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High interest learning resources for the Middle School student - fun, challenging and varied.

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High interest learning resources for the Middle School student - fun, challenging and varied.
Google Earth Worksheets
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Google Earth Worksheets

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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
Pranks, Hoaxes & Scams
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Pranks, Hoaxes & Scams

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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
Public Speaking
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Public Speaking

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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.
Gun Control | Gun Rights **NEWLY UPDATED**
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Gun Control | Gun Rights **NEWLY UPDATED**

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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.**
Longitude and Latitude with Google Earth
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Longitude and Latitude with Google Earth

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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
Fun with Malapropism
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Fun with Malapropism

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What's a Malaprop? "It is the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one, often with unintentionally amusing effect, as in, for example, “dance a flamingo ” (instead of flamenco )." This pack has more than 170 Malaprops that are fun, challenging and great for learning about correct English. Many of the Malaprops include common mistakes that English speakers make. Translating what the speaker was meaning needs some hard thinking in some cases. An answer key is provided at the end.
The School Uniform
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The School Uniform

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The School Uniform is always a matter of conversation and debate in schools and this thematic unit explores various aspects of the School Uniform discussion. As a thematic unit it covers a variety of topic starters including colour charts, infographics, budgetting, design, debate, SWOT analysis and more. A thematic study is always great for the creative teacher who can use these study starters to explore different directions around a them. The package is attractively presented and provides two pages of teachers notes to assist in further study explorations. My kids thoroughly enjoyed working through the topic - as expected, there was much debate! 25 pages (The pages shown here are samples only) 1 week duration
Fun with FONTS
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Fun with FONTS

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34 pages of different font styles. Children always enjoy writing stylish headings for their projects and posters. These worksheets open up a variety of letter styles that students can practice. Children can trace over the letters to get a feel of shape and movement, and then rewrite the letter underneath. Some letters could even be better reproduced with calligraphy pens if you feel like adding some extra interest to the art of writing. A great activity filler and very calming fun for those times when your class need calming!
Easter with Google Maps - **Not Just for Easter**
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Easter with Google Maps - **Not Just for Easter**

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Great worksheets for Middle School students based around the story of Easter and everything connected with Easter (Easter Eggs - chocolate and non-chocolate!, Easter Island, the Easter sites of significance, and more.) Use Google Maps to complete the worksheets Learning objectives include: • Ability to calculate distances in Google Maps • Able to load a database to Google Maps • Ability to insert Placemarker information in Google Maps • Ability to use creativity and imagination in developing a fantasy island • Ability to construct a map with all key features • Ability to locate information in Google Maps using coordinates • Ability to apply some simple knowledge of Excel. All the activities were great fun in my classroom, and the students could progress through them at their own pace and without too much direction. 26 pages Answer key included Duration 1-2 weeks Note: Sample pages only shown here, full pack of 26 pages of worksheets will be available for download after purchase
More Google Earth Worksheets
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More Google Earth Worksheets

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Use Google Earth to complete these self-directed worksheets. Easy to use and very educational. A wide range of topics covered, including: - Religions of the world - Capital cities - Deserts - Trip planning - Cryptic Clues to solve - Volcanoes - Rivers - The Roman Empire - Around the World in 80 Days and more Enjoy 30 pages Note that only sample worksheets shown here, but full pack of 30 pages will be available for download once purchased. Duration - 1 week
How to Write & Present a Speech **NEW**
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How to Write & Present a Speech **NEW**

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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 Answer key included
Google Maps **VALUE BUNDLE**
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Google Maps **VALUE BUNDLE**

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Great bundle value with 5 packs all related to using Google Maps in the classroom. Each pack has student self-directed worksheets that are solved by using Google Maps. ______________________________________________________ Google Maps Worksheets Activity Sheets for the Middle School students. Great fun solving problems using Google Maps(and Google Earth). Simple instructions but challenging activities. I have found that the students in my class need very little instruction to complete the tasks, so long as they understand the Google Maps tools. Google account is not required - just access to the Google Maps online. Table of Contents 1. Creating a Travelling Distance Chart 2. Solve the Riddle 3. A Different Type of Easter Egg 4. Fantasy Island 5. Landmarks Around the World 6. Cruising the Seas 7. All about Continents 8. The Earth’s Grid System 9. From Pegman’s Point of View 10. Time & Weather Clues 11. Sites with a View 12. Home Sweet Home 13. Street View Safari 14. Who Am I? 15. National Parks 16. Your Place 17. A Mission for Agent Pegman 18. Things to do on Google Earth 19. Oddities on Google Earth ______________________________________________________ Google Maps Math Problems This is a pack of worksheets with Math problems students can do on Google Maps. The problems cover a range of activities, but my class particularly liked the activity based on Disneyland where they had to zoom in on Street View as well as use the Earth function to mathematically calculate the number of car parks in a particular structure at Disneyland, and also calculate the commercial profitability of the car park. This is a multi-skilled pack for Middle School students and those who have bought my other packs over the years (thank you all!) you will know that each sheet is well laid out, nicely presented and encourages the student to work independently on each activity. As well as the Disneyland activity, the pack includes: - designing a road trip - searching for mathematical street names in a particular location(we found more than 10 names!) - researching odd mathematical locations - measuring and comparing distance - and more 10 pages of worksheets, PLUS an answer key. ______________________________________________________ Google Street View Worksheets 24 pages of worksheets for upper primary/lower secondary students using Google's fabulous Street View, newly updated with Answer Key and further instructions for Agent Pegman. Activities include: - looking for animals on safari - looking for unusual landmarks - perform some exemplary spy work - visit some very obscure locations - stand right in the middle of Stonehenge, Legoland, Warwick Castle gardens and travel the slopes of Whistler ______________________________________________________ Easter Fun with Google Maps Great worksheets for Middle School students based around the story of Easter and everything connected with Easter (Easter Eggs - chocolate and non-chocolate!, Easter Island, the Easter sites of significance, and more.) Use Google Maps to complete the worksheets Learning objectives include: • Ability to calculate distances in Google Maps • Able to load a database to Google Maps • Ability to insert Placemarker information in Google Maps • Ability to use creativity and imagination in developing a fantasy island • Ability to construct a map with all key features • Ability to locate information in Google Maps using coordinates • Ability to apply some simple knowledge of Excel. All the activities were great fun in my classroom, and the students could progress through them at their own pace and without too much direction. ______________________________________________________ Placemarkers in Google Maps Representing data on a map is an important form of communicating information to the reader. Information graphics need to provide the right information in the clearest format possible. Google Maps provides an easy facility to display data for any reader, and anybody can use this facility to upload their information. An excellent introduction to this topic would be for the teacher and students to explore the range of ways that data can be represented on a map. Different ways include heat maps, geographic stretching of continents, icons and symbols, colours and shades, bar graphs, and interactive maps. The lessons and activities in this unit of work are for the lower and middle secondary years of schooling and focus on how to add Placemarkers and how to bulk upload more than one data point to show a broader range of data. Simple instructions and clear screenshots, along with relevant student activities make this unit of work self-instructing for every student. ******************************************** 100% Money Back guarantee - if there is anything at all about this pack that disappoints or was not as expected, please get back to me and your investment will be completely refunded - no issue at all. ******************************************** See more here: Middle School Resources ******************************************** Learn more about the author at Malcom Brown ********************************************
Clowns and Slapstick
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Clowns and Slapstick

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A slapstick was originally a harmless paddle composed of two pieces of wood that slapped together to produce a resounding whack when the paddle struck someone. It was soon used by jesters to playfully smack others in a play and soon came to be the descriptor of similar type of physical comedy. Great printables around the theme of Clowns and the comedy method of slapstick. Research how slapstick is created, the principles of clowning and the history of both. These printables are challenging and varied and all centred around the comedy of slapstick. Humour is a great way to engage students in the classroom and this Middle School Resource was great fun in my classes. 15 great worksheets that students can complete on their own, and teachers can use to build on with other activities and interests. 17 pages Duration 1 week