Yvette Leighton

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Yvette Leighton
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By Yvette Leighton
This project is intended to get students thinking about the prolific amount of stereotypes that are presented to them on a daily basis. Students will use the rubric and guidelines attached to develop a thoughtful and creative project about historic
Subjects:
Civics, Psychology
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$2.00
5 ratings
3.5
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By Yvette Leighton
In this exercise, students will apply the 5 Themes of Geography (place, location, region, human-environment interactions, and movement) to their own community to get a better and more thorough understanding of the terms. Included in the activity are
Subjects:
U.S. History, World History, Geography
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$1.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Yvette Leighton
This abbreviated unit unit is a good introduction or review on the basic concepts for the fall of the Roman Empire and rise of Byzantium and the European Middle Ages. It includes 4 pages of short notes detailing the history, causes and relevant
Subjects:
European History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Handouts
$2.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Yvette Leighton
In this short opening activity, students will examine the poetry and folk tales of the Aztec and Mayan Civilizations. They will use these primary source documents to answer questions about the society and culture of the Mayans.
Subjects:
Native Americans, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Yvette Leighton
This project asks students to look at primary source documents dealing with the American Revolution and answer the questions in the jigsaw. Newspaper articles, paintings, and documents are included.
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Yvette Leighton
In this project, students will look at Civil War photography through the eyes of a newspaper reporter. Searching given internet site, students will use critical thinking questions to find the best photo for the story.
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
11th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Internet Activities
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Yvette Leighton
These questions go along with the History Channel documentary series entitled "Engineering an Empire". The movie, (which can be found on youtube.com), questions and answers included do a wonderful job of introducing the transition between the
Subjects:
Ancient History, European History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Movie Guides
$1.00
1 rating
3.7
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By Yvette Leighton
The following is a great way to get students started on Ancient Roman history. Included are short readings about the history, daily life, republic and expansion of Rome. After each of the brief passages are 1-2 questions designed to assess student's
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Yvette Leighton
This is a very long, very well researched (and cited) lecture about the changing nature of the treatment of mental illnesses. It pays particular attention to psycho-pharmacology, the health care industry, and the cyclical nature of drug treatments.
Subjects:
Psychology
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures
$2.00
1 rating
3.5
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By Yvette Leighton
This short quiz on the causes of the American Revolution includes an answer
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment
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By Yvette Leighton
These readings, timelines, and questions give students a good introduction to the ancient African Empires.
Subjects:
Ancient History, European History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Yvette Leighton
This activity takes almost 100 important terms (aristocracy, epic), people (Pericles, Draco), and places (Athens, Sparta) from ancient Greece and puts them into a matching game- term to very brief definition outlining the importance. Putting the
Subjects:
European History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Flash Cards
$2.00
1 rating
1.5
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By Yvette Leighton
This resource includes maps and readings that students will use to answer questions about the expansion of ancient Rome and the Punic Wars. The activity is intended to be a short opening.
Subjects:
Ancient History, European History, World History
Grades:
10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
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By Yvette Leighton
These quotes and questions all come from important Renaissance writings. Students will be asked to think about the main themes and ideas of the Renaissance and apply those themes to the interpretation of the quotes.
Subjects:
Ancient History, European History, World History
Grades:
10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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By Yvette Leighton
Review Crossword Puzzle for Colonization of the United States. This worksheet also includes sample test questions
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Games, Graphic Organizers
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By Yvette Leighton
This resource is a condensed,one-page set of notes on Colonization of the United States that meets and includes standards in Virginia.
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables
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By Yvette Leighton
This is a long(er) term project where students will be asked to access prior knowledge to eventually create an opinion essay and travel brochure on the Ancient Greek city states of Athens and Sparta.
Subjects:
Ancient History, European History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
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By Yvette Leighton
This PowerPoint presentation will take students through the presidencies of George Washington- Andrew Jackson. Included are resources dealing with the Louisiana Purchase and build up to the civil war ("Sectionalism and Its Causes) It includes
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
11th
Types:
Lectures
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2 ratings
4.0
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By Yvette Leighton
This is just a good diagram of feudal obligations and the feudal oath and response to and from lord and vassal
Subjects:
European History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Lectures, Handouts
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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By Yvette Leighton
This is a very short activity activity that asks students to get in teams and play in the modern day version of the Olympic games. Though there is a mapping exercise, the rest is fun.
Subjects:
European History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
1 rating
3.8
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

11 years teaching high school social studies.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am currently teaching on a block schedule so my plans and resources are intended to add variety and diversity.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Developed an online AP Psychology course that was purchased from the VA Department of Education in 2006.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS, History; MA Education, Curriculum and Instruction; 15+ additional post-graduate hours.

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I have worked in both general education and special education settings.

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