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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, Fun Stuff, Webquests
$3.95
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By Gail Hennessey
With the 2020 election coming, you may find this resource of interest to use with your students.Updated to include the Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris.Teaching citizenship?Students will learn about the election
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
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. There are many
Subjects:
U.S. History, Gifted and Talented, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$4.35
76
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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
$3.95
37
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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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.85
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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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Webquests, Cultural Activities
$4.25
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By Gail Hennessey
The country of Russia has been in the news a lot recently. This would be a great opportunity to introduce students to the country of Russia with this web quest! Lots of extension activities and resource links. key is included. The webquest can be
Subjects:
Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$3.65
52
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By Gail Hennessey
Made a Zip drive which contains a student version without the teacher page, extensions and the key.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
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Geography, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Webquests
$4.00
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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, Fun Stuff, Webquests
$4.45
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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, Fun Stuff, Bibliographies
$3.95
38
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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies, Scripts
$3.75
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By Gail Hennessey
Today, a person who is very tight with money, is often called a scrooge, after, the main character in A Christmas Carol. Did you know that several other words and phrases were coined by Charles Dickens?Words such as abuzz, flummox, the creeps,round
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bibliographies, Webquests
$3.85
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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:
Computer Science - Technology, Geography, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Webquests
$3.95
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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.A recent survey found that many young people(and adults for that matter) can't seem to determine
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$4.00
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By Gail Hennessey
President Andrew Johnson had a pet white mouse. President William McKinley had a pet parrot who was trained to whistle, "Yankee Doodle". President James Garfield was the first president to be left- handed AND could write with both hands(and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Presidents' Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies, Webquests
$3.85
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By Gail Hennessey
What is this event in the USA called an "Inauguration"? Taking the oath of office, a big parade and evening balls, Inauguration Day is a very busy day for the incoming President! There are 12 web questions, a Did You Know? section, comprehension
Subjects:
U.S. History, Presidents' Day, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Webquests
$4.45
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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
$3.95
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By Gail Hennessey
This informative webquest on PUMPKIN would be great for LA classes,a fall activity, or for a substitute lesson! There are 10 web questions, comprehension questions and 11 extension activities/links.Perhaps, these other l resources may be of
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Webquests
$3.60
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By Gail Hennessey
Studying the Age of Exploration? This fun and informative webquest will be a great resource to use with your students(grades 4-8)There are 14 questions and lots of extension activities and links. There are also comprehension questions to use after
Subjects:
European History, World History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$4.25
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By Gail Hennessey
Using Primary Sources in the Classroom. A DBQ activity uses primary sources. Sources can include diaries,posters, music, news articles from the time, anything written by those who participated in or witnessed an event in history. Students review the
Subjects:
U.S. History, World History, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, DBQs, Webquests
$3.75
24
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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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