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I have been a Social Studies teacher for over 15 years. I prefer to use lessons that allow my students to become facilitators and active participants in their own learning rather than merely an audience of "my show".

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I have been a Social Studies teacher for over 15 years. I prefer to use lessons that allow my students to become facilitators and active participants in their own learning rather than merely an audience of "my show".
Post-WWI: Rise of Totalitarian Dictators ~ An Introductory Activity ~
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Post-WWI: Rise of Totalitarian Dictators ~ An Introductory Activity ~

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In this 4 page packet you have everything needed to briefly introduce your students to the rise of Totalitarian leaders after WWI before you dig deeper.I use this lesson in both my U.S. and World History classes. Your students will: 1) Read a short 1 page introduction that explains what a Totalitarian state is and how it runs. (Included) 2) Use the information in the reading to fill in 1 section of their graphic organizer. (Included) 3) Use the class textbook or internet ( as a web quest), to fill in the sections of the chart about Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin, comparing how each leader fits the description of a totalitarian state. (Info is: How did they control their citizenry? How did they deal with their opposition? Who did they blame for their countries problems? Etc...) 4) Complete a homework/extension activity that asks students to do some quick research on Totalitarianism today making connections from events of the past to events of today. (Worksheet/directions included)
U.S. Economics: Factors of Production Student Activity
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U.S. Economics: Factors of Production Student Activity

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This 7 page activity contains everything your students need to gain an in-depth understanding of the Factors of Production. Perfect lesson to use during a beginning Econ unit (Unit 1) where students are learning the basics of Economics. In this activity: Students will complete a graphic organizer, Factors of Production Chart, on the 4 Factors of Production using their classroom textbook or online resource. Students will then participate in a group activity in which they list all of the Factors of Production for an assigned good or service, create a poster of this information and share out with the class. Students will watch a video on how the Factors of Production may be affected in the future. (Video is public access on YouTube) and is 15 minutes in length. Students will answer questions about the video while watching. Assessment/Conclusion Activity Included. FULL LESSON, all worksheets, teacher STEP-BY-STEP directions are all included.
Confucianism: ~Power-point, Game & Student Activity~
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Confucianism: ~Power-point, Game & Student Activity~

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You are purchasing 1 full color power-point, game, and student activity, and corresponding worksheets for notes, game and activity on the topic of Confucianism. Great intro to the basics of the belief system; What is it? Who was Confucius? What are the 5 Relationships? The Analects, Meritocracy/Civil Service Exam, how Confucianism affected China and MORE! I use this lesson during my World History unit on China. In this lesson your students will: 1) Take notes on the worksheets provided while learning about Confucianism from a FULL COLOR power-point lecture. 2) Play a game throughout the lecture that will keep them engaged and motivated to learn the material and pay attention! 3) Complete an Exit Card student activity that requires them to critically think and use what they learned about Confucianism. FUN GAME keeps your students engaged during the lecture! This lesson works well in either a World Religions or World History class.
Middle Ages: Black Death Primary Source Student Activity
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Middle Ages: Black Death Primary Source Student Activity

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In this 4 page activity, students will read several primary source excerpts that will give them a deeper insight into the Black Death (Bubonic plague) in 14th century Europe. This is a great introductory lesson to use before a lecture on the Black Death or as a follow-up homework assignment. In this activity, students will: 1) Read primary source excerpts from survivors and witnesses of the Black Death. 2) Answer critical thinking questions provided either orally or on paper (teacher choice) 3) Complete an EXIT CARD/ASSESSMENT activity in which students describe the Black Death using evidence from the primary sources provided from a unique perspective. CREATIVE ACTIVITY! All materials, questions, and student handouts are provided.
What is Propaganda? Comparing Historic & Modern Day Propaganda Activity
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What is Propaganda? Comparing Historic & Modern Day Propaganda Activity

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You are purchasing everything you need to introduce your students to Propaganda by comparing WWI propaganda to modern day examples. Your students will: Be introduced to the definitions of propaganda, forms of, the purpose of propaganda and identify common propaganda techniques through a full color power-point and corresponding worksheet. Examine, analyze and compare historic (WWI era) and contemporary propaganda to draw conclusions about how propaganda techniques have changed over time through a series of nine full color slides that compare historic (WWI) era propaganda to a modern day example; corresponding student chart included. Create a unique piece of propaganda using any available media for a current issue. Step by step directions/ worksheet included for students. A grading rubric is included for teacher use.
U.S. History: Examining Both Sides of the Scopes "Monkey" Trial Activity
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U.S. History: Examining Both Sides of the Scopes "Monkey" Trial Activity

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In this 3 page activity, students will read a basic overview of the Scopes Trial, read arguments of the prosecution and defense, examine political cartoons from the period and listen to a SONG! Students will then use the information (primary source excerpts of Darrow and Bryan are included) in the packet to answer critical thinking questions about the event. Also included are the directions for an OPTIONAL EXTENSION assignment using the internet. Great front-loading or review assignment…could be used as classwork or homework. Answer Key Included
U.S. History: Boston Massacre: Was it really a Massacre? Mini- DBQ
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U.S. History: Boston Massacre: Was it really a Massacre? Mini- DBQ

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This 9 page packet contains everything your students need to complete a document based activity (primary sources) on the Boston Massacre. Perfect addition to any American Revolution Unit. Can be used for classwork, group-work or homework. In this activity your students will: 1) Read several accounts of the Boston "Massacre" from British and colonial perspectives. They will also examine Paul Revere's engraving of the event. 2) Complete a graphic organizer that forces students to compare the different perspectives of what happened on that bloody day in 1770. 3) Complete a comparison sensory figure: Colonists V. Redcoats Essential Question "Based on the evidence, should the colonists have classified the events of March 5, 1770 as a "massacre" and allowed themselves to use this event as a contributing justification for war on their king? Were the colonists over-exaggerating?" COMMON CORE ACTIVITY
Korean War: ~Power-point, Game and Creative Student Activity~
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Korean War: ~Power-point, Game and Creative Student Activity~

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You are purchasing 1 full color power-point, game, and student creative activity, and corresponding worksheets for notes, game and activity on the topic of the Korean war 1950-1953. How did the Cold War heat up between 1950-1953? In this lesson your students will: 1) Take notes on the worksheets provided while learning about the Korean War from a FULL COLOR power-point lecture. 2) Play a game throughout the lecture that will keep them engaged and motivated to learn the material and pay attention! 3) Complete a creative student activity that requires them to critically think and use what they learned about the Korean War. FUN GAME keeps your students engaged during the lecture! This lesson works well in either a US History or World History class.
The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Comprehension Activities
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The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Comprehension Activities

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This 14 page packet covers the entire "The Adventures of Captain Underpants" book by Dav Pilkey. Each worksheet of this packet allows students/teachers to check student comprehension of the story, Chapters 1-20. Each worksheet is devoted to the content of a particular chapter(s). The comprehension questions asked in this packet are all aligned to the Common Core standards for reading grades 2-4. There are also several additional activities in the packet that students complete to extend their understanding of the book. This is a great packet to send home with students to complete while they are reading the book and then they return once they have finished the book.
Economics: Shark Tank  ~ You Can Be an Entrepreneur Student Activity ~
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Economics: Shark Tank ~ You Can Be an Entrepreneur Student Activity ~

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In this 12 page activity, students will watch several pitches from Shark Tank and complete a corresponding worksheet (video link and QR Code included), briefly review the Factors of Production and Role of an entrepreneur, Brainstorm ideas for their own product or service using guided questions, follow a set of prompts to create a short 2-4 minute "pitch" (Shark Tank Show style) on their product or service and will be graded by their peers (the Sharks) using an INCLUDED- easy to use Rubric! Fun Activity! My students have had a blast with this activity! (All materials, handouts and rubrics are included- just print and teach!)
Reformation: The Catholic Church's Response ~A Document Based Activity~
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Reformation: The Catholic Church's Response ~A Document Based Activity~

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This 7 page activity packet contains everything your students need to complete a Document Based Activity (using primary sources/secondary sources) on how the Catholic Church fought back against the Protestant Reformation (Counter-Reformation). Students will read primary/secondary documents that introduce them to the ideas of the Council of Trent, Inquisition, the Society of Jesus/Jesuits and the Index of Prohibited Books. Students will: 1) Read each primary/secondary source document (excerpt) to understand how the Catholic Church fought back against the spread of Protestantism. 2) While examining documents A-D, students can answer the Comprehension Check Questions, for each document, on paper or orally discuss with a partner. 3) Students will then complete their graphic organizers to record information that will answer the overall question: How did the Catholic Church fight back against the Reformation? 4) Students can then use their graphic organizers to write a response to the overall question on their own paper or orally discuss as a class (teacher choice). MEETS COMMON CORE STANDARDS
Causes of WWI Graphic Organizer
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Causes of WWI Graphic Organizer

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Graphic Organizer for the M.A.I.N.E causes of WWI. Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism, and Execution (Assassination) Students can use their class textbook or the internet to complete this graphic organizer. Key Included.
Harlem Renaissance: Life in the 1920's Graphic Organizer
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Harlem Renaissance: Life in the 1920's Graphic Organizer

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What was life like for African Americans in the 1920's? Your students can use the class textbook or internet to complete this 1 page graphic organizer about life during the Harlem Renaissance. Teacher answer key is included. **This graphic organizer is INCLUDED in my product, "Harlem Renaissance Power point and Group Challenge Activities" as well.
U.S. History: Gilded Age-Robber Barons or Captains of Industry Document Based Activity
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U.S. History: Gilded Age-Robber Barons or Captains of Industry Document Based Activity

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This is a 12 page document based activity for the Gilded Age Unit. Students will work independently or in pairs/groups to: Read a short 1 paragraph biography about Carnegie, Rockefeller & J.P. Morgan. Read approximately 8 Primary Source Document excerpts and examine 2 political cartoons. (sources included: Carnegie’s “Wealth”, Ida Tarbell “The History of Standard Oil”, Sherman Anti-Trust Act, Political Cartoon “Teddy Roosevelt’s with Trusts” and MORE…) While reading the primary sources, students will fill in a graphic organizer that guides student understanding of the overall question: “Were Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and JP Morgan- Captains of Industry or Robber Barons?” Once graphic organizer is complete students are asked to answer the overall question to assess their understanding of the documents. ALL MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THIS ACTIVITY ARE INCLUDED
Islam Unit: Muslim Contributions that Shaped the World ~Student Activities~
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Islam Unit: Muslim Contributions that Shaped the World ~Student Activities~

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In this 17 page resource your students will learn about Muslim contributions that shaped our world today. Contributions include: chess, hospitals, algebra, Arabic numerals, astrolabe, map-making, Avicenna “Canon of Medicine”, al-Khwarizmi, Sufism, “The 1001 Nights”, calligraphy, domes, minarets and MORE! Students will complete a pictorial warm-up in which they examine paintings depicting Muslim contributions, they discuss their observations with a partner and then annotate black and white versions. Then students will use their classroom textbook and/or an ONLINE Exhibition, article, and resource that will guide them in their research of Muslim contributions. Students will access these websites by scanning included QR CODES or web addresses. Lastly, students will complete an EXIT Card activity. The activities in this download can be completed without internet /computer access but internet access definitely enriches the activity. ***All Materials and worksheets are included…
U.S. Economics: Market Structures Class Activity
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U.S. Economics: Market Structures Class Activity

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In this 22 page packet, you have everything you need to conduct a lesson on the 4 Market Structures: Perfect Competition, Monopolistic Competition, Oligopoly, and Monopoly. In this lesson your students will: Complete a short 10 minute warm-up activity in which they watch a Free Public Access video on the internet and write down the basic characteristics of each market structure. Complete basic notes on a graphic organizer that defines the characteristics of Market Structures. (worksheet and power-point slide included) Complete a chart which compares the 4 market structures. Students will complete this chart as they “act-out” each market structure. (chart, Step-by-step teacher directions are included) *This activity is very interactive and “hands-on”. All worksheets, power-point slides and teacher directions are included. ANSWER KEYS INCLUDED.
Primary Source Analysis Graphic Organizer
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Primary Source Analysis Graphic Organizer

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This Graphic Organizer is a great resource for students to be given prior to analyzing any primary source (document, cartoon, article etc.). Students learn to analyze a source using the SAME 4 step process outlined in this organizer until they can analyze a source without the aid. I give it to my students to keep in their notebooks and they reuse it over and over the entire year. NOTE: only half of the organizer is shown for PREVIEW purposes. Once you buy the organizer you will be purchasing a copy of the 100% complete FULL PAGE organizer.