I'm an educator with a decade of classroom experience in various grades throughout elementary and middle school. As a social studies specialist, I'm passionate about bringing history to life for students. I don't know about you, but I've found myself teaching in schools that provided few (and sometimes zero) social studies curricula or materials. It can be daunting to find high-quality social studies resources. My goal is to share engaging activities, and low-prep social studies activities including virtual field trips around the world!
• Collaborative Learning • Primary Sources • Interactive Learning • Student-Led Learning
• Board Member with the Washington State Council for the Social Studies • Member of Educators for Change with the Holocaust Center for Humanities in Seattle, WA • Board President of Club Las Amigas Educational Non-profit in Baja, Mexico • Teacher Leader with Ambassador Leadership Summit at Tulane University and Harvard University • Featured in podcasts, educational publications, conferences, and professional development
I attended Eastern Washington University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a double major in Secondary Social Studies Education and Elementary Education, K-8. I have a minor in Communication Studies with an emphasis on Intercultural Communications. I also hold a Leadership credential from Harvard University.
• Website: www.StrategicEducationalServices.com • Instagram: @mrsmichellemcdonald • Facebook: Michelle McDonald- Strategic Educational Services • Facebook Group: First Year Teacher Mentor Group • Facebook Group: Elementary Social Studies Teachers
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Australian History, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month, African History, Classroom Community, Hispanic Heritage Month