jamiesonteach

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A good teacher is like a candle; it consumes itself to light the way for others.
 
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In this summative project, students work in small groups to create an interactive newspaper, telling stories of the American Revolution that showcase their understanding of major events as well as how perspective and bias shape the way the story is
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This package includes a brief slideshow that will you help show your students what social breaching experiments are and it includes links to some funny clips on youtube. I've also included a parent letter explaining what the experiments entail and
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This lesson includes a PowerPoint slideshow that walks students through making sociological observations and writing about what they see. Keeping in mind key ideas such as socialization, roles, groups, and the three sociological perspectives,
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This package includes a PowerPoint presentation on socialization, a chart showing the three sociological perspectives' views on socialization, and project directions for a "How to be Me" trifold in which students select three roles they play in
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This poster walks students through the steps of structuring and composing an argument. I use this for having my students write constructed responses to our historical controversies prompts. Components include: introduction, statement (thesis),
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This poster set includes five posters with definitions and example sentences for the skills most emphasized in history: analyze, evaluate, infer, interpret, and justify (make an argument).
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If you have a Chromebook Cart in your classroom, library, or lab, this poster serves as a nice reminder of important procedures for students to follow.
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This poster provides students some basic examples of shortcuts (shorthand) to use when taking notes. These are the ones I use most often in my History class.
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This poster set is great for helping students structure and compose an argument. The set includes three starters/frames each for providing evidence, elaborating, and addressing a counter-argument. I also sell a Writing an Argument poster that
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This fun poster gives your students other options when they are nervous or not ready to give you a good answer to a question. To avoid anyone being embarrassed, I refer students to the poster, move on, then come back to them for an answer.
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Add a decorative touch to your History classroom with this little poster.
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In this common core standards-based project, students create a tri-fold pamphlet introducing travelers to life in the West through the lens of their choice. Options include but aren't limited to: the Oregon Trail, Mountain Men, Pioneer Women, and
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Tired of hearing "What did I miss yesterday?" when your students are absent? Me too. Use this daily planner and agenda in Google Slides to house everything your students use and need in one place! How to do it: I use a new slideshow for each unit
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If you are like me, the idea of leaving your class in someone else's hands is a little scary. These maternity leave plans will help you feel confident that your students will be successful while you are away and you will return to a class that is
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This student reading handout will guide students through reading an excerpt from the Seneca Falls Convention's Declaration of Sentiments. I use it after having introduced the various reform movements of the early 1800s. I like to read the handout
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This common-core standards-based lesson and project package is designed to serve as a foundation for teaching about the controversial presidency of Andrew Jackson. Using an .ppt or .key presentation about the major policies, events, and impact of
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This common-core standards-based project is designed to serve as a cumulative assessment of students' knowledge of major policies, events, and impact of the first five presidencies. Using an activity menu of options, students showcase their
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This .zip includes 4 tools for teaching and memorizing the Preamble to the United States Constitution. The .doc graphic organizer, designed to fit in an interactive notebook, is a useful tool to accompany any textbook, reading, presentation, or
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This common-core standards-based digital or paper project is designed to serve as a cumulative assessment of students' knowledge of the Constitution. This project elevates students' thinking by having them evaluate how well the Constitution itself
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This .doc graphic organizer, designed to fit in an interactive notebook, is a useful tool to accompany any textbook, reading, presentation, or lecture you use to teach the first ten amendments. Using this, students will have organized notes that
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught 7th grade Medieval World History in San Bernardino, California for three years before moving in 2012 to northern California, where I am now in my sixth year teaching 8th grade United States History.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My approach to teaching is guided by my love for working with adolescents and my appreciation of history. I see teaching history as an opportunity to build important, lasting skills. Middle school students have a keen ability to judge others and I take advantage of this as a means of teaching students to evaluate different perspectives, actions, and events from historical standpoints. I tell history as a drama so that students build their own opinions about past people and events. The ability to think critically about different sides of an issue is a valuable skill they will use in their personal and professional lives. I strive to teach such that even if my students forget dates and names (which they will), they will have the ability to analyze, evaluate, and understand the world around them and will be able to read, discuss, write, and otherwise communicate their ideas and opinions effectively.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2017 CLMS Region 5 Teacher of the Year Finalist Leading Edge Certified Digital Educator Nominated for Gilder-Lehrman's National History Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MA, Curriculum and Instruction, 2012 California Single-Subject Teaching Credential with CLAD BA, Sociology, Magna Cum Laude, 2008

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a California-based teacher with a love for the middle school setting.

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