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What happened at the Constitutional Convention? How did our government take shape? Who were the people who helped form our country and how did they do it? This engaging simulation helps students to experience the excitement, compromise, and
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This activity gives students a chance to more fully explore and understand how the different parts of English colonial government functioned by giving them a chance to solve problems experienced by an actual English colony. Students will take on
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Andrew Jackson: Hero or Villain? If he were put on trial, what would the verdict be? Students get to analyze both sides of this famous American president during this fun Common Core activity. Students will analyze primary and secondary sources to
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This highly interactive group-based game helps students to understand the economic and political factors that influenced the development of colonies in the New World. Not only will students learn about how trade, alliances, wars, and geography
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The year is 1775. The Battle of Concord and Lexington are just a week away and already towns across the colonies are wrestling with and important choice; independence or loyalty? This simulation allows students to recreate a town hall meeting from
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This reading activity introduces students to Common Sense by Thomas Paine, one of the most important written works of the Revolutionary War era. During this document-based investigations, students will use Paine's original text to respond to
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Most students are well aware that the executive branch carries out the laws and is led by the president, but beyond that its inner workings are a mystery. This is a shame, since millions of people work for the executive branch. This fun, cooperative
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The Civil War was really a contest between two ways of life; a traditional agrarian society in the south was defeated a rapidly expanding industrial powerhouse in the north. But how do you get students to really understand how these differences lay
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Teaching students about how to find "good" sources for research is tough, unless you have the right tool. This modified CRAAP test can be used for any research project and will help your students think more critically about what they are using for
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This fun and fast paced sorting game is a great way to review the three cultural regions of the 13 English colonies. Students work either alone or in teams to sort out passengers headed for the colonies. Great for grades 5-12.
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The new Common Core standards put great emphasis on making sure that students can properly interpret and cite evidence within primary and secondary sources. Introducing students to this process can be particularly challenging due to the tediousness
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This fun, choice-driven, and leveled PBL unit allows students to experience what it was like to be a youngster in the English Colonies while they learn all about them in an engaging manner. Students begin their journey as apprentices, but as they
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Social media is a series part of most every Americans life now, but how do we know our students are thinking about what they are posting? This digital citizenship lesson helps them to realize how what they post can reflect positively and negatively
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This fill in the blank narrative challenges students' knowledge of the Early Republic period by to supplying the missing words and phrases. It covers the following topics; - The Republican/Federalist divide - Washington's Presidency and his Farewell
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This activity helps students to learn about the differences between America's first two political parties; the Federalists and the Democratic Republicans. Students can watch the presentation and then, using the information they learned, respond to
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This activity allows students to learn about the different North American cultural regions by examining images of artifacts. Students will be presented with eight visual posters with examples of different native artifacts and will need to determine
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This geography assignment is intended as an introduction to the geography of European Colonization. It will help students learn the location of Spanish, English, French, and Dutch colonial possession, along with the names and locations of major
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This film analysis guide takes students through The Birth of a Nation, the 2016 movie about Nat Turner and his rebellion. By using this guide while watching the film students will learn about the realities of slave life through the experiences of
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This multi-page study guide was created by a credential candidate to meet the California History requirement for the CSET Multiple Subject test. It'll help you prepare as well.
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This is a film analysis guide for the movie Field of Lost Shoes, a Civil War story about the cadets of the Citadel that participated in the Battle of New Market. This movie, available on Netflix, is a great way to show students the role of youth in
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

8 years classroom experience teaching U.S. and World History at the middle school level. I have also been a contributor to several online study resource sites such as eNotes.com. I have also developed game-based curriculum for several educational groups and have helped design curriculum for teachers across the state of California. I am also a trainer for CUE California and have presented technology-enhanced curriculum ideas at several conferences throughout the SF Bay Area.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I utilize many different approaches to make sure my lessons are engaging. I am a huge proponent of game-based learning and frequently include aspects of this approach in my lessons. I also use the project-based learning model in my classroom, augmented by technology. Many of my assignments are based around this approach.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2014 Outstanding District Teacher. Chosen to pilot the first 1:1 classroom in district history.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduate of California State University, Long Beach.

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Please feel free to contact me regarding designing custom assignments, study games, movies, or slideshows. If you are interested in making history class both educational and fun, then please look over my materials. All materials use only royalty-free creative common images and clipart!

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