Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class

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In my experience, kids appreciate a fun but businesslike classroom, and the more they enjoy class the more they learn.
 
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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.Begin the lesson
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$4.99
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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:
Social Studies - History, Government, Critical Thinking
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.99
2 ratings
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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 period Each class member will need a copy of the Constitution to help them complete the puzzle. Answer key included. SEE
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.99
1 rating
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE: To become familiar with many of the types of government that have developed through the years in various parts of the world. TIME: 1 class period Begin this lesson by reading the introductory paragraphs with the class about how there
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the presidential elections which led to the rise of the Jacksonian Democrats. TIME: 1 and 1/2 class periods Give each student a copy of pages 62A - 62E. Read with the class the background information about the Election of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE:To introduce some of the people and events involved in the rapid growth of business and industry in the United States during the post-Civil War period.TIME:1 class periodBegin by reading with the class the introductory paragraphs.Class
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.99
1 rating
3.8
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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. But purchasing this group of 15 activities allows you to save 30%
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$56.85
$39.99
4 ratings
4.0
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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. It provides background information about William Penn and the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.99
8 ratings
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE: To understand the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation and the reasons for writing a new constitution for the United States. TIME: 1 and 1/2 class periods You can begin this lesson by reading with the class the introductory
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.99
1 rating
4.0
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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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.99
2 ratings
3.9
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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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$3.99
5 ratings
4.0
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE: To become familiar with the organization and powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government. TIME: 2 class periods Give each student a copy of page 50A only. Read with the class the introductory
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Assessment
$3.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE: To study the causes, major events, and results of the Mexican War. TIME: 1 class period Read with the students the story about the Mexican War. At the end of each paragraph, have class members do the mapwork. I recommend providing
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.99
3 ratings
4.0
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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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Games
$4.99
5 ratings
4.0
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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:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$60.85
$49.00
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE: To draw attention to the monopolistic business practices used by various "Captains of Industry" during the 1800s. TIME: 1 class period In THE BIG BUSINESS GAME, the class is divided into groups of 3 or 4 students. Each group has a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Games
$3.99
2 ratings
4.0
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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:
Social Studies - History, Government, Critical Thinking
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.99
4 ratings
4.0
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
This American Government book has sold thousands of times outside TpT but is a brand new addition to my store with no feedback yet. I have, however, received the following comments on a similar bundle, 15 Favorite Lessons (76-90 of 150) Civil War
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$59.85
$49.00
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By Make Social Studies Their Favorite Class
OBJECTIVE: To understand how the initiative, referendum, and recall provide voters with a certain amount of direct control over lawmaking and elected officials. TIME: 1 class period This activity has four reading sections covering the following
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.99
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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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.99
1 rating
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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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