Laurel the Historian

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Laurel the Historian
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I focus on creating history and humanities resources for upper elementary and high school students that are rigorous, skills-based and that help students make connections and critically think.
 
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By Laurel the Historian
My students have always had difficulty understanding totalitarianism, and I’ve had trouble finding resources I was happy with. I created this to fill that need! It is a short reading which describes the history of totalitarianism and breaks down the
Subjects:
Civics, Government, World History
Grades:
7th, 9th, 10th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
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By Laurel the Historian
What types of government are there? I have always struggled to find resources for teaching my students about political and economic ideologies. This background information is essential for them to be able to understand the structures and functions
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
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By Laurel the Historian
I don’t know about you, but I find my students every year are more and more engaged by discussion through a seminar. This is exciting to me as it’s a great opportunity to assess their learning without giving a test! I created this resource in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Government, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.8, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.7, RI.11-12.10, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.9...
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By Laurel the Historian
Do you struggle to assess student work? I do! I find rubrics are essential. This rubric on historical thinking skills is based on the C3 standards, although it is useful for assessing historical thinking even if you don’t use C3. It is also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Rubrics
CCSS:
RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.6, RH.11-12.6
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By Laurel the Historian
I am always trying to assess student work meaningfully and accurately and I find rubrics really help me with that. This is a rubric based on the C3 standards but could be used to assess historical thinking outside of C3 and is editable to remove the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Assessment, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.9, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.1b, W.11-12.2...
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By Laurel the Historian
Do you struggle with which battles to teach for World War 1 to help your students understand trench warfare and the events of the war? I did too until I created this escape room for the Western Front. Students will enjoy learning about the different
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Games
$6.00
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By Laurel the Historian
My students had been having trouble creating compelling questions until I came up with this resource to help them do it in a structured way! Now, with practice, they are working towards mastering this key inquiry skill. This worksheet provides
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Civics
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.9-10.7, W.11-12.7
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By Laurel the Historian
This is a no-prep packet on American abolitionists. It can be used as a bell work booklet, but would also be suitable for sub plans, or for early finishers. One of my focuses when creating this was to ensure that students was improving student
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Black History Month
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RI.8.1, RI.9-10.1, RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.4, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.4, WHST.6-8.1a, WHST.6-8.1b, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.10, WHST.9-10.1...
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By Laurel the Historian
This is a no-prep packet on the age of exploration. It can be used as a bell work booklet, but would also be suitable for sub plans, or for early finishers. One of my focuses when creating this resource was to reinforce reading and writing skills in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.2b, WHST.6-8.2d, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.9-10.1, WHST.9-10.2b, WHST.9-10.2e, WHST.9-10.4
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By Laurel the Historian
This is a no-prep set of activities on the Renaissance that examines the role of women in this era, their contributions to art`& the humanist movement. It can be used as a set of lessons, but it would also be suitable for use as a bell work
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Women's History Month
Grades:
7th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Workbooks, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.9, RH.11-12.1, RH.11-12.2, RH.11-12.5, RH.11-12.9, WHST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.8...
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By Laurel the Historian
I have had difficulty finding resources for standards-based grading. Due to this, I created this rubric to assess a variety of learning targets authentically for formative assessments. It can be used cross-curricularly but provides specific criteria
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment, Rubrics
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By Laurel the Historian
I wasn't happy with the World War 1 presentations I was finding online as I found they missed a lot of information I think is crucial. This unit presentation on World War 1 is comprehensive, reviewing both theaters of war and highlighting the often
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
$4.00
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By Laurel the Historian
My students don’t understand where our ideas about government come from. They have a hard time understanding the evolution of political thought and in what ways this evolution shows change and continuity. They also struggle to understand the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
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By Laurel the Historian
Do your students struggle with nationalism? My Modern World History/World History II students were not getting it, so I created this resource to help break it down for them. It goes over the different types of nationalism and looks at the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes
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By Laurel the Historian
Do you want more holiday-themed reading passages? This is a non-fiction reading passage available as PDF or Google Doc for middle school and high school students that includes critical thinking questions about the history of Valentine's Day. One of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies - History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.7.4, RI.7.10, RI.8.1, RI.8.4, RI.8.10, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.10, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.10...
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By Laurel the Historian
Do you need an interesting reading passage that's perfect for Black History Month? This is a non-fiction reading passage for middle school or high school that includes critical thinking questions about Nat Turner's Rebellion. One of the reasons I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Black History Month
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RI.7.10, RI.8.10, RI.9-10.10, CCRA.R.1, RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.10, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.10
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 8th year teaching grades 9-12. I have extensive special needs experience and training as well as experience with second language learners. This year is my first year shifting to standards-based learning using the C3 framework.

MY TEACHING STYLE

In class, I focus on critical thinking including a lot of discussion as well as inquiry and project-based learning opportunities. Due to my special needs training I really focus on meeting the needs of all of my students through differentiation as well as allowing for student voice and choice!

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