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Visit the 1920s or Roaring 20s with this interactive Walking Tour or Gallery Walk Activity. Take your students on a walking tour to discover the major events, developments and changes of the Roaring 1920s in America. Includes: 121 slides on the
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Practice primary source analysis as you introduce the Propaganda of the Holocaust. This versatile activity allows students to analyze propaganda from Nazi Germany before and during the Holocaust. Includes images, text, and more with clear
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This is a complete centers activity for a study on the regions of Europe. At each center, students will read factual information on the region, view maps and discover physical features and statistics, view images from the region on cultural and
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Need a fun assessment or review? Looking to check student understanding AND have students practice critical thinking and application skills? Create Board Games! This powerpoint provides the prompts and directions to guide students through
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Middle Ages Daily Life Activity This activity allows students to move from topic to topic to gather information about the life and times of the Middle Ages as an introduction to the times. The cards could also be posted around the room as the key
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This unit is designed to guide students through the reading of the epic poem, The Odyssey by Homer. It includes a daily guide for the teacher and students, daily student handouts, templates and examples for graphic organizers on the major
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These 5 Social Media based templates allow your students to research or create reports using the formats with which they are most familiar! Use with any assigned topics, vocabulary terms, concepts, or people. Can be used in any subject area or
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Holocaust Study Package Teaching about the German Holocaust before and during WWII can help students to identify and better understand how hatred, discrimination, and propaganda can influence entire populations to participate in atrocities. Use
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Teaching folktales in your ELA classes? Want a fun assessment or review after teaching African Folktales? After reading a variety of folktales (primarily African folktales) we complete our unit on the lessons learned with this mini-project. To
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Read and analyze Everyday Use by Alice Walking with this easy to implement guide! This is a 3 (or more) day unit for Alice Walker's Everyday Use. It begins with an internet activity for students to evaluate her work and the short story. The
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Studying the German Holocaust in preparation for a reading lesson? Looking to introduce the key events of the Holocaust in a Social Studies class? Want a single resource that can be used to address the major developments of the
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Middle Ages Mapping Activity Use this mapping activity to introduce the Middle Ages of Europe. Reviews basic geography skills while introducing significant places and geographic themes for covering the Middle Ages time period. Includes: 3 Student
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This 4-page activity allows students to bring the events of the Holocaust into modern times for analysis and comparison to modern day hate-group activities and genocides. Includes links for reliable content information and a mapping activity as
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Have fun with Character Analysis by creating Paper Dolls! This project assignment allows students to be creative in their character analysis as we read any book or text with characters! They are directed to create paper dolls for the various
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This is a reading guide to accompany The Last Book in the Universe. My students really enjoyed reading this book and discussing the many topics that arise in the book that relate to our modern society. The guide asks students short answer
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Big Mouth and Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates is one of my favorite books to teach! Assessing your student's knowledge after completing the book can be easy with this Big Mouth & Ugly Girl Unit Test. This is a unit test for the assessment of
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Read Charlotte's Web (My favorite book!) and use these Character Cue Cards to play a matching game or to review for character analysis. This is a set of 10 cue cards with "I am" character descriptions with matching identification cards. The cards
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This activity challenges students to investigate and categorize 15 different people significant in the Holocaust. Students will work in pairs or small groups to identify the people, their backgrounds, and their impact on the Holocaust. They
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This is an assignment and graphic organizer for reading African Folktales and Short Stories. The assignment links students to a website with a large variety of folktales, organized by region. I allow my students to take 2 days to read through the
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This guide provides analysis and comprehension questions for a variety of poems by Walt Whitman. All poems can be found online or in the Elements of Literature Text by Holt. Final activity asks students to create a poem of their own using
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Over the last 15 years, I have taught all Social Studies areas and in a few ELA classrooms. My experience ranges from teaching grades 6 through 12, and I have had all levels of classes, including Special Education collaboration and gifted and talented. I have also taught on an advanced curriculum team, AP courses, and honors/advanced classes at the middle and high school level.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Multiple-Intelligences with many interactive and group-based activities. I also love using centers, even at the high school level! It works!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Facing History and Ourselves Teacher Disney Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist KY Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist Who's Who Among American High School Teachers

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors of Arts in History and Secondary Education with a major in History and a minor in Psychology, Sociology, and Women's Studies Masters of Arts in Secondary Social Studies Education, Curriculum and Instruction Numerous trainings and classes in areas of focus for my Social Studies classroom

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love teaching! And now that I am an established classroom teacher, I love sharing my knowledge and skills with new teachers. My book and blog, A Lesson Plan for Teachers, aims at helping new teachers settle into the classroom with ease and also helps them to overcome the obstacles that most new teachers face as they begin in our sometimes challenging profession!

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