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By The Home Historian
If you like the look/design of my lesson plan template, you might also like this unit plan template. One-page unit overview includes boxes for course and unit titles, duration of unit, big ideas, standards, objectives, enduring understandings,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Unit Plans, Professional Documents, Printables
$1.29
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By The Home Historian
A review activity based on the card game "Memory" (also known as Concentration). Students review Cold War vocabulary by matching terms, people, and events with their appropriate definitions. Package includes 54 cards and instructions/answer
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Games
$2.99
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By The Home Historian
This one-page PDF is designed to help students reflect, plan, and develop metacognitive skills. It works great as an in-class activity or homework assignment at the start of a major project or research paper. I created this resource as a way to play
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Graphic Organizers
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By The Home Historian
This one-page PDF is designed to help students reflect on their work and develop metacognitive skills. It works great as an in-class activity or homework assignment after the completion of a major project or research paper. I created this resource
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Graphic Organizers
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By The Home Historian
A review activity based on the card game "Memory" (also known as Concentration). Students review Industrial Revolution vocabulary by matching terms, people, and events with their appropriate definitions. Package includes 54 cards and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Games
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By The Home Historian
Looking for a fun way to learn or review important events in the Protestant Reformation? Focusing especially on the life of Martin Luther, this board game walks students through major events of the Reformation as they compete to reach the finish
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Games
$3.99
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4.0
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This "hero or villain" activity has students consider a variety of prompts to decide if the subject should be considered a hero or villain. After students have assessed the information, the teacher reveals the true identities of the subjects. I use
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
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By The Home Historian
A basic lesson plan template for single-subject courses. Includes spaces for course, unit, and lesson titles; enduring understandings; essential questions; standards; objectives; materials; assessments; procedures; and pacing. Can be filled in by
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Professional Documents, Printables
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4.0
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By The Home Historian
Looking for an easy tool to help your students analyze primary and secondary source documents? This simple worksheet helps students break down a source and develop their contextualization, and close reading skills. It works well as an in-class
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.5, RH.9-10.10, RH.11-12.5, RH.11-12.6, RH.11-12.7, RH.11-12.8, RH.11-12.9, RH.11-12.10
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By The Home Historian
Simple, yet meaningful activity for analyzing and discussing literature. I use this in my history classes to cross subject areas by connecting literature to historical periods, but this would be great for an English class as well. Activity comes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
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By The Home Historian
I use this project to help my students investigate three of the sectional conflicts and compromises of the antebellum period. In this small group activity, students research and discuss the Compromise of 1820, the Great Compromise of 1850, and the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
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This activities allows teaches students about relations between the United States and Cuba during the Cold War. In the activity, students will put themselves in the shoes of U.S. foreign policy leaders, needing to respond to several events, such as
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
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In this activity, students must consider what life was like in the Soviet Union. In small groups, students look at a variety of situations where they much act as a government planning board, a factory manager, or a Soviet citizen. They will consider
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
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I wrote this 3-page summary of the Cold War as a unit reading for my World History students. The reading includes review questions that can be completed for homework. Also included in this set is a reading check quiz, based on the reading, with an
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Homework
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In this activity, students hunt for examples of U.S. foreign policy strategies during the Cold War (containment, deterrence, rollbacks, and detente). Teacher cuts out and hangs up 12 different events/scenarios around the classroom. In small groups,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
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By The Home Historian
Looking for activities to use in your Cold War unit for U.S. or World History? I've created this bundle with six activities that I use every year to introduce, explore, and review the Cold War. This bundle includes:Cold War Unit Reading and Reading
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
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In this activity, which I use at the start of my Industrial Revolution unit, students work in small groups to predict whether they think the Industrial Revolution had an overall negative or positive impact on the world. Students must use images as
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
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By The Home Historian
This simple reflection assignment is great for a closing activity or homework during a unit on the Industrial Revolution. Students must use argumentation skills and supporting evidence to make a case for their favorite or most essential invention.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
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In this activity, students work in small groups to learn about and shop for inventions of the Industrial Revolution that the teacher has hung around the room. They are required to take simple notes on 4 of the 8 inventions products. Teacher provides
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
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By The Home Historian
I provide this study guide to my students when I introduce our Industrial Revolution unit. We use it in preparation for the end-of-unit exam. Requires students to explore the content in different ways/degrees, from learning important vocabulary
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Handouts
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tenured high school classroom teacher, private tutor, and educational content writer

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I like to address multiple learning styles and strengths and have been experimenting with project-based learning and the flipped classroom

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graduated Magna Cum Laude

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B.A. in History (Villanova University), M.S. in Education (University of Pennsylvania), Continued Education (Pikes Peak Community College)

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When I am not working with students or producing educational content, you can probably find me playing with my two little ones, enjoying the outdoors, or learning something new.

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