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This Back to School Social Studies Escape Activity is an interactive way for your students to review different topics related to social studies in an engaging way.This History Escape is perfect for the beginning of the year as a way to review topics
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This World War 1 Social Studies Escape Activity is an interactive way for your students to review different topics related to WW1 in an engaging way. This History Escape works best as a review, after teaching your WWI unit. (Looking for a high
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This World War 2 Social Studies Escape Activity is an interactive way for your students to review different topics related to WW2 in an engaging way. This History Escape works best as a review, after teaching your WWII unit. (Looking for a high
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History can be difficult for students to understand and experience. Simulations help students put themselves in the past, learning about history in an authentically engaging way. Students love simulations because they don't know what the final
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Unlock History's Secret Vaults™: World War 1 ♦Why did I create this resource? I always wanted to share tidbits of interesting information with my students about the topics we studied, but often there wasn’t enough time to fit it in. I didn’t
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World War I stations packThis resource includes 5 stations that will enhance any WW1 unit. It is aligned to my World War I Unit Bundle. Each of the stations focuses on one aspect of World War 1. These engaging stations offer true student led
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World War II stations packThis resource includes 6 stations that will enhance any WW2 unit. It is aligned to my World War II Unit Bundle. Each of the stations focuses on one aspect of World War 2. These engaging stations offer true student led
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World War I interactive notebook activity packThis resource includes 6 interactive notebook activities that will enhance any WW1 unit. It is aligned to my World War I Unit Bundle. Each of the INB activities focuses on one aspect of World War 1.
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World War I primary document analysis packThis resource includes 5 carefully curated primary sources to analyze that will enhance any WW1 unit. It is aligned to my World War I Unit Bundle. Each of the primary documents focuses on one aspect of World
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World War I vocabulary/word wall cards.This resource includes 40 vocabulary cards that will enhance any WW1 unit. It is aligned to my World War I Unit Bundle. Every key term that is in the passages is included in this resource. Each card has the key
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World War II interactive notebook activity packThis resource includes 14 interactive notebook activities that will enhance any WW2 unit. It is aligned to my World War II Unit Bundle. Each of the INB activities focuses on one aspect of World War 2.
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World War II primary document analysis packThis resource includes 7 carefully curated primary sources to analyze that will enhance any WW2 unit. It is aligned to my World War II Unit Bundle. Each of the primary documents focuses on one aspect of
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World War II vocabulary/word wall cards.This resource includes 80 vocabulary cards that will enhance any WW2 unit. It is aligned to my World War II Unit Bundle. Every key term that is in the passages is included in this resource. Each card has the
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This item is a comprehensive CURRICULAR UNIT (GOOGLE version included!) about World War II that integrates reading and literacy. There are 7 complete lessons included in this bundle PLUS supplemental activities. This unit includes 5-8 weeks of
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This item is a comprehensive CURRICULAR UNIT (GOOGLE version included!) about World War I that integrates reading and literacy. There are 5 complete lessons included in this bundle PLUS supplemental activities. This unit includes 5-8 weeks of
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Aftermath of WWII No Prep Lesson: PowerPoint, Reading Passage, Activities, QuizThis resource pack is a no prep complete lesson (GOOGLE version included!) about the the events that followed the end of World War II that includes 3-5 days of materials.
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The Manhattan Project No Prep Lesson: PowerPoint, Reading Passage, Activities, QuizThis resource pack is a no prep complete lesson (GOOGLE version included!) about the Manhattan Project that includes 3-5 days of materials. I will be adding an audio
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World War II No Prep Unit Bundle: PowerPoints, Passages, Activities, QuizzesThis resource pack is a no prep complete UNIT (GOOGLE version included!) about World War II that includes 4-5 weeks of materials. There are 7 complete lessons, a study
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The Holocaust No Prep Lesson: PowerPoint, Reading Passage, Activities, QuizThis resource pack is a no prep complete lesson (GOOGLE version included!) about the Holocaust that includes 3-5 days of materials. I will be adding an audio of the passage
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Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party No Prep Lesson: PowerPoint, Reading Passage, Activities, QuizThis resource pack is a no prep complete lesson (GOOGLE version included!) about Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party that includes 3-5 days of materials. I will
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 17 years of educational experience. I have taught secondary social studies and grades K-5 either as a homeroom teacher, Title I/EIP teacher, Extended Day teacher, and instructional coach. My goal is to create interactive lessons and units that bring social studies alive for my students and help them make personal connections to the content.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love creating tasks that are standards-based and cross-curricular, but also fun and engaging for my students. Tying each task with a real world scenario ensures students see a relevance for the activity, and they feel a connection to how it can apply to their life. Making sure each task is accessible by all students is also very important. That is why I design tasks that are differentiated so every child in the classroom is successful and pushed to his/her fullest potential whether it is done through remediation or enrichment. Teaching students to become real-world problem solvers and applying skills and knowledge to a new situation can be a daunting task. Let me bring my passion, knowledge, and expertise into your classroom! Performance tasks are essential in my classroom. I have seen the most unwilling student complete a task with a smile and remark later about how much fun it was! My students always get excited when they are given a new task because they never know what role they will take on next. Integrating multiple subject areas in a task show students how our world is intertwined with content areas, and it helps them see why what they learn in school really is important. Sure it is difficult for students to complete these tasks at first. Chances are they haven't been required to think in that way, but after modeling, showing exemplars, and having them work collaboratively with others, they soon learn how to become independent real-world problem solvers. I am always amazed at the solutions my students come up with and the projects they create. When you give them the freedom to exercise their creativity in a risk-free environment, the results are beyond expectations! Close Reads are my newest love, and they are simply amazing at being able to easily integrate your content areas with reading. As a middle school social studies teacher, I am constantly integrating literacy standards with my social studies standards to strengthen my students' reading and writing.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I want my students to see the importance in being lifelong learners, so what better way to show them than by example. I have received advanced degrees in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment as well as Teacher Leadership. I also have my Gifted Endorsement, On-Line Teaching Endorsement, and certification for Administrative Leadership. I am state certified in Georgia to teach grades P-5 and middle grades social studies, ELA, and science.

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