Kathleen Doyle

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By Kathleen Doyle
Many teachers avoid teaching about climate change because the issue has become politically charged. This activity invites the students to investigate which organizations accept that climate change is exacerbated by human activity versus those that
Subjects:
Environment, Civics, Economics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9
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By Kathleen Doyle
Are you reluctant to hold a debate in your class because you are not sure how to organize one? Are you afraid a debate could turn into a “free-for-all”? Or perhaps you don’t know how to ensure an intelligent discussion. Maybe you are already
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Research, Projects
$4.00
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If you teach an Introduction to Psychology course, perhaps you have struggled with how to help students better appreciate the unit on the brain. In this activity, students research how a substance or activity affects the brain. Many students are
Subjects:
Psychology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Handouts
$3.00
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By Kathleen Doyle
In this lesson, students will analyze how popular songs reflected the mood of the times and how opinions about the Vietnam War changed over time.Using primary sources to teach history is important if we want students to learn how historians draw
Subjects:
U.S. History, Music
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Songs
$4.00
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By Kathleen Doyle
These seven different primary source activities provide a chronology of attitudes and arguments regarding women's suffrage. Ideally, you will be able to use all seven - which will take approximately one week - but each activity can also stand alone.
Subjects:
Civics, U.S. History, Women's History Month
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$4.00
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By Kathleen Doyle
Some people mistakenly believe that public schools are not allowed to teach about religion. It is true that we are not allowed to PREACH about a religion, nor are we allowed to teach that one religion is better than another. Perhaps that is what
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Religion
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Simulations, Cultural Activities
$3.00
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By Kathleen Doyle
Choose from eight different election-related activities to engage students in elections. Options include researching issues, creating posters or power points, "impersonating" candidates, analyzing political cartoons, understanding the electoral
Subjects:
Civics, Elections - Voting, Government
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Activities
$4.00
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By Kathleen Doyle
How do you handle late work? Do you refuse to accept it? Do you lower the grade by a certain percentage? Do you just take it whenever? After years of being a foolish softie, thereby indirectly teaching my students that deadlines do not matter, I
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts
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By Kathleen Doyle
Check out how three teachers were able to integrate English Language Arts and Social Studies. Why? The integration of ELA and Social Studies is often a perfect match and the impact in the classroom can be powerful. The Common Core is requiring that
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Whole Courses, Syllabi
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

30+ years developing and teaching social studies/ELA content and skills to students of all abilities. Published two books: Blue's River (2019) for grades 3-6 - an environmental history of a local river; and Allies for Justice (2007) for grades 7-9 - the story of the role that Delaware played in the Brown versus Board of Education case.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm not big into content presentation (although I can do it as well as the best of 'em). Love getting kids debating, questioning, cooperating, creating.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Delaware's Law Related Education Teacher of the Year, 2012; University of Delaware's History Teacher of the Year, 1999; Delaware Council for the Social Studies Nomination for Excellence in Teaching, 1997; POLYTECH School District Teacher of the Year 1996

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Social Studies, Brown University, 1985; Certified in Social Studies Education and Special Education; Bachelor of Arts - Cum Laude - in Social Thought and Political Economy (STPEC), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1982

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Student Teacher supervisor, University of Delaware, 2019 - Population Educator with Population Connection, 2013 - present Published "Allies for Justice: How Louis Redding and Collins Seitz Changed the Complexion of America's Schools," (2007) - a book about school desegregation in Delaware, written for middle school age students. Published "Debates Made Easy" in Jan/Feb 2007 issue of Social Education: Middle Level Learning. Adjunct instructor for the University of Delaware's History Standards Institute, 1999-2004. Dr. Theodore Sizer was my guru. Couldn't have been successful in the classroom without my amazing spouse. Greatest accomplishment = Raised two fabulous kids. Singer and instrumentalist in Dover's own Celtic Harvest band. Recorded a lullaby CD, "Sweet Dreams" available through iTunes. Finally created my own website with links to TeachersPayTeachers site! KathleenMarieDoyle.com

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