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This is a word search WITHOUT the word bank! The object is students have to use an ATLAS to figure out what words (Latin American countries) to look for in the puzzle! Great preview or extension activity!
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Selected response quiz aligned to 6th & 7th grade Georgia Performance Standards for Civics/Government. Questions are modeled after those used on state assessments.
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Template to copy for students to use with vocabulary words using the Frayer Model.
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Primary Source selections from both documents to look at similar & different aspects. Contains both a selected response and constructed response questions. This activity can be used as an opener on Constitution Day or in a Civics or History
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This is a postcard rubric for student postcards from geographical locations they "visit" while studying various regions of the world.
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Chart for similar and different aspects of Christianity, Judaism, & Islam including patriarch of faith, basis of religions beliefs, views on Jesus of Nazareth, Holy Book & more. Aligned to Georgia Standards & Teacher Notes for 6th
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Vocabulary matching quiz aligned to 6th & 7th grade Georgia Performance Standards for Economics.
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This is a word search WITHOUT the word bank! The object is students have to use an ATLAS to figure out what words (Latin American physical features) to look for in the puzzle! Great preview or extension activity!
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This is a word search WITHOUT the word bank! The object is students have to use an ATLAS to figure out what words (provinces & territories) to look for in the puzzle! Great preview or extension activity!
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Pre-assessment anticipation guide for Oceania (including Australia). Anticipation guide contains 10 statements to which students respond with agree or disagree.
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Beginning of the year student interest inventory for middle grades SS classes.
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Mini-lesson sheet that gives a brief history of how the English Channel formed, and then how the Channel tunnel ("Chunnel") was built in the late 20th Century. Critical thinking questions are included related to obstacles in building the tunnel
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This is a preview & pre-assessment organizer for teaching Oceania. Students have to give reasons/justify their answers.
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Short Constitution Day opener/warm-up that compares the US Constitution to the Magna Carta. Comparison reading selections plus one selected response question and one constructed response question.
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Student interview template for "Where Were You? 9/11 Oral Tradition Interview Assignment" focusing coupled with a second interview of either the same or a different adults about another significant &/or memorable historical event they vividly
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Halloween Around the World reading that can be used for Close reading activities.
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Students create detailed clues for European Explorers on a name tag template that is incorporated into the handout. The instructions include a list of 13 explorers. The form is made so student names can be folded back to participate in a sticky
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Basic economics terminology quiz for economics terms outlined in the Georgia 6th & 7th grade standards (both GPS & GSE). Includes answer key.
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Story Board Summary Template with 12 frames with each containing sections for picture/symbol/representation and a caption.
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Quiz including vocabulary & constructed response over imperialism, nationalism, causes of WW1, WW2 & the Cold War.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

World studies educator since 2001 specializing in the Western Hemisphere plus Oceania. Strategies and lessons are developed and used in gifted, on-level, and additional support classrooms. Presenter at the following levels: school, district, state (Georgia Council for the Social Studies & Georgia Geographic Alliance, national (National Council for the Social Studies)

MY TEACHING STYLE

Highly kinesthetic teacher specializing in original mnemonics & examples for teaching & learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

District Teacher of the Year for large metro district (over 7,000 teachers & over 110,000 students); Top Ten Finalist - Georgia Teacher of the Year; Outstanding SS Educator - Georgia Council for the SS; Finalist, Economics TOTY, Georgia Council on Economic Education; Goethe TOPS Fellow (Germany Study Tour); IREX Global Education Fellowship to Ukraine

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I consider the greatest single influence in my methodology and teaching practices to be my own learning struggles once I reached middle school. These continued on through my master's level work. Basically, you can not make a square peg fit into a round hole.

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