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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Sarcasm - Worksheets & Movie **NEW**

Sarcasm - Worksheets & Movie **NEW**

"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.
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Speak UP! ****BRAND NEW****

Speak UP! ****BRAND NEW****

The ability to speak in public is one of the hardest things that anybody can endure, but it is so much easier if you can adopt some powerful techniques that others use to make their speech memorable and at least survive on the stage. Young people should be given plenty of practice time to present a speech and this unit of work helped the kids in my class adopt some strategies use in their speeches. This pack consists of quality worksheets that review some famous speeches and shows the techniques that the speaker used to be persuasive and powerful. The content includes: - Analyzing Donald Trump's acceptance speech - Learning about Alliteration in speeches - Practising the use of Tricolons - Understanding the Power of Speech Metaphors - Ways to use Repetition in Speeches - Reviewing Inch by Inch, by Al Pacino - Reviewing Queen Elizabeth I’s Speech to the Troops at Tilbury, 1588 - Discovering the power of The Gettysburg Address - Counting the metaphors in the 'I Have a Dream Speech', by Martin Luther King The pack also includes a bonus Rubric that can be used to analyze the effectiveness of any speech. 32 pages in all, including an Answer Key
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Google Earth **TASK CARDS**

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. (Some samples shown) ******************************************** Learn more about the author at malcombrown.com.au ********************************************
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Donald Trump Activity Pack

Donald Trump Activity Pack

Great political topic for any middle school social studies class that can be used during the Presidential campaign. This pack includes 12 pages of worksheets with answers and a 10 page illustrated booklet of the life and times of Donald trump. Activities include political speech analysis, political cartoon analysis, creation of a timeline and a family tree, all based on the life and times of Donald Trump. The pack doesn't take any political viewpoint - just uses the biography and speeches of Donald Trump to learn skills through various cross-curriculum activities.
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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.
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Google Maps **VALUE BUNDLE**

Google Maps **VALUE BUNDLE**

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

Google Earth Bumper Volume **VALUE**

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. ********************************************
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Easter with Google Maps - **Not Just for Easter**

Easter with Google Maps - **Not Just for Easter**

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
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