Tim Tober

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Tim Tober
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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Ben Franklin
 
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By Tim Tober
Students can have very strong opinions on many of the topics that surround the news today (often their parents' opinions, but opinions all the same). But do they really know if they are truly conservative or liberal: democrat or republican? This
Subjects:
Civics, Elections - Voting, Government
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$1.00
26 ratings
3.8
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By Tim Tober
Learning about local and national histories, students must first learn from where the first American inhabitants came. Traveling across thousands of miles, during a global Ice Age over 10,000 years ago, following their food sources, they faced a
Subjects:
Native Americans, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$5.00
32 ratings
4.0
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By Tim Tober
What a great way for the students to show their knowledge of the Declaration of Independence and relate it to the techie, fast paced, choice-driven world in which they live. The students take their background knowledge from lectures, choose from a
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$1.99
27 ratings
4.0
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By Tim Tober
I struggle with the fact that many of my students do not know the state capitals. I think it is basic American geography and something that all kids should learn to know more about the country in which they live. I created this SMART board activity
Subjects:
U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Games, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
25 ratings
4.0
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By Tim Tober
I created this as an alternative to our Ohio History textbook. It has information on early roads, canals, railroads and steamboats. In addition to the background information, there are links to videos for the types of transportation from YouTube,
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lectures, Interactive Whiteboard, Graphic Organizers
$1.99
18 ratings
4.0
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By Tim Tober
This is a great multimedia project that I created in 4th grade, but have used it with 8th graders as well. The students take a journey through the causes of the Revolutionary War by researching each of the main issues that surrounded the colonies
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Multimedia, Webquests
$5.00
17 ratings
3.9
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By Tim Tober
A great way to get kids to internalize a subject is to compare it to something with which they are familiar. Analogies are a wonderful way to teach difficult topics and have become a staple in the way that I deliver material. This project gives
Subjects:
Native Americans, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Rubrics
$3.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Tim Tober
Teaching the issues that surrounded the Constitutional Convention can sometime be overwhelming to students. There were so many arguments and issues that were debated during those 7 months of 1787. This lesson brings the convention to life by
Subjects:
U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cooperative Learning
$4.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Tim Tober
I am a sucker for giving kids options on how to present the material that is to be learned. When learning about the ratification of the Constitution and the addition of the Bill of Rights there is so much material that is covered that sometimes the
Subjects:
U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Assessment
$4.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Tim Tober
In my classroom I have the students explore the uses of political cartoons to show a better understanding of the topic we are covering, create mild humor and use exaggeration to show a short-coming in history. The lesson includes a worksheet with 6
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Tim Tober
You've studied the Constitution, now what? Westward expansion? WAIT! We, as a nation, needed to SECURE our borders, our trade routes, our people's rights. This lesson uses reading references, graphic organizers, and lectures to show the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$3.99
8 ratings
3.9
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By Tim Tober
This lesson incorporates a couple of different disciplines. During an economics unit that I was teaching I wanted to integrate the subject into my language arts classes. I found a great book to use in "The Lemonade War" by Jacqueline Davies. I
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$5.00
10 ratings
3.6
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By Tim Tober
No one ever remembers the Articles of Confederation, but everyone remembers the Constitution. Why? Because it was doomed from the start. This lesson brings a primary document, its downfalls and its overall demise to life through a series of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$4.00
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By Tim Tober
This thematic lesson was designed around the Natural History Museum's Silk Road travelling exhibit. It is a comprehensive lesson that includes themes that the students will follow on their way to learning more about the facts surrounding the Silk
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cooperative Learning
$3.00
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By Tim Tober
I believe there is no better way to learn something than to really get your hands into it and create that which you are trying to learn. Geography lends itself to doing this and this lesson was created for just that: getting your hand
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff
$5.00
3 ratings
3.7
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By Tim Tober
This SMART board mini lesson gives the teacher teaching point on analogies for elementary grades. The kids can listen along and a few can come to the board to show their knowledge. There is also an extension activity/worksheet to practice their
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lectures, Handouts, Interactive Whiteboard
$1.00
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By Tim Tober
One things middle school and high schoolers know is MUSIC. They hear it constantly and memorize lyrics on a daily basis without even knowing it. I wanted to take that interest level and learning and bring it into the classroom. Now, I know this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Tim Tober
This is a SMART board lesson that I use for a simple mini-lesson on the different uses of "they're", "there", and "their". It is a short practice lesson that lend itself to plentiful extension activities that you can create!
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lectures, Interactive Whiteboard, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Tim Tober
These few slides will hlep you give your students a better understand of the visualizing reading strategy. They can work along side you and you introduce the strategy and they work independently as you proceed with the lesson.
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard
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1 rating
4.0
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By Tim Tober
This lesson focuses on the early events of the Revolutionary War and specifically the Boston Massacre. Students will research the events and people and ultimately defend one of the sides that were involved with the Massacre. The research sites are
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Rubrics
FREE
5 ratings
3.8
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

5th Grade REading/Science. 4th Grade Ohio History/Language Arts. 8th Grade American History.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am mainly a facilitor of a classroom of independent learners. I give them the tools and I inspire and assist them in using them to create and mold their own "masterpiece".

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Green Local Schools Outstanding Educator of the Year 2009 & 2011.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from an inner city high school in Akron, Ohio and went on to The University of North Carolina and studied public policy. After years of indecision I went back to Ursuline College in Cleveland and received my Masters in Teaching. I have never looked back!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a father of two wonderful children who are currently 4 and 1. They are what inspire me to be the best I can be. I am supported in my endeavors by my wife of 6 years. I am an avid runner, coach, and golfer. I love what I do and am hoping to share some of the creative things that I do in my classroom with anyone who is interested.

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