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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
$3.35
83 ratings
3.9
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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
$3.85
56 ratings
4.0
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By Gail Hennessey
Ancient Mesopotamia! Mesopotamia, means “Land between Two Rivers”.This area is called the cradle of civilization and is where archaeologists have found the remains of the oldest historic people(dating back around 3000BC)People called the Sumerians,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Webquests
$4.00
58 ratings
3.9
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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 10 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
$3.85
52 ratings
3.9
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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
$3.50
43 ratings
3.9
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By Gail Hennessey
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 its green fertile lands? Did you know that the Celtic knot is a very famous
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Geography, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Webquests
$3.85
46 ratings
4.0
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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
55 ratings
4.0
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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
$3.75
27 ratings
4.0
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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
$3.65
33 ratings
3.9
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By Gail Hennessey
Learn about the history of the olympic games which began in ancient Greece, both past and present with this informative webquest. There are 10 questions as well a number of fun facts. Extension activities are also included(and the key).The webquest
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$3.75
29 ratings
3.9
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By Gail Hennessey
Teaching citizenship?Students will learn about the election process including requirements to run for office, requirements to vote, the Succession Act, the Electoral College and more. There are 12 web questions, a Did You Know? fact section and
Subjects:
Elections - Voting, Government, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$3.85
36 ratings
3.9
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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
$3.50
22 ratings
3.9
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By Gail Hennessey
Covering ancient Egypt? I taught ancient Egypt for 32 years and would love to share some my notes, activities and resources I used with my students. There is also a 9 question webquest.Gail HennesseyGail's Website for Teachers/KidsNOTE: I offer a
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Fun Stuff, Webquests
$4.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By Gail Hennessey
Can you name some famous African Americans who contributed to our country in arts,music, civil rights, sports, literature, politics,science and technology? There are 13 web questions, a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions, a teacher page
Subjects:
U.S. History, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$3.75
24 ratings
3.9
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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
25 ratings
4.0
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By Gail Hennessey
I loved teaching about the Middle Ages and would like to offer teachers my notes, activities and resources that I found of value when I taught the subject.Perhaps, these additional resources might be of interest:1. Want a fun activity to review
Subjects:
European History, World History, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.75
21 ratings
4.0
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By Gail Hennessey
With 12 informational web questions, this resource is just the thing to use as a learning tool about the holiday of Halloween. Bats, Owls, pumpkins, the human skeleton, the origin of Halloween, superstitions, and famous stories in literature, are
Subjects:
Instructional Technology, Halloween, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Webquests
$4.00
17 ratings
4.0
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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,
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Geography, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Webquests
$3.50
17 ratings
3.9
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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
$3.65
18 ratings
4.0
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By Gail Hennessey
Did you know that enough dirt was used to create the Great Wall of China to circle the earth with an 8 ft. high wall? Did you know that ice cream was probably first invented by the Chinese(frozen milk/rice)? Did you know that the yo-yo was invented
Subjects:
Geography, Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Internet Activities
$4.00
26 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.37 MB)
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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 for teachers: http://www.gailhennessey.com-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 25 years and am the author of 34 books for teachers and young people. My latest book of biographical plays will be published in the fall of 2015,by Social Studies School Service.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 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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