The Accidental Social Scientist

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Students will read quotes directly from Machiavelli's, The Prince to learn about his controversial ideas regarding the necessary components of effective leadership. There are several parts to this activity, and students will compare Machiavelli's
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Students will work in groups to research some of the most prominent authors of the Renaissance period. Once they have completed their research, they will be responsible for teaching the other members of their group about their authors. Together,
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This is a step by step writing assignment for 9th and 10th grade students, introducing them to the concept of a DBQ format essay. The instructions guide them through the process of writing a DBQ about philosophers during the Enlightenment period.
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This activity is a great follow up to learning about Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Students are prompted to explain the 3 philosophies of each religion, then they are given background on The Vinegar Tasters, and the Tao of Pooh by Benjamin
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Students choose a prominent Renaissance figure. They research and gather information about this person, answering 1-2 specific focus question for their 2-3 page paper. They also prepare a handout for their classmates.
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This is a fill in the blank style quiz designed for students learning about the earliest stages of the Middle Ages. It focuses on the earliest stages of the development of the Middle Ages after the fall of Rome and the invasion of Germanic tribes.
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The power of the Roman Catholic church was central to the development of society, and the mindset of its citizens during the Middle Ages. In order to understand the impact that the church had on ordinary citizens, students will use their texts,
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Students use what they have learned about artists in both the Italian and Northern Renaissance, as well as principles of scientific naturalism, and humanism, to identify various pieces of artwork. I usually have students complete this activity in
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The timeless John Hughes class, The Breakfast Club, is the perfect coming of age film to engage psychology students in the application of recently learned theories of development. The assignment calls for students to identify basic stereotypes
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I have been teaching in a top ranked Central NJ public school since 2006. I have taught freshman level World History and Junior and Senior Psychology, and am now teaching AP Psychology as well.

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I graduated cum laude with a BA in Journalism in 2004 from Rutgers University with a double minor in history and psychology I earned an MAT degree from Monmouth University in 2006 I earned a MA in Educational Administration from ACE in 2012

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