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By SS Mackey
This 5-9 day customizable unit includes an activity for each theme of geography, review activity, and summative assessment. It is designed as a first unit of the year activity and incorporates some "get to know you" activities, as well as offers
Subjects:
Geography, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
W.5.2, W.6.2, W.7.2, W.8.2, W.9-10.2
$12.58
$9.75
26 ratings
4.0
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By SS Mackey
This lesson plan can be used in conjunction with the free 5 Themes of Geography PPT posted in my SS Mackey store. In this activity, students identify places based on the human characteristics and physical characteristics presented. Some assembly
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$0.99
14 ratings
3.9
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By SS Mackey
Students will show connections between their neighborhoods and the three types of human - environment interactions. This is part of the 5 Themes of Geography unit package. Check out the FREE 5 Themes of Geography PPT that serves as a foundation
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$1.50
5 ratings
3.3
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By SS Mackey
Students will complete an activity using their textbooks to identify movements of people, goods, and ideas, and identify the push and pull factors of each movement. A list of major movements in US and world history are provided. The activity is
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$1.10
4 ratings
4.0
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By SS Mackey
For this activity, students will use atlases to identify the three region types: formal, functional, and vernacular. A list of maps categorized by regions are provided. The list is generic enough to be used with any atlas. This lesson is part of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$1.25
7 ratings
3.6
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By SS Mackey
This activity can be used as a preview, review, or both. Each student receives a game board and then circulates to learn about their classmates' connections to the themes of geography. Teacher participation is strongly encouraged! This activity
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By SS Mackey
There is an activity for exact location and relative location for US geography, and another for world geography. One part of each activity has students naming the city which can be found using geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude), and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$2.25
1 rating
4.0
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By SS Mackey
Students will create a geography autobiography to demonstrate their knowledge of the five themes of geography. There are three versions of the assessment included in this 8 page file - a single session assessment, and two differentiated versions of
Subjects:
Geography, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
W.5.2, W.6.2, W.7.2, W.8.2, W.9-10.2
$3.99
$3.25
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By SS Mackey
This presentation uses the five components of a civilization to outline five Chinese dynasties: Shang, Qin, Han, Tang, and Ming. I used this throughout a unit on ancient China and focused on one dynasty each day. By using the five components of a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
2 ratings
3.7
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By SS Mackey
I use this lesson each Constitution Day as it ties well with the early settlement unit I teach at that time. Students analyze the text structure and ideas in the Mayflower Compact and US Constitution. It can be completed individually for students
Subjects:
Civics, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, DBQs
CCSS:
RI.8.4, RH.6-8.2
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By SS Mackey
This lesson is designed to introduce students to common statistics used to compare countries. The statistics include life expectancy at birth, literacy rate, per capita GDP, % population under 15, HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate, and cell phone
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Assessment
$3.75
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By SS Mackey
Don't just give students a student-friendly copy of the Constitution, help them create one! Build secondary students' confidence in interpreting primary source documents with this activity that enriches both their content knowledge and literacy
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Outlines
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.10, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.5, RH.9-10.10...
$3.99
2 ratings
3.6
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By SS Mackey
Don't just lecture on how a bill becomes a law, help students experience the process with this multi-layered simulation! Empower students to participate in the legislative process by going behind the scenes and expecting them to write and think
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Simulations
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.4
$4.99
1 rating
4.0
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By SS Mackey
Are you having trouble finding a lawmaking process diagram that is both thorough and concise? So did I, so I took things into my own hands and created a flow chart that accounts for a variety of scenarios in one resource. This is a great middle
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$4.99
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By SS Mackey
This lesson is designed to introduce students to major ideas found in the Articles of Confederation. Students analyze the document using guiding questions, and work toward “translating” the main ideas. Students attempt to answer the questions
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$3.75
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By SS Mackey
Help students develop a deeper understanding of the work that went into creating the Declaration of Independence through excerpts from the film 1776. In addition to promoting knowledge of ideas contained within the Declaration of Independence, it
Subjects:
Civics, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Movie Guides
$3.25
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By SS Mackey
While there are many ways to teach the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and US Constitution, this resource presents a unique organization to highlight key comparisons and contrasts. As a preliminary activity, students are
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2, RH.9-10.6, RH.9-10.9, RH.11-12.2
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By SS Mackey
Help your students learn how to effectively write a persuasive paper on a topic of their choice (or yours) with this versatile packet. The guidance is specific enough to support success, and generic enough to be used with any topic to support
Subjects:
Civics, Writing-Essays, For All Subjects
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Graphic Organizers
$3.99
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By SS Mackey
When searching for resources to help students understand the schools of thought in interpreting the Constitution, I found some that provided an elementary level description, and many that provided law school level descriptions, but couldn't find any
Subjects:
Civics, U.S. History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations
$2.50
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By SS Mackey
This lesson engages secondary students by encouraging them to think beyond the rote facts and explore the motivations behind the positions taken by various states during the Constitutional Convention. Students analyze a map, participate in a
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Simulations
$2.75
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Middle School and High School Social Studies

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I seek to engage students by sharing my passion for the content, and empowering them to master the material by supporting their skill development. I'm not much for bells and whistles, but find ways to make the content entertaining without extra frills.

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BA History BA Political Science MSSE Secondary Education

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