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Used in over 2,500 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
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
$4.25
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Articles of Confederation Lesson. Trying to find a way to explain the Articles of Confederation to your students without them drifting off into daydream land? This mini-lesson helps to make it real by connecting to their lives. Provided is a
Subjects:
Reading, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$5.00
165 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
$3.00
149 ratings
4.0
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Electoral College. I've used this Electoral College activity for over a decade and it has always been a hit - especially on an election year! You are provided with a 35-slide PowerPoint that explains how the electoral college works as well as the
Subjects:
Applied Math, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Simulations
$4.50
122 ratings
4.0
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Middle School Economics. 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
Subjects:
Applied Math, Business, Economics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$18.50
$15.75
70 ratings
4.0
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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
97 ratings
4.0
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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
$7.00
71 ratings
3.9
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Latitude and Longitude. 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
Subjects:
Applied Math, Graphing, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
86 ratings
4.0
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Football Latitude and Longitude. Looking for a fun 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
$3.00
71 ratings
4.0
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American History Timeline. 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 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
$4.00
80 ratings
4.0
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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
$3.00
57 ratings
3.9
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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
51 ratings
4.0
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Latitude and Longitude - 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 at the
Subjects:
Graphing, Geography, Halloween
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
51 ratings
3.9
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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
$2.00
54 ratings
4.0
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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
$7.50
43 ratings
4.0
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This South America puzzle 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 will eventually form the
Subjects:
Graphing, Other (World Language), Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
59 ratings
4.0
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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 explore different careers they may be interested in pursuing. Students will
Subjects:
Business, Economics , Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Minilessons, Internet Activities
$3.00
47 ratings
4.0
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Election Bundle. 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. The Electoral College -
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$7.50
$6.75
52 ratings
4.0
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This check writing packet is going to help you in your economics unit by not only introducing the concept of check writing, but also why it is important to keep track of how much money you have! Check out my follow-up product: The Economics of
Subjects:
Applied Math, Business, Economics
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
57 ratings
4.0
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This Stock Market investment activity uses the NASDAQ American Stock Exchange web site and has never failed me in getting even the most reluctant students to participate! If you are looking for a great activity to keep your students active and
Subjects:
U.S. History, Business, Economics
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Excel Spreadsheets
$4.00
31 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am entering my 20th year of teaching - all at the same middle school!

MY TEACHING STYLE

More them doing...less me talking.

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Bachelor of Arts - Broadfield Social Studies, Masters in Education

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