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By Gunga Peas Books
Kiesha doesn't understand what is happening to her family. Papa hides behind the newspaper at dinner time. Her big brother Derrick is grumpy and gets into trouble all the time. And Mama just seems unhappy. If not for her precious library books,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Workbooks, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RF.3.4a, RF.3.4c
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (1.69 MB)
By Gunga Peas Books
This lesson plan includes a bundle of materials for an English Language Arts lesson that uses literature to teach empathy. It includes a lesson plan with background information and a link to a reading that will give the teacher some context. It
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4
$7.97
$6.00
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By Gunga Peas Books
This lesson plan includes a bundle of materials for an English Language Arts lesson that uses literature to teach empathy. There are three resources that are designed to be used together. This one includes the actual story which is listed as student
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4
$3.99
Digital Download PDF (0.28 MB)
By Gunga Peas Books
Tamika lives in an island paradise where the sun warms her face and the ocean waves tickle her toes. She should be very happy, but she is not, and it is all because of her hair. All the other girls have shiny, silky hair that slides over their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.10, W.4.1b
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (0.24 MB)
By Gunga Peas Books
Before the sun has even begun to rise in the sky, the beating of African drums can be heard all throughout the colonial city of Havana. Children and adults alike feel the excitement building as the sights and sounds of many people moving about in
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, World History
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Activities, Workbooks
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4, RH.6-8.8
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (16.41 MB)
By Gunga Peas Books
"When the sun rises in the sky it does so at the bidding of the Story Teller. All my people gather around to hear the ancient tales and welcome the life-giving sun. But when the Story Teller begins to weaken and her words falter our people see that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Homeschool Curricula, Workbooks
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (0.27 MB)
By Gunga Peas Books
This lesson plan includes a bundle of materials for an English Language Arts lesson that uses literature to teach empathy. There are three resources that are designed to be used together. This one includes the following student handouts:Thinking
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4
$1.99
Digital Download PDF (0.14 MB)
By Gunga Peas Books
This lesson plan includes a bundle of materials for an English Language Arts lesson that uses literature to teach empathy. It includes a lesson plan (included here) with background information and a link to a reading that will give the teacher some
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4
$1.99
Digital Download PDF (0.22 MB)
By Gunga Peas Books
When Christopher Columbus sailed into the Caribbean Sea, he and his fellow explorers were looking for gold. Little did they know the sugar crops they planted would change the Americas forever. This workbook can be used as part of a U.S. History,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, African History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Workbooks
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.10, WHST.6-8.2
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (2.23 MB)
By Gunga Peas Books
When the British attacked the Spanish-held island of Jamaica in 1655, the Spanish plantation owners turned their weapons over to their enslaved workers and fled the island. The slaves also ran from the plantations and the brutality they had endured
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Independent Work Packet
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (0.71 MB)
By Gunga Peas Books
9th graders have unique needs. They are navigating that transition from a very supported middle-school experience to one where they are expected to take ownership of their own learning. I have compiled this guide after years of sharing this
Subjects:
Study Skills, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
For Parents, Handouts
CCSS:
RH.9-10.10
FREE
Digital Download PDF (2.37 MB)
By Gunga Peas Books
This free resource includes an outline for an argumentative research paper and a research paper refresher for each component of the outline. It is a handy resource for students to have as they begin to work on their research papers. It is meant as a
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts
CCSS:
WHST.9-10.4, WHST.9-10.10
FREE
Digital Download PDF (1.18 MB)
By Gunga Peas Books
Christopher Columbus made four voyages to the "New World." This handy timeline give bits of information about his progress but is short and convenient for quick referrals. Great for teachers and students.Dr. Jacqueline Grant is a historian with a
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), U.S. History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
FREE
5
Digital Download PDF (0.88 MB)
By Gunga Peas Books
On his first voyage to the "New World" Christopher Columbus visited Cuba. Starting in 1492 with Columbus' visit and ending in 1902 when the country was granted independence from Spain, this timeline gives the important dates in Cuba's history. Great
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
FREE
1
Digital Download PDF (0.86 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teacher, Air Force Veteran, Historian, and Mom. My TpT store reflects all that and my passion for all things West Indian.

MY TEACHING STYLE

When I introduce students to something new in History or any other subject I like to tell stories. The students connect well when learning about a person or event from our period of study or from a place we just learned about.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2012 Barrett Prize - Best dissertation written on a Latin American or Caribbean topic - University of Miami’s Center for Latin American Studies 2012 winner of the annual David John Ruggiero award - UM Center for the Humanities

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Ph.D. in Latin American and Caribbean history, Gender and Atlantic Studies

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a West Indian-born American and grew up on a sugar plantation in Jamaica. I moved with my family to Miami after graduating high school in Jamaica and attended the University of Miami for my undergraduate degree in Business Management and Organization and for my Ph.D. in Latin American and Caribbean history. I am an Air Force veteran. I started writing stories to introduce my students to interesting historical periods but this has expanded to stories where characters learn about self-esteem and empathy. I work hard at helping my students feel confident in their reading and writing skills. I currently teach at an independent college prep school in Miami, Florida and also at an online high school.

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