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This activity should be introduced by showing students the YouTube clip of the 2016 Tony Awards performance of "Battle of Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)" from the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton.The worksheet strengthens understanding of the
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Engaging middle school students in ancient history can be challenging! This project combines the study of ancient cave paintings with self-expression! Students will create their own cave art that represents who THEY are as a person! Get creative and
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This activity should be introduced by playing student's the song, "Non-Stop" from the Broadway musical, Hamilton.Students will then analyze the lyrics of the song to achieve a deeper meaning of the Constitution. This activity should be used as a
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This is an interview assignment directions and rubric that students can complete for homework. This assignment has been particularly popular throughout my experience teaching middle school as it helps students understand the event through primary
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When teaching the political developments of the early republic, introduce this song to students by playing a censored version (can be found on YouTube) to further their understanding of the challenging relationship between Hamilton and Jefferson.
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Students will work together to apply their knowledge of daily life in the English colonies and create a culminating project. Projects will express the answer to our essential question, “what was daily life like in the colonies?” Students have five
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Students will gain an understanding of living expenses as they plan out their future career and city of residence.
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Have your students test their vocabulary skills in a fun way using a crossword puzzle! Great for stations/centers. Crossword puzzle, clues and answer key included
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Students will explore the newly opened American Revolution Museum's website and use the interactive site options to complete this worksheet. Students will need to have access to computers in order to complete this assignment. Access to headphones
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This simplified, school appropriate presentation including a timeline of events, fast facts and photographs captivates students and prompts wonderful discussion.
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This can be used as a follow up assignment/activity for a lesson on 9/11/01. This assignment will facilitate discussion regarding the events of September 11th within the classroom and at home. Students will have the opportunity to gain a better
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Students must promote the ratification of the U.S Constitution through a project of their choice. Great for inclusion classes - universal design learning
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This activity is a great way to wrap up a unit on Ancient Egypt! Students will imagine that they are a pharaoh and create a monument, temple or statue that represents who they are and how they would want to be remembered.
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After listening to the clean version of "Right Hand Man" from the broadway musical, Hamilton, students will analyze the meaning of the lyrics of the song in order to gain an understanding of the American Revolutionary War. A clean version of the
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This is a quick project that can be completed during a unit on the Constitution. I limited the options to 11-27 as most students would select the First Amendment as being the most important. This encourages them to explore the lesser known half of
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This project is for students learning about Ancient Civilizations: Rise of the Sumerian City-States. Using the information they have learned during class, students will complete this project and follow the rubric. Directions: Create a real estate
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After learning about the three Chinese philosophies of Confucianism, Daoism and Legalism, students will apply their knowledge to complete a series of tasks. Answer key and link to public Quizlet included.
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Students will select a quote from the provided list and analyze its meaning. They will explain what they believe the author meant, use historical context to interpret why the author may have said it, and explain how the quote relates to their own
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Four years of teaching 6th, 7th and 8th grade Social Studies.

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Ramapo College of NJ - BA History & Secondary Education, 2012.

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