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This is an activity that allows students to "fly to" Rome using Google Earth and examine 3 major structures as if they were archaeologists. The three structures are the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and the Thermae (Baths) of Caracalla. This resource
Subjects:
Archaeology, Social Studies - History, Ancient History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities
$3.50
20
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This is a self-evaluation form for students to use at various points in the school year. This could be used at the start of the school year, after a term/semester, or at the end of the year. It is divided into four categories of student life-
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School, End of Year
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Other
$2.50
18
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A document-based question (DBQ) is an opportunity for students to engage in rich historical thinking. A DBQ allows students to analyze challenging primary sources in order to gain historical insight. A thought-provoking essential question guides
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, DBQs
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2
$14.00
9
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As we all know, June can be a very long month in school! This resource contains TWO low prep activities to help you get through the last weeks of school. Resource #1 is a set of multiple choice trivia questions, separated into the ancient
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, End of Year
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Games
$6.50
3
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Similar to the human BINGO ice-breaking activity from the beginning of the year, but for those long days in June. This can be a get-up-and-move around activity as kids reflect on milestones from the year. Check out the rest of my End of the
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, End of Year
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$2.50
14
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By History and Literacy and More
Social Studies is a subject that encompasses several disciplines of study, referred to as “branches” in these activities. This packet includes: a basic lesson-plan with details on teacher prep for the activities and directions for students; an
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Back to School
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cooperative Learning, Activities
$12.00
2
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This file contains 32 important events in ancient history, specifically the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean Sea region. Each sheet has the date and event, a space for students to write a description, and a space for students to draw a
Subjects:
Ancient History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$4.75
15
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By History and Literacy and More
As a teacher of almost ten years, I have finally developed a method by which to grade/assess student work that encompasses both their mastering of a standard and the professionalism and effort they invest in their work. I have developed this
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Rubrics, Assessment
$3.50
4
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This poster describes the types of reading that are necessary for deep understanding in the subject of Social Studies. Encourages students to think about the forms that reading can take when they are reading in SS. I have had students put a copy
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
12
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By History and Literacy and More
A document-based question (DBQ) is an opportunity for students to engage in rich historical thinking. A DBQ allows students to analyze challenging primary sources in order to gain historical insight. A thought-provoking essential question guides
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Writing
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
DBQs
$14.00
1
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The Electoral College can sometimes be confusing to kids (and adults too!) This simulation takes about 1 hour in class to complete and shows kids how the process works. I did this with my students and they had a lot of fun. Feel free to email me
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Simulations, Activities
$4.00
5
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This bundle contains 6 TIME Magazine Cover activities for the end of the school year. Each activity includes the cover template, a checklist for students to follow to design the cover, and a list of suggestions for a written piece related to the
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$14.00
2
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In order to master new vocabulary words and terms, students require frequent exposure to new words.  Students need to actively engage in "word play" through a variety of vocabulary-based strategies. This is a list of strategies you can implement
Subjects:
Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$2.50
5
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This sheet can be photocopied double-sided. Students can do the before and during section one day and then the after section another day. Teacher can require that students do each of the tasks listed in each section or that they choose a certain
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$2.00
3
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By History and Literacy and More
As a Social Studies teacher focused on vocabulary development, I was always looking for new, effective ways for my students to learn key terms and words. We all know how fundamental vocabulary development is to the success of our students and how
Subjects:
Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.50
2
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This can be used at the end of the school year. Students select one character from the various short stories, novels, and other books you have read as a class. Instructions about what to include on the cover are included. Have the students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$3.75
2
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This resource has kid-friendly descriptions of 6 literature circle roles appropriate for Social Studies: Sequencer, Geographer, Archaeologist, Selector, Connector and Wordie.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles, Activities
$2.50
6
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This is a 2-page activity sheet that requires students to explore the British Museum's website to learn more about the geography of Mesopotamia, including major physical features and trade. This is an excellent, detailed, kid-friendly website and
Subjects:
Ancient History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities
$3.50
8
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Interactive Notebooks are an excellent method for student processing as they encourage students to think critically and creatively about class content. This sheet can become the first assignment in the notebook. Having an "author sheet" provides a
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.75
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By History and Literacy and More
This worksheet is an opportunity for "word play". It should be used before students study a set of vocabulary terms as an activating prior knowledge and previewing activity. Students are given a list of new words mixed with words that have been
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.25
1
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