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This is a four page study guide that corresponds with the 2015 film "The Big Short". Teaching about the 2008 Collapse helps students better understand the world today, and gives them perspective. The questions are short response and cover major
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This worksheet goes along with an in class simulation to show students how different scenarios affect supply, demand, and price. You divide the class into two groups, buyers and sellers. You then establish what it costs to make a candy bar. The
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This packet lets students decode the hidden messages in songs used by slaves and conductors on the Underground Railroad, like Harriet Tubman. Have students listen to the songs (found on YouTube), and read the lyrics. Students can annotate their
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A lesson plan on how Hitler used propaganda, extravagant ceremonies and powerful speeches to bring Germany under his complete control. Helps students to understand how such a terrible man could have come to power. Includes a PowerPoint with images
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Introduction to Native Americans. PPT to accompany the fill in the blank notes listing. Focuses on the arrival of human to the American continent. Special focus on the 5 themes of geogpahy
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***Can be used with/without the Portrait Packet which is sold separately! The regents exam likes to compare and contrast people and what they stood for/did! In this review activity students must correctly identify which biography which person. There
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I used the movie to show my students the cultures of the Native Americans and Explorers, and show how the encounter went (both cooperation and conflict). This charter helps them see both sides of the story, the curiosity of Pocahontas, the fear and
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This activity helps students analyze primary resources, cite evidence to support conclusions, and relate history to current events. There are six total station that show motives of immigrants, and how they were treated upon arrival to America. The
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These are the pictures for the 54 people biography packet! Use them to visually sort characters!
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This is a nice simple WebQuest that is still student driven and active, without having to check/rely on a ton of links! Starts with and reading, a History Channel Video and a Comic strip activity at the end. Focuses on motives of Pilgrims and
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This is a five task Scavenger Hunt that includes true or false, matching, a map activity, and short answer. Can be used with any readings or slides that go over the colonial regions (New England, Middle, and Southern). I made this to go with the
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PEAS Writing Strategy! A great way to teach students how to add lots of information to their writing. Point Evidence Analyze Summarize. Great for any subject or grade!!
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Essential Question: What were the major issues of American during Theodore Roosevelt’s political career? Standards: Standard One: United States History Standard Four: Economics Standard Five: Civics and Government Themes: I. Time, Continuity and
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These are simple notes to introduce the first Americans and how and why they came to the American continents. The question also link to the 5 themes of geography. These notes will likely last 20 minutes. Pairs with the Early Americans PPT (separate
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This versatile, easy to use note page can be used for your intro to Exploration unit. Goes with any presentation or reading that covers the topic. Students enjoy taking notes in this form, which becomes as excellent study tool. You can allow
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Included in a PowerPoint with pictures and biographies of major figures during the Renaissance, and a note sheet to accompany it. Can be done as seated notes, or as stations.
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This is a brief video guide for the film "Gandhi" staring Ben Kingsley. The questions focus on the Homespun Movement and the Salt March. Can be used in Global Studies or Civics classrooms
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A fun review for vocabulary and important terms for Government classes. Students must create a graphic representation of terms. Includes the Prezi with examples of each type of graphic. My students had a fun time with this activity.
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Simple worksheet to use during your exploration unit! Helps students understand who explorers were, what they did, and why they did it. Creates a nice visual tool. Also helps scaffold up to longer writing pieces.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a fourth year teacher with experience teaching Global History, American History, Government, Economics, and Psychology. I have worked in both public, charter and private schools. My philosophy hinges on teaching students to be active citizens who can think independently and critically. I also strive to teach my students to have open minds and hearts, and encourage tolerance in my classroom.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Engaging Hands on Student Driven Genuine, real life learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society - Won "Best Paper" in 2013 Curriculum Accepted into the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Museum

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters of Science in Literacy 5-12 Bachelors of Science in Social Studies Education 5-12

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