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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
This is a map of the United States and it represents the Dust Bowl, the areas affected, and the migration of people on Route 66 out of the Dust Bowl. It includes map analysis questions so students practice an important map skill.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
46 ratings
3.9
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
Students have selected activities to choose from about the roaring twenties. This includes a wanted poster for Al Capone or a fashion magazine for flappers. I usually do this as two day homework assignment but students like that they can choose the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.00
27 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
This is a handout and a website to be used a as webquest / independent study to go over the main details of the three branches of government. Topics covered include: - Legislative branch organization and powers - enumerated powers - How a bill
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Webquests
$5.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
At the beginning of the year, I have students take this 'assessment' to determine their learning style. They take a 'quiz' to see where they fall and then apply that information to how it can be useful in my class. Throughout the year we will return
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
$2.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
During the cold war unit when I am teaching the Arms race, I introduce the students to the Dr. Seuss book, 'The Butter Battle Book' which is an allegory for the arms race. You can either watch the animated story online on youtube or read the story
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
This is a sample citizenship test for students to be introduced both to American History as an ice breaker and can be used as a pre test for the Civics test. This is a sample of 20 questions from a real citizenship test.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
17 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
This is an overview of the horrors of trench warfare including images, charts, and an opportunity for students to write a letter home from a soldier experiencing the trenches.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, European History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
13 ratings
3.9
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
What is a federal system of government? Students will identify what powers are left to the national government and which powers are left to the states. This is a difficult assignment and students need to determine what federalism means and how it
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$2.00
8 ratings
3.9
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
This is a performance assessment activity where students will conduct an investigation into the triangle shirtwaist factory fire. It includes eyewitness reports, case records, photographs, building records and students look at the evidence and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Simulations
$8.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
In order to understand the purpose of the government, this is a class activity to break down the words of the preamble and offer examples and explanations as to what the phrases mean. For example, establish justice means to set up a system of courts
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$3.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
I divide the students into groups and they each are assigned a different case study. They examine a Supreme court case relevant to their age group and discuss the conclusions of the court.
Subjects:
Civics, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
$4.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
This is a collection of six documents related to the Holocaust and students use them to answer essential questions. It is less of a formal DBQ and direction for answering three essential questions and providing document evidence. So more of a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, DBQs
$3.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
Students will follow very specific directions to complete a map about imperialism. Students will be labeling, coloring the different nations that took colonies and students will complete related analysis questions as well. I use this as a review of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$4.00
10 ratings
3.7
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
This is an overview of the Berlin Wall debacle and students will write a dialogue poem showing the perspectives of the east and the west, America and the Soviets.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
This is a primary document assessment used in my high school history class. Students would analyze the underground railroad documents and then answer the analysis questions underneath. The grading protocol is included.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
DBQs, Assessment
$3.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
This is a primary document activity with 6 rotating stations designed to explore life during the early Cold War (50s and 60s). The stations are: Red Scare, Cold War fears, Space Race, Arms Race, Cold War Charts, and Artifact grab bag. The types of
Subjects:
U.S. History, World History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, DBQs, Webquests
$8.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
This is a worksheet that can be done in class or as homework that describes the main rights and responsibilities of citizenship. It includes questions at the end for students to answer in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper. It talks
Subjects:
Civics, U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
$3.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
I use this on the first day of school to have some fun with the students and to get their brains in gear. It is a power point of brain teasers to set the kids up for learning.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
When studying civics, the bill of rights, and freedom of speech, it is important to look at limits on freedoms of speech. This worksheet will look at different scenarios and students will need to determine whether or not it is justifiable,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
7 ratings
3.9
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By Social Studies - Middle School - American History
This is a chart for the beginning of the WWII unit that discusses the rise of totalitarianism and the leaders in Japan, Germany, Italy, and the Soviet Union. (Stalin, Tojo, Mussolini, and Hitler).
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching middle school social studies for eight years in central New Jersey. I teach students from gifted and talented all the way to resource room.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I run a fairly traditional classroom but I incorporate cooperative learning structures and a lot of primary source documents.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

NYU, Honors Society Marygrove College, Honors Society

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a BS degree from NYU in social studies education and a masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Marygrove College.

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I am also the head swim coach for the Ridge Varsity swim team. Please feel free to contact me for any swimming paperwork as well.

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