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Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class

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Make social studies their favorite class with these 105 ready-to-use reproducible lessons covering national, state, and local government. While still new to TPT, this program is a long-time bestseller of the Social Studies School Service and my own
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$418.95
$299.99
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE:To become familiar with some of the foreign policy options of the United States when dealing with trouble spots abroad.TIME:Parts of several class periodsIn Part 1 of this lesson -- entitled "Background Information" -- students read brief
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$4.99
8
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
SERIES OVERVIEWMake social studies their favorite class with these 150 reproducible world history lessons covering early civilization to modern times. Class members become involved in an amazing variety of creative lessons that make learning
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$598.56
$499.99
3
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE:To review key battles and other significant events of the Civil War.TIME:2 class periodsMy students really like this information-filled map exercise, and I provide them with colored pencils to make it even more enjoyable.Each class member
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$4.99
6
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE: To understand the roles of the police, courts, and correctional system in enforcing the laws of the United States. TIME: 1-2 class periods In this lesson, class members read through several paragraphs about how the criminal justice
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History, Government
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.99
4
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE:To review the content and organization of the United States Constitution.TIME:1 class periodEach class member will need a copy of the Constitution to help them complete the puzzle. Answer key included.SEE ALSO**************105 Favorite
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.99
5
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE: To review major battles and other significant events of the Revolutionary War. TIME: 2 class periods Students join pages 36E and 36F together to form a map that they will use to label major battles and other significant events of the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$3.99
8
Digital Download PDF (5.09 MB)
By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
Supplement the textbook and eliminate prep time with these 10 ready-to-use reproducible U.S. history lessons that make it fun to learn about the Age of Exploration. Your 5th or 6th graders will enjoy a wide variety of high-interest activities for
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$38.90
$34.95
3
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
This Early Civilizations bundle contains lessons 1-15 of 150 from Early Civilization-Modern Times, WORLD HISTORY CURRICULUM, 150 Favorite Lessons.LESSON/ACTIVITY TITLES (1-15 of 150) 1. The Rise of Civilization 2. Prehistoric Man 3. Civilizations
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$58.86
$49.00
2
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
Supplementing the original "150 Favorite Lessons! Exploration to Modern Times, American History Curriculum" are 45 additional lessons on U.S. history from 1945 through Barack Obama's presidency. Most are designed for a single class period and have
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$119.00
Digital Download PDF (33.06 MB)
By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE:To become familiar with the life of William Penn and the beliefs of the Quakers.TIME:1 class periodThe lesson begins by reading an introductory paragraph with the class about William Penn and the Quakers. Students then take part in a short
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.99
9
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
PRODUCT OVERVIEW:Supplement the textbook and eliminate prep time with these 15 ready-to-use reproducible American history lessons covering various topics from the Clinton Administration through Barack Obama's presidency. Class members enjoy a wide
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$59.85
$39.99
Digital Download PDF (15.72 MB)
By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
PRODUCT OVERVIEW:Supplement the textbook and eliminate prep time with these 15 ready-to-use reproducible recent American history lessons on various post-World War II topics. Class members enjoy a wide variety of high-interest activities for
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$50.87
$39.99
Digital Download PDF (14.81 MB)
By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE: To understand how English traditions of politics, law, and government influenced the development of democracy in America. TIME: 1 class period This lesson includes four fun contests. A time limit can be set for each. Contest 1 -- The
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.99
5
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE:To understand the importance of government in the lives of the American people.TIME:1 class periodEvery American is affected by government in countless ways during their lifetime. Yet most people give little or no thought to the extent
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History, Government
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.99
5
Digital Download PDF (3.00 MB)
By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
This Post-WWII bundle was recently added to my store and has only been purchased about 10 times with no feedback yet. But here are some comments received on a similar bundle, 15 Favorite Lessons (76-90 of 150) Civil War Period: AMERICAN HISTORY
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$60.85
$39.99
Digital Download PDF (5.41 MB)
By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
LESSON TITLES (1-15 of 105)   1. The Role of Government   2. History of Government   3. Forms of Government   4. Democracy   5. Development of Democracy   6. Citizenship   7. Colonial Government   8. Britain Changes Its Colonial Policies   9.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$58.85
$49.00
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
This Civil War bundle contains lessons 76-90 from 150 Favorite Lessons, Age of Exploration to Modern Times. All lessons are also available individually at the links below. LESSON TITLES (76-90 of 150):76. Sectionalism77. Slavery and the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$56.85
$49.00
5
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE:To understand how the organization and function of American government is rooted in the principles of representative democracy, separation of powers, checks and balances, and federalism.TIME:1 class periodSPECIAL NOTE:This lesson includes
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Games
$4.99
6
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the various attempts by the North and South to ease tensions over the question of slavery in the territories. TIME: 1 class period This lesson begins by reading with the class the introductory paragraphs and the section on
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.99
2
Digital Download PDF (4.20 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Over 30 years teaching Jr./Sr. high social studies.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Fun, but businesslike. My students enjoy the wide variety of activities I have created for them to supplement the textbook and make learning about social studies more exciting.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

The average score of my students has consistently ranked in the top 3 on annual state exams.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

• Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies
• Master of Education in Social Studies

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Early in my teaching career, I began creating activities to supplement the textbook to make social studies class more enjoyable, exciting, challenging, and fun for my students. I quickly found that students walking into my classroom realizing they would not be using the textbook that day -- and instead be taking part in a fun activity -- were far more interested in class and learned a lot more than if they were just working with the textbook. After having some success in my own classroom with the materials I created, I decided to publish and market them to other teachers across the U.S. The Social Studies School Service helped me get my start many years ago and continues to carry my products today. I also sell directly to teachers through my own small business.

Although I am brand new to Teachers Pay Teachers, tens of thousands of educators across the country have used my lessons over the years. My aim has always been to create activities that students love to do as individuals, in small groups, or with the entire class. A typical lesson has 3 to 5 activity sheets, and most can be finished in one or two periods using information on the student activity sheets. Teacher instructions and answer keys are included. Lesson quizzes, each with 20 questions, are also available for most lessons and serve as a great way to measure student progress.

Things you will find in my lessons include, but are not limited to:

   • cause and effect
   • vocabulary
   • thought questions
   • critical thinking
   • reading comprehension
   • charts
   • graphs
   • map exercises
   • timelines
   • puzzles
   • games
   • contests

I have published the following lesson programs, which, in total, consist of over 700 lessons:

LESSONS ON AMERICAN HISTORY
12-Part Program - 150 Lessons

LESSONS ON RECENT AMERICAN HISTORY
3-Part Program - 45 Lessons

LESSONS ON AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
7-Part Program - 105 Lessons

LESSONS ON WORLD HISTORY
12-Part Program - 150 Lessons

LESSONS ON RECENT WORLD HISTORY
3-Part Program - 45 Lessons

LESSONS ON ASIA
5-Part Program - 75 Lessons

LESSONS ON AFRICA
5-Part Program - 75 Lessons

LESSONS ON LATIN AMERICA
5-Part Program - 75 Lessons


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