Ms Florestas History Hub

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Ms Florestas History Hub
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"The More You Know About The Past...The Better Prepared You Are For The Future"- Theodore Roosevelt
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This packet is a cumulative regents review study guide for students preparing for the New York State global history regents exam. Featured in this packet are short review summaries of key people and events as well as provided sample questions
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How did Mao Zedong shape China to what it is today? This lesson helps students make that discovery! Through inquiry learning about the Hundred Flowers Campaign, The Long March, Propaganda, The Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution,
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Essential Questions: Do the benefits of technology outweigh its cost? Is nuclear technology a form of protection or destruction? This lesson contains six documents and prepares students for a discussion on nuclear weapons across history. Rooted in
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Essential Questions: How do people respond to institutions that do not fit their needs? Why do we fear Communism? If it is one thing that students across the board tend to struggle with... It's Communism! This seminar is designed to help students
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This 2-3 Day lesson allows students to use close reading within heterogenous groups to analyze the key advancements on the Renaissance. The instruction begins with students taking guided notes (the are differentiated for different level learners/
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Students will complete an online inquiry project that is based off of African American Heroes of the American Revolution. The inquiry assignment begins with students going to the designated website that I have created (Link included in the lesson
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After students research and become experts on one side of the Chinese Civil War (either the KMT or the CCP) Students will tutor their partner on the opposite side in order to weigh it's advantages and disadvantages. This will be in order to predict
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What's included: Five lesson Plans aligned with CCSS and NYS standards for Social Studies Packet: Five days of material that is color coded per day and activity Four Do Now's Two Home Work Assignments One Exit Ticket DBQ Task DBQ Documents DBQ Essay
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This lesson is a forty minute segment that features students role play the trial of Sarah Good being accused of Witchcraft. Students will be directly instructed for the first portion on the lesson, learning about the mass hysteria in Salem in the
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Essential Questions: Is nationalism a form of unity or disunity? How do people respond to institutions that do not meet their needs? Socratic Seminars are one of my favorite methods of instruction because its is student facilitated discussion in
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Special Education Social Studies Teacher In a Long Island Union Free Public School (Specializing in new curriculum global history/common core cooperative learning activities)


Indirect Instruction and Inquiry based learning are my primary methods of instruction. All of my instruction parallel's the Common Core State Standards for Social Studies, while also incorporating Common Core Literacy Strategies. My style of teaching incorporates cooperative learning as well as integrative educational technology. Each of my lessons are catered to multiple learning preferences and have built in questions that are structured using Bloom's Taxonomy.


GMNY Greater Metropolitan New York Social Studies Teacher's Conference: Workshop Presenter on Media Literacy in Education and Positive Psychology in Education, 2017. Molloy College list of Distinguished Students, 2013-2017. Bravo Award Recipient, 2013.


Initial Certification: Social Studies (7-12), Special Education Generalist (7-12)


Currently Pursuing a master's degree in TESOL education (pre k-12)

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