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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will read and answer text dependent questions about the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea in February 2018. There is also a fun pictograph activity included.
Subjects:
Reading, World History, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
74 ratings
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will read about John White and the Lost Colony of Roanoke, including theories about what might have happened. They will look at the evidence, or lack of evidence, and complete a Crime Scene Investigation worksheet. They will then illustrate
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, U.S. History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$3.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will learn about what the Holocaust was, the rise of Hitler to power, concentration camps, and end of the Third Reich. There are critical thinking questions and some primary source photographs to analyze.
Subjects:
World History, Critical Thinking, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
$3.50
29 ratings
4.0
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will read about the people and changes in popular cuture during the 1920s while practicing their close reads and analytical thinking skills. There are directions on how to analyze a political cartoon and opportunity to practice. Students
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Minilessons
$4.00
30 ratings
4.0
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By World's Okayest Teacher
This product has reading material for each of the Amendments, the Freedmen's Bureau, and Fisk University along with questions and opportunities for close reads. There is also an assessment included.
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
30 ratings
4.0
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will read and answer questions about the myth of the Antebellum South vs. the harsh realities of southern plantations prior to the Civil War. There is also a foldable that can be printed and students can complete with information from the
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
46 ratings
4.0
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will read, highlight, and answer questions about each of the three compromises that tried to keep the balance of power between the slave states and free states. A graphic organizer (foldable) template is provided. Students will use the
Subjects:
U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History), Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
30 ratings
4.0
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will cut and paste the words or phrases pertaining to a monarchy, democracy, or dictatorship under the correct category.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, World History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.00
24 ratings
4.0
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will read and answer questions about the beliefs, customs, folklore, and traditions of the Cherokee, Creek, and Chickasaw Indians. There is also reading material on the 7 Clans of the Cherokee with a fun writing assignment. Indian symbols
Subjects:
Native Americans, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
36 ratings
4.0
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will read about the significance and key players in the 1st Continental Congress, 2nd Continental Congress, and Committee of Correspondence. They will learn about the major accomplishments of each organization and the role it played in the
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Minilessons, Printables
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will read, analyze, and translate Longfellow's poem, "Paul Revere's Ride" and do the same with Paul Revere's personal account of that night from a letter he wrote to a friend. Both pieces are broken in to chunks where students can read,
Subjects:
U.S. History, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
26 ratings
3.9
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will read and answer questions about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Chinese and Irish immigrant labor, and the Land of Opportunity vs. Protectionism. Students will analyze primary source photographs and political
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will read and answer questions about President Nixon's accomplishments and the Watergate scandal that cost him his presidency.
Subjects:
U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$2.00
22 ratings
3.9
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By World's Okayest Teacher
The goal of this material is to give a brief overview of the Progressive Era and the social and political reforms that took place during this time, due to the efforts of Roosevelt, Addams, and muckrakers like Upton Sinclair. Students will have close
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
$4.00
25 ratings
3.9
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will read and answer text dependent questions about the Great American Total Solar Eclipse. They will also read about how ancient civilizations made sense of eclipses. There is a map to indicate the Path of Totality, and a time chart that
Subjects:
Astronomy, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
25 ratings
4.0
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By World's Okayest Teacher
The rise of extreme forms of totalitarian governments in Germany, Italy and Japan leading up to World War II are in this lesson. There is a brief description of the governments and their leaders. Students can make a foldable using the first two
Subjects:
Vocabulary, European History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
27 ratings
4.0
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will read about historical dating terms and use such as BC, AD, CE, BCE, Circa, Historic, Historical, Decade, and Century. They will learn about the debate over using BC and AD vs.CE and BCE. There is a quiz that includes matching terms to
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Minilessons, Printables
$2.00
15 ratings
3.9
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will read about the climate, geography, and resources in the 3 Grand Divisions of Tennessee. There is an activity for students to use the reading material to label a map of Tennessee and complete a cut and paste activity.
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.25
20 ratings
4.0
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will read and answer questions about inauguration day's history and traditions. They will also read 6 quotes from JFK's famous inaugural speech and write about the one that is most meaningful to them. They will read about the history of
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
21 ratings
4.0
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By World's Okayest Teacher
Students will read about the Vietnam conflict and answer question using close reads, highlighting, and critical thinking. There is a quiz included.
Subjects:
U.S. History, Critical Thinking, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Minilessons
$4.00
17 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 11 years as a reading and U.S. History/Social Studies teacher for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. I did spend 3 of those years as a first grade teacher, which was one of the most challenging jobs I have ever experienced. I learned so much from my little friends, and have had the joy of following them through several other grade levels. Prior to teaching, I worked in Marketing and Public Relations. I have also worked with diversion programs for juvenile offenders. All that experience just means I must be old!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My students descibe me as strict and fun. I am the kind of teacher that likes to plan, but am not scared to jump in and try a new idea or strategy at the drop of a hat. Some of my best ideas occur to me in the shower while I'm getting ready for school and it changes my entire day! Same standards, just a different approach. I teach on my feet and scaffold my instruction by what I like to call desk-hoppin'. I move quickly from group to group varying my support and instruction as needed. My classroom may be quiet and calm on one day and loud and full of high octane energy and discussions the next. I love my job, my students, my co-workers especially.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

The best award or honor is when my students tell me they love history and talk about what we learn in class at home.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended the University of Kentucky for the majority of my undergraduate degree, but graduated from East Tennessee State University. I got my Masters in Education at Milligan College.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have a husband of 30+ years, Tom and two grown sons. Riley is a recent graduate from the University of Tennessee and fully employed, living in Atlanta! My younger son, Davis is a United States Marine. Ooorah! I have a sproodle named Zoey.

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