Samantha in Secondary

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By Samantha in Secondary
A complete, ready-to-implement project for students learning about political parties. This project will allow students in groups of four to create their own political parties and host a convention. The file contains full instructions for teachers
Subjects:
Civics, Elections - Voting, Government
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
17 ratings
3.9
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By Samantha in Secondary
Every History teacher has heard the dreaded question: Why are we studying this??? To combat this awful question, I developed a bulletin board set to display in my classroom. It contains six very good reasons to study History, and to be honest, I
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Clip Art
$5.00
9 ratings
3.7
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By Samantha in Secondary
This is a pre-assessment (or pretest, if you prefer!) for basic American Civics and Government. There are 25 questions total with an answer key provided. The topics range from the branches of government, the U.S. Constitution, governmental
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment
$3.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Samantha in Secondary
Every History teacher has heard the dreaded question: Why are we studying this??? To combat this awful question, I developed a bulletin board set to display in my classroom. It contains six very good reasons to study History, and to be honest, I
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Clip Art
$5.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Samantha in Secondary
This organizer can be used in conjunction with the CIA World Factbook to help your students research any country. The worksheet is designed to help students organize all of the important information they should need to do any report or project on
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
6 ratings
3.7
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By Samantha in Secondary
This 60+ minute lesson helps your students learn about the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution in a meaningful way. Students learn about the preamble, analyze the text, and then make their own class versions. This is a great activity for the beginning
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Samantha in Secondary
This is a very basic worksheet on three Enlightenment Philosophers - Locke, Rousseau, and Hobbes. I generally use this to introduce the topic of the nature of mankind and natural rights. (It can even be in a unit to show students what the Founding
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, European History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
1 rating
3.5
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By Samantha in Secondary
A fun worksheet to accompany early U.S. History lesson plans. In this activity, students will analyze Ben Franklin quotes and rewrite or explain them in their own words. They will then consider the kind of person these quotes show Ben Franklin to be
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
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By Samantha in Secondary
Tired of the same boring book report when you're finished with a novel? Try a one pager! Students will be asked to analyze characters and theme, cite textual evidence, and more all in one creative project. This resource contains student
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Novel Study
$5.00
3 ratings
3.9
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By Samantha in Secondary
Get your students excited about the mysterious Ancient Maya with this fun, attractive PowerPoint. This 18-slide presentation is packed with tons of interesting information. Your students will be intrigued with this ancient Mesoamerican culture and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Samantha in Secondary
This is a behavior reflection I created as a classroom management tool. When detentions just aren't getting the job done, sometimes it really helps if both you and the student understand the issue. This reflection helps the student write out their
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Professional Documents, Classroom Forms
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Samantha in Secondary
This Geography Challenge Worksheet gives students hints to different locations on the map. Use an atlas or a world map that includes capitals to complete this activity. Students find the answers to each hint and use the bolded, underlined letters to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Samantha in Secondary
This is a PowerPoint presentation featuring biographical information on Barack Obama. It includes very basic information on his early life, family, education, career, accomplishments, etc. Ten slides total with attractive formatting and original
Subjects:
Civics, Elections - Voting, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
1 rating
3.0
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By Samantha in Secondary
Printable classroom poster featuring Shel Silverstein's "Listen to the Mustn'ts." File includes high quality .PNG for your printing convenience. Perfect for an ELA classroom or for any teacher to inspire their students. You can print poster versions
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, Character Education
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Samantha in Secondary
This download is for a "Classroom Bunting Craftivity" Icebreaker Worksheet in PDF format. It includes both a printable student worksheet and teacher instructions. I have used this in my own classroom several times with great results. Each student is
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
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By Samantha in Secondary
This bulletin board set highlights five things people should do in order to be good United States citizens. It includes a printable cover and five reasons, all with attractive formatting and original clip art. This set would look great in your
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, Government
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
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By Samantha in Secondary
This listing is for the digital, high-resolution .PNG file for an original image that can be printed as a large poster. This image includes a quote from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that says, "Harry had been quite right to think she
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Samantha in Secondary
This is a simple printable of each month of the year with a coordinating color and font. Included in this file are 3 high resolution .PNG images. Simply open, print on high quality paper, laminate if you wish, and enjoy! Use them on bulletin boards,
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Samantha in Secondary
This listing is for the digital, high-resolution .PNG file for an original image that can be printed as a large poster. This image includes an inspirational quote from actress Tracee Ellis Ross that says, "I cheer for people. I was raised to believe
Subjects:
Character Education, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
$2.00
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By Samantha in Secondary
Very sweet classroom poster with the quote, "What I love most about my classroom is who I share with it." Black and red apple design. 8.5x11 high quality .PNG file. This file can be sent to your favorite printer (Staples, Office Max, etc.) and
Subjects:
Graphic Arts, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching Social Studies and English Language Arts for almost a decade. I love creating fun, attractive resources for classroom use. I hope these resources save you time, so you can get back to doing what you love - teaching!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Sophisticated with a side of snark.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Student Teacher of the Year, Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies, 2008

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Almost a decade of experience teaching Social Studies and English Language Arts!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a Pittsburgh native, but I moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple University. I now live in the beautiful state of Maryland. Love the people here, as well as my wonderful husband, pets, friends, and family.

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