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Hey, what's so funny, Dilbert?Help your kids understand the humor of the Political Cartoon. Sure, it is a high level form of humor that not everyone gets. But by studying the elements of the Political Cartoon, you never know, there just might be the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Library Skills
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Printables
$6.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Meridian
Great introduction into interpreting Political Cartoons, explaining and illustrating the main strategies used by cartoonists:- labelling- use of symbols- analogy- irony- exaggeration.The slide deck supports the Interactive Notebook Political
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Library Skills
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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“Welcome to Hell. Here's your accordion.” - Gary Larson“This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.” - George Orwell, Animal FarmAnother of my humour units, to go with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
2 ratings
3.9
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By Meridian
The Interactive Notebook is a fun, creative and engaging learning experience for each student, and this pack encourages students to acquire the skills to view and analyse the political or editorial cartoon.The various strategies and techniques used
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Elections - Voting, Critical Thinking
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks
$4.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Meridian
More humour to use in your English class.Puns are painful, I know, but this unit is so much fun and a great test for understanding the use of language in different settings.Table of Contents:Definitions of PunsPosters that are PunsWord ListKnock
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Life Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Meridian
Great political topic for any middle school social studies class that can be used during the Presidential campaign.This pack includes 12 pages of worksheets with answers and a 10 page illustrated booklet of the life and times of Donald
Subjects:
Elections - Voting, U.S. History, Oral Communication
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$3.00
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By Meridian
The ability to construct and confidently present a speech to any audience will always be one of the most sought after skills required in any form of employment.Any student needs to master the skills to speak confidently, and this pack of worksheets
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets
$3.00
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A great little illustrated resource pack outlining the life and times of Donald Trump.This person is very prominent in all our news and daily discussions and so my students wanted to know more about where he has come from and what he has
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.00
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By Meridian
Narrated SlidedeckQuality narrated slideshow that shows how to interpret Political Cartoons, explaining and illustrating the main techniques used by cartoonists:- labelling- use of symbols- analogy- irony- exaggeration.The 10 minute video supports
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
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This is a resource I used with my 'Gun Control | Gun rights' pack. It was created using 'Comic Life' and steps through the sequence of events that occurred before, during and after the Sandy Hook Tragedy. The 20 page booklet is not a detailed
Subjects:
U.S. History, Library Skills, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Original Textbooks
$2.00
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By Meridian
This zipped bundle consists of great original illustrations that I have used in class as:- story starters- liven up websites- poster illustrations- a way of showing classroom responsibilities- discussion pointers- newsletter illustration- idea
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff
Types:
Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, For Principals & Administrators
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By Meridian
Free curriculum guide for anyone wanting to include Google's fabulous Geo Products into their curriculum.The 12 page booklet includes suggested objectives, assessment tools and activities for each subject.It also includes an exhaustive list of verbs
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Geography, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Teacher Manuals
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have had fun in a variety of educational settings, including teaching in remote communities in Central Australia, Principal of primary schools in South Australia and Victoria, and lecturer to tertiary students in Melbourne. Loved it all.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have seen so many learning styles and my approach to teaching is reflected in the materials here.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA(Hons)Aboriginal Languages, ANU Dip Ed, Monash University M.Ed(Admin)Adelaide University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My classes cover a wide range of topics and they all come from the kids. We explore humour, online technology, social networking, social issues, and more. Wherever the kids take me is where we go. The Activity packs represent our wide ranging classroom work I am keen to share any work that I do with my class that is current and impacting our world today. Hope others share my enthusiasm. If not, all packs attract a 100% Money Back guarantee - if there is anything at all about this pack that disappoints or was not as expected, please get back to me and your investment will be completely refunded - no issue at all.

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