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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This movie guide accompanies the PBS documentary titled "Forgotten Ellis Island." Here there are 8 short answer/reflection questions for students to complete while viewing the documentary.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Movie Guides
$1.50
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
I use this activity after teaching both the Demographic Transition Model (stages of demographic transition) and the basics of population pyramids. Taking data from the CIA world fact book site, I have located 4 very different population pyramids
Subjects:
World History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$3.00
4
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This document provides two resources for students. First a grid for storyboard planning. Every good documentary/story uses a storyboard for planning and laying out ideas. In the first document, students are asked to plan out each step, opening,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Minilessons, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$3.95
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This is a movie guide created for the History Channel Series, How the Earth was Made - episode - Grand Canyon. This question guide goes in the order of the film, and is a great way to keep students engaged while learning about erosion and
Subjects:
Science, U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Movie Guides, Video Files
$1.50
6
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
I use this activity after teaching both the Demographic Transition Model (stages of demographic transition) and the basics of population pyramids. Taking data from the CIA world fact book site, I have located 4 very different population pyramids
Subjects:
World History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$3.00
5
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This workbook is designed to be used over the course of 2-3 days. Students could complete this workbook in stations, allowing 25 minutes or so for each activity within their small groups. In this workbook students will be doing a number of different
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$4.95
5
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This assessment measures students' knowledge of how the U.S. Constitution came to be (replacing the Articles of Confederation), key vocabulary terms, branches of government, houses of Congress, strengths of the U.S. Constitution, weaknesses of the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Assessment
$3.00
2
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
I created this document based off of a graphic that I found depicting the world as 100 people - a wheel/graph created in 2015 (source listed both in the document and below). I begin by having students make predictions on 12 of the categories found
Subjects:
Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Economics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$2.95
6
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This test measures student knowledge on the following: Mexican American War, Westward Expansion, Gold Rush, Manifest Destiny, Gadsden Purchase, Homestead Act and the impact of all of the following on the various groups of Americans at the time.
Subjects:
Native Americans, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
$3.00
3
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This is a 10 questions reflection guide for students to use when viewing the Smithsonian Film titled 9/11: Stories in Fragments. This film is available on Netflix. This film takes a look at individual survival stories and the artifacts that
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Movie Guides
$1.50
5
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
Before I began this activity, students and I had gone over movement the day before as one of the 5 Themes of Geography, thereby allowing this activity to support the learning through application the following day. The task for students was this:
Subjects:
Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Economics
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
$1.95
3
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This mini - unit was designed to give students a snap shot into natural disasters that affect various regions of the U.S. In completing this activity, I broke students into groups of 2-4 (depending on class sizes), with each group examining one of
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Geography
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
$2.95
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This 30 question film guide is designed to engage students while watching the History Channel Series titled: America the Story of Us: Episode 7 - Cities. This episode focuses on the transformation of America with the innovation of steel, the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Movie Guides
$1.95
2
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This workbook is designed to be used over the course of 2-3 days. I had my students complete this workbook in stations, allowing 20 minutes or so for each activity within their small groups. In this workbook students will be doing a scavenger hunt
Subjects:
Geography, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$4.95
2
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This project is designed to assist students in meeting Common Core ELA standards, Geography Standards and our district's technology standards. Through creation of this project, students will need access to computers/tablets/personal devices to
Subjects:
Geography, Economics , Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Cooperative Learning
$8.95
2
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This movie/film guide has been written for the History Channel's series, America the Story of Us - episode 4 Division. This film guide has 37 questions, keeping students attentive and engaged during this 45 minute episode. Featuring mainly fill
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Movie Guides
$1.95
3
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This film guide, will guide students through the first two episodes of the PBS series Africa's Great Civilizations. In this series students will learn about the African continent's history and impact on civilizations globally starting with Human
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, African History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Minilessons, Movie Guides, Cultural Activities
$2.95
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This Unit Assessment pack includes a test, modified exam (to be used for differentiation) and a Review to be completed by students. The topics that this Assessment pack addresses are listed below: Micro vs. Macro Economics Factors of
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Economics , Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Assessment
$3.00
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This assessment measures students' ability to decipher between map projections, discuss why certain projections work when others do not, distinguish between different types of maps (vegetation, political, etc), read simple charts and graphs and
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
$2.00
2
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By Practical Materials for Social Studies Education
This mini-workbook, guides students through six ESPN Sports Science clips (found on youtube - links provided), asking questions about each clip. I used this mini-workbook during an intensives program at our school teaching the science of sports.
Subjects:
Other (Science), Physical Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Workbooks, Activities, Movie Guides
$1.95
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching since 2006. I have taught in a variety of schools from private parochial schools to rural and urban public schools. My experience is mostly focused in the area of Social Studies with team teaching experience in a combined ELL/Social Studies course. I have instructed in the following Social Studies areas: U.S. History, AP U.S. History, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Economics, American Government, Sociology, Psychology, American Studies and Middle School (Geography, U.S. History and Advanced 8th grade U.S. History).

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is very much bell to bell - in that I understand that I cannot control outside factors, but can control what happens from the moment my class starts to the moment my class ends. I have incorporated elements of standards based grading, common core, SIOP model and others as students and their needs change from year to year. I believe that practice work should not be punished (academically), and that mastery is truly what we are working towards in education. I focus on quick checkpoints throughout my daily instruction, questioning strategies and am cognizant that my assessments truly measure what standard or unit I am teaching. I am a teacher who attends in and out of state workshops, am constantly reading latest research in education and serve on a number of educational committees in and out of my building/district.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Most recently, I was awarded a national flash funding from the donorschoose.org web-based teacher funding program, to complete my project listing on improving technology in the classroom.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have an undergraduate degree in political science and a master's degree in education. I am currently licensed to teach in two states.

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I am committed to the field of education in piloting programs, hosting university students and connecting the community to my classroom in anyway possible. I have a passion for teaching and learning and look forward to sharing some of my work with you.

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