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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 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. ********************************************
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.
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.**
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 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.
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
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
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.
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
Graffiti Activity Pack **NEW**
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Graffiti Activity Pack **NEW**

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Some great investigative worksheets on the cross-curriculum topic of Graffiti. Here I have used student interest in the topic to explore various cross-curriculum areas such as math, social science, debate, visual arts, and history. I find the cross curriculum nature of these units provide so many learning opportunities. The packs covers the following topics: - Street Artists such as Banksy - School policy on dealing with graffiti - Investigation on graffiti removal products - reading a chart - Experimenting in Street Art - Art v Vandalism arguments - Creating a Tag - History of Graffiti - Graffiti Poetry Response This is NOT a course in Graffiti, but rather a stimulus pack of activities that uses various skills to investigate the topic of Graffiti. Suitable to Middle Schools Students in both interest and ability level. 23 pages in total Answer key included. For more information about the author, go to malcombrown.com.au
Be The Funniest Person In The Room
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Be The Funniest Person In The Room

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Being really funny means you need to have a humor attitude. These worksheets shows Middle School students how to develop a humor attitude. The worksheets highlight the difference between being the ‘class clown’ or local ‘nitwit’, and focusses on looking at life with a sense of humor - using the lens of laughs. My classes really enjoy the focus I have on humor - I’m sure yours will too. Great activities and strategies for anyone wanting to let more humor in to their life. 17 pages in total including an answer key where necessary. 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. <strong>For monthly updates of learning inspiration that I gather, <a href=“https://mailchi.mp/08554929bee3/topcial”>sign up here</a>. Snippets from life beyond teaching.</strong>
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.