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By Stones of Erasmus
If you want to try teaching philosophy with young people use this lesson plan that introduces students to Plato's theory of reality. I was inspired to create this resource when I retold the story of Plato's allegory of the cave (from The Republic)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$4.32
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By Stones of Erasmus
I love using literature to teach history. Use my "Visualizing the Industrial Revolution Through Poetry Using William Blake's Poem 'London'" lesson plan (with handouts) packet to enrich your teaching and introduce students to this important era of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$3.59
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By Stones of Erasmus
Geography Awareness Lesson - No Prep *Ready-to-Use* In an effort to raise Geography Awareness, here is a blank Mercator Projection World Map with a built-in lesson plan ready to go out of the box.I use this blank map and worksheet in my lessons -
Subjects:
Geography, Earth Day
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.L.2, WHST.11-12.9
$0.45
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By Stones of Erasmus
Teachers often want to give their students a language assessment at the end of the semester to track how well they have absorbed basic English Language and Grammar skills. This is a skills-based test that you can use regardless of the content you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Adult Education
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.6
$6.50
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By Stones of Erasmus
*This resource comes packaged with an editable Google Docs link*Discuss any moral dilemma! Use this graphic organizer +lesson pack I created to conduct an ethics or student advisory lesson based on ANY moral dilemma or problem.I teach ethics with my
Subjects:
Character Education, Problem Solving, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Rubrics
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$2.57
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By Stones of Erasmus
We often use words and phrases from Greek Mythology and do not even realize it! Have you ever said that you were "caught between a rock and hard place" when you had to make a tough decision? Or, did you ever comment that a friend of yours was so
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.6.3, CCRA.R.10, RH.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.7
$3.90
2 ratings
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By Stones of Erasmus
I created this short 30 minute verbal test to assess my beginner and intermediate High School and Middle School English Language learners. Since this test is relatively short, it can be used as an evaluative tool at the beginning of the school year
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.L.3
$3.50
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By Stones of Erasmus
How the mind works is an essential philosophical problem that forms the basis for a theory of knowledge. In this ready-to-go 45-minute jargon-free lesson, introduce your students to two famous theories - one touting that the mind is like a blank
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.11-12.2, W.11-12.2f, CCRA.L.6, RST.11-12.9
$4.25
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By Stones of Erasmus
Give your ELLs and struggling readers reading comprehension practice. It'll boost their confidence. I created this worksheet for students who need extra help in improving their reading skills, including finding the meaning of words in context
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4
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By Stones of Erasmus
*This resource comes packaged with an editable Google Docs link*Caught you! Are people only good because they fear punishment and hope for a reward? Teaching Philosophy with Young People - Justice I teach Glaucon's retelling of the Ring of Gyges
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
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*This resource comes packaged with an editable Google Docs link*Jean Fritz's classic autobiographical novel recounts the story of the author's sojourn in the Chinese city of Hankow (modern day Wuhan) as a young girl in the 1920s.Add depth to your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.7, RL.6.9
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By Stones of Erasmus
*This resource comes packaged with an editable Google Docs link*Jean Fritz's classic autobiographical novel recounts the story of the author's sojourn in the Chinese city of Hankow (modern day Wuhan) as a young girl in the 1920s.Add depth to your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.10
$6.25
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By Stones of Erasmus
*This resource comes packaged with an editable Google Docs link*Jean Fritz's classic autobiographical novel recounts the story of the author's sojourn in the Chinese city of Hankow (modern day Wuhan) as a young girl in the 1920s.Add depth to your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.4, RL.6.6, RL.6.9, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.4, RH.6-8.7
$6.25
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By Stones of Erasmus
I use this ready-to-go lesson as a larger part of a middle or high school social studies lesson on diversity. Using data compiled by the 2010 United States Census and The New York Times, you and your students can look more closely at the
Subjects:
U.S. History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.7
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By Stones of Erasmus
New York City is one of the world's most fascinating cities. Using the 1949 MGM film musical classic On the Town for inspiration, invite your students to plan a one day itinerary to explore the Big Apple. Your students will respect your old-school
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10, RH.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.6, WHST.6-8.7
$6.30
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Welcome to the Stones of Erasmus! - I have been an educator since 2008. I have concentrated my work in independent schools both in Louisiana and in New York City. I have taught English Language Arts and Humanities-based classes to both Middle, High School, and Undergraduate students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Everything I do centers around writing, reading, and reaching out through art, letters, ideas, and my especial love for a good cup of coffee with milk - no sugar. I make lessons that promote critical thinking. I like to select texts that get me and students to go deeper - so the resources I have added here on TpT reflect that philosophy. I'd love to know how you are using the resources I have created - especially if you have any insight or feedback.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

DeRance Philosophy Scholarship - 2000-2001

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated with a Master's in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research in New York City and I have a Master's in English from Southeastern Louisiana University. My Bachelor's degree is from both Saint Joseph Seminary College and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in Liberal Arts and Philosophy, respectively.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I grew up in Southern Louisiana so, of course, my heart beats to the rhythm of the Mardi Gras Mambo.

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