The US History Mercantile

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The US History Mercantile
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U.S. History Teacher and author of "The Carter Journals: Time Travels in Early U.S. History"
 
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By The US History Mercantile
This is a basic overview of the Columbian Exchange in PowerPoint. HIghlights the things exchanged between the New World and Old World for the first time (both good and bad).
Subjects:
U.S. History, European History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$0.99
27 ratings
3.9
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By The US History Mercantile
This presentation analyzes the lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner line by line describing what Francis Scott Key was experiencing as he watched the Battle of Ft. McHenry in the War of 1812. This will give students a deeper understanding and
Subjects:
U.S. History, British History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
$2.20
32 ratings
3.9
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By The US History Mercantile
This is a two day activity, perfect for a thorough introduction to Manifest Destiny. Day 1 includes a PowerPoint presentation and a printable note catcher handout. This covers the good, the bad, and the ugly of Manifest Destiny. There is also an
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Native Americans, Psychology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
$4.99
$3.99
25 ratings
4.0
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By The US History Mercantile
This lesson takes students through an animated presentation that starts with the short-lived Era of Good Feelings following the War of 1812 into the beginnings of Sectionalism and ends with the Monroe Doctrine. A very short video clip about the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
$1.99
6 ratings
4.0
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By The US History Mercantile
This presentation compares and contrasts the antebellum North and South economically and socially. It includes Manifest Destiny spawned new technologies that "shrank" the nation such as the railroads and telegraphs. It includes how Eli Whitney's
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
$2.49
6 ratings
4.0
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By The US History Mercantile
This is a simple but effective project description where students will research a prominent African-American and create a computer presentation. Step-by-step instructions for students are included. Ideal for a two-day project, could be done in
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Black History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Internet Activities
$1.99
$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By The US History Mercantile
This lesson is packed with lots of activities. I use it to review my Andrew Jackson Unit. This contains a PowerPoint with step-by-step instruction the teacher can use to guide students through the process. There are 4 station activities. Two
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.00
$3.79
11 ratings
3.8
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By The US History Mercantile
This is a powerful lesson for students to see a modern connection to the past. Before this lesson, you should discuss with students how the North was complicit in slavery as much as the South was in the years prior to the Civil War. Northerners
Subjects:
U.S. History, World History, Economics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Video Files
$3.99
10 ratings
3.9
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By The US History Mercantile
I created this graphic organizer as a tool for students to compare and contrast 3 different plans for post-Civil War Reconstruction. It comes with an answer key.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By The US History Mercantile
Ramp up your teaching of analytical thinking skills by having your students use a 3-Way Venn Diagram instead of the traditional 2-Way. This extra circle really adds a lot of challenge and thinking to complete. This comes with a set of instructions
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.25
7 ratings
4.0
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By The US History Mercantile
This is an excellent overview presentation of the evolution and impact of the Industrial Revolution. Students will be guided through a note taking session (note catcher is included). There is also a video clip embedded. Ready for you to use in
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, British History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Scaffolded Notes, Video Files
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By The US History Mercantile
This lesson helps students realize that the stereotypical image of the Native American Indians of North America is very limiting and in truth there was an incredibly diverse mixture of culture types spread throughout the continent. This 10-station
Subjects:
Ancient History, Native Americans, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$3.99
4 ratings
4.0
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By The US History Mercantile
This is a simple but effective idea for a Black History Month project. Students will research 3 prominent African-Americans from different centuries and create postcards to the present day. Also a good way to show students how to create, and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Life Skills, Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cultural Activities
$1.50
$1.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By The US History Mercantile
This is a graphic organizer for students to use to research causes of the Revolutionary War. It comes with a key as well.
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Graphic Organizers
$0.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By The US History Mercantile
This lesson looks at the controversial presidency of Andrew Jackson. There is a PowerPoint with some embedded video clips, a printable notes catcher handout, a meme creating activity with printable blank memes of Andrew Jackson and Native Americans,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
$4.00
$2.20
6 ratings
3.8
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By The US History Mercantile
This is a guided notes presenation that leads students through important early developments in transportation that helped open the frontier west of the Appalachian Mountains. Contains the national road, steamboats, and canals. Includes a video
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
$1.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By The US History Mercantile
If you want a lesson about Jefferson that goes DEEP into his psyche, this is for you. This Presentation tackles a very tough issue. Thomas Jefferson was a man of paradox. His most obvious paradox, one that is not lost on students, is that he
Subjects:
U.S. History, Psychology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, ...
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.99
$2.20
11 ratings
4.0
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By The US History Mercantile
This lesson walks students through an excellent activity to help compare and contrast major causes of the War of 1812. Contained in this file are an animated PowerPoint that helps the teacher model how to do a 3-Way Venn Diagram and contains timed
Subjects:
U.S. History, World History, British History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
$2.20
3 ratings
4.0
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By The US History Mercantile
This animated presentation allows the teacher to model how to mark and code an informational text to find the main idea and supporting details using an article about the Emancipation Proclamation. It also models the process of answering a "select
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep
$3.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By The US History Mercantile
Powerful lesson that gives students a perspective on the root cause of riots...deep seated anger based on feeling like a mistreated, second-class citizen. This lesson compares the New York City Draft Riots of 1863 with the 2015 riot in
Subjects:
U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History), Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Handouts
$3.99
3 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

8th grade U.S. History teacher. Social Studies Department Head. Nationally Certified TAP mentor teacher. Author ot the young adult historical fiction "The Carter Journals: Time Travels in Early U.S. History"--Indiana Historical Society Press (2015) To purchase the book in paperback, hardback, or eBook formats, go to Amazon and search the Carter Journals

MY TEACHING STYLE

various...I try to mix it up!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year in my school in 2012. Social Studies Department Head. Member of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies. Member of the National Council for the Social Studies. Nationally certified TAP mentor teacher.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Social Studies Education from Indiana University M.ed. in Education from Indiana Weselyan University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am the author of a young adult historical fiction called "The Carter Journals: Time Travels in Early U.S. History" (published by the Indiana Historical Society Press 2015)

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