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This interactive notebook includes 11 lessons on the Aztec Empire plus a study guide and test, totaling 12 sections. It starts with the geography of the Aztec valley in south central Mexico, covers new vocabulary, and explores a timeline of the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$52.50
$15.00
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Learn about the five (5) major dynasties (Xia, Shang, Zhou, Qin, & Han) of ancient China as well as the Warring Period with this comprehensive lesson. Learning is accomplished through readings, cloze notes, the playing of a game, and an
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Asian Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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A network of more than 4000 miles of trade routes, the Silk Road wound its way through China, India, Mesopotamia, northern Africa, and parts of Europe. In this resource you'll learn all about this important trade route, how it was established, what
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Asian Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$3.50
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Research daily life in ancient China and discover all you need to know about peasant farming, family hierarchy, marriages, and schooling. Students will read an original composition and then use what they learn to complete a mini-book which is
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Asian Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
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By The Colorado Classroom
Learn about the different religions that came about or played a part in ancient China. In an original reading, students will learn about Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, as well as state religions for the Shang, Zhou, and Qin dynasties.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Asian Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$2.50
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By The Colorado Classroom
With this resource your students will become experts at the geography, climate, and flag of China. With maps to label, notes to take, and a presentation to guide them, your students will have no trouble learning all about this beautiful Asian
Subjects:
Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Asian Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Cultural Activities
$3.00
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The dragon, more specifically, the Chinese Dragon is the topic of this resource. In an original composition learn all about the history and make-up of the Chinese dragon, as well as what makes it special and powerful. Using this information,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Asian Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$2.50
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By The Colorado Classroom
Recount the days of ancient China with this fun, foldable time line. Trace the first five dynasties, see when war broke out, discover new inventions...all on this handy and helpful time line that students can fold up and keep in their notebooks for
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$1.25
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Have your students learning about early man from Paleolithic and Neolithic man to the Bronze Age, specifically in the realm of ancient China. There is a reading for them to digest information, comprehension questions to see what they learned, two
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Asian Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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In this lesson Confucius is the topic. Learn about his life, teachings, popularity, maxims, and more through a reading, comprehension questions, and evaluating various maxims prepared for you. In addition there is a mini-lesson on writing in
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Asian Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
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By The Colorado Classroom
Have you ever wondered how the Chinese calendar came to be? How about how the Chinese New Year works? Have you wondered what Chinese animal you are in the Chinese zodiac? In this resource, you'll discover the answers to these questions and more.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Asian Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$4.00
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If you're studying the Chinese new year, you'll want to explore the Lantern Festival as well. This festival marks the end of the new year and is a celebration of Buddha. In this resource you'll learn all about the Lantern Festival with an original
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Asian Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
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By The Colorado Classroom
Walls once separated the interior regions of China from one another, but during the Qin Dynasty, Shi Huang Di decided to change all that. This resource will explain how the Great Wall of China came to be, how it was constructed, what land it
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Asian Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
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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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