Gail Hennessey

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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
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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,
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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
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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 FREEBIE on Digital Critical Thinking(Is
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Hennessey Gail's Website for Teachers/Kids NOTE: I offer
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There are lots of holidays and NOVEMBER 4th is KING TUT Day, a day which celebrates the discovery of the tomb by Howard Carter back on November 4, 1922. Learn lots of fun facts about mummies and specifically the discovery of King Tut's tomb with
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Want to introduce your students to different countries of the world? My Country in Focus series, highlights a country with a web quest, some fun facts and some extension activities. The second in the series is India.India is a country in Asia. After
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Updated: 6/2017 I added two additional web questions and another factoid. Download the most recent version. In 1923, English mountaineer George Mallory was asked,”Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?” HIs response, “Because it’s there.”
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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
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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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