Kris McIntosh

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By Kris McIntosh
Hook students on the topic of the day by asking them to analyze the images found on envelopes! Students will collect facts about the Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education and the crisis at Little Rock’s Central High School by analyzing
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Homeschool Curricula
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By Kris McIntosh
Students will read a Harlem Renaissance newspaper article The New Negro, then analyze the first day cover (envelope with commemorative stamp, appropriate postmark and artwork) to identify Zora Neale Hurston. After reading an excerpt of How it Feels
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Homeschool Curricula
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
This, And the Envelope, Please! lesson hooks the students on the topic of the day by asking them to analyze the images found on envelopes; the stamp, postmark and artwork! By analyzing the images and information found on an envelope commemorating
Subjects:
U.S. History, World History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
This lesson challenges students to make connections between a 1936 poem turned into song, to the work of Ida B. Wells for a national anti-lynching law. Students will first analyze a first day cover (envelope containing a commemorative stamp honoring
Subjects:
Civics, U.S. History, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Homeschool Curricula
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
This Warm Up/Review Lesson for the 1862 Homestead Act is based on images found on two 1962 first day covers (an envelope containing a commemorative stamp, appropriate postmark and artwork depicting the topic). Students will be asked to analyze two
Subjects:
U.S. History, History, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Homeschool Curricula
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
This Warm Up/Review lessons uses three first day covers (envelopes containing a commemorative stamp, appropriate postmark and artwork depicting the topic) to move the students from the Alamo to the independent Texas Republic. By exploring and
Subjects:
U.S. History, History, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Homeschool Curricula
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
This Warm Up/Review lesson for the 19th Amendment is based on images found on a 1995 first day cover (an envelope containing a commemorative stamp, appropriate postmark and artwork depicting the topic.) Students will first describe the feelings of
Subjects:
U.S. History, History, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Homeschool Curricula
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
Bring together the symbols of American democracy, such as Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty found on a first day cover (envelope with stamp, postmark and artwork) and the speech by President George W. Bush to help your students learn about the attack on
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
This Warm Up/Review Lesson on Eli Whitney uses a 1940 first day cover, which is an envelope containing a commemorative stamp with appropriate postmark and added artwork. By exploring and analyzing the images on the cover, students will discover the
Subjects:
U.S. History, History, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Homeschool Curricula
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
This is a Warm Up/Review Lesson using images found on a one first day cover-envelopes with commemorative stamp, postmark and artwork. Discuss with students how a war comes to an end. Show the image of the first day cover and ask students to analyze
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
This is a Warm Up/Review Lesson using images found on a first day cover-envelopes with commemorative stamp, postmark and artwork. Start the conversation by defining civil disobedience. What law would students be willing to disobey and suffer the
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Activities
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
Clara Barton's Mission to Help Others lesson allows students to analyze the first day cover (an envelope containing a commemorative stamp honoring Clara Barton, a postmark cancelled from her birthplace in Oxford, Massachusetts and artwork depicting
Subjects:
Civics, U.S. History, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Homeschool Curricula
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
This Warm Up/Review Lesson for the Transcontinental Railroad is based on images found on a 1944 first day cover (an envelope containing a commemorative stamp, appropriate postmark and artwork depicting the topic). Students will collect the facts
Subjects:
U.S. History, History, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Homeschool Curricula
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By Kris McIntosh
Sojourner Truth Speaks for Civil Rights lesson uses primary sources to challenge students to identify the mission of Sojourner Truth. By analyzing the first day cover (an envelope containing a commemorative stamp honoring Sojourner Truth with an
Subjects:
Civics, U.S. History, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Homeschool Curricula
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
In this lesson students will discover the impact that one's actions can have on society. Through teacher notes, a letter, photograph and radio show, students will discover how the relationship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and world known
Subjects:
Civics, U.S. History, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Homeschool Curricula
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
This Warm Up/Review lesson uses images from a first day cover - an envelope with a commemorative stamp, appropriate postmark and artwork depicting the topic, to start the classroom discussion about the Mayflower Compact. Who are the Pilgrims? Why
Subjects:
U.S. History, History, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Homeschool Curricula
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
A first day cover is an envelope containing a commemorative stamp, appropriately postmarked for the topic and then someone adds artwork to it depicting the topic. This Warm Up/Review Lesson uses an envelope containing the 2 stamps issued by the post
Subjects:
U.S. History, History, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Homeschool Curricula
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
Hook students on the topic of the day by asking them to analyze the images found on envelopes! President Truman issued an Executive Order to integrate the military and Black baseball player Jackie Robinson was hired by the White Brooklyn Dodgers. By
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Homeschool Curricula
$1.00
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By Kris McIntosh
Including & Such As Texans is a booklet of 20 biographies of Texans found in the 4th and 7th grade Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills. The readings are 1-2 pages each, ready to be copied and passed out to students. The Introduction gives
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homeschool Curricula, Guided Reading Books
$5.00
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By Kris McIntosh
This Warm Up/Review Lesson is based on images found on a first day cover - an envelope containing a commemorative stamp, appropriate postmark and artwork depicting the topic. By analyzing the images, students will draw conclusions as to why the men
Subjects:
U.S. History, History, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Homeschool Curricula
$1.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught social studies in a public high school in Ft. Worth, TX for 28 years before leaving the classroom and working directly with social studies teachers, k-12 for 4 years. In the classroom I team taught U.S. history with an American literature teacher and we engaged 50 students for 120 minutes every day. By combining short stories, poetry, novels with history, music and art students developed a fuller sense of our nation’s history. From 2004 to 2011 I worked part time directing teaching American History grants and mentoring new teachers in low performing campuses. I am now doing consulting and writing warm up/review lessons for FDC Lessons.com

MY TEACHING STYLE

When students left my classroom at the end of the year they were able to think critically, work successfully in teams, direct their own research and verbally present and/or write out their findings. By engaging students with primary sources, whether speeches, diary entries, editorial cartoons or photographs, combined with questioning strategies, students were able to discover a more complete picture of our nation. As they discovered the history of our nation, students had to give proof for their conclusions, so after discovering the who, what, where, and when they focused on the why.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have written lessons for the Sid Richardson Museum of Western Art, the Southwest branch of the National Archives and the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum. Lessons can be viewed on their websites. I have presented at both the National Council for the Social Studies national convention 2007-2014, and the Texas Council for the Social Studies state convention 2008-2017 Miller Brewing Company Teaching Chair of Excellence, 1995 Outstanding Teacher, Southwest High School, 1995

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in history/geography/education Central State University, Edmond OK., 1972 MLA, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX 1986

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In 1998 while visiting Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, I purchased from an antique dealer, a 1948 envelope, commemorating the 85th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. I was impressed that the envelope was then 50 years old. Fast forward to 2008 and I am mentoring new teachers who need help with developing lesson plans. That 1948 envelope with its commemorative stamp, appropriate postmark and artwork depicting the event of Lincoln at Gettysburg, became the image for a lesson’s warm up activity. Analyzing the image and answering a variety of questions immediately hooked students into the fuller lesson on the Gettysburg Address. I now own hundreds of envelopes, which are correctly called first day covers, since the envelope contains a stamp cancelled on the first day of its issue. When searching for a first day cover for a particular topic, the stamp and the postmark never change so the challenge is to find the one with the best artwork. The images from the first day cover lay the foundation for all the lessons now found at my teacherspayteachers.com store! Images hook students on history.

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