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Used in over 3,000 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
$3.75
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By Surviving Social Studies
Used in over 1,200 classrooms, this resource will help your students understand America's first attempt at a formal set of rules without them drifting off into daydream land. Provided is a summarized story about the Articles of Confederation that
Subjects:
Reading, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Google Apps
$5.00
211
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By Surviving Social Studies
Used in over 700 classrooms! 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
$18.00
$15.75
104
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By Surviving Social Studies
For the digital version click HEREUsed in over 1,400 classrooms! 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
Subjects:
Applied Math, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Simulations
$4.99
186
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The financial literacy for middle school students is something that can always be built upon. Do you think your students know how much money it costs to have the things they have at home? Do your students know the pay, schooling, and occupational
Subjects:
Applied Math, Business, Economics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Google Apps
$17.00
$11.90
62
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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
$3.00
135
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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
131
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By Surviving Social Studies
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
189
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By Surviving Social Studies
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 students to the reality of budgeting
Subjects:
Other (Math), Economics , Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
67
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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
76
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By Surviving Social Studies
This stock market game for students 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
52
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By Surviving Social Studies
This check writing packet is going to help your students 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, Google Apps
$3.00
65
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By Surviving Social Studies
UPDATE: This resource is now available in both .pdf and digital versions to help with distance learning.For Just the Digital Version:American History Timeline Matching Activity If you teach U.S. History and are looking for a way to get your students
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
98
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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
$9.00
$7.20
103
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By Surviving Social Studies
If you teach about careers then this career research resource will be perfect for by helping your students research six careers that they may be interested in pursuing. Students will use the Bureau of Labor Statistics web site to gather
Subjects:
Business, Economics , Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Minilessons, Internet Activities
$1.50
58
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By Surviving Social Studies
--SAVE MONEY AND GET THIS IN A BUNDLE BY CLICKING HERE--Social Studies Bulletin Board. This is my favorite bulletin board I put up all year! From pop music to political leaders to world record holders -- this bulletin board covers a broad array of
Subjects:
Math, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.75
70
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By Surviving Social Studies
John Gast's "American Progress" is one of the most recognized images in American history. Your students will analyze Gast's portrayal of Manifest Destiny on their own, and then you will walk them through the various portions of the scene in a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
21
Digital Download ZIP (5.73 MB)
By Surviving Social Studies
Revolutionary War. Looking for a fun addition to your American Revolution or Revolutionary War unit? How about having your students create a Revolutionary War caricature by tracing over different features already created in this packet so they can
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
38
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By Surviving Social Studies
Preamble - U.S. Constitution. This Preamble assignment will have students take the "old language" found in the Preamble and use a dictionary, thesaurus, or online source to figure out what message was trying to be explained when it was written.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Homework, Google Apps
$1.50
34
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By Surviving Social Studies
Merry Christmas! Are you trying to figure out a way to keep students engaged as their energy level is skyrocketing before winter vacation? Here is a great way to keep the theme of Christmas going while giving students an opportunity to reinforce
Subjects:
Graphing, Geography, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
70
Digital Download PDF (0.51 MB)
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I am entering my 21st year of teaching - all at the same middle school!

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More them doing...less me talking.

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Bachelor of Arts - Broadfield Social Studies, Masters in Education

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