Shannon Holmes

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Shannon Holmes
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By Shannon Holmes
This is an activity on the causes of the American Revolution. It can be implemented as a group activity, and it gives students a chance to work together and get up and move around a little. There are multiple ways to implement this activity into
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
$4.50
13 ratings
4.0
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By Shannon Holmes
This is a two-part activity; the first part is a web quest that students can do on their own or in groups. I have my students turn part one in as a quiz grade. Part two requires students to work in groups to create a magazine about major events in
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Webquests
$4.50
9 ratings
3.9
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By Shannon Holmes
This can be done as a webquest or as an in class activity from student notes or the text book. I did this with my students predominately with their notes so there are NOT website included for the questions. You can direct students to use websites
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Webquests
$7.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Shannon Holmes
I used this power point to teach my unit on Africa. It has information and notes for the first kingdoms of Africa as well as the geography of Africa. There is a quiz at the end, and an in class project for students to do on the African kingdoms.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Assessment
$6.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Shannon Holmes
I used this power point to teach my unit on Rome. It includes the Roman empire, the Punic Wars, and major figures in the Roman Empire. It also has a study guide with answers at the end. Slides 24-26 are a "search and find" that asks students to find
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By Shannon Holmes
My students always ask for a crossword puzzle or a word search puzzle, I made this one for my unit on the Italian Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Shannon Holmes
This chart compares the three colonial regions. (New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies) There is also an answer key provided.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$1.75
7 ratings
4.0
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By Shannon Holmes
In this power point: The geography of Greece The first Greek Civilizations: Minoans and the Mycenaeans A Chart comparing the Minoans and Mycenaeans. (answer key included) A Quiz The Polis Homer Greek Religion The beginning of the Olympics Timeline
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$5.75
5 ratings
4.0
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By Shannon Holmes
This activity is a web quest about the original 13 colonies. It includes a chart to compare the colonial regions and a set of questions for students to answer about life in the colonies.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
$4.50
5 ratings
3.9
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By Shannon Holmes
This is an assortment of U.S History "bell works" or warm up activities. It covers everything from Jamestown to post 9/11. All you need to do is change the date on the slide everyday.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$13.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Shannon Holmes
I use this activity as a fun little way to introduce my students to the Gilded Age. I created a handout that is set up like a Jeopardy Board. The categories included are: Important Leaders, Getting Organized (about Labor Unions), Forms of Business,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Economics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$3.50
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By Shannon Holmes
The essential question addressed in this power point is,what impact did the Mongols have on Kievan Russia? It begins with Yaroslav I (the wise) and how he divided his kingdom. It then goes into attacks on Kiev, and the kingdom under Mongol rule,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.75
2 ratings
3.9
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By Shannon Holmes
This power point has a whole semester's worth of warm up activities that can be used as students enter class each day. It ranges from pre-history to the Renaissance. You will just need to change the dates at the top of the slide.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Assessment
$8.50
4 ratings
3.9
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By Shannon Holmes
This activity is a web quest about the original 13 colonies. It includes a chart to compare the colonial regions and a set of questions for students to answer about life in the colonies.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Shannon Holmes
This activity allows students to dig a little deeper into the 13 colonies. I use this activity in my honors classes to wrap up the unit. It is a nice way to bring everything together and you get a cool project to hang on the wall. I created a rubric
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Shannon Holmes
I used this power point in my unit on the early civilizations in the Americas. The following essential questions are address in this power point: How did people arrive in the Americas and what changes did the development of agriculture bring to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Shannon Holmes
I used this powerpoint in a unit about the Byzantine Empire and Russia. I goes in to detail about Justinian and his rule. The split of the church, the Iconoclastic Controversy, the decline of the empire, and Kievan Russia. The following essential
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Shannon Holmes
I used this as an extra credit project in my class. The power point outlines directions for students to create their own board game, and gives some examples. My students turned in some really cool board games. I always get excited to see what they
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$4.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Shannon Holmes
This power point covers the basic beliefs of Buddhism. It also has an activity at the end that extends on the 8 fold path. It is a set of instructions for students to create their own 8 fold path. I used this power point in my world religions unit.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Shannon Holmes
I used this power point when I taught a unit on Africa. This power point introduces students to imperialism (a concept the will learn more about in US History) and the scramble for Africa. It uses political cartoons, quotes, and open ended questions
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Movie Guides
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

5 years

MY TEACHING STYLE

Varied

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was named Teacher of the Month for high End of Course Exam scores for United States History and the Constitution, I was also selected to be a curriculum writer for my school district summer 2014.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I went to Clemson University where I majored in Secondary Education and Social Studies. I also received my AP certification for US History from Clemson University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love teaching, especially United States History. US History is my passion, and I have spent countless hours working on lesson plans that will instill that same passion in my students.

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