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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
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!
Google Earth Bumper Volume **VALUE**
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Google Earth Bumper Volume **VALUE**

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100 plus pages of self-directing activities for the Middle School students. 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 http://earth.google.com/. Activities require minimum teacher direction and provide maximum learning for the student. • 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 ______________________________________________________ Layers Reference and Activity Booklet Google Earth has over 50 layers of information and all are explained in this booklet, along with student activities designed to allow the student to explore each of the layers and track down the type of fascinating information that can be found on each layer. Layers are also given a value rating so that teachers can go directly to the most valuable layer with the most educational information. The booklet includes definitions and activities around the following Google Earth layers: • Borders and Labels • Photos • 3D Buildings • Ocean • Weather • Gallery • Global Awareness • and more Key points of interest are highlighted and quirky little tips are included. This is a true reference book for any student or teacher who works with Google Earth. _______________________________________________________How to Zoom and Fly A slide show that instructs users on how to use these basic functions of Zooming and Flying around Google Earth. Download this Powerpoint slide set to show your students how to use and practice the zooming and flying functions. Easy to follow - students could review them at their own pace. _______________________________________________________ Longitude and Latitude Worksheets Lesson Plan with worksheets for the Secondary 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. 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. ______________________________________________________ More Google Earth Worksheets 32 pages of printable worksheets for the Upper Primary student. Clear instructions, clear print and totally self-guiding 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 and more ______________________________________________________ Google Earth Task Cards 46 Task Cards with 46 activities for students to explore Google Earth. Activities include: - measuring distance with ruler function - calculating area - using longitude and latitude - mastering Google Earth tools and applications - understanding continents, countries - exploring Google Sky, Moon and Mars - zooming in to significant landmarks - investigative work on the ground - and much more. Comprehensive Answer Key included. Print out cards on to firm board - easy two-cut template to create four cards per page. ******************************************** See more here: Middle School Resources ******************************************** Learn more about the author at Malcom Brown ******************************************** 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. ********************************************
Google Street View Worksheets
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Google Street View Worksheets

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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 32 pages Answer key included Duration 3 weeks Note that only sample pages are shown here and the full 32 pages will be available for download once a purchase has been confirmed
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
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.
The Famous Comedy Fun Bundle **VALUE**
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The Famous Comedy Fun Bundle **VALUE**

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Teach Your Kids How to LOL .... Right Here! You start with Slapstick, then Sarcasm, then move on to Satire, and finish with some Puns. You won't be able to stop your kids from all their wisecracking. But who cares when everyone is enjoying the work? *************************** This bundle of humor activities will start the comedy craze in your school. Who know where it will lead? *************************** Comedy is so much fun in the classroom and to learn how to understand and recreate the main comedic devices is a great advantage for any student. *************************** The activities are fun and relevant. They cross a range of disciplines. This bundle is a combination of four packs that can be bought separately. But with this fun bundle you get four packs for the price of three. *************************** 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.
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
The Gratitude Journal ** INFO SHEET **
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The Gratitude Journal ** INFO SHEET **

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This Single A3 Info Sheet encourages the use of a Gratitude Journal Includes: purpose of a journal some starting ideas reasons for creating a #gratitudeattitude keyword list that will help to start writing See more here: Middle School Resources Learn more about the author at Malcom Brown I’d be disappointed if anyone does not feel that this download suits. If it’s not suitable, please get in touch and your money will be returned - no issue at all.
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
Sandy Hook Massacre - Told Graphically
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Sandy Hook Massacre - Told Graphically

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This is a resource I used with my 'Gun Control | Gun rights' pack. It was created using 'Comic Life' and steps through the sequence of events that occurred before, during and after the Sandy Hook Tragedy. The 20 page booklet is not a detailed account of the events on the day, or the desperately sad aftermath, but is a clinical description of events as they occur, and a description of the perpetrator's childhood. There is a reading response worksheet at the end of the story, encouraging students to reflect on the event and respond to its impact on life.
Google Maps Activity Sheets**UPDATED**
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Google Maps Activity Sheets**UPDATED**

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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 ********************************************* 29 pages 1 month duration Answer key included
Sarcasm - Worksheets & Movie **NEW**
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Sarcasm - Worksheets & Movie **NEW**

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"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” - Groucho Marx “The problem with common sense is that most people are morons.” - The Sarcasm Society Sarcasm can be witty, but in the school environment it can be hurting. Teach your students to recognise sarcasm and to be careful with its use. This bundle includes a great introductory Full Quality narrated slidedeck that introduces the topic of sarcasm. The slidedeck includes: - samples from Groucho Marx, - how sarcasm can hurt others, - some samples for students to test their sarcasm detector, and - some examples for sarcastic body language. The bundle also includes a starter pack of humour worksheets centred around the topic of Sarcasm. Topics include: - Irony v Sarcasm - Sarcasm Detector - Sarcasm as Verbal Bullying - Groucho Marx and his form of Sarcasm - Comparing Sarcasm with being Sincere - Plotting types of Sarcasm on the Nasty v Nice scale, and the Funny v not Funny scale ... and more Great fun for the classroom, but this pack also relates to the topic of emotional bullying and how some words that seem funny to others can impact a victim's feelings.
How to Tell a Joke ***NEW***
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How to Tell a Joke ***NEW***

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

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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 Click through to a huge catalog of jokes for any occasion.
50+ Things To Do On Google Maps & Google Earth ***BRAND NEW***
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50+ Things To Do On Google Maps & Google Earth ***BRAND NEW***

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Google Maps is an endless supply of fun and educational learning. This list of things to do will ensure that your students can experiment with just about every feature that Google Maps and Google Street View have implemented in their Application. Google Maps is a free application available online or as an app. Learn more about the author at Malcom Brown(http://malcombrown.com.au/) 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.
How To Interview a School Visitor ***NEW***
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How To Interview a School Visitor ***NEW***

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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.
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
Ukraine Crisis - What Happened
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Ukraine Crisis - What Happened

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A lesson plan plus 20 pages of worksheets about the reasons behind the current Ukraine crisis. UPDATED *****July 18, 2014***** with worksheet on Malaysian Flight Disaster The crisis is explained simply and in a straightforward manner, and some follow up activities are provided to help the lower secondary students understand why the world is watching this tension unfold. Also includes blank flag and map templates of all the major players in the crisis. Activities include: - comprehension - time zone understanding - distance matrix - map reading - and more Answer sheet included at end of booklet
Curriculum Guide - Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Street View
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Curriculum Guide - Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Street View

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Free curriculum guide for anyone wanting to include Google's fabulous Geo Products into their curriculum. The 12 page booklet includes suggested objectives, assessment tools and activities for each subject. It also includes an exhaustive list of verbs you can use when creating your own learning objectives.