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By Michelle McDonald
Need an easy to use comprehensive resource for the major landmasses and oceans of the world? This social studies unit is packed full of facts, features, differentiated reading passages and comprehension questions, a research globe craftivity, and
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Google Apps, Activities
$24.00
$16.00
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By Michelle McDonald
Take your students on a winter holidays adventure around the world! Using a combination of Google Earth™ 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your students will learn about and explore 6 different winter holiday events and
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.7, RI.6.7, CCRA.R.7, RH.6-8.7
$5.00
210
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By Michelle McDonald
Take your students on a virtual field trip to learn the geography of ancient China! Using a combination of Google Earth™ 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your students will learn about and explore the geography of ancient
Subjects:
Geography, Ancient History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.7, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
$5.25
66
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By Michelle McDonald
Take your students on a virtual tour to learn about the geography of ancient Greece. Using a combination of Google Earth™ 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your students will learn about and explore 6 geographical locations.
Subjects:
Geography, Ancient History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.7, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
$5.25
80
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By Michelle McDonald
Take your elementary students on a virtual field trip to the 7 Natural Wonders of the World! Using a combination of Google Earth™ 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your students will learn about each of the Seven Natural
Subjects:
Geography, Earth Sciences, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Internet Activities
$5.25
235
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By Michelle McDonald
Take your students on a virtual field trip and make 13 stops along the Oregon Trail. Using a combination of Google Earth™ 360-degree views, video, informational text, and visuals, your students will view geographic locations and reconstructed sites
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Simulations, Cultural Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.7, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
$5.25
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By Michelle McDonald
Take your students on a virtual field trip to learn the geography of ancient Mesopotamia. Using a combination of Google Earth 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your students will learn about and explore 5 geographic locations
Subjects:
Geography, Ancient History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.7, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
$5.25
64
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By Michelle McDonald
Take your students on a virtual field trip to learn the geography of ancient Egypt! Using a combination of Google Earth 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your students will learn about and explore 6 geographic locations of
Subjects:
Geography, Ancient History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.7, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
$5.25
60
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By Michelle McDonald
By the end of the year, your students will have gained a broad understanding of 200+ countries, territories, and special collectives of the world. Discover facts and use the internet to research important data about a different country every day (5
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Webquests, Cultural Activities, Research
CCSS:
RH.6-8.7, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.7, RST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.8, WHST.6-8.9, WHST.9-10.6, WHST.9-10.7, WHST.9-10.8, WHST.9-10.9
$14.00
79
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By Michelle McDonald
This comprehensive book study for The Hiding Place includes chapter by chapter quizzes and reading responses, plus additional historical reading passages and activities to allow your students to delve deeper into a study of the Holocaust. UPDATE:
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Nonfiction Book Study, Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.10, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.5, RH.9-10.7, RH.9-10.8, RH.9-10.10
$16.00
39
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By Michelle McDonald
Take your students on a virtual tour and make 8 stops along the Silk Road! Using a combination of Google Earth™ 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your students will learn about, explore, and better understand the history,
Subjects:
Geography, Ancient History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.7, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
$5.25
48
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By Michelle McDonald
Building an understanding of Earth is important, and this geography resource is perfect for covering the 5 oceans of our world. This resource includes a slide show with key facts and features, a flip book to record information, pocket chart cards,
Subjects:
Geography, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Google Apps, Activities
$5.00
53
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By Michelle McDonald
Take your students on a virtual tour to learn about the geography of ancient Rome. Using a combination of Google Earth™ 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your students will learn about and explore 5 geographical locations.
Subjects:
Geography, Ancient History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.7, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
$5.25
38
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By Michelle McDonald
Take your students on a virtual field trip to learn the geography of ancient India! Using a combination of Google Earth™ 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your students will learn about and explore the geography of ancient
Subjects:
Geography, Ancient History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.7, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
$5.25
37
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By Michelle McDonald
Infuse technology, spark curiosity, integrate critical thinking skills, and bring in multiple perspectives with this year-long virtual field trip bundle! Using a combination of Google Earth™ 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals,
Subjects:
Geography, Ancient History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.7, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
$131.00
$92.00
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By Michelle McDonald
Take your students on a virtual field trip to explore the achievements of the ancient Egyptians! Using a combination of Google Earth™ 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your students will learn about and explore 3 sites at the
Subjects:
Geography, Ancient History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.7, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
$5.25
54
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By Michelle McDonald
Take a Virtual Road Trip to learn about the top 5 most visited National Parks! Students will use Google Earth and multiple print and digital sources to quickly draw information to answer questions pertaining to the National Parks. This activity
Subjects:
Geography, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Webquests, Internet Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.5.7, RI.6.7, RH.6-8.7
$5.00
141
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By Michelle McDonald
Take your students on a virtual field trip to the Great Wall of China! Using a combination of Google Earth 360-degree views, informational text, visuals, and videos, your students will learn and explore this Wonder of the World up close! Critical
Subjects:
Geography, Ancient History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.7, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.9
$5.25
54
Digital Download PDF (0.82 MB)
By Michelle McDonald
Take your students on a virtual tour of Ireland! Using a combination of Google Earth™ 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your students will learn about the geography, history, and significance of Ireland from various
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, St. Patrick's Day, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.7, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
$5.25
47
Digital Download PDF (0.95 MB)
By Michelle McDonald
This virtual field trip bundle is a great way to infuse technology, spark curiosity, and bring the history and geography of Ancient Greece to life! Using a combination of Google Earth™ 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your
Subjects:
Geography, Ancient History, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.7, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7
$9.00
$7.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught 1st grade for five years before making the switch to middle school where I taught 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. I'm currently a board member with the Washington State Council for the Social Studies. Additionally, I have served as a Teacher Leader for the Ambassador Leadership summits at Tulane University and Harvard University. My experience includes teaching in the public school, as well as private schools, and homeschool sector.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on learning, and lots of visuals!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation (International Honorary Organization for Women Educators) Alpha Nu Scholarship Recipient, 2010 Eastern Washington University: History Department, Outstanding History Student Award, 2010 Teacher of the Month, Genesis Preparatory Academy, 2013 Published in Practical Homeschooling Magazine, 2017

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended Eastern Washington University where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with a double major in Secondary Social Studies Education, and Elementary Education K-8. I have a minor in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Intercultural Communications. I hold a Washington State Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in grades K-8, as well as an Idaho Standard Elementary Teaching Certificate.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a wife to an outdoor enthusiast and bonus-mom to two teenage kids. We live on a small lake in Washington state year-round, and the beauty and peacefulness is something I don't take for granted. We are actively involved in our church and community. I love to travel, and have visited over 14 countries around the world. Follow me on instagram @mrsmcdonaldsclassroom

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