U.S. History Cold War Simulation

U.S. History Cold War Simulation

This Simulation will have students talking about the Cold War for the rest of the semester. My students love this simulation! It is complex and detailed to the point that students get an authentic, hands-on experience as to what it was like to make some of the tough decisions as govt. leaders during the Cold War, yet it is simple enough to explain and execute with no high tech computer software required and very minimal prep work involved (only word docs). Students get to collaborate in groups as they represent different country during the Cold War. Each group will consist of a Chief Decision Maker, an Ambassador, an Economic Advisor and a Military Advisor (so all group members are involved). Over the course of four days, students will be faced with different scenarios from the Cold War and will attempt to reach their country’s customized objectives in order to score points. Students will have to collaborate within their own group as well as with other groups to accomplish these objectives. Students will also have to consider things such as trading natural resources and investing in their military/economy in order to develop their country for subsequent turns of the simulation. Included in this 19 page package is everything needed to complete the simulation; a user manual, a terminology page, chart templates, an assessment reflection sheet and all four scenarios. Scenario 1 is (Alliances NATO/Warsaw Pact), Scenario 2 is (Expansion vs. Containment), Scenario 3 (Collective Action Asian Influenza), Scenario 4 (Nuclear Proliferation). Duration of simulation is 5 days 55min. classes (1 day for explanation and 4 days for 4 scenarios). You will not be displeased with the engagement nor the higher-level of learning that takes place during this simulation.
rlowers
Spanish Murder Mystery Party Kit

Spanish Murder Mystery Party Kit

This wonderful, editable activity was designed for my Spanish 2 class but could be adjusted for levels 3 and 4 by adding more past tense in descriptions and clues. During the “party” a mysterious murder will occur and it is students’ jobs to talk to each other in the target language to gather and infer information to make an accusation at the end of the game. My students love this game and talk more in Spanish than in any other oral activity that we do. All students receive character cards days before the game starts to tell them how to act, what info they know and what secrets they have. Packet includes an optional prezi to guide the game, directions, plot, character cards, name tags, character list, clues and data report sheet for students to fill out while in conversation. Allow 2-3 days for completion. Designed for my Spanish 2 class but could be adjusted for levels 3 and 4 by adding more past tense in descriptions and clues.
rlowers
Spanish 2 Final Exam Review Jeopardy

Spanish 2 Final Exam Review Jeopardy

This is a PowerPoint Presentation Jeopardy game that covers all major vocab and grammar structures in Spanish 2 based on the Realidades textbook. I use this for my Final Exam Review day, but it is a nice recap that could be used at the start of Spanish 3 as well. Categories include (Vocab, preterite regular verbs, Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns, comparatives and superlatives, present progressive and informal tu commands). It also has two daily double jeopardy plays and final jeopardy. I also throw a third element in my jeopardy games called club play where all teams playing have to be the first to come up with the correct answer if a club play pops up (it adds a nice dynamic to the game and keeps kids paying more attention when it is not their turn). Once club play is over the team that hit the club play originally will get to complete their standard turn. This PPT is NOT set up to keep track of questions already asked and therefore you will want keep track off to the side via whiteboard or piece of paper. This PPT does have transitions from the home jeopardy screen to questions and back with ease (answers are also included on all slides with the click of a button)
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Spanish 1 Final Exam Review Jeopardy

Spanish 1 Final Exam Review Jeopardy

This is a PowerPoint Presentation Jeopardy game that covers all major vocab and grammar structures in Spanish 1. I use this for my Final Exam Review day, but it is a nice recap that could be used at the start of Spanish 2 as well. vocab and grammar are based on the Realidades textbook, but it can be used for any level 1. Categories include (Vocab, verbs, definite and indefinite articles, possessive adjectives, Ir+a+infinitive, and a miscellaneous). It also has two double jeopardy plays and final jeopardy. I also throw a third element in my jeopardy games called club play where all teams playing have to be the first to come up with the correct answer if a club play pops up (it adds a nice dynamic to the game and keeps kids paying more attention when it is not their turn). Once club play is over the team that hit the club play originally will get to complete their standard turn. This PPT is set up to keep track of questions already asked and transitions from the home jeopardy screen to questions and back with ease (answers are also included on all slides with the click of a button)
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Spanish 1 + 2 Full Year Bundle of 120 Bell Ringers, Do Nows, Warm Ups

Spanish 1 + 2 Full Year Bundle of 120 Bell Ringers, Do Nows, Warm Ups

Included in this bundle is a set of 2 Spanish Bell Work packets that have a combine total of 120 Do Nows and Bell Ringers that I use for Spanish levels 1 + 2. The exercises are largely based on the the Realidades 1 Textbook, chapters 1-8, however all subjects are hyperlinked for use in any Spanish classroom. You can also buy these two sets separately for level 1 or 2 at my TpT store. Exercises include translation, fill in the blanks, riddles, multiple choice, corrections, listening, visuals and much more!! Check out the preview page for the table of contents and some examples from the packet. Thanks for looking!
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Spanish Substitute Bundle

Spanish Substitute Bundle

This is a bundle of 7 Spanish Class Sub Plans that can be implemented on the fly with no prep involved. The 7 lessons include the following: (these can also be purchased separately) Donde Esta El Profesor? (Spanish 1) Proyecto Superheroe (Spanish 1 or 2) Cognate Story (Spanish 1) Cultural Reading “Casas” (Spanish 2 or 3) Cultural Reading “La Familia” (Spanish 2 or 3) Cultural Reading “Supersticiones” (Spanish 2 or 3) Cultural Reading “Dia de Muertos” (Spanish 1 or 2)
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Spanish Final Exam Review Jeopardy Bundle Spanish 1 + 2

Spanish Final Exam Review Jeopardy Bundle Spanish 1 + 2

Great Cumulative Spanish Review in both of these Powerpoint Jeopardy Games. This is a bundle of 2 Powerpoints, one for Spanish 1 and the other for Spanish 2. I use these as my final exam review day, but they could also be used as review at the beginning of the year for Spanish 2 and Spanish 3. These are largely based on the Realidades textbook, but can be easily used in any Spanish class. These can also be bought separately at my store. Categories include; Spanish1-Vocab,Verbs,Articles, Adjectives, Ir+a+infinitive and Misc. Spanish2-vocab, preterite, informal tu commands, present progressive, Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns, and Comparatives/Superlatives
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Spanish Murder Mystery Party Kit

Spanish Murder Mystery Party Kit

This wonderful, editable activity was designed for my Spanish 2 class but could be adjusted for levels 3 and 4 by adding more past tense in descriptions and clues. During the “party” a mysterious murder will occur and it is students’ jobs to talk to each other in the target language to gather and infer information to make an accusation at the end of the game. My students love this game and talk more in Spanish than in any other oral activity that we do. All students receive character cards days before the game starts to tell them how to act, what info they know and what secrets they have. Packet includes an optional prezi to guide the game, directions, plot, character cards, name tags, character list, clues and data report sheet for students to fill out while in conversation. Allow 2-3 days for completion. Designed for my Spanish 2 class but could be adjusted for levels 3 and 4 by adding more past tense in descriptions and clues.
rlowers
Spanish Escape Room Escape de La Sala

Spanish Escape Room Escape de La Sala

As in a traditional Escape Room, students are informed that they are “locked” in the room and must figure out how to get out. (obviously don’t really lock them in, not a good idea) Students must use the set of 5 clues that lead to the next clue in order to complete challenges ranging from visual riddles to basic binary code, all while reading and following directions and clues in Spanish. In this packet you will get two separate sets of of 5 clues each. Use these individually for two different lessons or, as I do, Use them simultaneously for large classes so half the class is working on one and the other half are working on the other. Duration depends on how fast your students crack the codes but usually 30min-50min to complete. Use this as a Friday fun day at any level! You will need a deck of playing cards and an english/spanish dictionary for this activity. Also give about 10-15 prep time to hang signs and set clues.
rlowers
Performance Task Spanish Menu Project Spanish Food La Comida

Performance Task Spanish Menu Project Spanish Food La Comida

This performance task includes a launch document and grading rubric as well as all four checkpoints with directions, neatly arrange so that students know exactly what they are to be doing and when each component is due. By the end of the task students will be able to discuss food and drink, restaurant vocabulary; they will be able to read and order from a Spanish menu that they created and they will have completed a 100 word restaurant review in Spanish.
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U.S. History Cold War Simulation

U.S. History Cold War Simulation

This Simulation will have students talking about the Cold War for the rest of the semester. My students love this simulation! It is complex and detailed to the point that students get an authentic, hands-on experience as to what it was like to make some of the tough decisions as govt. leaders during the Cold War, yet it is simple enough to explain and execute with no high tech computer software required and very minimal prep work involved (only word docs). Students get to collaborate in groups as they represent different country during the Cold War. Each group will consist of a Chief Decision Maker, an Ambassador, an Economic Advisor and a Military Advisor (so all group members are involved). Over the course of four days, students will be faced with different scenarios from the Cold War and will attempt to reach their country’s customized objectives in order to score points. Students will have to collaborate within their own group as well as with other groups to accomplish these objectives. Students will also have to consider things such as trading natural resources and investing in their military/economy in order to develop their country for subsequent turns of the simulation. Included in this 19 page package is everything needed to complete the simulation; a user manual, a terminology page, chart templates, an assessment reflection sheet and all four scenarios. Scenario 1 is (Alliances NATO/Warsaw Pact), Scenario 2 is (Expansion vs. Containment), Scenario 3 (Collective Action Asian Influenza), Scenario 4 (Nuclear Proliferation). Duration of simulation is 5 days 55min. classes (1 day for explanation and 4 days for 4 scenarios). You will not be displeased with the engagement nor the higher-level of learning that takes place during this simulation.
rlowers
Cuban Missile Crisis Choose Your Own Adventure Simulation

Cuban Missile Crisis Choose Your Own Adventure Simulation

The Cold War, John F. Kennedy, Nakita Khrushchev, and the Cuban Missile Crisis come to life in this U.S. History simulation. Let your students become Ex Comm Advisers to JFK and help him make decisions during that high stakes week in late October of 1962. Students can do this individually or in small groups. They will get to make real decisions that were being discussed during the crisis. It is set up similar to a choose your own adventure and students will be able to keep score of their progress. This product includes a PowerPoint and a Word Document that students complete as they go. This is a great way to get students discussing and gives them a chance to put themselves in the situation room and think about the effects their decisions will have on all those involved.This is designed for a one 55 min. class period. The word document is the free preview file and the PPT is the paid product.
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