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By MrRoughton
Directions for creating a well-thought out Acrostic poem for any topic in history. Whether you want to examine a historical figure or an ancient civilization this one sheet can apply. Includes two examples that show students how to put complete
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
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6 ratings
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An introduction of the 8 skills used by historians to actually "do" history. With the move toward Common Core I have evaluated what it really means to students to be a historian. It is not just memorization of facts and dates but instead is a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables
FREE
13 ratings
4.0
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This two-hour assignment (designed to be completed in two middle school class periods) is a pop-up display that represents the key parts of a culture or event. I've seen pop-up displays for social studies before but was never quite satisfied with
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Middle Ages
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Activities
FREE
5 ratings
4.0
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Newest history lab from www.mrroughton.com getting ready for the coming Common Core! Contains brief information sheets in the form of dossiers on six key Reformation figures - Luther, Pope Leo X, Torquemada, Henry VIII, Tyndale and Hus - along with
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
FREE
6 ratings
4.0
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By MrRoughton
Newest history lab from www.mrroughton.com getting ready for the coming Common Core! Contains brief information sheets in the form of dossiers on six key Reformation figures - Luther, Pope Leo X, Torquemada, Henry VIII, Tyndale and Hus - along with
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
FREE
12 ratings
4.0
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By MrRoughton
7th grade lesson social studies lesson about Medieval Europe designed for the Common Core. In it students read information sheets on King Richard (of Crusades fame) and his brother King John (of Magna Carta fame) and determine which was the better
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Middle Ages
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2
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9 ratings
4.0
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A PowerPoint presentation designed to give an overview of the major Roman emperors (Caesar, Augustus, Trajan, Diocletian and Constantine) and the fall of Rome in one day. My presentations are very heavy on animations and visuals but low on written
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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A primary source analysis of how maps changed over the course of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. This provide students with an opportunity to see why the voyages of the Age of Discovery/Exploration were so dangerous and so often went off
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
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5 ratings
4.0
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A short passage along with questions about the three ships used by Christopher Columbus. Question types include comprehension, vocabulary, inference and summarizing. This is appropriate for middle school and would serve well as a bell-ringer/Do Now
Subjects:
World History
Grades:
6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
3 ratings
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A short writing and interpretation activity for Social Studies where students take on the perspective of a non-human object from history. This works well as a "left side" activity for interactive notebooks as well for lower levels of menu-based
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
FREE
3 ratings
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A short activity that will work for just about any historical figure. This assignment works well with interactive notebooks as a left side activity and with menu-based assignments. It can work with just about any level or topic in social studies.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
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4 ratings
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A short assignment where students design a caution sign that would be found in a historical civilization or time period. This works great as a left side activity for Social Studies Interactive Notebooks or for menu-based assignments in middle school
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
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4 ratings
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In this collaborative assignment about the Age of Exploration students evaluate the validity of a claim made in a secondary source (in this case a textbook) by comparing primary source accounts that apply to the claim. In this particular case they
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.9
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A 5 stage graphic organizer for use with any unit or notes in Social Studies. Each stage requires a different response from students. This works well as a left-side Interactive Notebook activity or for a low level in a menu-based activity. It is
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By MrRoughton
In this Social Studies Interactive Notebook left-side activity students design a game that might be played in a given civilization or historical period. This works perfectly for units with unique geography. This version is not unit-specific and can
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
FREE
5 ratings
4.0
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By MrRoughton
A simplified and much easier to use Venn Diagram. The included instructions are for use with Social Studies Interactive Notebooks or other short assignments but can easily be adapted to any other subject. My students were struggling with the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
FREE
3 ratings
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In this lesson specifically designed to address the Common Core students read two accounts of the origin of the Inca people. One is based on Inca oral history and the other on historical understanding of the events. Students analyze both sources for
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.9
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7 ratings
3.7
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Students analyze information sheets on six Chinese dynasties and provide them with grades on key subjects. At the end students will evaluate which dynasties performed the best. Great collaborative assignment involving secondary source analysis
Subjects:
World History
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
FREE
7 ratings
4.0
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A one-day lecture comparing the Maya, Aztec and Inca in multiple areas. This PowerPoint presentation uses all of the latest PowerPoint techniques and animations to provide a vibrant backdrop for your lecture. I have also included a pre-formatted
Subjects:
Native Americans, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lectures, Activities, Multimedia
FREE
32 ratings
4.0
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To be used along with the Maya, Aztec, Inca PowerPoint also on my channel.
Subjects:
World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
FREE
5 ratings
3.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

15 years teaching middle school history.

MY TEACHING STYLE

A motivated student is an engaged student. An engaged student is a thinking student. A thinking student is a real student.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2011 Riverside County Teacher of the Year. 2016 California Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Middle Level Education 2017 D.A.R. California American History Outstanding Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA Economics - Cal State San Bernardino MA Instructional Technology - Western Governor's University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love video games and pop culture. I infuse that into my instruction whenever possible (and appropriate!) You can see more of my work complete with videos, student samples and unit plans at www.mrroughton.com.

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