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. There are two choices: a printable 8 station with close reading activity or a Google Ready Online Investigation activity. The readings detail the geography, achievements, social
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$5.00
127 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
❤️Check out the preview for a closer look!CHOICES, CHOICES, CHOICES! Now a COMPLETE UNIT with more engaging Common Core activities and assessments. With over 28 activities, notes and Common Core assignments/resources, this packet would cost over $80
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, 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
$60.00
$26.00
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This Common Core activity includes three one and two page close readings and four activity options covering the West African Trading Empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. As in all of our reading products the close readings are key concept for social
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$6.00
75 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This product was recently revised this year! It now includes check for understanding questions. Students view PowerPoint on Ghana, Mali and Songhai and they fill out the graphic organizer also posed. They then can use the notes to create a folding
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
51 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This geography activity is completely student driven, fun and interactive. It can be done with any textbook map or atlas that has the physical geography of Africa. A map of Africa is included if this resource is not available. First, students
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
31 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This Common Core activity includes three map resources, text excerpts and two primary source excerpts. Students analyze the geography and economy of the West African Empire of Mali. They analyze, read and interpret resources in this interactive
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.00
38 ratings
3.9
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This is a one pager of concise notes covering the geography, religions, key leaders, resources, and economies of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. Students then can use the notes to create a folding project about the most important leaders (Mansa Musa,
Subjects:
World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Outlines, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
$3.00
29 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 one page history of Mansa Musa's religious pilgrimage to Mecca. The reading describes his famous haj, geography and his leadership strengths. A map and a picture of the most
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.9, RH.6-8.10
$3.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This engaging assignment was completely revised with new graphics, writing, and an example was added! Students read a short couple of paragraphs about African griots and then draw a griot mask. There are three format options students can create
Subjects:
World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$2.00
27 ratings
3.9
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This activity is used to for students to process the key points of each of the empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhai, it comes with an assignment explanation, notes and examples. Content covered: 1. Economy for each empire 2. Major cities for each
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.60
27 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This primary source epic is an excellent way to teach about geography, leadership, economy and achievements of the African Empire of Mali under Sundata. The Epic of Sundiata has riveting battle scenes and has awesome, accessible, cultural,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This is a great Common Core Literacy and Writing activity that has students read one of the best primary sources of the Medieval era! First, students read Ibn Battuta's diaries about his fascinating travel experiences through Africa. Then,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.60
20 ratings
4.0
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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 for Medieval World History! These skill-based content rich mini lessons are a perfect way to reinforce and chunk important reading and writing skills! They
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Google Apps
$18.00
24 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This is a super fun Common Core ELA and Social Science Lesson! First, students read the primary source Epic of Sundiata which is an excellent way to teach about geography, leadership, economy and achievements of the African Empire of Mali under
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.00
6 ratings
3.9
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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 West Africa Investigation lesson that has student predict
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$2.80
13 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
Start the Africa 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 cool
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
$5.00
6 ratings
3.9
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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:
Social Studies - History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers
$48.00
$22.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
Students learn about the AIDS epidemic in Africa. They graph the staggering statistics. Students learn about how they can help.I have done an extention of this activity when the class collects money to save lives in Africa. Please note that the pie
Subjects:
World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$2.40
11 ratings
3.8
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
What a fun way to learn about the leadership, economy, and social classes in the West African Empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai! My students love this activity. First, students read a two-page West African Kingdoms close reading that includes
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.00
$3.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This activity is a fun way to get students engaged, while memorizing important standards for the empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhai. Students write a song about the African Empires to a familiar call response song (like Boom-Chicka-Boom), pop song
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$2.80
13 ratings
4.0
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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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