Gail Hennessey

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By Gail Hennessey
Women’s History month is celebrated each March. It was President Jimmy Carter who was the first president to establish the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week back in 1980. In 1986, this was made into Women History Month. In 2022, the
Subjects:
U.S. History, Gifted and Talented, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$4.35
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By Gail Hennessey
Updated to show that the 46th President of the United States is Joe Biden.Teaching citizenship?Students will learn about the election process including requirements to run for office, requirements to vote, the Succession Act, the Electoral College
Subjects:
Elections - Voting, Government, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$4.35
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By Gail Hennessey
The first in my series, Everything Has a History. Why not show your students that even candy has a history with this fun/informative web quest! Learn facts including marshmallows date back to 2000 BC and King Tut's Tomb contained licorice. I also
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Valentine's Day, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
$4.25
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By Gail Hennessey
If you'd like a student version, just email me and I will send it to you. :-)St. Patrick's Day is coming-a wonderful opportunity to introduce your students to the country of Ireland. Did you know that Ireland is called the Emerald Island because of
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Geography, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
$4.50
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By Gail Hennessey
NOTE: April Fools' Day and April Fool's Day are both used but sources say April Fools' Day is more correct to use.Great Activity to Introduce students to REAL vs. FAKE News Identification!Check out my Resource on Digital Critical Thinking(Is that
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.75
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By Gail Hennessey
With Russia in the news, introduce students to the country of Russia with this webquest.You may find these resources of interest: Countries in Focus:1. Switzerland: Did you know that a Swiss man named Bertrand Piccard was the first person to
Subjects:
Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$3.85
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By Gail Hennessey
Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about the Black Death, a disease that killed almost 1/2 the population of Europe in its worst outbreak(1347-1351). The fun/informative play uses the format of Simon, a victim of the Black Death,
Subjects:
Reading, Middle Ages, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts
$4.35
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By Gail Hennessey
Learn lots of fun facts about mummies and specifically the discovery of King Tut's tomb with this play based on the To Tell the Truth Game Show Format. To Tell the Truth was a popular television show which has returned with host Anthony Anderson(of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Drama, Halloween
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies
$4.00
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By Gail Hennessey
Covering ancient people of the world? This product covers an introduction to the Phoenicians and their contributions to the world. Did you know that the Phoenicians were the first known sea traders or that they invented an alphabet that was passed
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities
$4.15
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By Gail Hennessey
Considered to be the greatest writer of the English language, learn about William Shakespeare with this fun/informative play. Shakespeare introduced about 3000 words to the English language . It is said that next to the Bible, his works are the
Subjects:
Reading, World History, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies, Scripts
$4.35
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By Gail Hennessey
Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about Marco Polo. Marco Polo helped to start the Age of Discovery with his book on his adventures to China. The fun/informative play uses the format of Marco Polo being a guest on a talk show
Subjects:
World History, Middle Ages, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies, Scripts
$4.25
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By Gail Hennessey
Learn about Earth Day and our planet Earth, with this informative web quest! Although this resource could be used for Earth Day, it really could be used throughout the year. NOTE: Added a student version without the teacher pages and key. (Readings
Subjects:
Astronomy, Earth Day, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Webquests, Activities, Internet Activities
$4.50
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By Gail Hennessey
The term FAKE News seems to be used a lot these days! April Fool's Day is a great opportunity to begin a discussion with students on FAKE and REAL news.I have a student version....just send me a note and I'd be happy to send it along.A recent
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Activities, Internet Activities
$4.25
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By Gail Hennessey
Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about Bessie Coleman. Bessie was the first African American female pilot in the U.S. A. AND the first AMERICAN to receive an international pilot's license! Great for Black History Month in
Subjects:
Black History Month, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies, Scripts
$3.75
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By Gail Hennessey
American Revolution/ Revolutionary War: Studying the 13 Colonies/Colonial Times? This resource would work great for such a unit of study. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee's Reader's Theater Scripts, I really had fun developing this play about the Culper
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies, Scripts
$4.35
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By Gail Hennessey
Whenever different cultures meet, ideas are exchanged. Did you know that skiing was started by the people of Norway? Did you know that the kite and fireworks were invented by the people of China? The idea of Trial by Jury and the idea of Democracy
Subjects:
Library Skills, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Webquests, Cultural Activities
$4.50
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By Gail Hennessey
Geographical web quest which introduces kids to the continent of Antarctica. There are 10 web quests(with lots of information in the questions), 14 Did You Know? facts, comprehension questions(including several "thought question"), a teacher page
Subjects:
Geography, Informational Text, Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Webquests, Activities
$4.35
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By Gail Hennessey
Leif Eriksson Day is October 9th. * There are different spellings for his name.Studying the Vikings? Looking for a Reader's Theater Script in Social Studies? Check out this script on the Vikings and Leif Ericsson and his father, Erik the Red.Part of
Subjects:
Reading, World History, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies, Scripts
$4.35
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By Gail Hennessey
With 15 informational web questions, this resource is just the thing to use as a learning tool about the holiday of Halloween. Bats, Owls, spiders, pumpkins, the human skeleton, the origin of Halloween, superstitions, and famous stories in
Subjects:
Instructional Technology, Halloween, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Webquests
$4.35
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By Gail Hennessey
In 1923, English mountaineer George Mallory was asked,”Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?” HIs response, “Because it’s there.” Thousands has been trying to summit the world’s highest mountain peak since this time. Learn about Mt. Everest, Nepal
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Geography, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Webquests, Lesson
$4.00
21
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught for 33 1/2 years, teaching 6th grade for all but one year in K and 5th grade. I retired in 2006. I earned my BA in early secondary social studies education at Binghamton University. I worked from 2006-2012 as an adjunct professor at SUNY Cortland supervising student teachers in the history department.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Follow my blog for teachers: http://gailsglimmerings.blogspot.com/ Check out my web quest for teachers/kids: http://www.gailhennessey.com My website has lots of geography activities, short reads, career surveys, factoids on different topics, news,bell ringers and more.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In 1988, I was awarded the Elementary Social Studies Classroom Teacher of the Year Award from the New York State Council for the Social Studies. Additionally, in 1988, I was also awarded the Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award by the National Council for the Social Studies. I was selected as Outstanding Alumni by SUNY Oneonta in 1988 and Outstanding Alumni ,MST Program,Binghamton University,1980.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA Oneonta (Concentration Social Studies K-9th grades) Graduate Studies: SUNY Cortland (Concentration Social Studies 9th-12 grade) MST Social Studies Binghamton University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been writing professionally for over 30 years and am the author of over 35 books for teachers and young people. My latest book were published 2020 by Red Chair Press(Mrs. Paddington and the Silver MousetrapsAnd Fashion Rule!(clothing rules in Middle Ages)..My articles have appeared in Scholastic publications(Middle Years, Instructor, Super Science, Science World, Junior Scholastic and Scholastic News online). Additionally, I have written for National Geographic Kids, Times for Kids, Cobblestone, Faces, Dig, Calliope, Ask, Faces, Studies Weekly, Glo Adventurer, Action Magazine, Ranger Rick, Highlights for Children, Boys' Life,Jack and Jill and other publications. My Purple Turtle stories are published by Aadarsh Publishing. Purpleturtle.com Check out my blog: Gailsglimmerings.blogspot.com

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