In the Middle

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This does not follow the true definition of a hyperdoc but it is an interactive slideshow that students can work through while they are reading the book. It is divided into 6 different parts so you can assign only the parts you would like them to
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How different was life in the North and the South before the Civil War? Have your students view some pictures and drawings depicting life at the time and decide if the picture represents the North or the South and which aspect of life is being
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Students will create their own historical markers honoring these spots with their own words. Students will create markers for the Louisiana Purchase, the Indian Territory, Oregon Country, Texas Annexation and the Mexican Cession. You will get a
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This was geared toward staff but could easily be adapted for students. I created 10 weekly challenges for staff to get accomplished each week. Each week your staff can accomplish one activity using Google Suites for Education and learn some tech
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Stop telling your students what the computer rules are. Instead, have them discover them using QR Codes. This activity will have you display the enclosed QR Codes all around the room and have students scan them and write them down. Now, each
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Students can work independently or in pairs to critically look at the famed Manifest Destiny painting, American Progress.
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This Cultures of Thinking Activity (3-2-1 Bridge) asks students to think about what happens when a country expands it borders into another country. In this case, what happened when the US moved westward. This activity also uses the painting
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Project a spectrum up on your screen while students read a quote from Washington, Adams and Jefferson. Students can put an "X" on the spectrum where they think each Founding Father fell or they can write it on the last page handout at their desks.
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What should George Washington do about the US's involvement in the French Revolution? Or, about the Whiskey Rebellion? Or, Jay's Treaty? Go through the slideshow with your students to get background information on both Hamilton and Jefferson and
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Do your students have tough time understanding the difference between federal and confederate forms of government? Mine did too until I came up with this project. By tearing simple pieces of paper, students get a better understanding of how these
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Do you only allow a certain number of hall passes each term or semester? Does the recording of this mean you have to stop and write it down somewhere? Why not make your students responsible for monitoring their hall passes instead of you? I print
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By using the Discovery Education web site, students can record the views of both Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton in an easy to use chart so their differences are clearly visible. The Discovery Education web site they are using is their
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You students will have the chance to mine for gold without ever leaving your classroom or building! By simply placing or hiding the included QR codes around, students can use their own devices to scan the codes and find answers to the questions
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I want students to understand that historical things happen right where they live. I created this assignment as extra credit for students to go out in their community and see the history in their own "backyard" so to speak. I have included this as
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Students will use Articles I, II, and III to determine which branch can stop another branch from becoming too powerful.
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Students use the Constitution and its amendments to determine the answers to the 30 questions on the worksheet. Students have to hunt through the US Constitution and its amendments to try to find the answers.
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Using Articles I, II and III of the US Constitution, students determine which branch of government is best described by 28 different statements.
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Using the Congress for Kids web site, students answer questions about what the job of the President of the United States is. Make sure this site is working before you buy: http://www.congressforkids.net/Executivebranch_president.htm
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Using the Congress for Kids web site and the US Senate and House of Representatives's official web sites, students answer questions about what Congress does and its current make up. This web quest asks students to find their current Senators and
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This document will link you to a Google Slideshow that you can assign to your students to find a variety of different Google Doodles. Students should go to the link on the first slide and then search through the Google Doodle Archive looking at the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching social studies for the last 25 years in middle school.

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I like to think I can find the fun in history for my students while still making certain they learn.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan. Teaching certification in Social Sciences and Political Science from the University of Michigan. Master's Degree in Information Science.

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