Matthew Koster

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Matthew Koster
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By Matthew Koster
This is a web-quest to allow students to learn about ancient Persia and explore the interactive website. I often used it as an activity to do when one section got ahead of another or if I needed to leave behind some sort of sub plans. Nicely
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$1.50
8 ratings
3.9
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By Matthew Koster
This is a web-quest to allow students to learn about various aspects of ancient Egypt and explore the interactive website. I often used it as an activity to do when one section got ahead of another or if I needed to leave behind some sort of sub
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$1.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By Matthew Koster
This is a web-quest to allow students to learn about the White House and explore the interactive website, whitehouse.gov . I often used it as an activity to do when one section got ahead of another or if I needed to leave behind some sort of sub
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$1.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Matthew Koster
A webquest regarding the Ancient China. The webquest uses the DK Findout websites, many schools also have the corresponding books, but they are not required. It focuses on the general culture of ancient China. I use this with 6th graders to fill a
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Asian Studies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Matthew Koster
A webquest regarding the continent of Africa. The webquest uses the DK Findout websites, many schools also have the corresponding books, but they are not required. It focuses on the general geography of the entire continent. I use this with 5th
Subjects:
World History, Geography, African History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Matthew Koster
A webquest regarding the continent of Asia. The webquest uses the DK Findout websites, many schools also have the corresponding books, but they are not required. It focuses on the general geography of the entire continent. I use this with 5th and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Asian Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
$1.50
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By Matthew Koster
A webquest regarding the continent of Africa. The webquest uses the DK Findout websites, many schools also have the corresponding books, but they are not required. It focuses on the general geography of the entire continent. I use this with 5th
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Matthew Koster
Students must choose somewhere they are familiar with and create a map, with all the parts of a map they need to be able to use for class (key, scale, compass rose, etc). This projects brings geography to life and makes content relate-able to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Matthew Koster
A webquest regarding the Vikings in the middle ages. The webquest uses the DK Findout websites, many schools also have the corresponding books, but they are not required. It focuses on the general culture of the Vikings. I use this with middle
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Matthew Koster
A webquest regarding the Ancient Indus River Valley Civilization. The webquest uses the DK Findout websites, many schools also have the corresponding books, but they are not required. It focuses on the general culture of the Indus River
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Asian Studies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Matthew Koster
This a project in which students create a Facebook page for a president, as a poster. It functions in many ways as a research project, but at the same time appeals to the students. Many students appreciate the unique way to present information.
Subjects:
Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Posters
$3.00
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By Matthew Koster
Students each are a different state type, then asked to vote for or against various laws based on their states background information. Works to illustrate the difficulty in passing laws and running the government in general, as well as the lack of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Simulations
$2.50
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By Matthew Koster
A webquest regarding the Ancient Rome. The webquest uses the DK Findout websites, many schools also have the corresponding books, but they are not required. It focuses on the general culture of ancient Rome. I use this with 6th graders to fill a 42
Subjects:
Ancient History, European History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Matthew Koster
A webquest regarding the Ancient Egypt. The webquest uses the DK Findout websites, many schools also have the corresponding books, but they are not required. It focuses on the general culture of ancient Egypt. I use this with 6th graders to fill a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
$1.50
not yet rated
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By Matthew Koster
This worksheet is used in conjecture with a website regarding Thanksgiving. It touches on the origins and aspects of many Thanksgiving traditions; as well as Thanksgiving traditions both in American and around the world. It is meant to be
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Internet Activities, Webquests, Cultural Activities
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2 ratings
3.7
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