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This assignment centers around the question "Should the United States use the Atomic Bomb against the Japanese in WWII?" The assignment is best suited for group work. The teacher will act as President Harry S. Truman and then split students into
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This video guide goes along with the History Channel Engineering an Empire series. This guide requires students to jot down details about the architectural structures detailed in the movie, as well as record information on Roman Emperors and life in
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Students will learn about the common types of propaganda that the U.S. Government used during WWI. Then, students will look at five different propaganda posters and determine what type of propaganda it is (types of propaganda can be found on page
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This allows students to engage in a primary source analysis of WWII propaganda posters. Students pick eight posters (from a 20 poster Google Slide Presentation) to evaluate for its meaning (description of propaganda types can be found on page one of
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This webquest will have students look at some possibles reasons that the Roman Republic failed. Briefly, students will also learn about Julius Caesar and how Emperors come into power. The last part of the Webquest will have students take a short
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Students will have to complete a resume that George Washington would submit when applying for the job of President. This is a great RAFT activity and really gets students to use strong adjectives to describe Washington's leadership qualities. I have
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This is one my favorite assignments! Students work in groups and to perform a 1-2 minute skit about one of the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. This document contains directions for how the skit should be performed (ex: act
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This is the perfect assignment to use while learning about African American soldiers in the Civil War Students will be asked warm up questions about the motivations and desires of African Americans to serve in the Union Army.Then, students will
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A great crime has been committed. Nearly 500,000 Taino Indians have been murdered. Many will stand trial, but who will the jury find guilty? That is where you come in! Students will be analyzing evidence to determine who is guilty for the murder of
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I use this assignment as an on-going, year-long assignment. Every time we learn about a new location in World History I have students update their digital passport with facts about that location. This passport will require students to research
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This assignment will require students to mark the text using AVID Strategies (A one page reading on the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is included) and then complete a fill in the blank and short answer assignment. BONUS! Three question
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On 9/11 each year I present a Prezi about the heroes on that infamous day. This Prezi does not focus on why we were attacked or our response to terrorism. Rather, this Prezi focuses on symbolism, sacrifice, and heroic acts. The reflection questions
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This project allows students to create a trading card of a famous person from the Renaissance or Science and Exploration time period. Students will have a blast in creating the front of the trading card and then on the back they will conduct some
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Can freedom be a blessing and a curse at the same time? By 1783, Americans were jubilant over their new-found independence from the British Empire. However, independence presented an entirely new challenge for America. What kind of government
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This is a three part assignment that allows students to explore different aspects of Civil War life Part I (Song Analysis): Students will be able to listen to two different Civil War era songs (one from the North and one from the South) and answer
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Students will have fun becoming social media reporters at the Constitutional Convention. Students will be required to use a Twitter Template and report on what they are experiencing at the Constitutional Convention. Fun aspects of the project
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This ten page document includes five different activities that will introduce students to the Civil War and 1800s Sectionalism Activity #1: Warm up questions on reasons why people break up and hypothesizing who or what caused the Civil
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Was John Brown a hero? Villain? Martyr? Students will decide how John Brown should be remembered by creating either a wanted poster or an award plaque. A link is provided with a template to a wanted poster or award plaque. Students will have to
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For this fun project students will be tasked with creating a movie poster about the life of a Civil War figure. This allows students to be creative in their design and requires them to conduct some basic research on any person from the Civil War
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Students are tasked with analyzing advertisements from the 1920s. Students will quickly recognize that 1920s consumer ads place a great emphasis on personality and self-improvement. Advertisements are analyzed using the ACAPS structure (Author,
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3 years experience teaching Middle School United States History 2 years experience teaching High School United States History 3 years experience teaching High School World History 2 years experience teaching Middle School Minnesota History 1 year experience teaching Middle School Computer science 2 years experience teaching English / Language Arts 2 years experience teaching High School Economics 2 years experience teaching High School Government 1 year experience teaching Middle School Geography 1 year experience teaching Middle School Human Geography

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I have embraced everything Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat related and have let social media and technology influence how I teach and how my students learn. My lesson plans focus on exploratory learning and small group activities. Thinking outside the box and a sense of humor is required when you step foot in my classroom

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My elementary school teachers always put stickers on my homework

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University of Minnesota (BA) College of St. Scholastica (M. Ed) The Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good & Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too

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