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Used in over 2,900 classrooms! I've always tried finding ways of having less verbal interruptions in class. One day, while standing in a deli, I realized that the other customers and I knew exactly when our turn was because of the "ding!" of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
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Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
$4.25
832 ratings
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Used in over 1,100 classrooms! This resource shares a summary of the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation as well as the strengths for your students to understand America's first attempt at a formal set of rules. Trying to find a way to
Subjects:
Reading, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$4.25
182 ratings
4.0
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This United States latitude and longitude worksheet is an enjoyable way for your students to practice their latitude and longitude skills compared to just plotting a random set of coordinates on a grid. You won't be let down with this product! Who
Subjects:
Graphing, U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.50
168 ratings
4.0
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This is the most fun your students will have learning about the Electoral College! I have used this Electoral College activity over and over throughout my two decades in the classroom, and it has always been a hit; especially on an election year!
Subjects:
Applied Math, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Simulations
$4.99
149 ratings
4.0
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When I first started teaching I remember thinking, “How am I going to get kids excited about economics?” Then it hit me – make it about them! Included in this bundle are five activities I’ve done with my middle school students that are a hit every
Subjects:
Applied Math, Business, Economics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$19.50
$15.75
88 ratings
4.0
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By Surviving Social Studies
Latitude and Longitude. Here's a way for your students to get even better at their latitude and longitude skills! I've combined all three of my "Where's the Buried Treasure?" products into one bundle! Included are Where's the Buried Treasure 1?,
Subjects:
Graphing, Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$7.50
$5.25
83 ratings
4.0
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By Surviving Social Studies
Thinking of fun way to teach or review latitude and longitude with your elementary or middle school students? Here is a great way to have fun with geography in a social studies class or graphing in a math class while giving students an opportunity
Subjects:
Applied Math, Graphing, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
96 ratings
4.0
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By Surviving Social Studies
Latitude and Longitude. This product is going to give you two weeks worth of ways to start class when studying Geography! What you will be able to just print and go are 10 ways to get students to practice their latitude and longitude skills while
Subjects:
Graphing, Geography, Problem Solving
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
113 ratings
4.0
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If you teach U.S. History and are looking for a way to get your students active in the beginning of the year this might be just what you're looking for! I've used this timeline of American history activity either on the first day of school or for
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
87 ratings
4.0
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Looking for a fun latitude and longitude worksheet as a way to have students practice their latitude and longitude skills...especially when the Super Bowl is approaching? This activity has students plot the locations of where the 32 professional
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
78 ratings
4.0
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By Surviving Social Studies
Religions of the World. This Religions of the World packet will help you help your students to understand the birth, marriage, and death ceremonies/rituals of the five major religions in the word - Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and
Subjects:
Reading, World History, Religion
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
60 ratings
3.9
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By Surviving Social Studies
Economics - Balancing a Budget. Think your students know how much money it costs to have the things they have at home? If you teach Economics at the middle level or high school level then this is an activity that really opens the eyes of your
Subjects:
Other (Math), Economics , Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
57 ratings
4.0
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This Africa latitude and longitude worksheet is going to give your students a more enjoyable experience while practicing coordinate mapping. The Africa coordinate puzzle you see is a set of 40 latitude and longitude coordinates that will eventually
Subjects:
Graphing, World History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.50
59 ratings
4.0
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By Surviving Social Studies
Middle School Economics. Think your students know how much money it costs to have the things they have at home? If you teach Economics at the middle level or high school level then these activities really open the eyes of your students to the
Subjects:
Applied Math, Business, Economics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$8.50
$6.80
51 ratings
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By Surviving Social Studies
I've used both of these activities every year and they have always been a hit - especially on an election year! The two products in this bundle are tried and true with 7th and 8th grade students. What is the Electoral College - PowerPoint and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, Presidents' Day
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$7.99
$6.99
60 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Surviving Social Studies
This South America latitude and longitude worksheet is going to give your students a more enjoyable experience while practicing coordinate mapping. The South America coordinate puzzle you see is a set of 50 latitude and longitude coordinates that
Subjects:
Graphing, Other (World Language), Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.50
63 ratings
4.0
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By Surviving Social Studies
Latitude and Longitude Worksheet - Halloween. Thinking of a way to keep students focused on Halloween? Here is a great way to keep the theme of Halloween going while giving students an opportunity to reinforce their latitude and longitude skills
Subjects:
Graphing, Geography, Halloween
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
57 ratings
3.9
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Career Research Packet. If you teach about careers then this research packet will save you time by just printing these pages for you students and then allowing them to research a career - in fact, six that they may be interested in pursuing.
Subjects:
Business, Economics , Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Minilessons, Internet Activities
$1.50
51 ratings
3.9
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By Surviving Social Studies
Writing a Check: This check writing packet is going to help you in your economics unit by not only introducing the concept of writing a check, but also why it is important to keep track of how much money you have!Check out my follow-up product:The
Subjects:
Applied Math, Business, Economics
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
61 ratings
4.0
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Age of Jackson - Andrew Jackson Webquest. For years I would have students go through the Andrew Jackson webquest on the PBS web site, but all of a sudden PBS retired that site! From necessity comes innovation and I created my own webquest using
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Webquests, Google Apps
$3.00
32 ratings
4.0
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I am entering my 21st year of teaching - all at the same middle school!

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