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Age of Exploration Technology

Age of Exploration Technology

Technology during the Age of Exploration Technological Advances during the Age of Exploration Aim: How did new technologies impact exploration? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now/Motivation student-centered question • Technological Advances Graphic Organizer • Answer Key for Teachers Students will research and analyze the technological advances made during the age of exploration: printing press, navigational schools, astrolabe, magnetic compass, maps, caravels Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary; writing/discussion based on argument Differentiation: graphic organizer; cooperative (students can work with a partner for graphic organizer based upon teacher's discretion) ★★ NOTE: When executing this lesson, I either have the students research these technologies in the computer lab, or using our class-set of textbooks. Whatever works for you! ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Exploration Technology ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Digital Paper by Erin Cobb and Ashley Hughes KG Fonts Clip art by Kerri Webb © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Mercantilism Age of Exploration

Mercantilism Age of Exploration

Mercantilism during the Age of Exploration Aim: Why was mercantilism so important to European countries and their colonies in the New World? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now/Motivation student-centered question • Mercantilism reading passage with scaffolding questions • All-About Mercantilism Graphic Organizer • Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking questions • Answer Key for Teachers Students will study and analyze the economic system of mercantilism and why it was important to European nations and their colonies Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary; writing/discussion based on argument Differentiation: graphic organizer; cooperative (students can work with a partner for reading and questions based upon teacher's discretion) ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Mercantilism ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Digital Paper by Erin Cobb and Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Christopher Columbus - Hero or Villain? Students Debate!

Christopher Columbus - Hero or Villain? Students Debate!

Christopher Columbus: A Hero or a Villain? Aim: How can Christopher Columbus be viewed as a hero? How can he be viewed as a villain? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now/Motivation student-centered question • Christopher Columbus Hero/Villain reading passage with positive/negatives graphic organizer • Debate Worksheet: Students will be placed into debate groups upon teacher's discretion; will gather information based on their side's argument - Evidence worksheet included • Application/Closing Questions Students will analyze and evaluate the effect Christopher Columbus had on the world and if he should be considered a hero or a villain Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary; writing/discussion based on argument Differentiation: graphic organizer; cooperative (students will be placed into debate groups based upon teacher's discretion) ★★ NOTE: When I execute this lesson, I usually split it up into two days: Day One giving the students time to create their arguments in groups, and Day Two allowing them to argue each side with closing arguments and submitting their application questions answers ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Christopher Columbus ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Christopher Columbus Original Illustrations/Clip Art by Kerri Webb {GET IT HERE!} Application tag by Ashley Hughes KG Fonts and Kevin/Amanda Fonts © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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History of Video Games - Research & Presentation Project

History of Video Games - Research & Presentation Project

What student does love games – especially video games! In this lesson, students learn more about the origin and history of video games. Students choose a time period in history from a provided list, research that era, and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a video using Web 2.0 tools such as Prezi, Adobe Spark, eMaze, Canva, etc. (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. A full list of software/technology options is listed in the student lesson instructions and includes links to tutorials. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, career exploration class, Principles of Arts, A/V Technology & Communications class, or any technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric for individual lesson • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric for partner/team lesson
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Life for Black Americans in the 1930s - Civil Rights movement.

Life for Black Americans in the 1930s - Civil Rights movement.

Life for black Americans in the 1930s. This resource includes 1x PowerPoint This lesson is about 60 minutes long and includes attached activities, challenging and thoughtful questions, embedded URL links where appropriate and tasks/information for students to use to learn what life was like for Black Americans during the 1930s in America The resource PowerPoints includes a starter activity a variety of tasks and then a suggested homework. Level: KS3/KS4 History Time 1Hours+ Learning Objectives To analyse the extent that Black Americans could access their civil rights in 1930s America.
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Klu Klux Klan & African American civil rights

Klu Klux Klan & African American civil rights

Why did people want to join the Klu Klux Klan?. This resource includes 1x PowerPoint and 1 x Handout This lesson is about 60 minutes long and includes attached activities, challenging and thoughtful questions, embedded URL links where appropriate and tasks/information for students to use to learn about the Klu Kluz Klan and their role in shaping the struggle for Civil Rights in America The resource PowerPoints includes a starter activity a variety of tasks and then a suggested homework. Level: KS3/KS4 History Time 1Hours+ Learning Objectives To be able to explain why some white Americans joined the Ku Klux Klan (level5/6) To analyse why the organisation started to grow in the 1950-60s (level 7/8)
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Significance and Montgomery Bus Boycott

Significance and Montgomery Bus Boycott

Significance and Montgomery Bus Boycott. This resource includes 1x PowerPoint This lesson is about 60 minutes long and includes attached activities, challenging and thoughtful questions, embedded URL links where appropriate and tasks/information for students to use to learn about How significant was the Montgomery Bus Boycott in helping black Americans to get Civil Rights? The resource PowerPoints includes a starter activity a variety of tasks and then a plenary. Level: KS3/KS4 History Time 1Hours+ Learning Objectives To explore criteria for making judgements about historical events (5/6) To begin to judge and explain the significance of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (7) To analyse a range of judgements on historical significance (8)
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Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of New Orleans

Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of New Orleans

Create your own tour of the architectural landmarks in New Orleans! Students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in New Orleans, Louisiana and the individuals who created them as they research and then create a tour using Google Tour Builder to showcase their information along with pictures, videos and maps. Included with the lesson are student expectations, grading rubric and a tutorial for Google Tour Builder (a free, Web 2.0 tool that does not require download). For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Google Tour Builder Getting Started Tutorial
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Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of Santa Fe

Google Tour Builder - Explore the Architectural Landmarks of Santa Fe

Create your own tour of the architectural landmarks in Santa Fe! Students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the individuals who created them as they research and then create a tour using Google Tour Builder to showcase their information along with pictures, videos and maps. Included with the lesson are student expectations, grading rubric and a tutorial for Google Tour Builder (a free, Web 2.0 tool that does not require download). For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Google Tour Builder Getting Started Tutorial
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