Retired La history teacher
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Retired La history teacher
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"I'm the Story Teller! I love my state history and I love telling students the back-stories of how we got where we are".
 
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This has been a great one or two day extended worksheet for my history classes. It has brought the person we are studying into the future and made them more relevant to my students. It allows them to "connect" to the person they chose more closely.
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Participants will simulate the process of archaeological excavation as they excavate the chocolate chips (or raisins) in cookies. They will discover how excavation is both destructive and scientific. Older participants can also practice coordinate
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I love to give students choices in their assignments. They seem to do better if they get to pick what they want. It is even better if those choices become a game or extra credit is involved. This activity allows a group of students (3) to pick
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7th, 8th, 9th
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How did the Native Americans get to the Americas? Ever hear of the Beringia Land Bridge? Here is a simple way to get students to understand how the land bridge came to be, who used it, and where it is now. This has become a one day introduction to
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Today I am going to walk in and get my students attention. That's what I always plan to do but this will be a little different. We are beginning a chapter on Native Americans of our region and how do we know anything about them? Today I will get my
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Create a Louisiana History Timeline A look into my state history as I have tried to teach it over the years. First print out (one or more sets of) these cards on ‘cardstock’, have them laminated, and cut them out. Create several ‘sets’ in zip
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7th, 8th, 9th
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This map of Louisiana has over 100 items shown but over half of them are wrong - which half? I use this twice a year - first day and last - to see how many mistakes my students can answer. Have fun.
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Every time to try to teach Louisiana Geography you spend time looking for maps. This time they are all thing here in your hands, ready to be hole-punched and handed out to your students to use as they need them.
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If typewriters and computers were around in the BC Era, could students recreate the keyboard? This is a chance for them to make a keyboard and use the Hieroglyphic symbols used at that time.
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6th, 7th, 8th
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No matter where I turn, what I read, look at, or see, something comes to mind that I can use in class to get across that we are covering in Louisiana history - from the earliest Era to the most modern time. This is just one of those items where I
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8th
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Louisiana Pictionary where all words are related to the state’s history. 45 Different Cards! Print out cards, laminate, and cut out. You can then use the cards to play the game Pictionary with the whole class or small groups. Either game is for four
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7th, 8th, 9th
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For hundreds of years before there was written history, Indians had used the Mississippi River for travel. Then the Europeans came, across the Appalachian Mountains, to settle and farm the rich soil along the Mississippi and the rivers that feed
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7th, 8th
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The attached assignment is based on an idea I learned years ago. It has been modified to fit Louisiana history (you can modify it to fit your own needs). It asks you to divide the students into teams of 4-8. They should have no books, no pencils, no
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This is a LOUISIANA based project This lesson is based in part off of the highly successful Elementary Flat Stanley idea. During the course of this lesson the students will create a unique T-Flat Boudreaux cutout and the research middle school
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A simple look at creating a morse code document to be exchanged between students or classes. The more classes you have during the day, the better this activity works. I have had lots of laughs and fun with this simple activity.
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As I search through my huge Louisiana history jump drive I came across things that I have used successfully and want other students to get to try they out. This one can be used for pulling out a little bit of our own Antebellum history. ENJOY
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8th
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During this chapter we have been studying the lives of plantation slaves. Your project is to reconstruct a replica of a traditional slave cabin similar to the ones on the grounds of the LSU Rural Life Museum. A look into my state history as I have
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The facts about the life of Gov./Sen. Huey Pierce Long of Louisiana. This is a look at the 1920s and 1930s, how he came of age, his family, his rise to power, his national prominence, and his death. All in a 40+ slide power-point fill of photos
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I really am “borrowing” items from my own jumpdrive that I have used for years and years. I figured that I would just add them to my own store and offer them to others and I just you some time. If you see one of your items here just know I thank you
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I have used exit slips of various types over the years. These are just six middle school samples of those slips I have used. Good luck with them in Louisiana history..
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

As a recently retired middle school history teacher (for the past 28 years), I have a webpage devoted to the subject of Louisiana history which I update every week. I loved middle school and did not want to retire but I was medically forced too.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Project-based education is my love, due to my love of art, reading, history and journalism.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the year, Class Act Award (2), Featured on KPLCTV for classroom "museum", Featured in newspaper for costumes and presentations, Selected for Col. Williamsburg teacher institute, Twice attended LouisianaVoiced Institute

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

McNeese State Univ. (www.McNeese.edu) Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute LouisianaVoices Teacher Institute LPB Louisiana History Bee staff of writers ITEC (Technology Education in the Classroom)grant recipient Michael Jordon Grant Recipient

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Took my student journalism staff to LSU and twice won the LSU Mannship School of Journalism award for the work they did in publishing our school magazine/newspaper.