Exploration Unit

Exploration Unit

This bundle includes multiple presentations, notes, activities, projects, etc. All extremely engaging and well planned out. Your students will explore all the levels of Bloom's Taxonomy as they study the collision of two worlds. Includes all the presentations, projects, activities, and lesson plans I have created that relate to the Age of Exploration. It includes Part One and Part Two of the Age of Exploration, the Columbian Exchange Cafe, and the Pokexplorer activity along with a complete student packet and a teacher key when applicable.
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Holiday Warmups Part 1: Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Holiday Warmups Part 1: Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

An engaging PowerPoint to use for warmups around the different holidays during fall semester. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas each have two warmup options. Veterans Day includes an activity that is easy to expand into two warmups if desired. The warmups include a variety of activities and are filled with interesting facts such as: the worlds largest giant pumpkin (over 2,600 lbs), inscriptions on famous tombstones, how many presidents were veterans, what really happened that first Thanksgiving, the many things Batman and Santa Claus have in common, and what Hitler had to say about the Christmas Truce of 1914. Flexible and easy to adjust for time! 18 total slides plus two optional handouts to make your life easier. Grab Part 1 in time for the holidays this year and check back soon for part two!
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Holiday Warmups Part 1: Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Holiday Warmups Part 1: Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

An engaging PowerPoint to use for warmups around the different holidays during fall semester. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas each have two warmup options. Veterans Day includes an activity that is easy to expand into two warmups if desired. The warmups include a variety of activities and are filled with interesting facts such as: the worlds largest giant pumpkin (over 2,600 lbs), inscriptions on famous tombstones, how many presidents were veterans, what really happened that first Thanksgiving, the many things Batman and Santa Claus have in common, and what Hitler had to say about the Christmas Truce of 1914. Flexible and easy to adjust for time! 18 total slides plus two optional handouts to make your life easier. Grab Part 1 in time for the holidays this year and check back soon for part two!
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Murder Mystery Dinner: Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None"

Murder Mystery Dinner: Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None"

This is a fun and engaging final activity that the students work towards throughout a literary unit on Agatha Christie's novel, "And Then There Were None." This set includes a handout for the students, a rubric, and an explanation page for the teacher. Get ready for an exciting day filled with classroom discussion and accusations as students literally get in character and try to figure out "who done it!"
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Textbook Tips: Keep Calm and Use Informational Text Features

Textbook Tips: Keep Calm and Use Informational Text Features

A presentation to teach students HOW to use a textbook and a class poster to remind them. When I was teaching, I found a lot of students were completely unfamiliar with HOW to read nonfiction, informational texts, and textbooks. This is a necessary life skill and one worth teaching in EVERY classroom. 85% of what we read as adults in nonfiction, not to mention the fact that if our students going to make it through middle school, high school, and college a few tips about how to conquer those daunting texts are be more than necessary. In this engaging presentation filled with examples and tips, students can find out just how to conquer these texts and make textbooks work for them. This also includes a fun assignment with a rubric that has students making their own "textbooks" all about their favorite subject.... their lives ;) (I've also include the External Text Features Scavenger Hunt just for your convenience. This is one of the free resources in my shop)
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Real Life Grammar Workshops

Real Life Grammar Workshops

Have students correct these real life examples of grammar mistakes! Includes ten examples for correcting. Also includes a worksheet with a key for additional grammar practice if needed.
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Polygamy Primary Source Gallery Walk: Using Primary Sources to Understand Polygamy

Polygamy Primary Source Gallery Walk: Using Primary Sources to Understand Polygamy

Help students understand what life was like for those in a polygamous family in Utah in the 1800s. Primary sources can help students grasp difficult and foreign topics (such as polygamy) far better than basic facts and figures. Have students explore the different perspectives from those involved as well as read actual facts about Utah Polygamy in the 19th century. Includes 12 quotes and 12 facts, a short presentation explaining the assignment, and a handout for students to record their findings.
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Native American Bundle

Native American Bundle

Get all my Native American resources, highly recommended by TES and others for one great price! Includes notes, presentations, projects, activities, assignments, and an Aztec primary source analysis. Many of these are things I used when teaching U.S History, but I have taken the time to perfect them in a way that excites me as a teacher and I feel will do the same for you and your students. It is not designed to be a comprehensive information unit about Native groups as that would be impossible since there were hundreds just in the U.S. It is designed as an introduction to five very different groups and as a way to help students appreciate the past and those cultures, understand how knowledge about them can help us today, and develop the critical thinking skills that come from primary source analysis.
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Utah Studies Unit: Utah 1950-Now

Utah Studies Unit: Utah 1950-Now

Everything you need for a unit on modern Utah! Will take students from the 1950s to Utah issues today. Includes a packet with vocab, projects, guided notes, etc. Also included is a PowerPoint presentation and links in the packet to Prezi presentations. Includes quizzes, a study guide, and a unit test as well. The presentation and notes on "Cultural Diversity in Utah" and the "Give Back to Your Community Service Learning Project" from my store are also included.
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Age of Exploration Part 3: Projects and Activities

Age of Exploration Part 3: Projects and Activities

This set includes resources on the Columbian Exchange and a project for researching explorers called Pokexplorers: Gotta Explore it All! It also includes the completed student packet. The entire Exploration Unit can be purchased as a bundle for $15.
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Commonly Confused Words Poster Project

Commonly Confused Words Poster Project

Have students create classroom visual aids to help each other tell those tricky words apart. Includes a presentation with instructions and examples, a list of words you could choose from, and a quiz with a key.
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Utah Native Americans and Mountain Men Review Game!

Utah Native Americans and Mountain Men Review Game!

Touches on the following topics: atlatl, Dominguez & Escalante, Wicki-ups, Hogans, Anasazi, Fremont, Utes, Navajo, Shoshone, Goshute, Paiute, Utah Native American culture, Jim Bridger, and Jedediah Smith Defines the following terms: Adapt, Primary sources, Migration, Petroglyphs, Cache, and Rendezvous Easy to edit to fit your needs!
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Cultural Diversity in Utah - Utah Studies

Cultural Diversity in Utah - Utah Studies

This powerpoint and guided notes could be used during the final unit in Utah Studies where students learn about the diversity of Utah today including new immigration, refugees, festivals, issues, etc. The powerpoint includes an introductory activity, notes, and an analysis of cultural diffusion at the end which could easily turn into a class discussion. It also includes links for the teacher to relevant news articles and a place online where you could have the students take a sample citizenship test to see how they would do!
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Utah Geography Review Game!

Utah Geography Review Game!

Covers the following topics: 5 themes of geography, relative and absolute location, map features (key, compass, scale), human environment interaction, latitude and longitude, Prime Meridian and Equator, rain shadow effect, Utah's bordering states, Utah's land regions, Utah rivers, Utah mountain ranges, and Utah lakes. It is easy to edit if you'd like to change questions and answers to better fit what you covered in class.
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Give Back to Your Community: A Service Learning Project

Give Back to Your Community: A Service Learning Project

A creative idea for an open project that gets kids thinking and giving back. Great to use during a unit on civics and government. I had great success with this project in my classroom. It is best to not use it at the beginning of the year. This is a handout that includes a description of the project, ideas, a simple rubric, and a place for students to write their proposals and for you, the teacher, to approve of before they begin.
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