Yvette Leighton

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Yvette Leighton
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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This short quiz on the causes of the American Revolution includes an answer
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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
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These readings, timelines, and questions give students a good introduction to the ancient African Empires.
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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.
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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.
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Review Crossword Puzzle for Colonization of the United States. This worksheet also includes sample test questions
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This resource is a condensed,one-page set of notes on Colonization of the United States that meets and includes standards in Virginia.
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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.
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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
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This is just a good diagram of feudal obligations and the feudal oath and response to and from lord and vassal
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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.
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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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