Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
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Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
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Help your students unearth their ideology (conservative, liberal, libertarian, or moderate) and the political party that they might belong to. Just make sure you use lots of "in my opinion" statements!
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Most of these questions were actually asked on the show. I know, I know, I was a nerd for the history questions, but now it's the perfect emergency substitute plan!
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This reader's theater explores how Native people theoretically crossed the Bering Strait and branched into the early, great civilizations of the Olmec, Mayan, Inca, Aztec, Mississippian, and Southwest.
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Have you ever wanted to create a mock trial in your classroom? Would you like to see your students rise to the highest of expectations? Do you want to have some of the most fun in your teaching life? Then purchase this Word document and customize it
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There's no denying it - the Lakota, led by Chief (and Medicine Man) Sitting Bull, were a fierce group of people, and when the United States government first turned their back on them,t hey didn't necessarily know what they were in for. Enter the
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The Scopes Monkey Trial is one of the most misunderstood events in American history. What we only refer to with a poking, prodding stick (because it deals with evolution) actually turned the United States's political sphere upside down, thanks to
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This could prove to be somewhat difficult for an elementary student, but it is very challenging and something very engaging for students of just about any age. Allow them to work in partners after a while.
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The tale of John Wilkes Booth's assassination of President Abraham Lincoln is a difficult one to digest. It was multifaceted and complex, but this 6-page reader's theater helps bring that to life and simplify the raw emotion and anger behind
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Frustrated with how Hollywood changes the narrative of history? This fun readers' theater will help you to accomplish that, interrupting the Disney tale with the "real" Pocahontas.
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Great culminating project on battles of the American Civil War
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Including major rivers, lakes, oceans, and some of the terrains. Color-coded and easy to use for students of any age.
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A group of checklists to share with your students who are competing National History Day, regardless of category
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A reader's theater is a fun way to engage students in a play. This one has plenty of historical authenticity (I've used many exact quotes), actions, and the timeline. However, it's also simple enough to be understood by any and all learners. In
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A checklist to share with your students who are competing in the Exhibit category of National History Day
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The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand triggered the alliance engagements for World War I, but the story itself is equally (if not more) fascinating.
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I know it defeats the purpose having 140 characters on paper instead of online, but still... it's a great summarizer and graphic organizer
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A fun play about how William Penn gained the land from the English monarchy and began what would be the state the bears his name.
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I strongly recommend using a form to have students and parents sign off on using Edmodo.
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A checklist to share with your students who are competing in the Website category of National History Day
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught all grades 6-12 and major subjects (science, math, reading, language arts, and social studies). However, my bread-and-butter tends to lend itself to creative grades 5-9 social studies lessons and improving writing skills.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is a mixed bag of tricks, but it's always student-centered. I tend to focus on reading (RICA) in social studies, but also employ plenty of kinesthetic learning, interactive presentations (not your standard old-school lectures), Reader's Theater plays that I've written, dress-up parties, research, primary sources - you get the idea.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Teacher Award (2x), NEA Leadership Award (2016), Pennsylvania's National History Day Teacher of the Year (2016), NEA Teacher of Excellence Award recipient (2017), and more travel scholarships than I can count.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I always loved school, so I pursued the career almost from the get-go. I proudly display my state-school undergrad degrees in secondary education, history, and political science next to my M.Ed. in educational leadership. Ph.D. should soon be on the horizion.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, and several other periodicals, but I primarily write for The Educator's Room (since 2012). I will take my show on the road when TER opens its consulting wing in 2017.

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