Lauren Krotz

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Lauren Krotz
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By Lauren Krotz
History Heads are a wonderful tool. Then can be used with any time period, for any person, groups of people, or ideas. Give each student a photocopied History Head, assign students to DRAW 5-10 (your choice) pictures that represent that person or
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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By Lauren Krotz
I use this simple scavenger hunt at the start of the school year. I play along with the students. It is a great way to have everyone walking and talking in the room. With my middle school students the "winner" gets the honor of winning! With my
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
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By Lauren Krotz
Currently I have a life skills student in my regular education social studies class. Because of this I have spent countless hours adapting the curriculum for their specific needs. I decided to share some of these adapted lessons thinking other
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Special Education, Life Skills
Grades:
8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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By Lauren Krotz
This is a vocabulary development activity that I adapted for my life skills students. With these adaptions the life skills students can learn the same key terms as the regular education students, but on a level more geared for them. My students
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Other (Specialty), Life Skills
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
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By Lauren Krotz
This is a system I have used in my classroom for 12 years now. It is a great way to get absent kids caught up without the teacher using class time to explain yesterday's lesson. The Make-up Station also gives students a sense of responsibility and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Homework, Classroom Forms
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By Lauren Krotz
This is a GREAT back to school activity. Students create "starts" about themselves. They put their name in the middle of the star, then draw five things about themselves in the points of the star. You can learn a ton about your students very
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my 14th year teaching 8th grade social studies. I also coach the girls' high school lacrosse team in the spring. It is great seeing old students later in their education career as athletes!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student centered

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Earnest B. Darrow Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Anthropology Sociology University of Pittsburgh Master of Arts in Teaching Social Studies Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live with my husband and two girls ages 10 and 12

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