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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This is a great Common Core primary source analysis lesson that has students investigate what it took to be a samurai warrior. The lesson comes with a printable Training a Sumarai reading, annotation lesson, and samurai want ad worksheet. Students
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
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
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
Students investigate important and long-lasting achievements of the Magna Carta by reading and analyzing excerpts directly from the primary source document. Then, students compare concepts in the Magna Carta to the U.S. government. An answer key and
Subjects:
World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
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.6-8.9
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This activity has become one our best sellers! This assignment can be used with the Events Leading to Civil War PowerPoint or on its own. The graphic organizer has good pictures that includes questions that require students to analyze and evaluate
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$4.00
$3.00
82
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This "Pre-Civil War" or "Events that Led to the Civil War" unit literacy and writing activity includes a few paragraphs as an introduction about Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Then, students read and analyze excerpts from this best
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
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.6-8.8, RH.6-8.9, RH.6-8.10
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$2.60
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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
46
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
In this activity students read about the achievements of the Empire of Islam in a two-page close reading. Then, students complete a Common Core worksheet that has them support claims with evidence and summarize the main idea. It comes with an answer
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.10
$3.99
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
Europe Physical Geography Bundle Lesson Plans, Map Activities & Quizzes: Distance LearningWhat a value! This bundle was designed for teaching about Medieval Europe. The lesson bundle includes NINE current, engaging, versatile lessons to
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$14.60
$8.00
29
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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 of the famous Mauryan leader of Ancient India, Ashoka (Asoka) the Great. Then, they analyze some of his more controversial accomplishments and evaluate his
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
WHST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.1a, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.1c, WHST.6-8.1e, WHST.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.2a, WHST.6-8.2b, WHST.6-8.2d, WHST.6-8.2f, WHST.6-8.9
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29
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
In this activity, students read a one page printable reading about the physical geography of the Arabian Peninsula and how it shaped the lives of the people that lived there. The reading includes a map and key vocabulary in bold. Next, students act
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
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.6-8.10
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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
26
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
Students LOVE this activity. It can be done in groups or individually. Catch the digital age wave! In this assignment, students will create a playlist for a famous person or subject that they have learned about. This has worked great with authors,
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
$1.99
31
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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
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
In this activity students read about the Qur'an, Hadith, and Five Pillars of Islam in a two-page close note reading. Then, students complete a Common Core worksheet that has them support claims with evidence and summarize the main idea. It comes
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
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
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
Recently revised with an example added! Catch the digital age wave! In this assignment students will create a facebook social networking page for a famous person or subject that they have learned about. This has worked great with authors, book
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.00
$2.60
20
Digital Download PDF (1.27 MB)
By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
Get your students investigating how the textile industry inventions and new transportation systems catapulted the U.S. economy. This activity is student-centered and makes students think critically! It comes with a one-page reading, Common Core
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.8, RH.6-8.9, RH.6-8.10
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By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
South America Physical Geography Bundle Lesson Plans, Map Activities & Quiz IncaWhat a value! This bundle includes NINE current, engaging, versatile lessons to introduce the geography of South America (featuring the region of the Inca) and an
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$14.60
$8.00
11
Bundle
By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This Pre-Civil War Unit literacy and writing activity includes a two-page of reading, including job descriptions for both slaves and factory workers. After the readings, students use excerpts as evidence to support their descriptions, interpret
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
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
$3.80
$2.99
18
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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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.00
9
Digital Download ZIP (3.21 MB)
By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
Mesopotamia Physical Geography Bundle Lesson Plans, Map Activities & QuizzesWhat 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
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$14.60
$8.00
16
Bundle
By Instructomania with Mr and Mrs P
This project includes a rubric. Students create a page per letter in the alphabet incorporating different events and people of the Civil War. Students place the page with the word that goes with it and a description of the event. For example: G for
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$2.60
19
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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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