The History Habitat

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By The History Habitat
This movie guide goes along with the 2016 Netflix documentary "13th", which looks at the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution and its impact of US criminal justice system. Includes questions from the film and deeper analysis questions. Great for a
Subjects:
Civics, Government, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Movie Guides
$5.00
$2.00
10
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By The History Habitat
This presentation is a overview of Us political parties, their history, political ideology (liberal v. conservative), third parties, and party organization. A great overview for a High School government class or an Intro to Political Science course.
Subjects:
Civics, Government, Political Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
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$2.00
21
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By The History Habitat
A great set of movie questions for the 2010 film "Freakonomics", based on the best-selling book of the same name. The movie questions include both questions straight from the film and deeper, critical-thinking questions that draw on a student's
Subjects:
Government, Economics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Movie Guides
$5.00
$3.00
13
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By The History Habitat
A different way of looking at primary documents and learning about the ratification debate for the US Constitution. A good way to get students engaged with one another and with history through a game-like assignment. Good for use in Middle School or
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$5.00
$2.00
41
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By The History Habitat
This movie guide goes along with the 2007 National Geographic documentary "Inside North Korea", which looks at the travels of journalist Lisa Ling inside North Korea. Includes questions from the film and deeper analysis questions. Great for a High
Subjects:
World History, Asian Studies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Movie Guides
$5.00
$2.00
23
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By The History Habitat
This presentation gives a great overview of how public opinion is used in American politics and how aspects of mass media are used in political campaigns. Includes clips from famous campaign ads and other public opinion examples, clips, and
Subjects:
Civics, Government, Political Science
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
$2.00
32
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By The History Habitat
A great activity that gets students to think about the Medieval code of chivalry in a humorous way using scenes from Monty Python's "The Search for the Holy Grail" and Sean Connery's "First Knight" Answer key included. Great for a World History or
Subjects:
European History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$5.00
$2.00
20
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By The History Habitat
This video guide goes along with the PBS / FRONTLINE documentary "Juvenile Justice", which looks at the controversial aspects of juvenile justice system. Includes questions from the film and deeper analysis questions. Great for a High School
Subjects:
Government, Law, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Movie Guides
$5.00
$2.00
14
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By The History Habitat
This movie guide is set to the 1980 TV movie "Gideon's Trumpet" starring Henry Fonda. Does a great job of showing the workings of the US Supreme Court. Includes questions from the film and deeper analysis questions. Great for a High School
Subjects:
Civics, Government, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Movie Guides
$5.00
$3.00
14
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By The History Habitat
A great set of movie questions for the 2005 documentary "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices". The movie questions include both questions straight from the film and deeper, critical-thinking questions that draw on a student's knowledge
Subjects:
Civics, Government, Economics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Movie Guides
$5.00
$3.00
9
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By The History Habitat
This presentation focuses on the Mexican Revolution of the early 1900's with a look at some of the major events, figures, and influences. Great for a US History of World History course.
Subjects:
World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
$2.00
13
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By The History Habitat
A great mix of questions for the 2007 film "The Kite Runner", based on the popular and critically-acclaimed novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini. This collection of questions has both questions straight from the film and deeper knowledge
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Asian Studies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Worksheets, Video Files
$5.00
$3.00
11
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By The History Habitat
Popularly referred to as "fantasy football for social studies and literacy standards," Fantasy Geopolitics is a free, exciting, and easy-to-use new learning game for teachers to use with their classes. Developed by Minnesota social studies teacher
Subjects:
U.S. History, World History, Geography
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Simulations
$5.00
$3.50
14
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By The History Habitat
A great set of movie questions for the 1987 film "Cry Freedom" staring Denzel Washington and Kevin Kline. The movie questions include both questions straight from the film and deeper, critical-thinking questions that draw on a student's knowledge of
Subjects:
World History, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Movie Guides, Video Files
$5.00
$3.00
10
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By The History Habitat
This attached film guide and questions details the 2013 documentary "Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve", which gives an overview of the basics of Us monetary policy while also recounting the history of the Federal Reserve and its
Subjects:
Civics, Government, Economics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Movie Guides
$5.00
$2.50
6
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By The History Habitat
Provided in this lesson are film questions for the classic 1984 film, "The Gods Must Be Crazy" as well as a discussion article and questions that talks about the movie's star and his effect the movie had on his people, the "bushman" of South Africa.
Subjects:
Archaeology, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Movie Guides
$5.00
$2.50
4
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By The History Habitat
This presentation focuses on the concepts of the Fourth Amendment, includes discussion points and video clips to illustrate different topics and ideas. Great for a High School Government class and an Intro to Political Science class.
Subjects:
Government, Political Science, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
$2.00
16
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By The History Habitat
This presentation focuses on the concepts of the Fifth Amendment, includes discussion points and video clips to illustrate different topics and ideas. Great for a High School Government class and an Intro to Political Science class.
Subjects:
Government, Criminal Justice - Law, Criminal Justice
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
$2.00
9
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By The History Habitat
This worksheet is a great wrap-up activity for discussing the Necessary and Proper Clause to Article I of the US Constitution with several scenarios that make students think about how Congress uses its "expressed" and "implied" powers. Ends with a
Subjects:
Civics, Government
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$5.00
$2.00
10
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By The History Habitat
A set of film questions which goes along with the 2013 HBO documentary "Gideon's Army", which gives a unique and in-depth look at the public defender's office in our criminal justice system. Includes both questions straight from the film and deeper
Subjects:
Civics, Government, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Movie Guides
$5.00
$2.00
6
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for over a decade at my current district of Elizabethtown Area School District in Elizabethtown, PA where I teach 10th Grade World History and 11th Grade Government and Economics. I have also taught classes in Middle School / High School World Cultures, 20th Century American History and Honors 20th Century American History, and 18th and 19th Century US History.i have also developed, wrote, and taught a course on Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, and Elizabethtown history here at the High School.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Many of my co-workers have called me an "old soul in a young teachers body". I put a heavy emphasis in my classroom on original thought, responsibility, discipline, and communication. While I don't currently teach an AP class, I do put a big emphasis in my classroom on primary documents and drawing original conclusions from them through writing. I'm a project and hands-on oriented teacher; I like to find new and creative ways to engage my students in the student and enjoyment of history. I also like incorporating Internet and web-based activities into my lessons.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have had lessons and my website featured on the Fantasy Geopolitics homepage (FANSchools.org) as inspiration for other educators to look to and follow. I have also had historical writings & research published as a guest writer on numerous historical-interest and educational blogs as well as in the Journal of Lancaster County History.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I'm a graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelors degree in Education and a minor in Political Science. I am also a graduate of Millersville University with a Masters degree in History as well as a Masters degree holder in Education from Wilkes University. A tech enthusiast, I am also an online certified teacher (K-12)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live with my wonderful wife (also a teacher), my daughter Olivia, my son Owen, my pug Otis, a golden retriever Boomer, a poodle-mix Dottie, and my cat Missy. If you have an issue with a product or a comment / questions feel free to email at gerald_huesken@etownschools.org or follow me on Twitter under the handle @MrHuesken (https://twitter.com/MrHuesken) or on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerald-huesken-jr-56953593)

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