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September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack and The Day of Infamy: Compare The Speeches
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September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack and The Day of Infamy: Compare The Speeches

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This activity looks at the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks by looking at president Bushes address to the nation and comparing it to the FDR’s speech when Pearl Harbor was attacked. The pack includes the following: Teacher guide/Lesson Plan Links to short videos of the events of Sept 11, and Pearl Harbor to build background knowledge. Primary source speech: President Bushes address to the nation Sept 11, 2001 with follow up questions. Primary source speech: FDRs Day of Infamy speech with follow up questions. Links to the speeches of each president. Speech writing activity.
STEM Challenge: Windmill STEM Challenge
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STEM Challenge: Windmill STEM Challenge

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Students will design and create a windmill to see which team has the most efficient windmill. This is a fun an simple activity. Here is what is in the packet: 1. Teacher Guide 2. Prototype Worksheets 3. Results/Review Worksheet
Reliable Resources on the Internet: Are these websites real or fake?
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Reliable Resources on the Internet: Are these websites real or fake?

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This is a fun activity that will teach students how to determine if a website is a reliable resource or not. The students will view several websites to determine if the website is real or fake. The activity comes with a two pages. The first page talks about how to identify unreliable and fake Internet sites with a list of websites for the students to check out. The next page is a worksheet that helps students analyze and reflect on how they determined whether or not a website is real or fake.
Alexander The Great 10 Lesson Unit
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Alexander The Great 10 Lesson Unit

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Here is what you get: 1. A map activity about Alexander the Greats empire 2. Short one page read about wether Alexander the Great was a villain or a hero. 3. A graphic organizer for Alexandr the Great to determine if he was a Hero or Villain with questions. 4. A list of Alexander the greats accomplishments and interesting facts. 5. A political cartoon activity with questions. 6. A short read about Alexander Battling Porus and the Elephant Army in India with questions. Includes some primary sources. 7. Alexanders Primary source speech at the Hydaspes River in India with questions. 8. History Space Worksheet 9. Confucius Youvid Worksheet 10. Confucius Instafame worksheet 11. Confucius on Kicker worksheet A few of these worksheets are sold separately, but the best deal is this packet.
Salem Witch Trials: Primary Source Activity
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Salem Witch Trials: Primary Source Activity

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The Salem Witch Trials packet contains the following items: A worksheet that explains how to identify a witch and how to get out of being accused of witchcraft. Includes answer key. A Historical Detective Log that has questions for students to answer as they examine the primary sources of the Salem Witch Craft Trials. There are 3 primary source documents that look at three different people tried in Salem of witchcraft that include their fates. There is a video link with questions to a modern day theory as to why people in Salem acted so weird at the time. There are 9 pages of resources in total.
Spanish Flu 1918 to 1919
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Spanish Flu 1918 to 1919

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Here is what is in the packet: Informational worksheet about the causes and effects of the Spanish Flu. 5 primary sources on the Spanish Flu. A Historical Detective Log that logs the evidence of the Spanish Flu from the primary sources with follow up questions. Final judgement worksheet. Answer Key.
STEM CHALLENGE: BUILD A HELICOPTER
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STEM CHALLENGE: BUILD A HELICOPTER

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A fen stem challenge where students build a simple helicopter. The team that gets their helicopter to hover the longest wins! Here is what is in the packet: 1. Teacher Guide 2. Prototype Worksheets 3. Results/Reflection Worksheet
Winston Churchill speech World War II "We shall fight them on the beaches"
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Winston Churchill speech World War II "We shall fight them on the beaches"

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Winston Churchill makes one of the most powerful speeches ever made during WWII as Germany is attacking Great Britain. This lesson comes with the primary source speech and questions. Below is a part of his speech. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender,
STEM CHALLENGE BUILD A RAFT THAT FLOATS!
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STEM CHALLENGE BUILD A RAFT THAT FLOATS!

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This is a fun stem challenge that I call "Escape the Island" Students will design and build a raft from mostly materials they find outside. If they can get their raft to move from one end of a Rubbermaid bin to the other by blowing on the sail and it floats for 15 minutes they win. This activity is a lot of fun and does not require the teacher to purchase a lot of materials
Genghis Khan 5 Lesson Packet
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Genghis Khan 5 Lesson Packet

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There are 5 lessons on Genghis Khan. Here is what is in the packet: 1. Comparing Genghis Khans Empire to Others Worksheet with Answer Key 2. Map Activity of Genghis Khans Empire Worksheet with Answer Key 3. Genghis Khan Rise to Power Reading Activity and Questions Worksheet with Answer Key 4. Genghis Khans Insta-Fame Drawing Activity Worksheet 5. Genghis Khans You-Vid Activity Worksheet
Leprechaun Trap St. Patrick's Day STEM Challenge
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Leprechaun Trap St. Patrick's Day STEM Challenge

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Here is a fun activity for St. Patrick's Day: The Challenge A Leprechaun has gotten loose and is stealing all the shiny things he can get his hands on. His favorite thing though is gold! He has been seen in the neighborhood stealing jewelry and gold rings and even snuck into the school last night looking for the principals gold watch! Here’s the challenge: Design and build a Leprechaun trap that can catch a 3-inch Leprechaun. Remember the bait to lure the Leprechauns into your trap. Leprechauns are smart, but will do almost anything for gold and shiny things! Your task is to design, build and test your trap to catch the Leprechaun! Here is what is in the packet: 1. An instruction sheet of how to build a Leprechaun trap. 2. 2 prototype worksheets 3. A results and reflection worksheet. 4. Leprechaun Disguise worksheet
STEM CHALLENGE: CREATE A ROCKET
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STEM CHALLENGE: CREATE A ROCKET

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The Challenge: Your team has been employed the National Space Agency to design and build a rocket prototype. Your task is to design, build and test a rocket that not only goes the furthest distance, but is also the most accurate at 25 yards. The furthest flying rocket will win one of the challenges and the most accurate rocket will win the other. Can you win both challenges? Here is what is in the activity: 1. A teachers guide to help students through the design and testing process of their rocket challenge. 2. Two prototype worksheets to help students with the design of their rocket.
Alexander The Great: Primary Source Speech with Questions
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Alexander The Great: Primary Source Speech with Questions

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In 335 B.C., Alexander the Great set out on a campaign to recapture former Greek cities and to expand his growing empire. Ten years into his campaign Alexander had never known defeat. He now controlled an empire that included Greece, Egypt, and the massive Persian Empire. His troops grew tired of war but Alexander wanted to push on into India. He makes an awesome speech to rally his men. This activity includes some background on Alexander the Greats campaigns, an Excerpt: Speech of Alexander the Great, 326 B.C. at Hydaspes River, India and questions about the reading. A great primary source activity.
Hernan Cortes Hero or Villain? Aztec Conquest
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Hernan Cortes Hero or Villain? Aztec Conquest

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This lesson comes with three primary sources that explore how Hernan Cortes could have been seen as a hero or a villain. After reading the primary sources students will decide if Hernan Cortes was a hero or a villain? They will then write an essay defending their answer based on what they have read. This lesson comes with three primary source readings, a guide on how to write a five paragraph essay, a rubric, and sentence starters for struggling writers.
STEM Challenge! Build a Sailboat
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STEM Challenge! Build a Sailboat

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In this stem challenge students will build a boat to move items from one side of the room to another. This is a really simple Stem challenge that is fun and exciting. What is in the packet: 1. STEM Challenge teacher lesson page 2. Prototype worksheet 3. Results/Reflection worksheet
App Design Process Journal with App Lab Project: Create an App!
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App Design Process Journal with App Lab Project: Create an App!

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Students will use the design process Journal and App Lab to create an App that helps someone in society. The design process Journal is in PowerPoint that will help guide the students through the design process, developing ideas and creating an app. There is also links to Introduction to App Lab so students can learn the program and App Lab where the students will create their app. App Lab is a simple program where students can design and create apps. There is also links to a few help videos as well. Objective: Students will create an App that solves a problem in society using the Design Process Journal and App Lab to design, build and record the results of the App they created.
STEM Challenge: Design a Tower: Great for IB Design
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STEM Challenge: Design a Tower: Great for IB Design

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This is a great STEM activity with little prep compared to other STEM challenges. Students will go through a simple design process to build a paper tower to see how high it can go. What you get: 1. Teachers guide on how do the STEM challenge. 2. Prototype worksheet (2 pages) 3. Results and reflection worksheet.
Hernan Cortes and Aztec Primary Sources with Questions
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Hernan Cortes and Aztec Primary Sources with Questions

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Read 3 different primary sources about Hernan Cortes and the Aztecs. These primary sources look at the Spanish greed for riches, land and gold and how the Aztecs had a lot of enemies that Hernan Cortes will exploit to defeat the Aztecs. After reading the primary sources have the students answer the questions about the readings.