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An excellent way to learn more in depth information about South America! Students will plan their own adventure around the continent by researching what they are interested in. Included: -Project instructions with rough draft (6 pages) -List of
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Students everywhere have memorized the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution (Thanks, School House Rock!) However, do they know what it really means? Group your students up and divide up the sections of the Preamble to put them into language that
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Students select an editorial cartoon of their choice and analyze it. Analysis asks for symbolism, exaggeration, and opinions of both the cartoonist and the student. Rubric is built right into the assignment to make correcting efficient!
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The Panama Canal is a critical part of the Western Hemisphere and the world economy. Students will create a RAFT writing assignment about a topic connected to the Panama Canal. Included: Instructions (1 page) Teacher record sheet (who is doing
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This is the culminating project at the end of a Lewis and Clark unit. Students create a 3-D object and a paragraph explaining how it relates to Lewis and Clark.
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Andrew Jackson.... a man you couldn't ignore. Students will take a stance on Jackson as a person and as a president through a position paper. They will first determine if his characteristics are considered good or bad by separating them in a chart
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During the Civil War, soldiers and their loved ones communicated through letters. Many of these letters have been preserved and give us a true glimpse into the lives of those involved in the war effort. Students will read a letter or diary entry
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As a culmination of a Civil War unit, students create a board game to show their content knowledge. They also can spend a class playing their board games in preparation of the unit test. Included: Instructions (1 page) Group Evaluation (1
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Every January, our president gives a speech about the nation’s goals for the year. Students choose an issue he discusses, explain his solutions, and create their own ideas of how to fix the problem.
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Here is an easy way to grade daily journals for Social Studies class! This is a 2-sided document that has 4 of the same rubric. Depending on the frequency of your grading, one paper could cover an entire quarter or semester!
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To connect current events to Central America, students will find a news article about a nation in Central America to summarize.
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Help students see and understand everything that is happening during the period of Westward Expansion in this easy to understand chart. This could also be used as a beginning point for further research.
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Let students become the experts on our presidents! Group students to research one of our first five presidents. They will complete a sheet of that administration's highlights by answering what the event was and why it was important. They will
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Do you need students to FEEL like the colonists while learning about the causes of the American Revolution? Before discussing the causes, introduce this fake new school board policy to charge fees to the students. This is formatted to fit on
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Students will take a strong stance in paragraph form on whether Puerto Rico should become the 51st state. Included: Paragraph Instructions (1 page) Rubric (1 page)
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To connect current events to Canada, students will find a news article about Canada to summarize.
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This is a great way to have an in-depth research project on Native Americans. Students are in groups of 2 or 3 to research about one tribe to create one book. For the groans you will get with a group project, the majority of this is graded
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This is a great resource when studying the Revolutionary War! All of the major events are listed in one place to help understand the sequence of the American Revolution. This timeline is 2 pages long.
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This is a very helpful resource when studying the Civil War! This download is 3 pages of a timeline with a chart showing the two sides in this war.
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This download includes 4 great timeline resources for teaching the following topics: -American Revolution (2 pages) -Lewis & Clark Expedition (2 pages) -Westward Expansion (1 page) -U.S. Civil War (3 pages)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After a year of subbing, I have spent 12 years teaching 7th and 8th grade Social Studies. I teach U.S. History and Western Hemisphere.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am not the biggest fan of the textbook. I like projects, student-centered learning, making connections with current events. I don't like assigning (or grading!) busy work. I am very organized and structured.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Nothing on paper officially, but I am the teacher that students say they learn the most from in my grade level. I wear it with honor!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors Degree from UW Oshkosh and Masters Degree from Viterbo University.

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My first love is teaching. I can't imagine doing anything else for a job!

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