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By The Social Studies Whisperer
Are you looking for a unique type of Civil War assessment? This project contains a list of 15 hands-on project ideas to bring the Civil War to life! Activities for all types of learning styles and learners are included. There is also a short written
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$4.00
94
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
Need a fun, engaging way to help your students learn the parts of an animal and plant cell? Try this activity where students use food to represent cell organelles! They must also use critical thinking skills to explain why the item best represents
Subjects:
Science, Biology, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$4.50
37
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
This unique book response project is different than your typical boring book report! Students will design a folder as a response to a non-fiction book according to specific guidelines including identifying text features. What a great way to
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.00
25
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
Need some Roaring 20s reinforcement? This webquest is perfect for use during Social Studies or Language Arts! Use each page as a stand alone assignment or combine them all together as one task! Topics include general culture, Jazz Age, Louis
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Webquests
$3.50
19
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
Are you out of options with an unruly class or looking to start the year off with a fresh idea? Hoping, wishing, and praying for a way to survive the last few weeks of school?? I've got the perfect solution with my GOLDEN TICKET character-based
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, End of Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Classroom Forms
$5.00
15
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
It can a challenge to break down The Cold War key concepts into upper- elementary friendly terms but this webquest makes it easy! This resource can be used in Language Arts or Social Studies! A traditional print version and NEW digital version for
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Webquests
$3.00
21
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
Looking to go beyond the basics of the Civil Rights Movement? These key concepts are broken into upper- elementary friendly terms but this webquest makes it easy! This resource can be used in Language Arts or Social Studies! This webquest is
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Webquests
$3.50
12
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
Want fun, engaging ways to help your students learn the parts of an animal and plant cell? Try these activities where students use found objects and food to represent cell organelles! Students must also use critical thinking skills to explain why
Subjects:
Science, EFL - ESL - ELD, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$8.50
$6.50
21
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
Looking for a content-based holiday activity to keep your 5th grade and above students occupied? Your students will read an article to learn all about the 1914 Christmas Truce and answer comprehension questions using complete sentences. Updated to
Subjects:
U.S. History, World History, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Internet Activities, Webquests
$3.00
19
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
  This creative, engaging project offers 15 different activity ideas for your students to showcase what they have learned about Reconstruction! The choices offer the opportunity for students to put their best foot forward. Students are motivated
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Homework
$2.50
13
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
There is so much content to cover with World War II in such a short amount of time. Work smarter not harder with activities like this webquest! This resource can be used in Language Arts or Social Studies! A traditional print version and NEW digital
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Webquests
$3.50
11
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
Want to make sure students have mastered the key terms of your Great Depression unit? Work smarter not harder with activities like this webquest! This resource can be used in Language Arts or Social Studies! A traditional print version and NEW
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Webquests
$3.50
16
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
Looking for an engaging way to review the basics of The Constitution and Bill of Rights? What about a super easy low-prep sub activity? This Constitution and Bill of Rights BINGO game is exactly what you need! Depending on the topic and the needs of
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, For Parents
$4.00
16
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
Frustrated that your students are rusty on last year's content and need a refresher? Well, web quests are the perfect way to dust off those mental cobwebs! Students may have so much fun exploring the web site that they go back on their own and learn
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Webquests
$3.50
10
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
Do your students have the basic facts memorized but struggle with answering higher level questions? This Turn of the Century Web Quest will allow students to go beyond those basics and learn more to deepen that understanding. This webquest is
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Webquests
$3.50
6
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
Are you looking for ways to better meet the needs of your ESOL students in Social Studies? A great modification to help meet the needs of your English Language Learners is adding visual support to build vocabulary! My Picture Dictionaries are the
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Assessment, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
4
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
Do you struggle to make Social Studies content comprehensible for all of your students? Do you have trouble finding activities that newcomers can do? Don't let your English Language Learners just sit there! Let them feel included! Well, this product
Subjects:
U.S. History, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$3.50
12
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
Looking to integrate literacy and creativity into Social Studies? Want to make sure you cover Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong, Henry Ford, Babe Ruth, and Charles Lindbergh? Well, check out this fun choice board! Options include creative writing,
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Homework
$3.00
10
Digital Download ZIP (5.13 MB)
By The Social Studies Whisperer
Need a recap of key terms from the Reconstruction era? Web quests are great for enrichment, “fast finishers,” learning stations and more and can be used in Language Arts and Social Studies! This activity allows students to explore the sites in the
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Printables, Webquests
$3.50
4
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By The Social Studies Whisperer
Tired of the same old book report? Need a way to incorporate more Social Studies but don't have enough hours in the day? This unique book response project is different than your typical boring book report! Students will design a folder as a response
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.00
8
Digital Download PDF (10.09 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have a wide range of teaching experience which helps me adapt curriculum for all learners. I first taught Pre-K for 1 1/2 years right after college. Then I moved to South Carolina and taught traditional 5th grade 2 years, Primary Montessori (1st-3rd grade) 2 years, and Upper Elementary Montessori Sc/SS (4th-5th grade) for 1 year. Since I've returned to Georgia, I taught 2nd grade for 3 years in my current school system before moving back to 5th grade for the 8 years in a row. *Update-in June 2018 I decided to move to Asheville, NC on a whim and am teaching 5th grade again!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Having a short attention span myself, I try to keep things interesting!! I do not make rigid lesson plans. I'm more of a day-to-day, "fly by the seat of my pants" teacher. Naturally, I use our local and state standards and the Common Core to guide my instruction! I do not like to use lots of traditional textbook/workbooks. Students really respond well to technology so I try to incorporate lots of it! I am a huge music lover so I come up with every opportunity I can to add that to my lessons, too!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was awarded a $2,000 grant from the state of South Carolina to purchase Science materials. It was my first attempt at grant writing so I was pretty proud of myself! I also won first place in our school Cupcake Wars during the 2013-2014! 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year Finalist Gwinnett County Social Studies Leadership Team I'm also a Flocab MC Educator, which means I am a brand ambassador for flocabulary.com!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended Auburn University, Georgia Perimeter College, and graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I also did some graduate work in the area of Montessori education at Lander University in South Carolina. I am ESOL and Gifted Certified.

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