Lisa Matthews

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This guide is based off the 1974 version with Redford, Farrow, and Waterston. It would make a great crossover English/History lesson for students who are reading the novel at the same time. The focus here is to examine attitudes of The Lost
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During our studies of the Watergate Affair, I assign this video guide to students. I use this in my regular US History course, but would be acceptable for AP enrichment.
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This is a four day, complete lesson plan which I have used with 10th grade World Literature Students. The Stranger is the novel assigned as Summer Reading, but the lessons can be adapted to be used as a classroom novel at any point in the school
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During our study of the 1960-70s and the Civil Rights Movement, I assign students the 1960s Music Project. I generally assign this about halfway through our studies and give students about two to three weeks to complete the project. This project is
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During our study of the 1950s, I sometimes assign this video guide. Note the focus relies heavily on students to synthesize information and rely on an understanding of the inherent fallacy seen in the ideology of the "American Dream."
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Used in my APUSH class, this prompt requires students to think deeply and create an essay based on the early formation of the US government.
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This is a rubric I have used for short in-class presentations. It has been adapted from a variety of rubric resources and reworked through trial and error to fit my specific needs, but I feel it gives a good guideline to students. This rubric deals
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This video focuses on the effects of PTSD on Vietnam veterans. It makes a great discussion video as it allows students to make insightful connections between what has happened in the past and current events with soldiers returning from Iraq and
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I use this video guide with my World History classes during our study of WWI. This movie has a focus on the ANZAC troops, and features Mel Gibson in one of his first roles. Girls tend to like that aspect, while boys like the action scenes. The
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During our study of WWII, I use this video guide to supplement our studies. It is the classic John Wayne film, and a big hit with the males in the class. Yes it is black and white, but tells a good story and we focus on the aspect of film as
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Warning***This video contains an objectionable sex scene with puppets in a street scene. Additionally, it deals with the affair between Jefferson and Heming and shows some sexual situations. I have used this only with my most mature groups of
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Used for Sophomore level World Literature, this is a collection of 36 lists of 14 words each, as well as two cumulative lists for 1st and 2nd semester final exams. This is part of a whole year unit of work. See also my instructions for the weekly
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A companion to my 36 Weeks of Vocabulary Words, this file is 36 weeks of tests. The set up is a multiple choice/matching format of words to definitions. There is a word bank at the top with the definitions below. I used scantrons for grading this
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An additional companion to my 36 Weeks of Vocabulary Words, this is 36 weeks of fill in the correct words to a sentence. This test uses critical thinking skills to show and demonstrate understanding of the words. There is a word bank at the top and
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When I assign my students a PowerPoint Presentation, this is the basic rubric I give them to keep them on track. Occasionally, I modify it to speak to the specific project we are working on, but this one is the standard by which all others are made.
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The instructions for the 36 weeks of vocabulary words. This includes instructions for the weekly homework and information on how the two tests were used and timed. This worksheet/handout was used to disseminate information to students.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 18 years total, 3 in junior high and 15 in high school. Additionally, I have taught both AP US History and AP Lit and Comp.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Facilitator/guide

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Achievements City of La Verne Teacher of the Year: 2004, 2009 Terman Engineering Scholastic Award 2009, Stanford University School of Engineering, Palo Alto, CA Who’s Who Among American Teachers, 2002-06 Associations, offices, relevant activities Phi Alpha Theta: 2006-Present Event Coordinator: Napoleon’s Peninsular Campaign, 2007-Present Great War Historical Society: 2003-Present College Board: Conference Attendee, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008; AP Reader, 2009-Present PSW District Curriculum Committee Member, 2007-2009 LEA (Lutheran Educators Association): 1995-2009 Lutheran Educator’s Conference: Attendee, CNH 1995, 1997, PSW 1998-08 CAPSO: 1996, 1999, 2005, 2008 Pomona Heritage: 1999-2009, Secretary, 2000; Home Tour Chair, 2001; Vice President, 2001-02 Celebrate History Convention, San Francisco: 1998 Presenter/Lecturer: Victorian Parlor Games: Courting Practices in Nineteenth Century America National Civil War Association: 1995-98, Guild President 1996-98

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Concordia College-Ann Arbor, 1995-Secondary Education/US History, Minor-English Literature CalPoly Pomona, 2007 Master's US History

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

After 18 years as a Middle School (3) and High School (15) teacher, I am currently making the shift to College Professor. As a result of my time in the classroom, I have years of accumulated materials. As time permits, I will update and post years of lessons and teaching materials. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. And please feel free to take some of these materials off my hands, because I can't keep storing all these books! Plus, I really want to know they are going to help students learn in the classroom.

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