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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.
Middle Ages Choice Board

Middle Ages Choice Board

Let your students choose how they show mastery surrounding the topics of the Middle Ages while integrating writing and literacy skills through this choice board. 6 Differentiated activities covering the Middle Ages R.A.F.T. Thinking Maps Wated Posted—The Rat Putting the Pieces Together 5 finger Retell—The Crusades Help Wanted Add—Page & Monk Plus Bonus Activities!: Acrostic Poem, Magazine Cover and They Said What???? Two different formats and work sheets are included. Format A—each student will use the choice board to select which activities they want to complete. They will then use the chosen templates to complete their selections Format B—each student will need the choice board with the instructions and descriptions. They will then complete all activities on their own paper. Great for homework or end of unit review activities! Have students complete 1, 2, or all 6 activities. OR Use the activities as stand-alone supplements to classroom instruction as your cover The Middle Ages These activities also make great Interactive Notebook Entries!
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Women's History Guided Research Bundle

Women's History Guided Research Bundle

re you looking for a way to guide your students research influential women or celebrate Women's History Month? Profile Posters are a guided research platform to assists students in looking for key information about influential women. These activities can be used as stand alone research activities, or to supplement any your Social Studies or ELA curriculum. In addition to the profile sheet, teachers have the option of assigning an extension of having the students write a biographical sketch with their research. Althea Gibson Ann Bancroft Anne Frank Audrey Hepburn Aung San Suu Kyi Betsy Ross Billie Jean King Clara Barton Elizabeth Cady Stanton Florence Nightingale Frida Kahlo Hillary Clinton Indira Gandhi Irma Rangel Jackie Joyner Kersee Jane Goodall JK Rowling Joan of Arc Katharine Hepburn Laura Ingalls Wilder Louisa May Alcott Mae Jemison Margaret Thatcher Marie Curie Maya Angelou Mother Teresa Oprah Winfrey Queen Elizabeth II Sandra Day O’Conner Sonia Sotomayor Whoopie Goldberg This Bundle Contains ALL 31 influential women! Included in purchase: A 2-page Profile Poster report for students to record their research. Writing paper for the historical subject An easy to use Sources page for students to record as they research Student instructions on writing a biographical sketch.
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Mapping Reconstruction--No Prep

Mapping Reconstruction--No Prep

This ready to use Mapping Reconstruction will give students a, 13 step guided mapping activity about Reconstruction, specifically the division of the south into 5 military districts. All students need to complete the assignment is a American History Textbook, 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 13 step Mapping Reconstruction handout and the included time specific Map. The 13 step handout also serves as a grade sheet/checklist for easy grading and assessment! Two versions of the handout has been included, one with blank point values so you can customize to your classroom. 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… Choice Boards
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State Profile Notebooking pages

State Profile Notebooking pages

Are you looking for a way to guide your students research of the states? State Profile Notebooking Pages are a guided research platform to assists students in looking for key information about each state in the USA. In addition to the 3 page profile sheet, there is an acrostic poem for the state and teachers have the option of assigning an extension of having the students write a State Profile Informational Paper with their research. This Bundle includes ALL 50 STATES!!!!! Included in purchase (for each state): A FULL color poster representing the state. A 3-page State Profile report for students to record their research covering state symbols, elected officials, key geography, government and cultural elements. Am Acrostic Poem Page ready to go for the state. An easy to use Sources page for students to record as they research Student instructions on how to write a state report with checklist and guided outline This state will also be available in two different bundle options. Either grouped by region: Coming Soon or individually All states are included and there are 250 pages of resources available in this bundle! Make sure to follow Red Stick Teaching Materials (click the green star by my name) to be the first to know of new products and freebies as they become available!
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Black History Profil Poster Bundle

Black History Profil Poster Bundle

Product Description Are you looking for a way to guide your students research influential Americans or celebrate Black History Month? Profile Posters are a guided research platform to assists students in looking for key information about Influential Americans. These activities can be used as stand alone research activities, Posters to create a classroom display or as a supplement to your American History or ELA curriculum. In addition to the profile sheet, teachers have the option of assigning an extension of having the students write a biographical sketch with their research. This bundle contains all profiles in this series. It includes the following Individuals: • Martin Luther King Jr. • Frederick Douglass • Harriet Tubman • Mary Seacole • George Washington Carver • Booker T. Washington • Rosa Parks • Malcolm X • William H. Hastie • Maya Angelou • Thurgood Marshall • Nelson Mandela • James Meredith • Ruby Bridges • Elijah McCoy • Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman • Marcus Garvey • Sarah E. Goode • Dorothy Height • Coretta Scott King • Madam C.J. Walker • Hattie McDaniel • Lewis Latimer • Muhammad Ali • Sojourner Truth Included in purchase: A 2-page Profile Poster report for students to record their research for each person listed An easy to use Sources page for students to record as they research Student instructions on writing a biographical sketch. This is over 50 Pages of student resources This profile will also be available in a bundle! Make sure to follow Red Stick Teaching Materials (click the green star by my name) to be the first to know of new products and freebies as they become available!
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Mapping Europe during the Middle Ages

Mapping Europe during the Middle Ages

This ready to use Mapping Europe during the Middle Ages Activity will give students a 12 step guided mapping activity about Middle Ages Europe. All students need to complete the assignment is a World History Textbook, 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 12 step Mapping Europe during the Middle Ages handout and the included Map. The 12 step handout also serves as a grade sheet/checklist for easy grading and assessment! A key is also included to give you an idea of what the finished product will look like. 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:
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Year Long Advisory Journal Pages

Year Long Advisory Journal Pages

o you wonder what you are going to do with your advisory class this year? Are you constantly searching for quick, but meaningful assignments to help your students set goals, think about the future and learn about themselves? If you answered yes to these questions than this is the product for you! This product contains 72 individual journal pages for you to build a year-long journal for advisory period or your homeroom class. Copy 2-to-a-page for Interactive notebook entries Copy full sized to put in a 3-prong folder or binder Advisory Binder/Journal Cover Page Blank Table of Contents Page Monthly Reflection Pages Reading Log (2 different versions) Year Long Goal Setting (3 versions: Academic, Social & Emotional) Smart Goal Templates (2 Versions) and Goal reflection Two-page Test Data Recording Sheet Report Card & Progress Report Analysis (2 pages total) GPA Calculation worksheet Quarterly reflection on year long goals Thinking about Character (2 page guided activity) Character Trait Quote Analysis Reflections (10 pages) Setting Class Norms (3 student pages and 2 teacher pages) Schedule/Calendar pages (6 different templates) Journal prompts & Pages (18 unique pages) Future Updates This is also a great product for your homeroom! If you liked this product, please consider following Red Stick Teaching to be the first to learn of new products, sales and special events! Also, remember to leave feedback to earn TPT credits to discount future purchases!
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65 Chracter Trait Journal Pages

65 Chracter Trait Journal Pages

his is a set of 65 Character Trait Journal Pages with Quote Analysis to help students learn about Character and how they can incorporate it in their lives. Each journal page represents a different character trait and each page has a unique quote to help represent each trait. These journal pages are a perfect addition to any Character education program, homeroom class or advisory period. They are great additions to any curriculum. There is also a blank template included if you wish to expand to other traits or quotes. If you like this product, I have a companion product which covers the same 65 character traits in poster format with either quotes, definitions, or scripture verses that help demonstrate each trait This is also available in my Character Trait bundle.
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Viewing Guide America: The Story of us--Episode 3 Westward (NO PREP)

Viewing Guide America: The Story of us--Episode 3 Westward (NO PREP)

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 3: Westward. 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. This is the third instalment of the 8 part series.
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America: The Story of Us Movie Guide for Episode 2--Revolution (NO PREP)

America: The Story of Us Movie Guide for Episode 2--Revolution (NO PREP)

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 2: Revolution. 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.
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Articles of Confederation Newspaper

Articles of Confederation Newspaper

Use this template to have your student review key concepts surrounding the Articles of Confederation and the United States as a new nation. Each section of the newspapers provides students with guidance of what to research and write about. This could be used as a culminating project at the end of the unit or students could add a little information each day.
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Social Studies Reivew Bingo

Social Studies Reivew Bingo

Conduct and interactive BINGO review over key Government, Geography and Economics Concepts. All material is present to play Bingo: Student instructions, bingo grid and clues.
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Important Documents in US History Cut and Paste

Important Documents in US History Cut and Paste

Have your students review key details surrounding Important Documents in US History in this interactive Cut & Past activity. Use this as an entry in an interactive notebook or as a stand alone review activity. Documents included are the Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, US Constitution, Federalist Papers & The Bill of Rights.
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