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By Love Teaching US History
Great homework or classwork assignment (but discussion must occur in class) in order for students to understand the various causes of the U.S. Civil War. Historians disagree as to what the main cause of the U.S. Civil War was, and this lesson
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, Activities
$10.00
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By Love Teaching US History
There are tons of resources online for this debate topic but not as many options for rubrics. I broke students into groups of 4-6 with 2 vs. 2 or 3 vs. 3 to debate this topic. I usually had them draw from a bag to assign their topics, then gave
Subjects:
U.S. History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment
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By Love Teaching US History
One of the main principles of Buddhism is the Middle Way (or Middle Path), which rejects extremism and relies on what is in the middle. I wrote this activity for students to complete in groups after they had taken notes from the attached lecture.
Subjects:
World History, Religion, Asian Studies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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By Love Teaching US History
I taught middle and high school social studies for 18 years, during which time I also taught expository, academic writing. This was a really handy tool. I would usually ask for a volunteer to do the first one (so the whole class could hear an
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, International Baccalaureate, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, GATE, Cooperative Learning
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By Love Teaching US History
I gave this to students to use to outline an essay question: Why did the U.S. enter WWI? This was not a research assignment, so I did not want students to have to spend time researching. I did want them to absorb the content while practicing their
Subjects:
U.S. History, International Baccalaureate
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures
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By Love Teaching US History
I gave this as a resource for students to outline an essay question, asking why the U.S. entered WWI.... This was designed to complement their textbook's information without having to assign additional research for students. I used this in my IB
Subjects:
U.S. History, International Baccalaureate
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures
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By Love Teaching US History
This is great for the beginning of a U.S. Great Depression unit. It's quite long, so even though I taught in 99-minute periods, I used to break this down and do 30 minutes per day.... Most Americans think that the Stock Market Crash caused the Great
Subjects:
U.S. History, International Baccalaureate
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures
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By Love Teaching US History
This handout is designed to accompany my lecture on causes of the Great Depression. In the lecture, the answers to this handout's questions are in chronological order, and they're in a color other than black - students might be writing down a
Subjects:
U.S. History, International Baccalaureate
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures
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By Love Teaching US History
I give students two bathroom passes per quarter. They may leave by using their passes. If unused, they may submit them at the end of each quarter for extra credit. It's a great incentive to stay in class.
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For All Subject Areas
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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By Love Teaching US History
This is a great exercise in analysis; this will enable students to learn about the varying views among historians (over time) about the effects of Reconstruction, and I'm also a huge fan of graphic organizers as I think it really helps students to
Subjects:
U.S. History, International Baccalaureate
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
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By Love Teaching US History
This lecture should be used with my accompanying handout: "Student handout for "Reconstruction: Causes, Course, & Effects" lecture. Students should only record information in BLUE. Information in BLACK and/or PURPLE are discussion points. The
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures
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By Love Teaching US History
Use this handout with the Reconstruction lecture notes....
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures
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By Love Teaching US History
This is a great introductory, small-group simulation to do right as you're starting your unit on Reconstruction (1865-1877). Students should have some prior knowledge about the Civil War (the main ideas/its significance at the least), but it's
Subjects:
U.S. History, International Baccalaureate
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
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By Love Teaching US History
This is a great assignment if you have to be out for a day ... challenging enough to keep students engaged but not so hard that a substitute teacher won't be able to handle the assignment. Students may work in groups, pairs, or on their own...there
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
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Lesson Plans (Individual)
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By Love Teaching US History
Basic lecture about a highly significant region in the U.S. Understanding this is also a precursor to understanding the causes of the Civil War. I used this as the first day of content in my Civil War Unit, actually.
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures
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By Love Teaching US History
This is perfect for the first day of school (or second day of school). Relationships and community among students are important for learning, and this forces students to become more acquainted with their classmates in a low-risk setting. There are
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
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Activities, Cooperative Learning
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By Love Teaching US History
I asked my students to complete this, thoughtfully, on the first day of school. I told them I would read it and keep it in a secure location, and then at the end of each school year, I shredded them. I found this really helpful in gaining insight
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Staff
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Activities, Handouts, Assessment
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By Love Teaching US History
I always showed this film during my U.S. Civil War units. Due to its R rating, it does require a parent permission slip (also attached to my dashboard). Its emphasis on the experience of Union African American soldiers is a wonderful complement to
Subjects:
U.S. History, International Baccalaureate
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Movie Guides, Cultural Activities
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By Love Teaching US History
I showed this film during every single one of my U.S. Civil War units (8th and/or 11th grades). It is rated R, but it is a mild R rating; if it were made today, I believe it would receive a PG-13 rating. Nonetheless, a parent permission letter was
Subjects:
U.S. History, International Baccalaureate
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 12th
Types:
Classroom Forms
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By Love Teaching US History
This is a beautiful film, which honors both orthodox Jews and Muslims. It's also a story of friendship, feminism (advocating for choice/freedom), and world religions. I used to show this in World History and World Geography within the context of
Subjects:
World History, Geography, Religion
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Movie Guides
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught most subjects in the Social Studies, but I have mostly taught History (World and U.S. but mostly U.S.). Most recently, I have taught IB History of the Americas (for ten years). I am also credentialed to teach English, so instruction in reading, writing, grammar, and spelling have consistently made their way into my courses. My lectures take me HOURS to research/write, which is why they tend to cost the most. If something else costs that much, it's because it took me hours to create that item, too.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My instruction is definitely diversified in an on-going attempt to address the range of learning styles in a classroom: e.g. lecture/note-taking, videos, simulations, debates and other scored discussions based on assigned readings, etc.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified Teacher: Early Adolescence Social Studies (2003 - and renewed in 2013)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Teacher for 18 years (middle school and high school); BA from the University of Arizona (Major: History; Minor: Political Science); MA from Stanford University (U.S. History); Teaching credentials from St. Mary's College of California (Social Studies and English)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have attended countless teacher trainings and seminars, and taken many extended learning courses (especially in economics) throughout my career. Teachers should never stop learning themselves!

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