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By Social Studies and Elephants
I use this lesson as a substitute plan. Students solve geography clues to find places around the world starting (or ending) with each letter of the alphabet. They will need access to both physical and political maps. I have them use the atlases at
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.00
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4.0
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By Social Studies and Elephants
Students will read about the background of the Berlin Conference, then choose from a variety of activities to learn how it prompted the Scramble for Africa. The activities will appeal to different learning preferences and include a cartoon, map
Subjects:
World History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
$5.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies and Elephants
This is a quick review activity for the end of a unit on the Byzantine Empire. It includes some of the most important historical events from the Byzantine Empire, including the Justinian Code being issued, the Hagia Sophia construction, the schism
Subjects:
European History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies and Elephants
Students can use this graphic organizer to keep track of the major differences between Christianity in western and eastern Europe in the Middle Ages. These differences led to Great Schism in 1054, when the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox
Subjects:
World History, Middle Ages, Religion
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies and Elephants
This cooperative learning lesson is a great introduction to the U.S. Constitution or stand-alone lesson if you're short on time. Students will explore the purpose and content of the Constitution by doing a close reading of the Preamble, then in
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning
$2.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies and Elephants
Stay organized in style this year! These pages are designed to be used in a teacher binder and should help make it quick and easy to organize and keep track of lists, notes, parent communication, and student discipline. This set includes - Blue
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Printables, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$2.00
6 ratings
3.8
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By Social Studies and Elephants
After learning about Charlemagne and the Franks, partnered students will debate whether Charlemagne helped religion or education more in Europe. This is a scaffolded debate that I developed for my middle school students who have never participated
Subjects:
European History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
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This crossword is a great review of basic terms and concepts from feudalism in the Middle Ages in Europe. An answer key is included and it would make great prep-free sub plans.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.00
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This eye-catching graphic organizer will help your students remember that the Five Pillars of Islam are the framework Muslims use to practice Islam. The organizer includes space to write the names of the pillars and illustrate within the pillar
Subjects:
World History, Religion
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Social Studies and Elephants
Students will enjoy reviewing Judaism, Christianity, and Islam with this Jeopardy Power Point review game. Categories include: - Who: historical figures for each religion - What: beliefs of each religion - Where: important locations for each
Subjects:
World History, Religion
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Games
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Social Studies and Elephants
These task cards are a great and engaging way to prompt students to review their map skills! These twenty-six task cards include clues for different locations worldwide. The first letter of each location corresponds to one letter of the
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$2.50
5 ratings
3.8
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By Social Studies and Elephants
This activity tracks the migration of the Vandals in the 400s. Students use the storyboard to illustrate 6 major events in the migration of the Vandals, including conquering the city of Rome and their eventual defeat in the 500s. Completing this
Subjects:
World History, Middle Ages, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Social Studies and Elephants
This multipurpose set of cards will be useful throughout your unit on the Early Middle Ages! I created two sets of 26 cards with first-person narrated information about historical figures from the Early Middle Ages, plus a typical Viking man and
Subjects:
European History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Simulations, Task Cards
$4.00
4 ratings
3.8
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By Social Studies and Elephants
This document based question activity uses the Good Samaritan to demonstrate how Jesus used parables to spread Christianity. Includes text of the parable with footnotes to give background information/definitions of uncommon words. Six questions
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Religion
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, DBQs
$1.50
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Students will fill out these guided notes during and after watching an eight minute clip of the Battle of Tours from the History Channel documentary, "The Dark Ages." The notes will help them remember that Charles the Hammer led the Franks to
Subjects:
European History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
$1.00
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By Social Studies and Elephants
This crossword includes 14 vocabulary words relating to the history and beliefs of Islam, including important names, places, and the Five Pillars of Faith. It makes a great review for students. An answer key is included
Subjects:
World History, Religion
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies and Elephants
This presentation provides background on illuminated manuscripts that monks wrote in Middle Ages Europe and why they were significant. It emphasizes what life was like for these monks, with many photographs of their work, including their doodles and
Subjects:
European History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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Use this storyboard as a graphic organizer, formative assessment, or homework assignments for students to demonstrate their understanding of how Muhammad started and spread Islam. Includes 6 basic captions to prompt students of key information to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Religion
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Homework, Graphic Organizers
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Includes - graphic organizer - exit ticket Students will use these materials to supplement BBC's Viking Raid Game http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/vikings/launch_gms_viking_quest.shtml In the graphic organizer, they will keep track of
Subjects:
European History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Games
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies and Elephants
This lesson includes: - a brief 1 page summary of Bouddica's revolt, the Inceni tribe of Celts vs. the Romans - the lyrics to Bouddica's song from Horrible Histories - a blank storyboard on Boudicca's revolt My students first read the background on
Subjects:
Ancient History, European History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Handouts
$2.00
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I teach 7th grade Social Studies, with a Geography, Religions, and Middle Ages curriculum. I have also taught Ancient Civilizations and a Model UN course.

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I emphasize cooperative learning, critical thinking, interpreting primary sources, and research.

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