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Kurt Johnson
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"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -Unknown (though often misattributed to W.B.Yeats)
 
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By Kurt Johnson
Combining geographic, cultural, and historical information, this assignment focuses on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Among other tasks, students will examine and plot Brazilian political and physical geography, investigate
Subjects:
World History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Minilessons, Internet Activities, Webquests
$2.50
15 ratings
3.9
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By Kurt Johnson
In this webquest, students will interact with five different websites to better their understanding of refugees and the ongoing refugee crisis. In part one, students will engage with two simulations that put them directly into the role of a
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Research, Internet Activities, Webquests
$2.25
9 ratings
3.9
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By Kurt Johnson
Students will explore the concept of Fair Trade through this 13-question webquest. In addition to learning about the history behind the movement, students will not only explore common FT goods/commodities and common FT producer countries, but so
Subjects:
World History, Geography, Economics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Minilessons, Internet Activities, Webquests
$2.00
10 ratings
3.8
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By Kurt Johnson
Asia Regional Map Quiz
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Asian Studies
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Kurt Johnson
On a physical map of the U.S., students will label major physical features (mountain ranges, rivers and bodies of water).
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$1.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Kurt Johnson
Using a population pyramid website generator, students will demographically compare a developing to a developed country. In examining population trends from 2000 - 2050, students will make connections between the two types of countries with respect
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Internet Activities, Homework, Cultural Activities
$2.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Kurt Johnson
Africa regional map quiz.
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Kurt Johnson
South America Map Quiz
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$1.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Kurt Johnson
In this lesson, students will gain a deep understanding of how the Electoral College works while simultaneously analyzing the 2016 US Presidential Election. The six-part lesson includes: The History of the Electoral College; The Pros and Cons of
Subjects:
Elections - Voting, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Webquests
$2.50
5 ratings
3.5
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By Kurt Johnson
Worksheet to go along with the movie Whale Rider, a story of a young Maori girl struggling to find her place in New Zealand. Focus of worksheet is on the geography theme 'Place', and stresses both the human and physical characteristics of this
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Movie Guides, Cultural Activities
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Kurt Johnson
This is a great pre- or post-assessment during any world geography unit or course. Students are tasked with accurately labeling 50+ world physical features including continents, oceans and major bodies of water, deserts, mountain ranges, regions,
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Kurt Johnson
In this webquest, students will learn about the scientific procedure of cloning, or, the creation of an exact genetic replica. By visiting different websites, including an interactive site in which students will follow the necessary steps to clone
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), Forensics
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Webquests
$2.00
7 ratings
3.9
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By Kurt Johnson
A 25 point quiz on the major physical features of Europe. (two identical map quizzes included on this pdf, the second of which will print better in black and white).
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$1.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Kurt Johnson
North America Map Quiz - 20 points
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$1.00
7 ratings
3.9
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By Kurt Johnson
Students will create their own ecotourism experience for travelers! Following the ethic of ecotourism (environmentally conscious travel that supports local populations), students will make a brochure to advertise the ecotour and ecolodge that they
Subjects:
Environment, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Cultural Activities
$4.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Kurt Johnson
To develop a deeper understanding of the polytheism of ancient Greece, students will create four trading cards (on a free online trading card creator) of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and creatures. They will then swap these cards with their peers
Subjects:
Ancient History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Internet Activities, Homework
$2.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By Kurt Johnson
This assignment can be used as a quiz, an assignment, or both (if divided). The first page is a map of colonial Africa from 1913. On this map, European colonizing countries are geographically color-coded to show who controlled which area of the
Subjects:
European History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Printables
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Kurt Johnson
Students will be introduced to the spice black pepper and its importance in both Silk Road-era trade routes and later periods of exploration and colonization in New and Old Worlds. Students will then select and research a particular item of their
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Economics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Internet Activities
$2.00
6 ratings
3.8
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By Kurt Johnson
Students will examine US geography through the lens of the National Football League. After labeling all 50 states on the attached map, students are tasked with locating the cities in which the 32 NFL franchises are based. Students will then
Subjects:
U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.50
3 ratings
3.9
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By Kurt Johnson
This assignment focuses on the many concerns facing the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Zika virus, pollution, political instability, Russian doping scandal, inflation, etc.). Students will investigate these concerns by examining
Subjects:
World History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Minilessons, Internet Activities, Webquests
$2.50
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.66 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Kurt is a 15-year teaching veteran who got his classroom start as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal. Currently teaching internationally, Kurt has taught in the U.S., Turkey, Singapore, India and Indonesia. Kurt has presented internationally on multidisciplinary education, problem-based learning, and using games in the classroom.

MY TEACHING STYLE

With an undergraduate degree in biology combined with Masters degrees in both secondary education and international development, Kurt combines his educational background with his personal interests and experiences to help shape his approach in the classroom. Certified in both social studies and science, Kurt often bring the two subjects together in an interdisciplinary approach. Frequently engaging students through the use of online games and simulations, Kurt often uses the methodology of both project- and problem-based learning styles.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A., Biology, University of Virginia M.Ed., Secondary Education, University of New Mexico M.S., International Development, Tulane University

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