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Challenge your students to apply the Bill of Rights in current issues, political cartoons, images and court cases with these Bill of Rights scenarios. This product will give you multiple scenarios to review and apply the Bill of Rights with your
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Games
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.7
$6.99
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Discover the changes caused by the Industrial Revolution as students explore the essential question “What were the inventions that changed America?” through primary sources and background essays. ***Updated in 2020 to include Google
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.6
$6.99
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By Social Studies Success
Do your students truly understand why they are taking a history class!? Why not teach them in a fun activity? Teach your students to think like an historians as they dig through artifacts, analyze primary sources, and read information about
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.7
$6.99
647
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Do something different this year with your Articles of Confederation! Engage your students with a reading and Doodle Notes. **Updated in 2020 to include Google Slides™ for Distance Learning.In this activity, students will read about the Articles of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2
$4.50
150
Digital Download PDF (13.41 MB)
By Social Studies Success
Could the Holocaust happen again? What are your responsibilities in a global society? This lesson has been newly redesigned to include two different engaging activities.In this first activity, students will learn about the Holocaust and genocide as
Subjects:
Literature, Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RH.6-8.6, RH.9-10.1
$6.99
273
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By Social Studies Success
Do something different this year with your lesson on the Bill of Rights! Engage your students with a reading and Doodle Notes. You can also assign this activity with Google Slides™.In this activity, students will read about the history of the Bill
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2
$3.99
55
Digital Download PDF (11.58 MB)
By Social Studies Success
Engage your students in a back to school activity designed specifically for World Cultures in 6th grade. Your students will learn about culture and society by reading a handout, creating a lap book and analyzing images that represent the different
Subjects:
Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Activities
$9.99
44
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By Social Studies Success
The Industrial Revolution is an important unit in US History. Spend quality time with your students understanding the impact of the Industrial Revolution and the increase in immigration. This bundle includes all of my resources for this unit – Word
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Internet Activities, Games
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.6
$44.45
$34.99
60
Bundle
By Social Studies Success
SAVE YOUR VOICE on the first day of school and engage your students! For years I talked my way through my classroom rules and syllabus. By the end of the first day of school I was exhausted! Then I thought “Why am I doing all of the work? The kids
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$3.49
157
Digital Download ZIP (10.99 MB)
By Social Studies Success
Are your students struggling with Washington's Presidency? Try a new resource that includes Word Wall terms, a reading, Doodle Notes, and processing activities - all on Google Slides™ for Distance Learning.This mini-bundle will provide you with
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2
$6.99
99
Digital Download ZIP (27.09 MB)
By Social Studies Success
There are 8 defining characteristics of a civilization – teach them to your students in a way that engages and excites them! This lesson is designed to teach the 8 features of a civilization with a gallery walk. Students will begin the lesson with a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Games
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.6
$6.99
181
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By Social Studies Success
Do something different this year with your lesson on the Constitutional Convention! Engage your students with a reading and Doodle Notes.In this activity, students will read about the Constitutional Convention, Virginia Plan, New Jersey Plan, 3/5
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Internet Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2
$4.99
85
Digital Download PDF (22.19 MB)
By Social Studies Success
Dig deep into the content of the mid-1800’s while your students explore the essential question “How did immigrants contribute to the growth of the United States” through primary sources and background essays in this immigration activity. Google
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.6
$6.99
69
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By Social Studies Success
Teach the geography of Texas regions in an exciting way - take your kids on an imaginary bus tour as they learn all about the Four Natural Regions of Texas. This resource includes a paper version and a 1:1 Google version to be used with Google
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$6.99
108
Digital Download ZIP (52.45 MB)
By Social Studies Success
What do your students know about life in American Colonies? Allow students to experience what life in the colonies was like by taking them on a “carriage ride” through the American Colonies. This resource includes a paper version and a 1:1
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.6
$8.99
79
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By Social Studies Success
This Social Studies Strategies for Success is a guide book full of engaging, purposeful teaching strategies that provide students a rich learning experience. You will be able to use this binder full of activities all year long! This strategy
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Internet Activities, Professional Documents
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.7
$29.99
140
Digital Download PDF (71.52 MB)
By Social Studies Success
Geography is important! But do your kids think so? This is a great lesson to start off the year as you examine the topic “Why Study Geography?” This lesson begins by getting students out of their seat with a 4 Corner Debate. Your students will then
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.6
$6.99
103
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By Social Studies Success
Make your US History STAAR EOC review meaningful and ACTIVE! Purchase the bundle of US History Review Games for huge savings! In this bundle, you will receive all of my US History Review Games that focus on content and important processing
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Test Prep, Internet Activities, Games
CCSS:
RH.11-12.1, RH.11-12.2, RH.11-12.3, RH.11-12.4, RH.11-12.5
$59.95
$49.99
37
Bundle
By Social Studies Success
The movie Hidden Figures is a great way to teach about important Black History and the contributions of women to the NASA program. But, you don't want to have your students just watch the movie! Engage them with higher level thinking activities
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Teacher Manuals
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3
$4.99
76
Digital Download PDF (2.54 MB)
By Social Studies Success
The ratification of the Constitution and the debate between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists is a hard concept for students to grasp. Instead of the boring lecture and notes, try this activity instead! It will engage your students with a puppet
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.6
$7.50
94
Digital Download PDF (12.05 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

TERMS OF USE FOR DISTANCE LEARNING IN 2020 - Teachers may distribute this product in email, through Google classroom or over the internet to their students as long as the site is password protected. You may distribute it to your own students but may not put it on the internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded. These terms apply to all products and supersede any previous Terms of Use. For more than 25 years, I have brought my love of Social Studies to teachers and students. My journey includes a variety of roles – classroom teacher, instructional coach, curriculum coordinator, university professor, and professional development trainer. Working with middle school students has been one of the highlights of my career. After thirteen years in the classroom, I transitioned into the role of an instructional coach based on a high school campus. This window into other teachers’ classrooms motivated my inner calling to improve social studies instruction. I realized how important front line education is to changing the way students react to and learn from the important life lessons Socials Studies has to share. My next step was to central office. I served a district of over 55,000 students as a Social Studies Coordinator. My goal of improving Social Studies instruction increased as I worked with over 600 K-12 Social Studies teachers to implement transformative Social Studies education. In my current role,  I provide professional development, consulting services and resources to Social Studies teachers. I want every child to understand the importance of Social Studies in their life – and every teacher to have the tools to reach them.

MY TEACHING STYLE

What do I believe about Social Studies instruction? Students need to be engaged to learn. -Schlechty’s Design Qualities of engagement History can be fun and rigorous at the same time. -Bower’s Bring Learning Alive! All students can learn – we just need to support them in different ways. -Seidlitz’s Seven Steps Kids need to continuously review content through games and engaging activities. -Himmele’s Total Participation Techniques Writing is essential for learning, not just assessment. -Daniels’ Content Area Writing Vocabulary instruction must be intentional and engaging. -Marzano Academic Vocabulary History should not be trivial pursuit – dig deeper and teach with essential questions and enduring understandings. -Wiggins & McTighe Essential Questions Students are social – purposeful talk is crucial to learning. -Walsh Quality Questioning Students need to read in Social Studies – reading informational text cannot be mastered without constant practice. -Kinsella’s Considerate Text “Soft skills” of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity are essential to future success in the job market. -Muir Reasons Millennials Get Fired Everyone’s story needs to be told – we have a great responsibility for helping students see patterns in history across time. Teachers should not be afraid to teach the “hard history”. -Dawn

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Who's Who Among Teachers Texas State Teacher of the Year

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Undergraduate Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University Master's Degree from Texas A&M University

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