Age industrialization, robber barons / captains of industry, and the rise of labor unions! This lesson opens with students reading and answering questions about an article about fast food workers going on strike for a higher
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Graphic Organizers, Activities
$5.00
18
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey in one handout! This download includes two versions of a handout that is suitable for an in-class activity or as homework. One version of the handout includes basic secondary-source biography
Subjects:
Civics, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Homework
$4.00
18
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
This Civil Rights Movement DBQ includes eight primary source documents (text and photographs) with guided questions, leading up to a DBQ prompt that can be completed in-class or at home. This also includes an answer key for the short questions and a
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, DBQs
$4.00
13
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
All about the Populist Party and the Election of 1896! This lesson uses primary and secondary sources to cover the problems American farmers faced in the late 1800s, the rise of the Populist Party, and the election of 1896, when William Jennings
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Graphic Organizers, Activities
$5.00
12
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
Andrew Carnegie & John Rockefeller--Robber Barons or Captains of Industry? In this lesson, students analyze primary and secondary sources to determine if wealthy industrialists Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller were “robber
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning, Activities
$5.00
6
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
Cold War Containment political cartoons and sources: covers containment, the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and NATO through short primary sources and political cartoons. Includes four documents, four cartoons, analytical questions, and an
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$3.00
9
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
Explain the conflict in Sudan to students! In this lesson, students will learn about the causes of conflict in Sudan, leading to the creation of South Sudan and the ongoing fighting both there and in Darfur. After completing the reading (whole
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Activities, Handouts
$4.00
10
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
U.S. Imperialism in one page! A quick introduction to the reasons behind U.S. imperialism, along with an excerpt from Alfred T. Mahan's famous work on the U.S. Navy. A great homework assignment or quick text-based introduction to U.S. imperialism.
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$2.00
16
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
U.S. Imperialism--what were the motives? In this lesson, students first look at examples and nonexamples of imperialism to ensure that they understand the concept. Next, they analyze primary sources to construct an understanding of why the U.S.
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Activities
$5.00
6
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
Covers U.S. imperialism foreign policy including the Open Door Policy, the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, Taft's Dollar Diplomacy, Wilson's Moral Diplomacy, and FDR's Good Neighbor policy. This fun, interactive lesson can be done as a
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, DBQs
$5.00
4
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
Developed versus Developing Nations - what's the difference? This powerpoint defines the terms developed nation and developing nation, and then explains different factors that can be used to determine a nation's status, including infant mortality
Subjects:
Geography, Economics , World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
10
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
Covers impact of westward expansion on Native American people--includes documents covering the decline of the buffalo, the Dawes Act, and boarding schools. Answer key and rubric included!
Subjects:
Native Americans, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, DBQs
$3.00
8
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
This lesson covers immigration in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1880s-1920s. Students will analyze primary and secondary sources to determine the push and pull factors that led immigrants to come to the U.S. by the millions in the
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Activities
$5.00
6
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
World Religions powerpoint that covers the five most common religions, both monotheistic and polytheistic--Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. This powerpoint covers each religion's key beliefs, founders, sacred texts, places of
Subjects:
Geography, Religion, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
4
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught U.S. History, A.P. U.S. History, World History, middle school geography, and a few U.S. History and American Studies courses at the college level. I've also worked professional development coordinator and content creator for universities and online programs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Interactive and student-centered. I work with the technology given to me, so most of my lessons are no-frills--made in Word, Powerpoint, or using Smartboard technology. The majority of my experience has been in low-income, high-risk schools with struggling students, so my lessons are primarily for on-level students with limited resources. They have worked for me, so hopefully they will work for you too!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Full-time teacher and wife, with several semesters of perfect attendance (although not all!).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A., Wheelock College M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love teaching, history, my husband and family, and being outdoors!

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