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Note: I am aware that two customers have not been able to hear sound with the Bug's life clip. Pleas go to 1:12 in this clip and play it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4GIAdlbtLY This purchase allows you to help connect popular culture
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Nobody does the Civil War better than Ken Burns! Apple even has a "Ken Burns effect" function in one of its programs now. This package allows you to use the TEN HOUR series and hold students accountable for viewing but also allow them to absorb
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This lesson looks at 9/11 through the lens of songwriters and asks students to listen to the songs as they read the lyrics and then answer open-ended, thought provoking questions that allow students to express themselves while also encouraging a
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The Bomb is a new PBS documentary with restored and colorized footage. It is available on the PBS website or you may use the PBS DVD. The description of the documentary on the PBS website states: “The program recounts the bomb’s history, as well
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Students fit the entire Interwar period on one page with this graphic organizer. The large 11 x 17 size allows maximum space and learning. Answer key is included. I've attached both a PDF and a Microsoft Publisher version of each. Just
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This 1954 animated movie was funded by the CIA as the arms race heated up during the Cold War. It is available on youtube.com or Netflix. I have written this lesson plan to use with the Russian Revolution but it can be used with the French
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United 93 is a powerful 9/11 movie released in theaters in 2006. The IMDB description of the movie is: On September 11, 2001, two American Airlines and two United Airlines domestic U.S. flights are hijacked by terrorists. After the collision of
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This set of materials will help students understand the historical context for the movie The Book Thief and allow them to see book burning not as something that only took place in Nazi Germany but still exists today with ISIS and other governments.
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Aimed at children, The Poisonous Mushroom was perhaps the most powerful piece of anti-Semitic propaganda in the Third Reich and a highly effective resource when teaching about Nazi propaganda and its’ relationship to the Holocaust. This critical
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The fighting in WWII fits on one page with this gigantic graphic organizer. Answer key included. Just use the large tray in your copy machine. If you cannot print directly to a copy machine or to a standard printer it can likely be printed
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WWII photographs are so compelling that, with a bit of structure and guidance, even the most disinterested students can be roused to curiosity and enjoy the feeling that comes with playing the role of a historical detective. This simple,
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This emotional topic brings slavery & the Civil War into the present and involves race relations, how people interpret the past differently, states’ rights and free speech. The Microsoft Word document includes: • two four minute video
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I have tried to integrate my experiences as a captain in the army into these materials. With this purchase you will get loads of information to help you and your students better understand the movie and many different options for engaging your
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9/11 deservedly receives a large amount of attention but I’ve found that my students know little about the long term effects of 9/11 like the war in Afghanistan and Iraq or the connection between 9/11 and the rise of ISIS. Many also lack a basic
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Lincoln's First Inaugural is a masterful defense of his duties as President. The excerpt and questions are high quality and you can choose the advanced written response sheet or the lower level true/false quiz. You get: * three paragraph excerpt
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With the purchase you get: - A completed 11 x 17 cause & effect graphic organizer of 9/11 (some causes, the formation of Al Qaeda, map of the flights on 9/11, casualties and six results or effects) - A blank 11 x 17 cause &; effect
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Students are required to make brief comments about different aspects of the Napoleonic Era. They will see the chronological and thematic relationships between events. Answer Key included. Covers Napoleon's reforms, military campaigns, three big
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This 11 x 17 graphic organizer of the Age of Imperialism goes beyond a typical graphic organizer allows the space for students to really see the entire age of Imperialism on one large page. Just use the large tray in your copy machine. If you
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This 42 minute, CNN video (available on Youtube) explains ISIS in easy to understand terms. ISIS origins, social media strategy, overall goals and what motivates young men to join ISIS are all topics of discussion. This video can be assigned as
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Challenge your students to build a broad and deep knowledge of the 20th century and create something they love. I went to a graduation the other day and a father walked me to his son’s bedroom and showed me his son’s timeline, pinned to his
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I love teaching and have been loving it for twenty two years. I've taught about every social studies class there is but really enjoy history and government the most.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Anything that works for my students. Primarily interactive lecture and then cooperative learning. I am starting to experiment with flipping my classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Buckeye Cable Sports Network Teacher of the Year/ Toledo Blade Teacher of the Month/ Fulbright Hays Seminar Abroad - Egypt/ Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Exchange Program/ Korea Society - Teacher Fellowship abroad/ East Asian Studies Center - China Seminar/ Gilder Lehrman summer seminar - The Age of Lincoln, Oxford, England/ Gilder Lehrman summer seminar - The Civil War, Origins and Consequences, University of Virginia/Additional educational travel in Greece, Poland and India

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MA Social Studies Education MS Mental Health Counseling US Army Officer Candidate School US Army Officer Basic Course US Army Advanced Officer Course

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I teach Honors World History, World History and American Civil War and in the past I've taught government, US History, sociology, geography, and economics. I love to travel and learn and interact with other people. I have a wonderful wife, son and career.

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