The Fire Inside History

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This is a great tool to have students teach each other about the Arab Spring. Firstly you will have students complete a webquest on the Arab Spring. Then, in partners or small groups, students develop a presentation based upon a country that
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Webquests, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.6, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.8
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This lesson allows students to watch a video showcasing the arrival of Jews to Auschwitz while answering relating questions. Students will take a virtual tour/trip to Auschwitz, which is free, to view Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II, and the railroad
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.7
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Are you struggling to find a way to teach economics and make it fun for your kids? Look no further as this simulation activity will leave your students coming back for more. Teach your students about command, market, and traditional economies with
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History), Economics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Simulations
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When you are teaching business or economics occasionally you will need to have students look at various companies or businesses to gather insight into their company. This activity will have students research specific companies assigned by the
Subjects:
Economics , Business
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Multimedia, Internet Activities
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This is a great resource that includes many activities to help you teach Mao Ze Dong's One Child policy in China. This incorporates propaganda music of Mao, a reading (that can be tiered for lower level learners), student questions, and some great
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Asian Studies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
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This webquest goes throughout the major events of the Cold War era . Topics discussed are the Arms Race, Space Race, Red Scare, NASA, Cuban Missile Crisis, and fall of Communism. The webquest should take middle school two days; high school one day.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Webquests
CCSS:
RH.6-8.4
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Students have been learning about the Cold War and the political impacts it has exhibited throughout Europe and Asia. This lesson will showcase the social impacts the Cold War had upon the United States and Soviet Union relationships. This lesson is
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.9
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By The Fire Inside History
Look no further on how to explain communism and capitalism. These governments are vital for world history, government courses, and explaining United States history. These activities will work great for middle or high school courses. You can
Subjects:
Government, World History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
DBQs, Handouts
CCSS:
RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.5
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Great deal alert! This is a packet of 5 DBQs and an organizer to help you. You could have your entire year or semester set. World History, U.S. History, Government they are all here. This will help your students write and gather information in
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
DBQs
CCSS:
WHST.9-10.1, WHST.9-10.1a, WHST.9-10.1b, WHST.9-10.1c, WHST.9-10.1d, WHST.9-10.1e
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This activity allows for students to look at an article as a preread, watch a TedTalk about de-extinction, and finally create a response at the ending. This is a very unique way to approach the idea about extinction, how the world would change if
Subjects:
Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.8, RST.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.2d
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By The Fire Inside History
Every student knows the stories of Dr. Suess. But very few know that he played a major role in World War II propaganda. Through analysis of Yertle the Turtle and his images students will be able to see how Suess showcased the horrific events of
Subjects:
U.S. History, European History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.5, RH.9-10.6
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By The Fire Inside History
At the beginning of the school year I use this lesson to teach how bias can impact history, judgement, and decisions in life. I firstly inform the students they are choosing a leader for our class. Having taught them nothing about bias, I ask them
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
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By The Fire Inside History
You receive a full lesson plan on the French Revolution with pacing, alignment to standards, answer keys, and handouts for your students. You also will receive images of a French Revolution slide with notes for your students. Also there are some
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
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By The Fire Inside History
Good reading on Gandhi with questions. This will introduce your students to Gandhi and his impact upon India and peaceful protests. This is a great introduction activity, homework assignment, or one that can be used for students who are on vacation
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Asian Studies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.8
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This is a great activity to explain the importance of the Ganges River to the people of India and on the Hindu people. The weblinks provide students with the opportunity to learn why pollution in the river is so important and devastating. This would
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Asian Studies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Webquests
CCSS:
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4
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By The Fire Inside History
This bundle includes numerous activities ranging from Fortnite geography, Pokémon Go! geography, Animanics video of the nations of the world, and Zombie Apocalypse geography. These are always a hit with the kids and will keep your classroom engaged
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Mini-Course
CCSS:
RH.6-8.7
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This mini bundle is great for younger kids and for middle schoolers doing early geography. This will help you develop a warm up mapping activity, have kids create their own map via Google Maps, and two awesome web searching activities to provide
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Webquests
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By The Fire Inside History
Are your students constantly talking about Fortnite in class? Why not make it work to your advantage? In doing this with my students they thought I was the coolest teacher in the school allowing them to work with Fortnite in class. The biggest
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
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By The Fire Inside History
This activity works well in conjunction with teaching about the Great Depression. This lesson on German hyperinflation showcases the difficulties that Germans faced after World War I. You will receive a full lesson plan to help you organize this
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
WHST.6-8.2
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By The Fire Inside History
This activity is a great reading on why cows are sacred to Hinduism and is in PDF format. This activity comes with guided reading questions for the article. This is a great reading activity for groups or partners. Once you have taught your students
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Religion, Asian Studies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RH.11-12.2, RH.11-12.3
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught in the public school level for 13 years. I have developed curriculum for my county, my state, PBS, the National Archives, and Maryland Humanities. My lessons are aligned with CCRS, C3, and incorporate the Maryland Department of Education standards. As standards will continue to change I will edit my products to ensure that they align to the appropriate standards.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Creative, project based learning, group work, diversification, ESOL, and SPED

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

History Day Teacher of the Year 2013 and 2018 Maryland Middle School History Day Teacher of the Year 2018 History Day Organizer Curricular Developer Award winner 2013 - present

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. History - Washington College '06 M.A. History - American Public University '12 Administrator Certification - Towson University '14

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a certified instructor for Primary Source education through the Library of Congress and National Archives. All of my sources come from their free library there. I am also certified to teach through the Blackboard Learning community.

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