Shelagh Hockley

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Shelagh Hockley
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"It is vital that when educating our children's brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts. (Dalai Lama)".
 
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This fun activity was created to get students thinking about all the factors that make us human. I used it after introducing the Social Sciences and specifically teaching about Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology. Students have to look through
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A fun and engaging activity that introduces students to the social science of anthropology. It could also be used to teach about archaeology. In groups, students have to examine an artifact and infer information about the society from which it
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This one page introductory activity for World War One asks students to put 14 scrambled events in the correct order. These are events that led up to the outbreak of war. Once students have the events in the correct order, they write them out at
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“Each of us has a story and part of that story can be told just by asking questions about our names.” Are you looking for a fun icebreaker activity to do with older students? This is a great way to learn students' names and for students to learn
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This simple, fun, hands-on activity allows students to explore some of the beliefs of Aboriginal spirituality and make connections to their own personalities. An easy-to-use scoring evaluation is included. I use this activity during the unit on
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This one page handout contains questions for the 1998 movie, Elizabeth. It was designed for a senior level World History class but could easily be adapted for other levels. Since the questions are all on one page, I tell students to look over the
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Working in groups, students create a newspaper that contains stories from the 1920’s and 1930’s. This five-day activity can be used at the end of a unit on the 20’s and 30’s as a final evaluation or it can be used as a research assignment to learn
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Why do people commit crimes? This 20-slide PowerPoint traces the historical roots of criminology starting with Classical Theory of the 17th century, Positivism of the 19th century, and concluding with modern biological, psychological, and
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Get to know your students, build your classroom community, and show students how they are part of History! This introductory activity for high school History classes serves as an icebreaker and for providing a rationale as to why History is so
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UPDATED!! A thorough set of questions - and answers - to accompany the 1982 movie, Gandhi. The first page gives a brief historical background of the relationship between India and Britain. The four pages of questions follow the movie in
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A brief introductory set of notes for the Social Sciences. Basic information on Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology is presented for students who are just beginning to learn about the various Social Sciences. These 4 ½ pages of notes can be
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These 4 pages are meant to serve as an easy organizing tool when you are starting to plan out the high school courses you teach. The first 2 pages are course planning sheets divided into weeks. They allow you to plan out what topics, chapters,
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A two page organizer with the answer key included! Students can use a textbook or the Internet to find information on these important people, terms, and events from World War Two. Examples include Hitler, Churchill, Fascism, Blitzkrieg, and
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This four page handout contains the most common writing errors that I saw when marking students' essays. It's a "what not to do" and "what to do" guide. I wrote this for History students but it could be used in any class where you're teaching essay
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Students always ask me at the end of the year: “Are you going to review the course?” My answer is always: “I don’t need to review this course. You need to review the course since you’re the one writing the exam!” This activity does exactly that:
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These lecture notes/transparencies are designed to introduce grade 11 law students to the history that shaped our current legal system. Hammurabi's code, Mosaic Law, Greek Law, Roman Law, and British Law up to the Magna Carta are explained briefly,
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This is a great introductory activity to do in a law class or even a civics class. Students have to consider how they would organize a large group of people stranded on a deserted island. They must think about what type of leadership is needed and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm a high school teacher with over 12 years of teaching experience. As a Social Science/Social Studies teacher, I've taught a lot of different courses such as History, Civics, Law, World Religions, Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Managing Personal Resources, and Careers. I have been a classroom teacher, department head, student success teacher, and guidance counselor. Some of my best experiences have come from being a guidance counselor and seeing the other side of life for many students. It has definitely made me a more compassionate teacher. I started my career in Ontario, Canada so many of my resources reflect the Ontario Secondary curriculum. We recently relocated to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and after working at the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan, I'm starting to become familiar with the Saskatchewan curriculum.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Even though I've been teaching for many years, I think my teaching style is something that is dynamic - always changing. It depends on the grade level and types of students that are in front of me. My classes are always quite structured but I like to make learning fun and do different things each day. Students know that I have high expectations of them but they also know that I believe in them and will work with them to achieve success. One of the ways that students in my class can have some fun and be successful is that I often give choices as to how they complete assignments. I enjoy planning courses and creating engaging activities that will benefit all students. These are the ideas and activities I hope to be able to share with all the other teachers out there!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from the University of Toronto with a major in Crime & Deviance and minors in History and Sociology. I attended Niagara University for education and graduated with a Masters of Science in Education (Secondary). Since then, I've obtained my specialist designation in Contemporary Studies and also a specialist in Guidance & Career Education.

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