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Experience: I am a secondary history/social science teacher. I obtained my California Secondary Teaching Credential in 1996. Subjects Taught include: 7th grade World History, 8th grade U.S. History, 9th grade Honors World History, 10th grade World History, 11th grade U.S. History, 12th grade Civics, 12th grade Economics, 12th grade online Civics, Adult Ed. ESL Citizenship Class. I am currently teaching 11th grade U.S. History and 12th grade Civics. Teaching Style: I teach in an urban community

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Experience: I am a secondary history/social science teacher. I obtained my California Secondary Teaching Credential in 1996. Subjects Taught include: 7th grade World History, 8th grade U.S. History, 9th grade Honors World History, 10th grade World History, 11th grade U.S. History, 12th grade Civics, 12th grade Economics, 12th grade online Civics, Adult Ed. ESL Citizenship Class. I am currently teaching 11th grade U.S. History and 12th grade Civics. Teaching Style: I teach in an urban community
Vietnam War Protest Song Analysis Activity

Vietnam War Protest Song Analysis Activity

Vietnam War Protest Song Analysis Activity Students will be able to understand the reasons and types of protests during the Vietnam War by analyzing protest songs. First, students will read aloud information about the Opposition to the war and answer essential questions. The teacher will then review the main causes of the opposition to the war while students take notes on the corresponding handout. They will then be asked to analyze three protest songs, The Unknown Soldier By: The Doors, War By: Edwin Star, Eve of Destruction: By Barry McGuire. This is a fun and engaging activity. Teacher tested, student approved! This purchase includes the following: 20-slide power point presentation instructions, lecture and song analysis activity 2-page Reading: Opposition to the Vietnam War 1-page fill-in lecture worksheet 1-page Protest Song Analysis Worksheet Songs: The Unknown Soldier By: The Doors, War By: Edwin Star, Eve of Destruction: By Barry McGuire. Objective: Students will be able to understand the reasons for and list the types of protests in America during the Vietnam War by analyzing protest songs. Common Core Standards: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
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Choice Board for any READING assignment

Choice Board for any READING assignment

Choice Board for any READING assignment A great way to differentiate in your classroom is to have your students choose their OWN reading assignment. This handout includes 9 diverse reading assignments that students can complete when reading any kind of text. Many of the assignments can be done using paper or the internet (specific internet sites are included).
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Cold War - DBQ -Who Started the Cold War? Document Based Questions Writing Activity

Cold War - DBQ -Who Started the Cold War? Document Based Questions Writing Activity

This 8-page, common-core aligned DBQ will help students analyze the causes of the Cold War. Students will analyze several primary sources including famous speeches, political cartoons, maps and charts. Using evidence from the primary sources, students will then be asked to write a 5-paragraph-essay. Print and Google Docs included! A shorter version is also available where students will write only a paragraph. Sentence frames are included to help struggling writers. Primary Sources Included: Speeches from Winston Churchill, Truman, Marshall, Khrushchev, NATO and JFK Map of NATO and Warsaw Pact Political Cartoon Chart of ICBM Missiles * A handout, "How to Write a DBQ"is included!
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Federalists V Anti-Federalists Group Project and Review Game  (U.S. History)

Federalists V Anti-Federalists Group Project and Review Game (U.S. History)

Federalists V Anti-Federalists Group Project and Review Game Your students will be challenged with this fun and creative activity. Students will work with groups to create a project about the either the Federalists or Anti-Federalists. They will then complete an engaging gallery walk of the projects while completing the corresponding Venn diagram. You can then check their comprehension of what they learned by completing the fun and interactive game: "Quote Smack Down". As a formative assessment students complete a paragraph summary explaining the differences between the groups. A paragraph template with sentence frames is provided to help struggling writers. This purchase includes the following: 1) A detailed lesson plan 2) 45-slide power point presentation: Directions and Review Game: "Quote Smack Down" 3) 1-page student worksheet Venn diagram 4) Readings: Federalist V Anti-Federalists, Federalists, Anti-Federalists 5) Student Directions and Grading Rubric 6) 2-page paragraph summary template 7) links to a Film clip: Federalists v Anti-Federalists
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World War II Causes – Primary Source Analysis Activity BUNDLE

World War II Causes – Primary Source Analysis Activity BUNDLE

World War II Causes – Primary Source Analysis Activity Students will be able to understand the causes of World War II by analyzing several primary sources (political cartoons, speeches, radio-addresses, charts, graphs, etc.) Several documents are included. Pick and choose which documents work best with your class. This purchase includes the following: 2-page worksheet: Causes of WWII – Appeasement, Isolationism, Domestic Distractions. (students will analyze charts and graphs from the Great Depression to understand how appeasement and isolationism caused WWII) 2-page worksheet: SOAPSTONE: The Appeasement of Hitler (students will analyze multiple sources to understand the appeasement of Hitler) 2-page worksheet: SOAPSTONE: The Appeasement of Hitler (for English Language Learners and Special-Ed students) Note: SOAPSTONE is a primary source analysis strategy (find the Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, Tone) and a list of questions related to each source.
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The Causes of the Great Depression DBQ (U.S. History)

The Causes of the Great Depression DBQ (U.S. History)

The Causes of the Great Depression DBQ (U.S. History) For this common-core aligned activity students will analyze primary and secondary sources to determine the causes of the Great Depression in the United States. First, students will read and answer critical-thinking questions to obtain historical context about the time period. They will then analyze several sources using a SOAPSTONE activity to determine the Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, and Tone of each source. With the information they learned, they will write a paragraph answering the essential question, “What was the Cause of the Great Depression” This purchase includes the following: 3-page Historical Context: The Great Depression Reading & Critical Thinking Questions 2-page SOAPSTONE document-based questions worksheet (key included) 1-page paragraph frame handout
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Cold War- BUILD A BOMB SHELTER Activity & Informational Video – The Arms Race

Cold War- BUILD A BOMB SHELTER Activity & Informational Video – The Arms Race

Cold War- BUILD A BOMB SHELTER Activity & Informational Video – The Arms Race This a fun and engaging activity when teaching about the arms race during the Cold War. Students will begin by reading and watching an informational (1950’s) film clip about how to create a bomb shelter and then they will create their own by designing their shelter and listing the items they will bring. Fun!
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Stalin’s Rise to Power Lecture, Graphic Organizer & Sensory Figure

Stalin’s Rise to Power Lecture, Graphic Organizer & Sensory Figure

Stalin’s Rise to Power Lecture, Graphic Organizer & Sensory Figure Newly revised! This detailed power point presentation reviews Stalin’s rise to power in the Soviet Union and the key aspects of his Totalitarian state. As a warm-up activity, students will watch a film clip of Soviet propaganda and answer critical thinking questions. Students will then take notes on the Cornell Notes template and complete a graphic organizer while watching a film clip on Stalin’s Totalitarian state. To assess their knowledge they will complete a sensory figure of Stalin. This presentation includes pictures, film clips, animation, propaganda posters, etc. This purchase includes the following:  21-slide power point presentation instructions & lecture  2-page Cornell Notes Template  1-page graphic organizer: Stalin’s Totalitarian State  1-page Sensory Figure: Stalin  Film Clip: Stalin Soviet Propaganda  Film Clip: Stalin Objective: Students will be able to trace Stalin’s rise to power and analyze his political policies in the Soviet Union under a Totalitarian state by completing a sensory figure. CA Standard: Trace Stalin's rise to power in the Soviet Union and the connection between economic policies, political policies, the absence of a free press, and systematic violations of human rights (e.g., the Terror Famine in Ukraine).
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The Assembly Line Simulation – The Industrial Revolution

The Assembly Line Simulation – The Industrial Revolution

The Assembly Line Simulation – The Industrial Revolution Your students will love this engaging and interactive activity! Students will simulate working on an assembly line during the Industrial Revolution. Students will compete to make toy soldiers. The teacher will act as the company manager, firing students if they are not performing. Turn up the heat and play the “Factory Sounds” sound clip included to simulate a real factory at the turn of the century. Detailed teacher and student directions are included. FUN! FUN! FUN! This purchase includes the following: A detailed lesson plan • 17-slide power point presentation • 1-page worksheet: WRAP-UP Questions • Sound Clip; Factory Sounds • Link to YouTube: Charlie Chaplin Factory Work Objective: Students will be able to learn what it was like to work on an assembly line during the Industrial Revolution. Standard: CA 10.3.4. Trace the evolution of work and labor, including the demise of the slave trade and the effects of immigration, mining and manufacturing, division of labor, and the union movement.
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Benito Mussolini – Fascism in Italy PP Lecture (World History)

Benito Mussolini – Fascism in Italy PP Lecture (World History)

Benito Mussolini – Fascism in Italy PP Lecture (World History) This creative power point presentation reviews the rise of Benito Mussolini in Italy. Students will complete CLOZE notes that include picture analysis questions. Pictures, maps, and a video are included. This purchase includes the following:  17-slide power point presentation lecture  2-page CLOZE notes  Link to Film Clip: Benito Mussolini CA Standards Analyze the rise, aggression, and human costs of totalitarian regimes (Fascist and Communist) in Germany, Italy, and the Soviet Union, noting especially their common and dissimilar traits. Objective: Students will be able to analyze the rise of Benito Mussolini in Italy by completing CLOZE notes.
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Cornell Notes & Learning Logs- Teacher and Student Instructions Presentation (Template & Rubric)

Cornell Notes & Learning Logs- Teacher and Student Instructions Presentation (Template & Rubric)

Cornell Notes & Learning Logs- Teacher and Student Instructions Presentation (Template & Rubric) The Cornell Notes & Learning Logs- Teacher Instructions Power Point Presentation is for teachers to learn how to use Cornell notes and learning logs in the classroom. It also includes a presentation for the teacher to teach the students how to create Cornell Notes. This can be used for any course or subject. This purchase includes the following: • 27 slide Power Point: Cornell Notes & Learning Logs for the Classroom (Teacher Instructions) • 8-slide Power Point: Student Instructions • 2-page Cornell Notes Template • Grading Rubric for Cornell Notes What are Cornell Notes? The Cornell method provides a systematic format for condensing and organizing notes. Notes from a lecture or teaching are written in the note-taking column; notes usually consist of the main ideas of the text or lecture, and long ideas are paraphrased. Long sentences are avoided; symbols or abbreviations are used instead. These notes can be taken from any source of information, such as fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, lectures, text books, etc. After about 24 hours of taking the notes, the student taking the notes must revise and write questions and then the student writes a brief summary in the bottom five to seven lines of the page. This helps to increase understanding of the topic. When studying for either a test or quiz, the student has a concise but detailed and relevant record of previous classes. When reviewing the material, the student can cover up the note-taking (right) column to answer the questions/keywords in the key word or cue (left) column. The student is encouraged to reflect on the material and review the notes regularly.
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Jigsaw -  Print or Google Drive!

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Jigsaw - Print or Google Drive!

In this student-centered activity students will analyze the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Students can work in groups, pairs or individually. A two-page analysis worksheet (both print and Google Drive) and the entire Civil Rights Act document is included. Perfect activity when teaching the Civil Rights Movement in your U.S. History class! Print or Google Drive!
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FREE! Historical Thinking Skills Chart

FREE! Historical Thinking Skills Chart

FREE! Historical Thinking Skills Chart is a great resource to teach your students how to "Think Like an Historian" when evaluating primary and secondary sources. Aligned with Common Core standards.
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World War I Webquest "Battles and Fronts" (World History)

World War I Webquest "Battles and Fronts" (World History)

World War I Webquest "Battles and Fronts" (World History) Students will use the internet to search for information about the important battles and fronts of World War One. They will also analyze a primary source related to the Battle of Somme. Common Core aligned! The website is pbs.org/greatwar. Interactive maps are included. This 2-page analysis worksheet will take your students about 1 hour to complete.
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French Revolution Interactive Timeline Project

French Revolution Interactive Timeline Project

French Revolution Interactive Timeline Project Your students will be engaged in this fun and interactive activity. Students will create an interactive Timeline of the major events of the French Revolution using timeglider.com. No need for a textbook, links to information and a video are included!
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Civil Rights Movement Leaders Quiz (U.S. History)

Civil Rights Movement Leaders Quiz (U.S. History)

Civil Rights Movement Leaders Quiz (U.S. History) This quiz contains 10-matching-questions and 2 document-based, short-answer questions that relate to important leaders of the civil rights movement for secondary U.S. History. This word document is editable, so you can revise if necessary or use as a test bank. KEY is included. Leaders include: A. Philip Randolph Martin Luther King Jr Rosa Parks Thurgood Marshall Huey Newton Diane Nash James Meredith James Farmer Malcom X Fannie Lou Hame
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