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Gail Hennessey's Teacher Emporium

I taught for 33 years and I have my MST in the teaching of Social Studies. In 1988, I was awarded the Elementary Social Studies Classroom Teacher of the Year Award from both the New York State Council for the Social Studies and the National Council for the Social Studies. My shop contains mostly social studies materials including web quests, and reader's theater scripts on famous people in history. I have several science materials, too.

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I taught for 33 years and I have my MST in the teaching of Social Studies. In 1988, I was awarded the Elementary Social Studies Classroom Teacher of the Year Award from both the New York State Council for the Social Studies and the National Council for the Social Studies. My shop contains mostly social studies materials including web quests, and reader's theater scripts on famous people in history. I have several science materials, too.
Ancient Egyptians: A BUNDLE of RESOURCES

Ancient Egyptians: A BUNDLE of RESOURCES

Learn about the ancient Egyptians with these resources(which you can also purchase individually): 1. Egypt: A Unit of Study includes notes, activities, links, web quest and more. 2. King Tut: A Reader's Theater Script 3. Ramses the Great: A Reading Passage 4. Hatshepsut: First Female Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, a Reading Passage 5. Mummies of the World: A Webquest 6. Egyptian Puzzler: Review Activity using vocabulary terms on Egypt.
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Mesopotamian: A Bundle of Resources!

Mesopotamian: A Bundle of Resources!

Doing a unit of study on the ancient Mesopotamians? Save with this bundle of resources(which can also be purchased separately): 1. Mesopotamian: Unit of study with notes, activities, links and more. 2. Hammurabi: King of Ancient Babylon: A Reading Passage. 3. Learn about the region known as the Middle East: A Webquest. 4. A Mesopotamian Puzzler: A Review activity using vocabulary words from a unit of study on Mesopotamia.
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Alexander the Great! Reading Passage/Extension Activities

Alexander the Great! Reading Passage/Extension Activities

This resource is part of my new series, “Let’s Meet…” famous people in ancient history. With this biographical reading passage, students will learn about the Alexander the Great, the famous Military Leader of the Ancient World. There is a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions and a teacher page with extensions and links. More than a military leader, Alexander the Great’s lasting contribution to the world was the spreading of Greek culture to all he met. My Let’s Meet… series is growing. Currently, I also have the following in the series: Hatshepsut, Ramses, Socrates, Hammurabi, Aesop and Hannibal .
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Aesop: Famous Fable Writer of Ancient Greece(Reading Activity)

Aesop: Famous Fable Writer of Ancient Greece(Reading Activity)

This resource is part of my new series, “Let’s Meet…” famous people in ancient history. More titles are being added. Currently, the series includes Hatshepsut, Ramses and Socrates. With this biographical reading passage, students will learn about the Aesop, the famous fable writer of Ancient Greece. There is a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions and a teacher page with extensions and links.
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Hannibal: Famous General of Ancient Times(Reading Activity)

Hannibal: Famous General of Ancient Times(Reading Activity)

This resource is part of my new series, “Let’s Meet…” famous people in ancient history. With this biographical reading passage, students will learn about Hannibal, the famous general of ancient times. Studying the Phoenicians? Studying Ancient Rome and the Punic Wars? This resource would be a great addition! There is a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions, map activity and a teacher page with extensions and links and the key. My Let’s Meet… series is growing. Currently, I also have the following in the series: Hatshepsut, Ramses, Socrates, Hammurabi and Aesop .
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Ancient Greeks: A Bundle of Resources!

Ancient Greeks: A Bundle of Resources!

Includes: Greeks: A Unit of Study with notes, activities and links Socrates: A Reading Passage with comprehension questions, activities History of the Famous Games which began in Ancient Greece-an Internet Activity County in Focus: Let’s Learn about the country of Greece-an Internet Activity with activities, links. Ancient Greek Secret Message Review Activity
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Space: The Final Frontier, An Internet Activity

Space: The Final Frontier, An Internet Activity

Learn about the history of space with this informative web quest. There are 12 web questions, comprehension questions and extension activities. Other resources you may find of interest: Exploring the Ocean Blue: A Web quest, will introduce students to our oceans. There are nine informative web questions. Fun Facts, comprehension questions,extension activities and links are also provided as is the key. Can be used as part of a unit on oceans, for Earth Day, World Ocean Day or as an activity for a Friday, before a vacation break or as an end of the year activity. This can be a one day class resource or used for a couple of days depending on whether the activities(creative writing/art work/online simulation games, etc.) are used with the students. Exploring the Ocean Blue! Check out my web quest on The Blue Planet: NOT JUST FOR EARTH DAY.Learn about the history of Earth Day and, our planet, EARTH, with informative web quest. There are 14 web questions as well as comprehension questions and a Did You Know? fun fact section. The teacher page includes extension activities, the key, and additional links: The Blue Planet: A Webquest(Great for Earth Day) Learn about Jacques Cousteau with this Reader’s Theater Script: Oceanographer, photographer,filmmaker, scientist, writer, inventor, Cousteau spent his life studying the oceans and the marine life that lived in the oceans. His books and films on his studies sparked much interest in our oceans and created an awareness about the need for marine conservation. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series where Jacques Cousteau is a guest on her talk show and answers questions of her studio audience. There are 10 audience questioners, a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions, a teacher section with extension activities, links and the key.Jacques Cousteau: A Reader’s Theater Script Learn about astronaut John Glenn with this web quest! John Glenn, Astronaut!
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Phoenician Puzzler: Secret Message Review Activity

Phoenician Puzzler: Secret Message Review Activity

Want a fun activity to review vocabulary terms for a unit on ancient Phoenicians? Looking for an enrichment activity in history? Try my Ancient Phoenician Secret Message activity. The activity involves students working individually or in groups to review vocabulary terms on the Phoenicians. Then,a following direction activity is next where students place letters from the different terms into boxes found at the end of the activity page. Once all the boxes are filled, a “secret message” about the Phoenicians is revealed! The teacher page includes additional information to share about the “secret message”. If you prefer to offer a vocabulary box, I have included this as well. I also have a unit of study on the “Purple People”. I have a fun activity on all things PURPLE.
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Mesopotamian Puzzler: Secret Message Review Activity

Mesopotamian Puzzler: Secret Message Review Activity

Want a fun activity to review vocabulary terms for a unit on ancient ancient Mesopotamia? Looking for an enrichment activity in history? Try my Ancient Mesopotamia Puzzler activity. The activity involves students working individually or in groups to review vocabulary terms on Mesopotamia. Then,a following direction activity is next where students place letters from the different terms into boxes found at the end of the activity page. Once all the boxes are filled, a “secret message” about Mesopotamia is revealed! The teacher page includes additional information to share about the “secret message”. If you prefer to offer a vocabulary box, I have included this as well. I also have a unit of study on Mesopotamia with notes , activities and resources. I also have a reading on Hammurabi.
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Ancient Greek Secret Message Activity!

Ancient Greek Secret Message Activity!

Want a fun activity to review vocabulary terms for a unit on ancient Greece? Looking for an enrichment activity in history? Try my Ancient Greek Secret Message activity. The activity involves students working individually or in groups to review vocabulary terms on the Ancient Greeks. Then,a following direction activity is next where students place letters from the different terms into boxes found at the end of the activity page. Once all the boxes are filled, a “secret message” about the ancient Greeks is revealed! The teacher page includes additional information to share about the “secret message”. It’s a fun way to reinforce important vocabulary for a unit of study on the Greeks! If you prefer to offer a vocabulary box, I have included this as well.
gailhennessey
Lewis and Clark: A Reader's Theater Script

Lewis and Clark: A Reader's Theater Script

On February 28, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson got approval by Congress for an expedition to explore the lands of the Louisiana Purchase. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were asked by President Thomas Jefferson to led the expedition. On May 14, 1804, the expedition called, the Corps of Discovery began. They would return home two years later, in 1806. The expedition helped to open up the west for expansion by people seeking a better life. You may also be interested in my Lewis and Clark Expedition Webquest: Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series of plays, Lewis Meriwether and William Clark are guests on Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show. They share information about their expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory. There is a Did You Know? section of fun facts, reading comprehension questions and a teacher section with lots of extension activities, links and the key.
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Lady Bird Johnson: First Lady(Environmentalist!)

Lady Bird Johnson: First Lady(Environmentalist!)

Need a quick fun Friday(or day before a vacation activity)? Teaching American History and want to introduce your students to First Ladies of the United States? Try this fun and information play based on the Mark Goodson Production To Tell the Truth Game Show on Lady Bird Johnson. To Tell the Truth was a popular television show which has returned with host Anthony Anderson(of Blackish). Three guests all claim to be the real guest being interviewed by a panel. The real guest must tell the truth where the other impostors do not have to do so. Kids must be “truth detectives” to determine just who is the REAL Lady Bird Johnson. Students in grades 4 and up will have fun acting out their parts and learning some interesting facts about First Lady Lady Bird Johnson,called one of Washington’s first environmentalists! Discussion questions,comprehension questions and activities are also included.
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What is this Word Called Impeachment?(An Internet Activity)

What is this Word Called Impeachment?(An Internet Activity)

You may have heard the word IMPEACHMENT being used in the news. Some people are talking about impeachment and the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. What exactly is impeachment? In U.S. History, only two presidents have had charges of impeachment. Use this webquest to learn more about how the founding fathers determined the use of impeachment in the U.S. Constitution and the history of impeachment. There are 10 web questions on this topic(including the Order of Succession and the Checks and Balances between the three branches of government). There is also a short Did You Know? section and several comprehension questions. The Teacher Page includes the key and several extension activities,
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Edith Wilson: First Lady

Edith Wilson: First Lady

Check out this fun/informative Reader’s Theater Script on First Lady Edith Wilson. When her husband became ill, some say Edith did many of the responsibilities of the Presidency. Called the Acting First Man, Secret President and Presidentress of the United States, learn about this first lady with this Reader’s Theaters Script. The play uses the format of To Tell the Truth, a popular television show which has returned with host Anthony Anderson(of Blackish). Three guests all claim to be the real guest being interviewed by a panel. The real guest must tell the truth where the other impostors do not have to do so. Kids must be “truth detectives” to determine just who is the REAL Edith Wilson.
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Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln

Teaching American History and want to introduce your students to First Ladies of the United States? Try this fun and information play based on the Mark Goodson Production To Tell the Truth Game Show on Mary Todd Lincoln. To Tell the Truth was a popular television show which has returned with host Anthony Anderson(of Blackish). Three guests all claim to be the real guest being interviewed by a panel. The real guest must tell the truth where the other impostors do not have to do so. Kids must be “truth detectives” to determine just who is the REAL Mary Todd Lincoln. Students in grades 4 and up will have fun acting out their parts and learning some interesting facts about First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. Discussion questions,comprehension questions and activities are also included.
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Medieval Puzzler: Secret  Message Review Activity

Medieval Puzzler: Secret Message Review Activity

Want a fun activity to review vocabulary terms for a unit of study on the Middle Ages?Looking for an enrichment activity in history? Try my Medieval Puzzler: Secret Message Review Activity. The activity involves students working individually or in groups to review vocabulary terms connected with Medieval Times. Then,a following direction activity is next where students place letters from the different terms into boxes found at the end of the activity page. Once all the boxes are filled, a “secret message” about the Middle Ages is revealed! The teacher page includes additional information to share about the “secret message”. It’s a fun way to reinforce important vocabulary for a unit of study on the Middle Ages! If you prefer to offer a vocabulary box, I have included this as well.
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Renaissance Secret Puzzler: Review Activity

Renaissance Secret Puzzler: Review Activity

Want a fun activity to review vocabulary terms for a unit on the Renaissance? Looking for an enrichment activity in history? Try my Renaissance Secret Message Review activity. The activity involves students working individually or in groups to review vocabulary terms/famous people of the Renaissance. Then,a following direction activity is next where students place letters from the different terms into boxes found at the end of the activity page. Once all the boxes are filled, a “secret message” about the Renaissance is revealed! The teacher page includes additional information to share about the “secret message”.
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Inauguration Day! A History(Webquest)

Inauguration Day! A History(Webquest)

What is this event in the USA called an “Inauguration”? Taking the oath of office, a big parade and evening balls, Inauguration Day is a very busy day for the incoming President! There are 10 web questions, a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions and extension activities. This resource would be a great activity for around Inauguration Day to learn all about the history and festivities surrounding our country’s inauguration procedures. It could be used as a Friday activity or when you are studying US Government and for Presidents’ Weekend.
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MONEY! Economics for Kids

MONEY! Economics for Kids

Use my notes, activities, fun facts and more to introduce kids to being good consumers. Great for an end of the term or a week before vacation or when you’d like to do something with lots of hands-on activities. Concepts include: competition/monopoly, scarcity, bartering,advertising,reading labels, history of money and more. Key Words: Economic Resource,Economics, Consumers, Money
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DBQ: Life of a Japanese-American Child/ Internment Camp WW2

DBQ: Life of a Japanese-American Child/ Internment Camp WW2

Using PRIMARY Sources in the Classroom. A DBQ activity uses primary sources. Sources can include diaries,posters, music, news articles from the time, anything written by those who participated in or witnessed an event in history. Students review the given documents and use many cognitive skills in processing what they see and read. After gathering information using the documents, students develop an essay answering a question. The topic of this Primary Source(DBQ )is Life of a Japanese-American Child Living in an Internment Camp during World War 2. A teacher page includes the Key,additional links and suggestions for a rubric to grade the DBQ. This resource could also be used as a web quest. Check out my other DBQ Activity: Life on the Homefront During WW2: Life on the Homefront during WW2
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Women Trailblazers: Aida de Acosta(First Woman to Pilot a Powered Aircraft)

Women Trailblazers: Aida de Acosta(First Woman to Pilot a Powered Aircraft)

Aida de Acosta did something really amazing in 1903. She became the very first woman to fly a powered aircraft all by herself. In fact, Aida, piloted the dirigible six months before the Wright Brothers would make their historic flight. Even more amazing, she kept what she had done a secret for almost thirty years! The reading passage includes Did You Know? fun facts, comprehension questions and a teacher page with extension activities. Great for Women’s History Month, during a unit on aviation or as a Friday activity.
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