Gun Control | Gun Rights **NEWLY UPDATED**

Gun Control | Gun Rights **NEWLY UPDATED**

A challenging topic, but one that needed to be discussed in my class. The worksheets cover both sides of the debate about gun control and the right to bear arms, and students are encouraged to develop their own opinions. The worksheets created a lot of discussion by focussing on the slogans, the statistics and analyzing and rewording the Second Amendment. This pack includes 12 worksheets on different aspects of the topics and like all of my work, approaches the activities from a cross-curriculum point of view. So the activities include graphing tasks, language analysis, interpreting political cartoons and identifying arguments in a debate. There is also an answer key at the end of the pack, with possible responses to all debating points and** mistypes have been corrected in this updated version.**
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The Indigenous Way - My Scrapbook

The Indigenous Way - My Scrapbook

I had worked as teacher in a remote Aboriginal community in the north west region of Australia, and here I have collected by photos and stories to show students how life is the same and different to their own. Topics covered: Our Camp The Terrain Weather & Climate Children’s Games School Two Schools Food Seasonal food Food The Babysitter Health and Medecine Medicine Trip to the Great Sandy Desert Pilbara Lizards New Cyclone Shelter Employment Whitefella Work in the Pilbara In my class the scrapbook is used as part of our Indigenous Study Unit and is used in combination with The Indigenous Way - A Case Study
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The Indigenous Way - An Australian Aboriginal Case Study and Activities

The Indigenous Way - An Australian Aboriginal Case Study and Activities

This engaging pack is an Integrated Case Study with 50 pages of student activities comparing a traditional indigenous lifestyle with the student’s own lifestyle. It reviews aspects of self and society that were studied in the early years of learning. The children explore the impact of environment and experience on human behaviour. The activities contrasts the child’s own lifestyle with that of the modern indigenous family in a remote area of Australia. The information comes from first hand experience by the author, and includes a variety of images and drawings done within the remote community. Topics of work, play, living, environment, medicine, language are all covered in this comprehensive introduction to the indigenous way. I also use a scrapbook of the photos I have from my time in this community. The scrapbook shows daily activities within the community and it is a great resource to use with ‘The Indigenous Way - An Australian Aboriginal Case Study and Activities’
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Negative versus Positive Humour ***BRAND NEW***

Negative versus Positive Humour ***BRAND NEW***

It is important for any student to understand the difference between the two types of humour - one that hurts and offends, compared to the type that makes you feel good, energised and relaxed, and there are no victims that feel bad. These ten worksheets focus on helping Middle School students identify the difference between the types of humour. The worksheets analyse the Sarcastic Wit, the Nit Wit, and the Clowning Wit. I have found that teaching humour in the classroom is such fun - of course - and it can have relevance to many parts of the curriculum. Answer key included
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How to Tell a Joke ***NEW***

How to Tell a Joke ***NEW***

Telling a joke to a group of people is a real art - and no-one ever teaches us how to do it! These worksheets explore some key aspects of joke telling and they can be great fun in any middle classroom. I suggest setting the ground rules with the class right at the beginning so that any inappropriate material is not used as a joke.... but that never really happened in any of the lessons that I conducted with my students, so hopefully it is a non-issue for your class as well. This pack includes 12 pages of worksheets plus an answer key showing some suggested answers to the questions about jokes. Headings in the pack include: - Defining a joke - Putting on your humor hat - What is the best joke you have ever heard? - Know your audience - Joke types - How to write your own joke - How to deliver a joke I really enjoy working with humor in my classes and I have about a dozen packs of worksheets that worked in my class in my TES store. ******************************************** I'd be really disappointed if anyone is not happy with these packs, so if that's you, please get back to me and your money will be very happily refunded. I'd really like some feedback too, so all comments most welcome.
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Google Earth Worksheets

Google Earth Worksheets

More than 50 pages of Blackline Masters for upper primary/lower secondary students. All worksheet activities are completed with the fabulous Google Earth application which is free to download on to your PC or Mac from earth.google.com. Activities require minimum teacher direction and provide maximum learning for the student. _______________________________________________________ Contents: • Constellation conundrum • Landmarks • Cruise around the world • Help!! Endangered species • The Galapagos Islands • Continents • Google Moon • The Earth's Grid System • Make the World a Better Place • Mission to Mars • Majestic Mountains • My Google Earth Autobiography • Mysterious Locations • National Parks • Ocean Explorer • Ocean Investigations • The Olympics • The ABCs of Google Earth • Bonjour, Mon Ami 50 plus pages 3 weeks duration
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How To Interview a School Visitor ***NEW***

How To Interview a School Visitor ***NEW***

From time to time a special visitor comes to the school and your class might be called on to ask them a question. How often is that question very ordinary, may be a bit embarrassing, and sometimes it may not really excite the visitor? I have used these worksheets to prepare my students to come up with some more interesting questions to ask the visitor to the class or the school. My students sometimes also need to visit a local politician or business person as part of a class project, and I use these worksheets to again prepare them for the visit. I find these type of interpersonal communication skills so important for later life and that's why my store is full of activities around public speaking, using humor and interviewing techniques. I hope you find this pack useful to start the topic of interviewing.
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Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Great Value bundle combining two popular packs focussing on public speaking, the techniques used by others and the process in writing and presenting a speech. Each worksheet in each pack has engaging activities for the Middle School student to start to master one of the most important skills that any adult needs in their private and public lives - no matter what career they pursue. Ove 50 pages of tips, ideas and activities for the student to self-guide their way to speaking mastery. PLUS, a free fun pack is included to check on those speech trip-ups that will get in the way of any good speech. Nothing worse than saying the wrong thing, when you really meant something else. The effect can be catastrophic.
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How to Write & Present a Speech **NEW**

How to Write & Present a Speech **NEW**

The ability to construct and confidently present a speech to any audience will always be one of the most sought after skills required in any form of employment. Any student needs to master the skills to speak confidently, and this pack of worksheets will provide every student with some unique insights to how to speak confidently. Topics include: - Developing a hook to involve the audience - Telling a story to engage the audience - Develop a Call to Action to finish off the speech - Tips to gain confidence with public speaking - And the importance of seeking feedback about a speech that was delivered. These topics and more are covered in these 20 plus pages of activities aimed for the Middle School Student
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Longitude and Latitude with Google Earth

Longitude and Latitude with Google Earth

Lesson Plan with worksheets for the Middle School classroom that teaches the principles of Longitude and Latitude using the popular Google Earth. The worksheets are simple and self-guiding. There is an answer sheet at the end of the booklet. There are also links to short videos further explaining the activities. Just click on the links in the worksheets The lesson takes about 3 weeks to complete and there are additional worksheets that the early finishers can work on to further extend their knowledge. Objectives included. 20 pages of things to do. Note that sample pages only shown here. Full pack of 20 pages will be downloadable once purchase has been made. Duration of activity is 1 week
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Pranks, Hoaxes & Scams

Pranks, Hoaxes & Scams

Great fun pack that investigates the types of Pranks, Hoaxes and Scams that are carried out in a variety of circumstances - on the web, in the classroom, in the news and so on. Students identify the differences and get an understanding that this is not a new thing - it all started with Jonathon Swift (Gulliver Travels). These pen and paper worksheets explore this type of humor and discusses the impact it might have on the victim. I really enjoy teaching about humor in the classroom and this is another of my packs that my classes have been working on. I also use the topic to cover off some 'bullying' issues and make sure that all students understand that a prank can often have a negative effect on someone else - and so needs to be avoided. The pack is also great for introducing the topic of email scams and how they can impact people who are not wary. 28 pages including a comprehensive Answer Key I'd be really disappointed if anyone is not happy with these packs, so if that's you, please get back to me and your money will be very happily refunded. I'd really like some feedback too, so all comments most welcome. ************************************************************ Learn more about the author at Malcom Brown
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