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This is an interactive simulation activity for students to see if they would choose to be a Loyalist or a Patriot. There were lots of different reasons and beliefs for why people became one or the other and that is explored through this activity.
Subjects:
Writing, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Simulations, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.3, RI.5.9
$2.00
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By The Art of Learning
8 coordinate plot cards of early American explorers. Engage your students in meaningful practice of coordinate grid math concepts, social studies review, and reading summary and inference practice. Each coordinate card features the plot points
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Geography, U.S. History
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Thematic Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula
CCSS:
5.MD.B.2, RI.5.1, RI.5.2
$5.00
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By The Art of Learning
This is a great activity for an introduction to a unit on Slavery, however, it could be used throughout a unit. This is a photo sequence activity where students will place 5 illustrations in the correct order. Then they will add three additional
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5
$2.00
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By The Art of Learning
8 mini biography cards of early American explorers. Engage your students with these easy to read, biographies which can be used for small group instruction, reading fluency practice, individual research, games and activities, enrichment, test prep
Subjects:
U.S. History, Test Preparation, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Research
$2.00
33
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By The Art of Learning
These cards can be used SO MANY WAYS! 28 European Renaissance Character Simulation cards. The purpose of the cards is to get students into character. By doing this, students are able to see what life was like in Renaissance Europe environmentally,
Subjects:
European History, Middle Ages, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
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By The Art of Learning
This is a great way to practice longitude and latitude while engaging your young football fans. Do it for a fun geography review, as a football homecoming station, or during Super Bowl week! 27 coordinate plot cards for each NFL team (A few of
Subjects:
Geography, Graphing
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Printables
$3.00
10
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By The Art of Learning
This is a great activity for students to identify strong, good, and weak narrative beginnings. In this activity, students can work either alone or with a partner to RATE different beginnings of the same story.This handout can come before a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
W.5.3, W.5.3a
$1.00
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By The Art of Learning
There have been, and continue to be, differing opinions and perspectives on Christopher Columbus. Many argue that he should be considered a villain in the archives of history, while others argue that he brought fourth colonization and the modern
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$1.00
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By The Art of Learning
This assessment could be used before a unit, during, or after on Author's Purpose. It could be given as whole group, small intervention group, center work, review, test prep, or as a formal or informal assessment. **ANSWER KEY INCLUDED** Please
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
FREE
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By The Art of Learning
The intention for this activity is for students to interact with characters that would have lived in Ancient Rome either through character reenactment or through a task card activity. OPTION 1: Wax Museum Style Reenactment While this activity is
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
Digital Download ZIP (0.72 MB)
By The Art of Learning
In this activity, students “act out” an Age of Enlightenment character and participate in a “SPEED DATE,’ interacting with other “characters” and discovering their “intellectual match”.Utilizing the SPEED DATE process, students sit across their
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
Digital Download ZIP (0.91 MB)
By The Art of Learning
This activity could be used throughout a unit on Mesoamerican cultures, or it could be used as an end-of-unit project assessment. Either way, it is a unique, and visually appealing way for students to interact with content vocabulary as well as aid
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Research
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$2.00
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By The Art of Learning
This is a fun and creative research project on West African People. In it, students will research an important West African leader, determine symbols and colors that would represent their biographical experiences, and then create a Griot
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Research
CCSS:
RI.8.2
$2.00
Digital Download ZIP (1.87 MB)
By The Art of Learning
This project can be done during a Medieval Europe study, or used as a project assessment/review at the end of a unit. In order to facilitate independently student learning and enjoyment, this activity provides CHOICES. Much like literature CHOICE
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Research
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.30 MB)
By The Art of Learning
A great informational letter to send home to parents for a Wax Museum. The letter includes: A list of characters that students can choose from. What the Museum Project entitles. How students will be assessed and the requirements. An example
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Drama
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Assessment
$1.00
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By The Art of Learning
For our test on Ancient Rome, I had my students provide the questions for our unit test. This activity can be helpful, as teacher, to see how deep students can go on the topic and to see where there are gaps in future units. For obvious reasons, the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
By The Art of Learning
This sheet was made for history discussion and test taking, but the concept and stems can be used for any class. The sheet contains level 1, level 2, and level 3 question examples and sentence starter stems. EXAMPLE: LEVEL 1 BASIC MEMORY
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Test Prep, Assessment
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.10 MB)
By The Art of Learning
Simple worksheet where students guess the modern country or countries that Medieval European kingdoms occupied during the Middle Ages. Meant to be an inference activity - the teacher would want to go over the answers together as a class so students
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets
$0.50
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
By The Art of Learning
This worksheet is for students to be filling out while watching different career day presentations. It works along with my Parent Career Day Information sheet which gives the adults topics to cover in their speech that connects what we are doing and
Subjects:
Life Skills
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts
FREE
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By The Art of Learning
This is a great review activity before diving into the actual Civil War. Students will need to have prior knowledge and have studied the events listed before doing this activity. There are many different ways you can utilize these cards, however,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.76 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught fifth grade reading, writing, and social studies for the past seven years. I now teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade history and literature.

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My teaching style is very hands on. I prefer to facilitate my students learning and try to create many opportunities for discussion, interactive learning, and simulations to help bring social studies alive!

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Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions or requests for products to be listed from my blog :) bbermingham@vaes.org

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