The 2018 Global Games: Everything has a History, even Football(Soccer)!

The 2018 Global Games: Everything has a History, even Football(Soccer)!

What is the World Cup? The actual term is the FIFA World Cup. FIFA stands for Federation Internationale de Football Association. Held every four years, this year, 2018, the games will be held in the country of Russia. Russia has 1/8 of the world’s surface and is twice the size of the United States! Football is the top sport in Russia. Ice hockey and ice skating are also popular in this country. What do you know about the country of Russia? What do you know about the sport of football/soccer? Use this resource to learn more about the history of football,the World Cup and the host country of Russia! Great for a Friday activity to show kids that everything has a history, even the sport of soccer(football)!
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Iceland(Country in Focus: Webquest/Extension Activities)

Iceland(Country in Focus: Webquest/Extension Activities)

My Country in Focus series, highlights a country with a web quest, some fun facts and some extension activities.Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. Check out ICELAND! Also have Switzerland, India, Greece, China and Russia in this series… Yes…that’s me and a “friend” I met while visiting Iceland!
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Russia: A Country in Focus

Russia: A Country in Focus

This webquest of 10 questions will enable young people to learn lots of information on the country of Russia! Extension activities, resources, fun facts,key. Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. Great for an activity before a vacation, as an extension activity for a unit of study or for a substitute lesson.
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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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Italy and Rome(Country in Focus: An Internet Activity)

Italy and Rome(Country in Focus: An Internet Activity)

Studying the Ancient Romans? Looking for a Friday Activity to introduce students to countries of the world? Part of my Country in Focus Series, this web quest covers the country of Italy and the ancient Romans. Students will learn about the contributions of the people from Italy, famous people, places to visit and more. There are 11 web questions, a map skill activity on Italy, a Did You Know? fun fact section, comprehension questions and a Teacher Page with Looking for an internet activity that includes 10 extension activities, additional links and the keys.
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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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The 2018 Global Games: Everything has a History, even Football(Soccer)!

The 2018 Global Games: Everything has a History, even Football(Soccer)!

What is the World Cup? The actual term is the FIFA World Cup. FIFA stands for Federation Internationale de Football Association. Held every four years, this year, 2018, the games will be held in the country of Russia. Russia has 1/8 of the world’s surface and is twice the size of the United States! Football is the top sport in Russia. Ice hockey and ice skating are also popular in this country. What do you know about the country of Russia? What do you know about the sport of football/soccer? Use this resource to learn more about the history of football,the World Cup and the host country of Russia! Great for a Friday activity to show kids that everything has a history, even the sport of soccer(football)!
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Let's Learn about the Country of North Korea!(Internet Activity)

Let's Learn about the Country of North Korea!(Internet Activity)

Founded in 1948 by Kim II-Sung, North Korea is officially called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. About the size of the state of Pennsylvania, it has been nicknamed the Hermit Kingdom because it is a country that few from the outside world have visited. With North Korea being in the news a lot lately, this might be a great opportunity to introduce students to the “Hermit Kingdom”. This past week, North and South Korea had talks for the first time in over 2 years. One of the things discussed was North Korea’s participation in the 2018 February Winter Olympics. This web quest has 8 web questions, lots of interesting facts(did you know that North Korea has their very own time zone classification or that at one time all teachers had to learn to play the accordion? There are comprehension questions, extension activities and the key. Additional Resource of Interest: 1. The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in South Korea. This would be a great opportunity to introduce students to the county of South Korea. There are 11 web questions, lots of Did You Know? facts, comprehension questions and a teacher page with 7 extension activities. There is also a key for both the web quest and comprehension questions and additional links for teachers. Although the activity could be done in one class period, if you decide to do some of the extension activities, this resource could be used over several days. Please consider following me by clicking follow by my photograph. Thank you. Gail Hennessey
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The Famous Games of Ancient Greece: A Bundle

The Famous Games of Ancient Greece: A Bundle

This Bundle Includes the following resources: 1. History of the Famous Games from Ancient Greece: A Webquest/Extension Activities 2. South Korea(A Country in Focus): A Webquest/Extension Activities(host of the 2018 Games) 3. It's Greek to Me!(Country in Focus): A Webquest/Extension Activities I also included my Free Famous Games of Ancient Greece Factoids(A Possible Interactive Notebook Activity).
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State of the Union Address( A History-Webquest)

State of the Union Address( A History-Webquest)

The founding fathers stated in the Constitution that the President "shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” It wasn’t spelled out HOW the president was to do this or even when such an update should be given. The State of the Union Address has taken many forms since the birth of our nation. It has come to be an annual speech given by the President of the United States and is done in the month of January. In 2018, the address will be given on January 30th. Learn about the history of the State of the Union Address with this internet activity so you can WOW your friends with all you know about the history of this yearly event! There are 10 web questions, 9 Did You Know? Facts, 6 comprehension questions, a student page(handout to give for homework or extra credit for the night of the State of the Union Address), a teacher page with a couple of extension activities and the key to both the web quest and the comprehension questions. This would be a great opportunity for those teaching in the United States to bring the news into the classroom with the 2018 State of the Union Address scheduled for January 30th.
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April Fools' Day! Reading Passage and More

April Fools' Day! Reading Passage and More

NOTE: April Fools' Day and April Fool's Day are both used but sources say April Fools' Day is more correct to use. Great Activity to Introduce students to REAL vs. FAKE News Identification! Want to introduce your students to the history of April Fools' Day? This resource provides a reading for students as well as lots of interesting famous April Fools' Day pranks such as this one that happened in Switzerland in 1957.A news show aired a video on a spaghetti harvest in the country of Switzerland. People were pulling strands of spaghetti dangling down from trees. People actually called the news show asking how they could purchase a spaghetti tree! Additionally, there are extension activities as well as a Test your April Fools' Day IQ(can you spot the True News Stories from the Fake ones?). There are also comprehension questions for the students to answer after reviewing the resource.One class period for Grades 4 and up. This Resource Goes well with April Fool's Day: Check out my Resource on Digital Critical Thinking(Is that FAKE News?) Is That FAKE New?
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Fake News! Developing Digital Critical Literacy with Kids! Possible Interactive Notebook Activity

Fake News! Developing Digital Critical Literacy with Kids! Possible Interactive Notebook Activity

The term FAKE News seems to be used a lot these days! April Fool's Day is a great opportunity to begin a discussion with students on FAKE and REAL news. Possible Interactive Notebook Activity. A recent survey found that many young people(and adults for that matter) can't seem to determine which is a real news story from a fake news story. We need to develop digital critical literacy with our students so they can try and determine the difference BEFORE they hit "send" to all their friends.
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Sir Isaac Newton: A Readers Theater Script

Sir Isaac Newton: A Readers Theater Script

NEW!!!!! Use this play to introduce students to the life of English Scientist, Sir Isaac Newton. Great, too, for a review activity if you are doing a unit of study on gravity, motion or prisms. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series of plays, Sir Isaac Newton is a guest on Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show. Newton shares information about his life and contributions he made in science with her studio audience who ask questions which he answers. I always include questions about a "guest's" childhood and schooling. I feel it is important to see all famous people were kids,too, with many of the same issues that students today may be confronting. I also like kids to see that our past shapes our future! 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. Other plays in the Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show Series: The Constitution(A Visit with James Madison, “Father of the Constitution”),A Visit with Lewis and Clark, A Visit with Josh Crabtree, A Tory during the American Revolutionary War, Charles Dickens, Johnny Appleseed, Albert Einstein, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Bessie Coleman Sacagawea, George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King, Sequoia, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Tuskegee Airmen, Susan B. Anthony, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, an interview with a groundhog, an interview with a leprechaun, an interview with Simon, victim of the Black Death, An Interview with Agent 355, a female agent in the Culper Spy Ring(Revolutionary War), Interview with a 49er from the California Gold Rush , Albert Einstein, Rachel Carson, Katherine Johnson and more.
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PURPLE GAME: THINGS THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE COLOR PURPLE!

PURPLE GAME: THINGS THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE COLOR PURPLE!

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ALL THINGS PURPLE! Need a fun activity that involves kids finding answers that have to do with things PURPLE? THERE are 17 statements in the complete PURPLE Game Activity. You can do this activity in one class, over a couple of days if being used as a end of the period activity or over a couple of days, if you wish to do the extension activities. Great for a Friday activity or before a vacation or when you have some time at the end of the period for kids to group together and test their cognitive skills on all things PURPLE! Grades 4 and up. I also have a green, red, yellow, blue and orange game!
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Lewis and Clark: Louisiana Purchase(Reader's Theater Script)

Lewis and Clark: Louisiana Purchase(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. 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. Other plays in the Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show Series: The Vikings(A Visit with Leif Eriksson and his farther, Erik the Red, The Constitution(A Visit with James Madison, “Father of the Constitution”),Dr. Seuss, A Visit with Josh Crabtree, A Tory during the American Revolutionary War, Charles Dickens, Johnny Appleseed, Albert Einstein, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Bessie Coleman Sacagawea, George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King, Sequoia, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Tuskegee Airmen, Susan B. Anthony, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, an interview with a groundhog, an interview with a leprechaun, an interview with Simon, victim of the Black Death, An Interview with Agent 355, a female agent in the Culper Spy Ring(Revolutionary War), Interview with a 49er from the California Gold Rush , Albert Einstein, Rachel Carson, Katherine Johnson and more. Gail’s Website for Teachers/Kids My website for teachers/kids has lots of free materials:geography activities, short reads, factoids on different topics, news, career surveys, bell ringers and more.
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Harriet Tubman(A Reader's Theater Script)

Harriet Tubman(A Reader's Theater Script)

Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about Harriet Tubman, ex-slave who became the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, a Union Spy and women's suffrage advocate. The fun/informative play uses the format of Harriet Tubman being a guest on Ms. Bie Ografee's talk show and the studio audience asks questions about her life and contributions. Great for Black History Month,unit on the Civil War,or Women's History Month. Comprehension questions/extension activities, key. Kids get a chance to "ham" it up and try out their acting skills!
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