Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P

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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This content-rich activity is student-centered and interactive. The activity has 6 stations detailing the geography, achievements, social classes, leadership, economy, and religion of Ancient Mesopotamia. Readings come with great visuals, charts,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
WHST.6-8.1a, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.1c, WHST.6-8.1e, WHST.6-8.2d, WHST.6-8.2f, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.6, WHST.6-8.9
$4.00
346 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
MESOPOTAMIA BUNDLE CONTENT– The content in the bundle is organized with the key "big idea" Common Core concepts for Social Studies in mind. The concepts covered are:• Economy• Government /Leadership• Social Classes.• Geography• Religion•
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.8, RH.6-8.9, RH.6-8.10
$58.80
$29.99
313 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This activity is student-centered and Common Core! First, students read a history page about the evolution of cuneiform in Ancient Mesopotamia. Then, students support the main idea of the reading with supporting text, summarize, and draw conclusions
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
WHST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.1a, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.1c, WHST.6-8.1d, WHST.6-8.1e, WHST.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.2a, WHST.6-8.2b, WHST.6-8.2c, WHST.6-8.2e...
$3.00
161 ratings
3.9
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
Recently improved! This geography activity is completely student driven, fun and interactive. It can be done with the new printable map provided, any textbook map or atlas that has the Fertile Crescent of Mesopotamia and general area physical
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
152 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This activity is student-centered and Common Core! First, students read a brief history about the Epic of Gilgamesh and an excerpt from the actual tale. Then, they analyze the text and draw conclusions regarding beliefs about polytheism, demigods
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
WHST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.1a, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.1c, WHST.6-8.1d, WHST.6-8.1e, WHST.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.2b, WHST.6-8.2d, WHST.6-8.2e, WHST.6-8.2f...
$3.00
110 ratings
3.9
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This activity is student centered and Common Core! First, students read a brief history about the famous codes in Ancient Mesopotamia. Then, they analyze some of the more controversial codes and evaluate their fairness. Next, students formulate an
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.60
102 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.59 MB)
By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
Buy in bulk and SAVE with over 350 activities, notes and Common Core lessons, quizzes, and tests!!! This bundle includes the entire year in Ancient World history curriculum, packed with rigor, versatility and fun! Great news!!! We just added a ton
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.8, RH.6-8.9, RH.6-8.10
$416.60
$220.00
113 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This activity is FUN, current, engaging and Common Core!Students create a Sumerian King Instagram post that asks them to analyze characteristics and achievements of a chosen famous king like Hammurabi, Sargon, or Shulgi. They draw the king and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.40
39 ratings
3.9
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This bundle includes the ENTIRE YEAR of text investigation history warm-ups or bell-ringers! These skill-based content rich mini lessons are a perfect way to reinforce and chunk important reading and writing skills! They were created to reintroduce
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Google Apps
$16.00
36 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.67 MB)
By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This is a concise, dynamic PowerPoint that has interesting visuals.The notes detail the geography, achievements, social classes, leadership, economy and polytheistic religion of Ancient Mesopotamia with check for understanding questions after each
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Outlines, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
29 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This bundle is completely Google Ready! All of the assignments have been created in Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Docs and Google Draw. That means it's not just Google 1:1 Compatible, but all student answer text boxes, quizzes, and documents
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers
$24.00
25 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.91 MB)
By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This is a great, concise set of Ancient Mesopotamia outlined cloze notes with interesting visuals. It includes a graphic organizer that has fill in the blank key common core vocabulary for social sciences. The notes detail the Fertile Crescent
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Outlines, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
$3.00
26 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.37 MB)
By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This activity set includes both two page and three page option close reading with interesting visuals and key concepts for social science clearly stated. The Mesopotamia informational text has wide margins for annotation. It comes with an annotation
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Outlines, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.40
24 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (4.00 MB)
By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This is one of my favorite new lessons because students anticipate what they will be learning and link prior knowledge to create predictions! This is a fantastic introductory and summative Ancient Mesopotamia Investigation lesson that has student
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$2.80
27 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (19.83 MB)
By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
These Ancient Mesopotamia text investigation history warm-ups or bell-ringers are skill-based content rich mini lessons! They were created to enforce skills that my colleagues and I felt students were just not getting. Each Warm-Up is Key Concepts
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Google Apps
$3.00
26 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (10.16 MB)
By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
These assessments are Common Core, editable and multiple choice! The 15 question quiz is content vocabulary and academic vocabulary based. The 30 question test is divided into three parts. Part I has students match key content to the bid ideas for
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
What a value! This bundle includes NINE current, engaging, versatile lessons to introduce the geography of Mesopotamia and an editable Quiz in both Google forms and Word. The assignments are available in both printable and Google Ready versions! The
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$14.60
$8.00
14 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
What a FUN way to get students involved in history! This content rich activity is student-centered, interactive and easy to use. Students are transported in a time machine! The script cast includes thirteen speaking parts for great class
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Scripts
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
Start the Mesopotamia unit with a fun, student-centered, inquiry-based Google Geography Scavenger Hunt! This comprehensive Google Geography lesson has been both student and teacher approved with an overwhelming thumbs-up! It embodies all of the
Subjects:
World History, Other (Specialty), Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
$5.00
7 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (5.67 MB)
By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
What a fun way to learn about the social classes of Ancient Mesopotamia! My students love this activity. First, students read a two-page social class close reading that includes primary source excerpts. Then, students get into groups and compete
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.00
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (8.92 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

MA in Curriculum and Instruction, 26 years combined experience in San Dieguito Union High School District, 1 year teaching ESL in Valencia,Venezuela

MY TEACHING STYLE

Dynamic teaching that encourages cooperative learning coupled with accountablity.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Mr. P was awarded Superhero Teacher in a nationwide competition due to student nominations. Marvel comic books made a comic that Mr. P was featured in! In 2013, Mr. P was fortunate enough to be elected Teacher of the Year by my colleague and also received the student nominated Crystal Apple award. Mrs. P has also received Teacher of the Year in 2001 and the Crystal Apple Award in 2008.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Mr. P has a BA from CU Boulder, Teaching Credential from Chapman University, MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University Mrs. P has a BS from CSU, Chico, Teaching Credential and MA in Education from National University.

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