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I have been in the field of education for over 10 years. Almost all of my experience is in the Middle Grades. I have been a classroom teacher, and instructional specialist, social studies department chair/curriculum specialist, dean of students and assistant principle of instruction. Through my years of experience and working with students, I strive to develop a product that can be used by any teacher to make learning social studies an exciting, visual and hands on experience.

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I have been in the field of education for over 10 years. Almost all of my experience is in the Middle Grades. I have been a classroom teacher, and instructional specialist, social studies department chair/curriculum specialist, dean of students and assistant principle of instruction. Through my years of experience and working with students, I strive to develop a product that can be used by any teacher to make learning social studies an exciting, visual and hands on experience.
Mapping the Silk Road Activity--NO PREP
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Mapping the Silk Road Activity--NO PREP

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This ready to use Mapping The Silk Road Activity will give students a 10 step guided mapping activity. All students need to complete the assignment is a World History Textbook, Historical Atlas OR the internet. This is a great activity to leave with a substitute, since it requires only a textbook, crayons and no prep! Included is the 10 step Mapping the Silk Road handout and a Map of Europe, Africa & Asia. The 10 step handout also serves as a grade sheet/checklist for easy grading and assessment! If you liked this product and are interested in other hands-on Social Studies resources, please considers following my store. Red Stick Teaching Materials specializes with the following resources: Anchor Charts, Key Concept Puzzles, I have...Who has...games, & CHOICE BOARDS!
Mapping the 13 Colonies
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Mapping the 13 Colonies

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This ready to use Mapping Immigration Activity will give students an 11 step guided mapping activity about the 13 colonies, their economies and the political geography of North America during the colonial era. All students need to complete the assignment is an American History Textbook, Historical Atlas OR the internet. This is a great activity to leave with a substitute, since it requires only a textbook, crayons and no prep! Included is the 11 step Mapping the 13 Colonies handout and a Map of the 13 colonies plus the Ohio territory . The 11 step handout also serves as a grade sheet/checklist for easy grading and assessment!
Economics Anchor Charts
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Economics Anchor Charts

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This set of 12 anchor charts covers foundation economic topics. The topics included in this set are: Goods & Services Supply & Demand Economic Systems Surplus & Scarcity Economic Consumers & Producers Competition Opportunity Cost Exports & Imports Tariffs Inflation Resources Taxes Print these anchor charts one to a page for classroom display, print them four to a page to provide students with instant flash cards or have students create interactive notebook entries with them. Anchor charts are an excellent way to incorporate visuals into daily lessons.
Mapping the Civil War--1 Map/2 Guided Mapping Activities
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Mapping the Civil War--1 Map/2 Guided Mapping Activities

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This ready to use Mapping The Civil War will give students 2 different mapping activities both using the same map! The first activity is an 11 step overview of sectional crisis and which states made up the Union and Confederacy. The second mapping activity has students create a map representing key battles of the Civil War. All students need to complete either assignment is an American History Textbook, Historical Atlas OR the internet. This is a great activity to leave with a substitute, since it requires only a textbook, crayons and no prep! Included is the 11 step Mapping the Road to Civil War handout, the 13 step Mapping the Civil War Handout and US map from the Civil War including territories and West Virginia. Both Mapping handouts also serves as a grade sheet/checklist for easy grading and assessment
Ancient China Anchor Charts
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Ancient China Anchor Charts

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This set of 15 anchor charts can be used as a classroom reference tool when studying Ancient China. This set contains information on the culture, dynasties and inventions of Ancient China. Each anchor chart will provide students a visual and concise information. There are charts on the following topics: Geography of China Social Structure in Historic China Religion in China Confucianism Chinese Dynasties Early Dynasties Mongol Rule in China Ming Dynasty Qing Dynasty Chinese Inventions Chinese Innovations The Great Wall of China The Terracotta Army The Chinese Grand Canal The Forbidden City Teachers can project or print these anchor charts one to a page for a classroom reference tool or print 4 to a page to make student flash cards or interactive notebook entries. The possibilities are endless.
Civil War Anchor Charts
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Civil War Anchor Charts

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This set of 25 anchor charts will provide students with a quick reference for key concepts in US history surrounding The events of the Civil War There Are Anchor Charts on the Following topics: The Union and Confederacy Abraham Lincoln Jefferson Davis Comparing the North and the South Union Military Leadership Confederacy Military Leadership Major Civil War Battles Fort Sumter First Battle of Bull Run/Manassas The Homestead Act The Battle of Shiloh Battle of Antietam The Emancipation Proclamation The Anaconda Plan The Battle of Ironclads Gettysburg The Gettysburg Address Vicksburg The Siege of Port Hudson African Americans in the War 1st Louisiana Native Guard Massachusetts 54th Regiment Siege of Fort Wagner Sherman’s March to the Sea Appomattox Courthouse Each anchor chart is designed with simple wording and graphics to assist students in reviewing and establishing connections with the material. Print 1 to a page for a chart in the classroom or print 4 to a page and provide students with flash cards or inserts for an interactive notebook! The possibilities are endless.
Black History Month-Famous Inventors Matching Game
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Black History Month-Famous Inventors Matching Game

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Celebrate Black History Month or add and interactive review to any African American History class with this set of Famous African American Inventors Matching/Memory Cards. This set of cards includes 20 Inventors, each with a photograph, 20 cards describing the invention, a card backing to help keep different memory games separated, and a key with instructions. This set of cards has been primarily designed for secondary level students.
World Religions Matching Game
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World Religions Matching Game

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Designed to assist students in reviewing World Religions and key attributes of each of the world's 5 major religions. Print, cut and laminate for an easy go to game that is always ready. Students can play traditional "memory" or "go fish" style. Easy to understand visual aids have been included for each key concept. Answer key for matches is provided on the last page.
The Silk Road Matching Game
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The Silk Road Matching Game

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Designed to assist students in reviewing The Silk Road and key attributes of the trade route. Print, cut and laminate for an easy go to game that is always ready. Students can play traditional "memory" or "go fish" style. Easy to understand visual aids have been included for each key concept. Answer key for matches is provided on the last page.
I have...Who has...13 Colonies
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I have...Who has...13 Colonies

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Conduct an interactive review with students using this set of I have...who has... cards focusing on the 13 Colonies. This set of cards has been primarily designed for middle school, but could serve as a foundational review for any American History class
Ancient Greece Anchor Chart
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Ancient Greece Anchor Chart

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This set of 11 anchor charts can be used as a classroom reference tool when studying Ancient Greece, Alexander the Great and Mediterranean Culture. There are charts on the following topics: Minoa Mycenae Progression of Mediterranean Culture Types of Government Ancient Greece Athens & Democracy Sparta Mythology Greek Culture Alexander the Great The Legacy of Alexander the Great Teachers can project or print these anchor charts one to a page for a classroom reference tool or print 4 to a page to make student flash cards or interactive notebook entries. The possibilities are endless.
American Governemnt Review Puzzle
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American Governemnt Review Puzzle

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Have students review key government concepts by working to complete this puzzle. Once the teacher has copied the puzzle and cut out the pieces, this will be a go to review activity that students will be willing to work out multiple times. . Concepts covered in this puzzle: Types of Governments Federalism Pre Constitutional Document Branches of Government Parts of the Constitution
American History Word Wall: Colonies through Revolution
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American History Word Wall: Colonies through Revolution

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Are you looking for a way to display vocabulary words in your classroom in a meaningful way? This product is a word wall covering Colonial America and the Revolutionary War to help teach important vocabulary words to middle school and high school students. This Word Wall Set includes 77 word wall cards. Each has been designed to fill an 8 ½ by 11 page with the Vocabulary term, student friendly definition, and a picture. If you use the multiple page printing function you can print two to a page and they will still be clear for students to read. Word Wall cards can be printed 6 to a page to make flash cards for students!
Free Anchor Chart Sampler
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Free Anchor Chart Sampler

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This sampler includes ANCHOR CHARTS from American History, Economics, Social Studies Skills, World History and US Government. Anchor charts are a great way to provide resources for visual learners. Each anchor chart has been designed to provide students with a quick review of key concepts along with visuals to increase comprehension and understanding.
ABC's of________ Vocabulary Activity
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ABC's of________ Vocabulary Activity

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Provide your students with an ABC review of any topic or unit of study. Teachers can provide the students with the list of terms to use, or the students can have free reign on the topic being studies. This is a great introduction to key vocabulary in a new unit or a cumulative review before a unit's assessment.
Heredity Review Puzzle
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Heredity Review Puzzle

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Review key heredity concepts with this puzzle. This puzzle will challenge students to match key concepts with their definitions. Covers most foundational concepts dealing with heredity.
America The Story of US: Movie Guide for Episode 1--Rebels
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America The Story of US: Movie Guide for Episode 1--Rebels

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This Viewing guide gives two ways to assess student participation in the viewing of the History Channel Series America: The Story of Us. This Viewing Guide was developed specifically for Episode 1: Rebels. This activity is NO PREP! All you have to do is print, make copies, and show the film. In addition to the fill-in-the-blank format, there is also a graphic organizer that can used to summarize the film.
Geography & Social Studies Skills
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Geography & Social Studies Skills

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Have students review key concepts from Social Studies through this interactive review. This set of two key concept puzzles focus on Geography Basics and Social Studies Skills. The skills that are covered in this puzzle are also reviewed in my Social Studies Skills Anchor Charts. Although this resource has been primarily designed for Middle School students, it could serve as an enrichment review for upper level elementary students or as a foundational review for high school. This product contains 2 puzzles covering map skills, social studies skills and key geography terms. Each puzzle contains17 concepts. This bundle also includes 6 different backs allowing teachers to make multiple puzzle sets without having to worry about students mixing up the puzzles. The only prep required to use this puzzle in the classroom is to copy, cut, and bag. Great for centers, early finishers or intervention groups. Have students work individually, as a team or race. There are many possibilities. Great for spiraling review!