Kelly Grant Horrocks

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This is a 17 page packet that introduces students to the geography, culture and history of Mesopotamia. Students will participate in activities that include map skills, analyzing a primary source, inference, vocabulary activities, short and extended
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Mastering reading and analyzing maps can be a laborious and tedious process. This game is designed to help students learn, practice and review fundamental map skills as outlined by state and national social studies frameworks. As students engage
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An important part of the social studies curriculum is an introduction to world religions. This packet provides an introduction to the three major monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. These belief systems are studied as a unit
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The purpose of this packet is to offer supplemental materials that combine social studies content with Common Core skills and practice. Included are several informational readings tied to ancient civilizations, (Mesopotamia, India, Rome) with
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There is a wealth of material available for teaching social studies content on the subject of ancient Egypt. The challenge is to find supporting and enriching materials that tie the content to Common Core targets and increase students’ ability to
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This is a fast paced, engaging, whole class review game for a unit on Mesopotamia. Students are given cards with a question and answer on each. When one student reads their question, other students check to see if they have the answer and then
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This is a fast paced, engaging, whole class review game for a Map Skills Unit. Students are given cards with a question and answer on each. When one student reads their question, other students check to see if they have the answer and then quickly
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This is an engaging and fast paced review game for an Ancient Egypt unit. It contains question and answer cards that are distributed to involve the whole class in a quick response activity . Students especially enjoy trying to beat their last timed
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This is a 35-page packet activity to engage students in creating mini-posters describing and comparing commonly confused words on both a graphic and textual level. The end result can be class presentations, or a gallery walk, to expose students to
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This is a short packet that introduces and defines the terms Culture and Civilization. It speaks to social studies Common Core Standards and includes short answer responses, group work, inference, synthesis, using a web, and higher level thinking
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This free booklet is designed to supplement the YA novel The Time Traveler’s Apprentice Book Two. The novel is a work of historical fiction written to support a unit on Ancient Rome in an engaging and entertaining way. This booklet contains an
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This free booklet is designed to supplement the YA novel The Time Traveler’s Apprentice Book Two. The novel is a work of historical fiction written to support a unit on Ancient Rome in an engaging and entertaining way. This booklet contains an
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a 20 year veteran, tenured teacher with the Ithaca City School District. I teach Language Arts, Social Studies, and Digital Literacy. I am a technology mentor for the district and have served as co-chair of the district's social studies curriculum committee. I have written two large curriculum units on Africa and the European Union for Cornell University. Before my teaching career, I worked as an archaeologist and in museums in the American Southwest for 10 years.

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BS Archaeology, Museum Studies MS Anthropology NYS Social Studies 5-12 Teaching Certification Certified Smart Board Instructor

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I am a published author of two YA historical fiction novels, The Time Traveler's Apprentice Book One and Book Two and supporting workbook to be used to teach medieval and Roman history. I also authored two packets for Cornell University's Africana Studies and European Studies Departments to be used as instructional materials in the public school system.

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