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Geography Introduction Complete Unit UPDATED! This is a COMPLETE unit for introducing Geography in a Geography, History, or other Social Studies Course. The 110+ page unit covers the Five Themes of Geography, Map Types and Purposes, and Using
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Columbian Exchange Trade Route Activity This activity allows students to visit centers in order to complete the handout on the different items traded from the different places in the Columbian Exchange Trade Route. Items can be printed on card
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Gilded Age Immigration Activity This activity covers the New Immigrants of the Gilded Age in America. The Powerpoint has complete information with push/pull factors, characteristics of the new immigrants, and prompts students to compare to the
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Civil Rights Movement in Pictures This Powerpoint is the best collection of pictures to lead a discussion on the key points of the Civil Rights Movement. Many of the images are ones often seen in standardized testing and cover topics such as
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This is a 5 center activity on the Five Themes of Geography. Each center invites students to further investigate one of the themes (Location, Place, Movement, Regions, Human-Environment Interaction) through mapping, reading, and skills practice.
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Geography Basics Review Games This is a complete set of 5 games or activities to review the basic ideas of geography, including: 5 Themes of Geography Longitude & Latitude Maps and Map Purposes And more! Includes: Pin the Tail on the
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This is a full 90 minute lesson with powerpoint notes, student handouts, and an image analysis activity. Students are introduced to the age of urbanization in the Gilded Age and the impact of that urbanization. Jacob Riis images are provided,
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This is the activity I use to introduce my students to the physical geography of Asia. Since Asia can be split into 3 smaller regions (South, East, and Southeast), it is the same activity form for each of the 3 regions, with a cumulative mapping
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This activity allows students to review basic facts about the key explorers of the Age of Exploration and to create Newscasts that they report to the class. Included are research guide sheets and a collection information sheet for the news
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This powerpoint presentation on the Civil Rights Movement covers all of the major topics of the movement with pictures and a clear outline of key content. Topics include: Social segregation Changes in education with Brown v. Board of Education
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Reconstruction Road to Rights Activity This activity uses a quick review of the Civil War to introduce the chaos and confusion created by the Civil War in Reconstruction. Students then judge 11 events of Reconstruction to note on their "Road
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Nationalism & Unification Activity Packet This is a complete introduction to the mid-late 1800s Nationalism and Unification. Students are provided links (or may use textbooks) to complete 4-Thought Organizers and to interpret primary sources
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This 2-page handout provides an assortment of quotes and political cartoons for students to analyze with guiding questions for a better understanding of the chaotic situations and controversies of the 1920s. Includes a wrap-up question in which
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This 2-page handout provides an assortment of quotes and images for students to analyze with guiding questions for a better understanding of the youth culture of the Roaring 1920s. Includes a wrap-up question in which students make comparisons to
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Use this 26 page Geography Skills Review Set to help your students review the basic Geography skills that are so vital for any Social Studies course. Open the Preview Samples to see the complete product. Set includes 4 skills review cards on
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This activity requires students to evaluate components of the Radical Republican and President Johnson's Reconstruction plans. Students are given a grading rubric and are asked to justify their grading on each issue. This activity can be printed
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Complete Introduction to Imperialism & Imperialism Motives Lecture Notes This powerpoint and document file is the best first day introduction to Imperialism! It provides a primary source analysis activity in addition to the information on
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Introduction of the types of maps and their purposes is presented with spiral questioning and content for students to analyze and evaluate the importance of using maps in the study of geography. Teacher notes are provided in the powerpoint for
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Overview powerpoint for unit on basic geography. Introduces topics of 5 Themes of Geography, Climate, Legends, and more. Used for 6th grade Geography classes and as intro to geography in other Social Studies courses. See my TpT Store for other
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In this PowerPoint presentation on the Civil Rights Movement the contributions of average citizens, student groups, and significant individuals such as James Merideth, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks is discussed. Great lecture outline.
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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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