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This Ancient Rome Interactive Notebook starts with the geography of Ancient Italy and what it was like to live in a Roman town, dives into the Punic Wars, covers Julius and Augustus Caesar, as well as the other emperors who took the throne, looks at
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$46.00
$17.00
311 ratings
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This Ancient Egyptian Interactive Notebook is divided into 11 lessons starting with the geography of Ancient Egypt. It then continues through the governments and dynasties of Ancient Egypt, the social life of what it was like to live in the time of
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$41.00
$17.00
106 ratings
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Ancient Greece Alexander and the Hellenistic Age features a reading on Alexander the Great that discusses his life, his battles and victories, and why he is called “the Great”. It is accompanied by cloze notes that get glued inside a foldable on
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$2.50
55 ratings
4.0
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Ancient Greece Peloponnesian War includes a step book foldable time line on the events and sequences of this important war between Athens and Sparta. The step book template, series of events, and detailed photographic examples are all
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
40 ratings
4.0
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Ancient Greece Olympic Games includes a reading on the original Olympic games, a project to have students design the first Olympic medals, and a plan for your own classroom Olympics. This Ancient Greece Olympic Games lesson is included in my
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$2.50
45 ratings
4.0
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By The Colorado Classroom
Mexico – War of Independence is an interactive lesson plan that covers the fight of Miguel Hidalgo for independence of Mexico from Spain. He is followed in his fight by Jose Morelos and finally Agustin Iturbide, who finally wins freedom for the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
22 ratings
3.9
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By The Colorado Classroom
Ancient Greece Philosophers is an interactive lesson on Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle that involves a mix and match activity that gets completed inside of a foldable for storage inside of an Interactive Notebook. In addition there are three
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
21 ratings
4.0
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By The Colorado Classroom
Ancient Greece Golden Age includes two readings and two foldable activities on this electric time in Ancient Greece. The first reading addresses Pericles, the first historians, Hippocrates, and the other changes that went on within the city-state.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
22 ratings
4.0
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This lesson on Greek mythology includes an accordion fold on the 13 major gods of Ancient Greece. This comes in a full color version or in black and white to allow your students to color it in themselves. Also included is a reading on the gods of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
24 ratings
3.9
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By The Colorado Classroom
Ancient Rome: The Republic contains two sets of cloze notes on the Republic and on the motto SPQR. It also utilizes two foldables crafts, one on the government system - Consuls, Senate, & Tribunes, and the other on the legal system of the Law of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.00
19 ratings
3.9
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By The Colorado Classroom
Christianity in the Roman Empire will teach your students about the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire. Activities include a multi-page reading on Jesus and his life, a page of cloze notes to summarize the reading, a 5W’s foldable about
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Cultural Activities
$2.50
22 ratings
4.0
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By The Colorado Classroom
Ancient Egypt – Religion & Burial Rituals covers everything from the major gods in Ancient Egypt to mummification, Canopic jars, sarcophagus, and more. It comes with two readings to use with two of the lessons, along with multiple
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$6.00
19 ratings
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Ancient Greece City State features 5 foldable activities, including the make your own city state 3D town. Also included is a comparison of Athens versus Sparta, a look at the four social classes in Ancient Greece, an examination of the social world
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By The Colorado Classroom
Mexican Independence Interactive Notebook will let you learn all you need to know about Mexico’s independence from the time of Hernando Cortes’ invasion in the 1500’s up to the Mexican Revolution of the 1900’s. It covers 450 years of Mexico’s
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$20.00
$12.50
20 ratings
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The Decline & Fall of Rome will teach your students about the various forces, inside and outside the empire, that led to the fall of one of the greatest empires the world has ever known Activities include a summary of the forces, three Internet
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.50
13 ratings
3.9
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Ancient Greece Persian War includes two foldable activities and a writing reflection piece. Students first define the 3 items that made the Greeks superior at war. This is done through a foldable activity that students get to color and add their
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
15 ratings
4.0
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Ancient Greece Minoans & Mycenaeans features a reading on these two ancient cultures followed by a printable of comprehension questions to assess your student’s reading. Answers are included. This Minoans & Mycenaeans lesson is included
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
18 ratings
4.0
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Julius Caesar will teach your students about the man that became dictator of Ancient Rome. Activities include a multi-page reading on Julius and his life, including his childhood, the First Triumvirate, his time as Consul, and his rise and fall
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.00
11 ratings
4.0
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Augustus Caesar will teach your students about the man that became the first emperor of Ancient Rome. Activities include a multi-page reading on Augustus and his life, including his childhood, the Second Triumvirate, his early time in politics,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
7 ratings
3.9
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Life in a Roman Town looks at 5 main topics about growing up in ancient Rome. It covers boys versus girls, food and dining, living conditions, achievements (both great and small), and the city forum. This information is covered through both a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$4.00
11 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught 6th grade for almost my entire career, but in two very distinct ways. My first teaching position was at a charter school where I taught 6th grade for eleven years. Sixth grade was considered an elementary grade there, and so I have taught all the disciplines for the majority of my career. Wanting another challenge, I moved on to a local middle school and have been teaching sixth grade math for six years. For the majority of my career I have enjoyed acting as a team leader, grade level leader, and content representative. I have presented at several conferences focusing on organizational techniques, classroom management, and social studies curriculum. I like to make my fellow educator's job easier whenever possible.

MY TEACHING STYLE

During my teaching of social studies, I specialized in using simulations to bring the history alive. Overall, I tend to use a variety of teaching styles based on my goals and objectives for each lesson. These can vary from direct instruction and journaling, to student led creations, games, cooperative learning, and more. I really like to get kids involved in their learning and make things hands on.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Team of the Year -TCA East Elementary, 2006, Nominated Teacher of the Year - TCA East Elementary, 2000, 2006, Teacher of the Year - TCA East Elementary, 2007

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Secondary Education - University of Wisconsin: Milwaukee (Major: history; Minor: geography)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I was eight years old I had a second grade teacher that had a remarkable effect on me and showed me what a teacher could really do to inspire their students. Ever since then I have wanted to be a teacher and try to emulate her. I hope to be even half the educator she was. You can contact me at thecoloradoclassroom@gmail.com

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