Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies

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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
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!
Subjects:
Civics, Elections - Voting, Government
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$3.99
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
Would you like to see your students rise to the highest of expectations? Watch your students transform into lawyers pushing the envelope of persuasion, witnesses carefully building a case, or judge/jury to conduct it fairly and appropriately. Do you
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Criminal Justice - Law, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Simulations
$11.99
37
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
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.
Subjects:
Ancient History, Native Americans, U.S. History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$2.99
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
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!
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.99
38
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.99
15
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
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
Subjects:
Biology, Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.99
16
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
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.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$3.99
19
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand triggered the alliance engagements for World War I, but the story itself is equally (if not more) fascinating.
Subjects:
U.S. History, European History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts, Simulations
$3.99
8
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
Including major rivers, lakes, oceans, and some of the terrains. Color-coded and easy to use for students of any age.
Subjects:
U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$3.99
9
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
Explore how the United States enters the War to End All Wars
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$2.99
16
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
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.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$4.99
8
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
A group of checklists to share with your students who are competing National History Day, regardless of category
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$3.50
7
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$3.99
12
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
Great culminating project on battles of the American Civil War
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Rubrics
$0.99
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
A checklist to share with your students who are competing in the Exhibit category of National History Day
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$0.99
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
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.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$2.99
6
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
A checklist to share with your students who are competing in the Website category of National History Day
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$0.99
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
I know it defeats the purpose having 140 characters on paper instead of online, but still... it's a great summarizer and graphic organizer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$0.50
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
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
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$2.99
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By Jake Miller's Creative Social Studies
Ever wonder what the Sons of Liberty would be like if they were a biker gang (a la the Sons of Anarchy)? I doubt you did, but you'll love this atypical and unique tale of the time in Boston leading up to the Tea Party.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$4.99
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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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