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Students will travel the Silk Road in your classroom by using the materials in this packet. This activity is a simulation, and your students’ actions will mirror how the Silk Road worked in real life. During their expedition, students will act as a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2, RH.9-10.2, RH.11-12.2
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Whether studying history or economics it is critical to understand what inflation and deflation are and how they impact consumer behavior. This lesson will explain these phenomena, and let students play a game that demonstrates how they change
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Business, Economics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Games
CCSS:
RH.9-10.7, RH.11-12.7
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Students will conduct an in-class simulation that mirrors the organization and responsibilities of medieval society. Pupils will assume the roles of lords, knights, and serfs, and be required to perform certain tasks that highlight the societal
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, Middle Ages
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Games, Simulations
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2, RH.9-10.7
$4.00
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This product took me about 250 hours to make, and in many ways, creating it has been a labor of love. India’s Partition is difficult to teach with traditional methods of instruction, but the complexity of the event can be understood if students
Subjects:
World History, British History, Asian Studies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Graphic Organizers, Simulations
CCSS:
RH.6-8.7, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.7, RH.11-12.7
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When teaching history it is important to make sure that every student can see themselves in the curriculum. Intentionally spending a day to focus on a central female figure in European history is important, and my students have given me the feedback
Subjects:
European History, Middle Ages, Women's History Month
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Other, Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.9-10.2, RH.11-12.1, RH.11-12.2
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When it comes to taxes everyone has an opinion, but not everyone seems to know what the difference between a flat and progressive income tax is, or could say with confidence which plan would benefit them the most. In this lesson, students will learn
Subjects:
Business, Economics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Simulations
CCSS:
RH.9-10.7, RH.11-12.7
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The Mayflower Compact is a seminal work in US history. It laid the foundations needed for a democratic country to exist by establishing the precedent that those who govern need the consent of the governed, and that government is for the people and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, DBQs
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2, RH.9-10.2
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The Vietnam War is well known as one of America’s greatest quagmires, but suppose you won the presidency after the 1968 elections, how would you manage the war and how would you rationalize your actions? This simulation puts students in the middle
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Simulations
CCSS:
RH.11-12.7, RH.11-12.8, RH.11-12.9
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If you’ve downloaded my free extended essay “There Were No Cats In America” you’ll notice that its sections follow the movie "An American Tail" chronologically. In this product, I provide you with a series of questions that align to both the book
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, EBooks
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.8, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.6, RH.11-12.1, RH.11-12.2, RH.11-12.3, RH.11-12.8
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Students will write a reaction paper to a World War II movie of their choosing. They will reference a prompt, movie list, rubric, and slides provided in this package. Want to learn more? I do a quick run-through of the product here.Check out my
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Assessment, Multimedia
CCSS:
RH.9-10.2, RH.11-12.2
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The word “impeachment” is never far from the lips of anyone who is unhappy with a president of the United States, but how did the Framers of the US Constitution intend impeachment to be used, and has our behavior met their expectations? What are the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, DBQs
CCSS:
RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.7, RH.11-12.2, RH.11-12.3, RH.11-12.4, RH.11-12.7, RH.11-12.9
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The thirteen days of the Cuban Missile Crisis is the closest humanity has ever come to a full scale nuclear conflict and represents the hottest moment of the Cold War. When Soviet missiles entered Cuba President Kennedy assembled his team to figure
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, DBQs
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.6, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.6, RH.9-10.8, RH.9-10.9, RH.11-12.1, RH.11-12.2...
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The 13 Days of the Cuban Missile Crisis can be difficult to teach. In real life, the crisis ended without many casualties, so the happy ending that occurred disguises the near catastrophe that almost happened. Engaging students in the drama of it
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, DBQs, Simulations
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.6, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.6, RH.9-10.8, RH.11-12.2, RH.11-12.3, RH.11-12.4, RH.11-12.6...
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Although Jamestown is commonly remembered as Britain's first successful settlement in the New World, it is often forgotten that life in the colony was extremely challenging. During this lesson, your students will examine a letter sent by a colonist
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, British History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, DBQs
CCSS:
RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.9, RH.11-12.2, RH.11-12.9
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The distribution of wealth in the United States is more lopsided than many people realize. In this lesson, students will be asked to predict what they believe the distribution of wealth in the US looks like, say what they believe an ideal allocation
Subjects:
Business, Economics
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2, RH.9-10.2, RH.11-12.2
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This lesson serves as an introduction to Christianity. It is designed to teach students where Christians live in the world. The questions provided help clear up some common misconceptions about Christian demographics. Since this lesson requires
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Religion
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
CCSS:
RH.6-8.7, RH.9-10.7, RH.11-12.7
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This lesson serves as an introduction to Buddhism. It is designed to teach students where Buddhists live in the world. The questions provided help clear up some common misconceptions about Buddhist demographics. Since this lesson requires relatively
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Religion
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
CCSS:
RH.6-8.7, RH.9-10.7, RH.11-12.7
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This lesson serves as an introduction to Islam. It is designed to teach students where Muslims live in the world. The questions provided help clear up common misconceptions about Islam’s demographics. Since this lesson requires relatively little
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Religion
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2, RH.9-10.7, RH.11-12.2, RH.11-12.7
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It’s hard to know where to start. At this point we’ve all either dealt with an active shooter situation, know someone who has, or have at least gone through the trainings to prep us for one. Our students have suffered for it. If not directly, at
Subjects:
Civics, Elections - Voting, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
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The Roaring Twenties is one of the most colorful periods of US history. Flappers, speakeasies, organized crime, the Jazz Age, and the Harlem Renaissance all come from this period, so it should be no surprise that the language people spoke during the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RH.9-10.4, RH.11-12.7
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I became a teacher in 2014 after working for IT companies for a decade. I've taught social studies for grades 6-12 for core subjects an electives in urban, suburban, and rural districts. I've worked in inclusion, honors, AP, and co-taught classrooms. I am certified to teach business, ELA, and social studies.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Collaborative. Multidisciplinary. Differentiated. Project Based. Simulations.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

1) Lydia Averhill Hurd Smith Fellow This award goes to a select number of outstanding graduate students who exemplify Dr. Lydia Smith's vision of excellence. Dr. Smith was a great admirer of John Dewey, who believed that exemplary teachers are committed to: lifelong learning; continuous examination of one's teaching practice; involving each student in the active construction of knowledge; and writing as a critical tool in one's own intellectual development and expression. The nomination was based on outstanding performance in the classroom and an excellent academic record. 2) PeopleAdmin's Inspired2Educate The Inspired2Educate platform allows educators to honor the teachers who inspired them to embrace education as their life’s work. A press release announcing the award can be found here.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Simmons College - MAT - Masters of Arts in Teaching Suffolk University - MBA - Core Curriculum UMass Amherst - BA - History and Political Science

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Visit my YouTube channel to see video walk-throughs for my lessons. You can also go to my personal website to learn more about me.

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