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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Constitution & A New Nation simulation activity: Lewis & Clark ExpeditionHistory can be difficult for students to understand and experience. Simulations help students put themselves in the past, learning about history in an authentically
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
CCSS:
WHST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.1a, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.1c, WHST.6-8.1e, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.10, WHST.9-10.1, WHST.9-10.1a, WHST.9-10.1b, WHST.9-10.1c...
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Constitution & A New Nation stations packThis resource includes 6 stations that will enhance any Constitution & A New Nation unit. It is aligned to my Constitution & A New Nation unit bundle. Each of the stations focuses on one aspect of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.10, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.10, WHST.6-8.2...
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Constitution & A New Nation interactive notebook activities packThis resource includes 11 interactive notebook activities (with a GOOGLE slide version, Easy Notes, & Absent Notes!) that will enhance any early US History unit. It is aligned
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.4
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
A Constitution & A New Nation primary document analysis packThis resource includes 6 carefully curated primary sources to analyze that will enhance any Constitution & A New Nation unit. It is aligned to my Constitution & A New Nation
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, DBQs, Homework
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.7, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.6...
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Colonial America simulation activity: A New Life in PlymouthHistory 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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
CCSS:
WHST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.1a, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.1c, WHST.6-8.1e, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.10, WHST.9-10.1, WHST.9-10.1a, WHST.9-10.1b, WHST.9-10.1c...
$4.00
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Colonial America stations packThis resource includes 5 stations that will enhance any Colonial America unit. It is aligned to my Colonial America unit bundle. Each of the stations focuses on one aspect of the Colonial America era. These engaging
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.10, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.10, WHST.6-8.2...
$4.00
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Colonial America interactive notebook activities packThis resource includes 7 interactive notebook activities (with a GOOGLE slide version, Easy Notes, & Absent Notes!) that will enhance any Colonial America unit. It is aligned to my Colonial
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.4
$3.00
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Colonial America primary document analysis packThis resource includes 5 carefully curated primary sources to analyze that will enhance any Colonial America unit. It is aligned to my Colonial America Unit Bundle. Each of the primary documents focuses
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, DBQs, Homework
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.7, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.6...
$3.00
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$6.95
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
FREE
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Unlock History's Secret Vaults™: Roaring '20s ♦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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Unlock History's Secret Vaults™: World War 2 ♦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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Stations can add novelty to the classroom and engage your students because they become active learners. If you like this station, be sure to check out all the stations I have available! This FREE mini-stations pack includes 4 stations about
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$7.95
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Roaring '20s & Great Depression simulation activityHistory 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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
CCSS:
WHST.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.2a, WHST.6-8.2b, WHST.6-8.2c, WHST.6-8.2d, WHST.6-8.2f, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.10, WHST.9-10.2, WHST.9-10.2a, WHST.9-10.2b...
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Roaring '20s & the Great Depression stations packThis resource includes 6 stations that will enhance any 1920s & 1930s unit. It is aligned to my Roaring'20s & Great Depression Unit Bundle. Each of the stations focuses on one aspect of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.10, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.10, WHST.6-8.2...
$4.00
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Roaring '20 & Great Depression (1920s & 1930s) interactive notebook activities packThis resource includes 10 interactive notebook activities (with a GOOGLE slide version, Easy Notes, & Absent Notes!) that will enhance any Roaring '20s
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.4
$3.25
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
This product contains ALL of my Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Informational Text and Literature for grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. If you have purchased any of these separately, you will be purchasing a duplicate copy. You will save 30% by
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.4, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.2.8, RL.2.9, RL.2.10, RL.3.1...
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Roaring '20s & the Great Depression primary document analysis packThis resource includes 6 carefully curated primary sources to analyze that will enhance any Roaring '20s & Great Depression unit. It is aligned to my Roaring '20s & Great
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, DBQs, Homework
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.7, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.6...
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By Heather LeBlanc - Brainy Apples
Unlock History's Secret Vaults™: Great Depression ♦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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
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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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