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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
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.
Google Earth **TASK CARDS**
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Google Earth **TASK CARDS**

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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 ********************************************
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
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. ********************************************
What City is This? **BUNDLE**
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What City is This? **BUNDLE**

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PACK 1 What US City Skyline is That? Who doesn't like the magic of city skylines? I know I do and my class loves them as well. These worksheets on city skylines worked great. The task here is to review each city skyline PLUS review the other clue on the worksheet. Then identify which city it is from the clues. The other clue may be figures about the city, the city's logo or flag, a map of the city's area, or a logo of the sporting club that is based in that city. The task is challenging and fun, and normally requires the student to be creative in how they investigate the answer. Do I use Google Maps? Do I use Wikipedia? Do I try to find the answer by identifying a building on the skyline? The worksheets are a great library filler and you can always pull one out for that spare moment. There are 20 maps in all. ********************************** PACK 2 What City is This? These worksheets of printable maps each has a simple clue for that students use to determine what city is outlined on the sheet. Best used with Google Earth. The clue might be a longitude or latitude. The task is simple, but the activity is challenging. The maps require the student to use their problem solving skills to find the answer Students can also use the layout of the city as well to assist in working out the name. The worksheets have an answer key at the end. There are 10 maps in all. ********************************** **BONUS** PACK 3 This Slide Deck of maps each have a simple clue that can be used as a class activity. The task is to determine what country is outlined on each slide. First the country outline is shown, then click on to a single clue to help identify the country. The clue might be a longitude or latitude, a key city, or a geographical feature. Use Google Earth to find the country from the clues provided. The task is simple, but the activity is challenging. Once the students identify the country from the shape and/or the clue, click on to see the answer. There are 22 maps in all. ******************************************* If there is anything at all about this pack that disappoints or was not as expected, please get back to me and your funds will be completely refunded - no issue at all. I'd be completely embarrassed if anyone had one of my products and it did not suit! *********************************************