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Why History Matters Interactive Bulletin BoardThis resource includes 25 interactive cards to be used in a bulletin board display focusing on "Why History Matters." Topics included are: Why history matters? What skills do we learn when we study
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
RH.6-8.4
$3.00
126
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By Social Studies Toolbox
This Mental Health Ted Talk lesson bundle is designed to help educators teach students about mental health and wellness. The bundle includes detailed student handouts and various activities for students. The lessons included in this resource cover
Subjects:
Health, Other (Social Studies - History), Psychology
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
SL.9-10.3, SL.9-10.5, RH.9-10.8
$3.49
120
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By Social Studies Toolbox
TED Talk lessons make great supplements to planned units, great mini-lessons, and great "sub day" lessons! This growing TED Talk Lesson Bundle includes over 30 TED Talk lessons and activities. As an alternative education teacher, I strive to create
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Lesson
$36.97
$18.49
135
Bundle
By Social Studies Toolbox
This resource is intended to be used with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's powerful TED Talk, The Danger of a Single Story. Adichie's powerful TED Talk is a memorable lesson in stereotypes. This TED Talk lesson makes a wonderful supplement to most middle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Back to School
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$1.69
135
Digital Download PDF (0.49 MB)
By Social Studies Toolbox
New teachers! This "Back to School" bundle includes everything you need to get you through the first week of school and years to come! I've included my most popular bulletin boards, activities, syllabus templates, "Meet the Teacher" forms, and my
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff
Types:
Syllabi, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$31.03
$15.79
85
Bundle
By Social Studies Toolbox
This resource includes both a printable worksheet and Google Drive (paperless) option. It is intended to be used with Angela Duckworth's TED Talk, "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance." The TED Talk (video), worksheet, class discussion, and
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Life Skills, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
SL.11-12.3, CCRA.R.7
$1.69
129
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By Social Studies Toolbox
Mental health awareness interactive bulletin board includes mental health vocabulary, facts, statistics, and resources. Students interact with the bulletin board by scanning QR codes to access videos, resources, and additional information about the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Health, Psychology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Staff
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
86
Digital Download ZIP (4.67 MB)
By Social Studies Toolbox
This product includes many United States History, American Government, Civics, Social Studies, World History, and "Generic" Syllabus templates. This resource includes both text-editable template pages and completed syllabi (to use as examples).
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff
Types:
Syllabi, Classroom Forms
$2.59
92
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125 skill-based activities (mini-lessons, bell ringers, warm-ups, bell work, start-nows, early-finishers, enrichment work) focusing on historical thinking skills (simple review activities and more complex activities are included). Most activities
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Back to School
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.8, RH.6-8.9
$3.99
33
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Social Studies Toolbox
This Mega Bundle includes ALL of my best-selling Social Studies Bulletin Boards!"Be an Upstander" Interactive Bulletin BoardThis resource is appropriate for middle and high school students. 30 cards are included in this resource including
Subjects:
U.S. History, Geography, Psychology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Staff
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Task Cards
$35.66
$18.99
29
Bundle
By Social Studies Toolbox
These attractive binder covers are appropriate for any middle or high school-level United States History, World History, Geography, or Social Studies course. Includes: Ancient Civilizations, Current Events, Government, Economics, and World Studies
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables
$1.99
33
Digital Download ZIP (25.27 MB)
By Social Studies Toolbox
In this Civil Rights Movement gallery walk, students rotate through six stations making observations and inferences about 6 iconic photos in Civil Rights History. Students respond to meaningful questions relating to six historic photographs from the
Subjects:
U.S. History, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7, CCRA.SL.1, RH.6-8.7
$1.69
82
Digital Download PDF (3.84 MB)
By Social Studies Toolbox
This resource makes a great introductory lesson on identifying and differentiating between primary and secondary sources.This resource includes a Google Slide presentation (20 slides), activities, quiz, and optional doodle notes sheet focusing on
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.9
$3.49
48
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Social Studies Toolbox
Incorporate this interactive LGBTQ bulletin board into a Social Studies, Life Skills, English, or Health lesson or use as part of an education and awareness campaign by a middle or high school GSA. Perfect for Ally Week! Your bulletin board will
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Projects, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
36
Digital Download ZIP (3.70 MB)
By Social Studies Toolbox
This TED Talk Unit (6 TED Talk lessons) is appropriate for a high school English or Life Skills course. This unit can be used to supplement a prepared unit or be used as a stand-alone unit on the topic of communication. TED Units also work well with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Life Skills, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Lesson
CCSS:
SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.3, CCRA.W.9
$3.00
34
Digital Download ZIP (0.90 MB)
By Social Studies Toolbox
This worksheet is intended to be used with Tim Urban's humorous TED Talk, "Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator." From TED:Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Life Skills, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7
$1.59
66
Digital Download PDF (0.16 MB)
By Social Studies Toolbox
This Google Slides resource can help students understand the importance of history and how to think like a historian. It covers various topics, including the definition of history, why it matters, historical thinking, and the tools used by
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Back to School
Grades:
7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.8, RH.6-8.9
$3.00
124
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Social Studies Toolbox
My Geography Back to School Bundle includes:Intro to Geography Interactive Bulletin Board and Notes Pages:This resource includes 38 cards to be used in an interactive bulletin board display. Topics included are: What is Geography? Why Does Geography
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Staff
Types:
Syllabi, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$15.03
$7.59
20
Bundle
By Social Studies Toolbox
This project-based learning activity is intended as a culminating project following a lesson on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. This project would be appropriate for a high school Psychology course or Social Studies course. I used this project with my
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Psychology
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, GATE
$1.59
22
Digital Download ZIP (2.03 MB)
By Social Studies Toolbox
This comprehensive TED Talk lesson delves into the important topic of how childhood trauma can impact health throughout a person's lifetime. The lesson is based on Nadine Burke Harris' TED Talk "How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime"
Subjects:
Life Skills, Psychology, Child Care
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Lesson
CCSS:
SL.11-12.3
$1.69
33
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a full-time practicing classroom teacher with over 20 years of classroom experience. I currently serve as a middle school Social Studies teacher and Mock Trial coach. I have four years experience teaching middle school Social Studies courses including U.S. History and Geography. I have ten years experience directing and teaching in a high school Alternative Education Program. I have eight years experience teaching high school U.S. History, Civil Rigths History, Civics, Social Psychology, Psychology, and World Studies. While serving as the Alternative Education Director and Lead Teacher in my district's High School Alternative Education program, I also served as a high school special education teacher and case manager for three years. My experience includes teaching in both urban and rural school districts in Wisconsin.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Key components of my instruction and assessment include: -Differentiated Instruction -Culturally relevant curriculum -Meaningful and engaging curriculum and assessments

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Influential Teacher Award (UW. Platteville), 2010 Winner "Top Classroom Blogs," Yearbook Dedication (2009), Influential Educator Award (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

*University of Wisconsin Milwaukee- Alternative Education, 2014-2015* *University of Wisconsin Platteville- Cross-Categorical Special Education, 2008-2011* *University of Wisconsin La Crosse- Master of Education, 1996-1998* *University of Wisconsin La Crosse- Bachelor of Science, History, Political Science, 1993-1996*

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in the beautiful Driftless Region in southwest Wisconsin!

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