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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:
Government, U.S. History, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Minilessons
$5.00
218
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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:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Simulations, Activities
$4.99
192
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By Surviving Social Studies
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:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
$17.00
$11.90
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
$3.00
66
Digital Download ZIP (2.20 MB)
By Surviving Social Studies
UPDATE: Both of these resources are now available as digital files as well as the paper versions!For Just the Digital Versions:American History Timeline Matching Activity Museum WalkAs a middle school history teacher, I know that on the first day of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
$6.00
$4.80
42
Bundle
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:
Economics , Family Consumer Sciences, Other (Math)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
67
Digital Download ZIP (3.15 MB)
By Surviving Social Studies
As a middle school history teacher, I know that on the first day of school most students get bombarded with rules and expectations for most of their first day. How about doing something different? Get them out of their seats and give yourself a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Google Apps, Activities
$3.50
37
Digital Download ZIP (9.01 MB)
By Surviving Social Studies
This bundle of 180 writing prompts will give your middle school students the opportunity to grow their critical thinking skills, further develop their values system, and strengthen the conciseness of their writing. Using a Google Docs template
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$19.99
12
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Surviving Social Studies
This is the most fun your students will have learning about the Electoral College! I have used the paper version of Electoral College activity in my classroom over and over throughout my 21 years in the classroom, and it has always been a hit;
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Games
$4.99
9
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Surviving Social Studies
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, Writing, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Webquests, Google Apps, Internet Activities
$3.00
44
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Surviving Social Studies
If you teach about careers then this career research resource will be perfect for distance learning 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
Subjects:
Applied Math, Economics , Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Research
$1.50
7
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Surviving Social Studies
John Gast's "American Progress" painting is one of the most recognized images in American history. Your students will analyze Gast's portrayal of Manifest Destiny on their own (via Google Docs) and identify 10 ways they think Gast was trying to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Art History
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Google Apps, Activities
$3.00
4
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Surviving Social Studies
For a great deal on 5 Economics products check out this bundle!The Economics of Checks, Budgets, Stocks, College, and Savings - 5 Activities!I love teaching Economics to my middle school students because it directly relates to their lives. I teach
Subjects:
Applied Math, Gifted and Talented, Economics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Computation, Printables
$4.00
12
Digital Download ZIP (1.78 MB)
By Surviving Social Studies
This is the full bundle of the digital versions of three of my most popular resources for helping students to become better at using latitude and longitude. The treasure hunts in this bundle are all 30 treasure hunts in the series. These treasure
Subjects:
Geography, Graphing
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Fun Stuff
$9.00
$7.20
5
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Surviving Social Studies
This is the digital version of one of my most popular resources for helping students to become better at using latitude and longitude. These treasure hunts could work as a fun daily challenge while distance learning with your classes, and with no
Subjects:
Geography, Life Skills, Graphing
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
7
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Surviving Social Studies
Looking for distance learning resources due to having to teach remotely due to the Coronavirus? This resource is a great way to hook your middle school students while they are learning remotely from you. Whenever I tell someone I teach middle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Character Education, Health
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
3
Digital Download PDF (0.20 MB)
By Surviving Social Studies
This History Journal will get your students thinking about history in a different way because it not only allows them the freedom to choose from a variety of famous historic topics; it also allows them to choose some topics from their own history,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Google Apps, Research
$4.99
7
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Surviving Social Studies
End of the Year Activity for Social Studies. Looking for a way to keep your students engaged and still learning as the school year winds to a close and their excitement for summer vacation is at full capacity? Well then this might help. I've used
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Writing, End of Year
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Research
$3.75
12
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Surviving Social Studies
Ready to go PAPERLESS? Looking for a way for your students to discover facts about some of the major names from the Harlem Renaissance during Black History Month? Here is a way your students can discover these historic figures that allows them to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Black History Month
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Internet Activities
$2.00
9
Digital Download ZIP (0.83 MB)
By Surviving Social Studies
Ready to go PAPERLESS? Looking for a way for your students to discover facts about some of the major names of the American Revolution? Here is a way your students can discover these historic figures that allows them to find out some basic facts,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Activities
$2.00
6
Online Resource
Google Slides™
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Bachelor of Arts - Broadfield Social Studies, Masters in Education

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