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Examining Criminal Cases can be a fun way to teach the skills of research and analysis in a Law & Justice or Government class! This is a research activity in which students are directed to a website providing information on a number of current
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Introduce your students to the most significant people of the Renaissance with this Meet and Greet Activity. Allow students to use the provided biography cards or to research online as they create Biographical Poems for their assigned person
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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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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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Geography Basics Review Games Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to introduce or review the basic geographic ideas? This is a complete set of 5 games or activities to review the basic ideas of geography. Covers: 5 Themes of Geography
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Assign students into small groups to learn about and organize the 4 branches of the Protestant Reformation with this interactive lesson resource. Included: Lutheranism Reading Card Calvinism Reading Card Anabaptists Reading Card Anglicanism
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Use this organizer to help your students categorize the information in the provided reading on Three Worlds Meeting during the Age of Exploration and Settlement of the Americas. Students are asked to document the Social, Political, Religious,
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Teaching the physical and human Geography of Europe? Want to examine the geographic data on the modern European nations? Looking for a no prep, collaborative resource to introduce a Geography of Europe unit? This is a student-centered investigation
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Investigate the Geography and Countries of Central & South America with this engaging web-centered activity. Encourage student collaboration as they explore Central & South America and work to complete an overall understanding of the
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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 is a 8 page guided notes handout for students on the Protest Reformation and the Catholic or Counter-Reformation. The students can use this while taking teacher-directed notes, it can be completed from textbook reading, or the questions can be
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This is a student reading graphic organizer for the short story The Cold Equations by Tom Godwin. This guide asks students to read the story online and complete the organizer for the basic short story elements. Lesson is split into two days with
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This is a simple study guide for students to prepare for a unit test on the Renaissance and Reformation. It includes a listing of key people, places, and terms, concepts to identify, and 2 essay options. This is in the format of a one-page listing
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Introduce or review the Geography of the Middle East with this easy to follow Reading Guides. This is a bundle with 2 reading guides to use when introducing your students to the Geography of the Middle East. Choose one or the other, depending on
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Examine European Current Events to bring your European Geography unit to life! Allow students to practice analysis and other skills as they investigate current events in Europe. This internet-based activity allows students to investigate the
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Teaching the American Revolution? Want to practice Social Studies content categorization and organization skills? Try this American Revolution SPRITE Organizer! Use this organizer to help your students categorize the information in the provided
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This is a reading guide and activity packet for reading from Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. Starter prompts require students to complete a scavenger hunt on John Steinbeck to gain general information on his life. This may be completed
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Study the Environmental Issues of Europe in this engaging Geography activity! This is an investigative study for students to evaluate the environment of Europe at the end of a unit on the Geography of Europe. It is designed for a middle or high
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This is a two page graphic organizer with wrap-up questions to help students categorize and analyze information on Walden by Henry David Thoreau. I use this on my students' first read of Walden, before we go over the readings as a class. We then
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Want to introduce the Egyptian Pharaohs in a fun and engaging lesson? Hoping to find a comprehensive activity on the Pharaohs of Egypt? This Examining Egyptian Pharaohs Meet and Greet Research Activity will be a great addition to your Ancient
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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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