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Social Science
Teen Development
Inclusivity, Learner Communication
Educator Wish List
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Spark Resources
Deafness Awareness Week
Montessori
Cal Berkeley, MA
K-8 Literature
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Project Idea: Middle School Students Write History Books for Elementary Students Cross-curricular: reading in Spanish or English /writing histories etc in English or Spanish - depending on class level. Social Studies Projects, Social Studies Notebook, 6th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, History Classroom, Middle School Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, Study History, History Education

History Students Create Children's Books

Inner-city US history teacher Aaron Brock has developed a multi-purpose children's book project for 8th graders, many of whom struggle with academic literacy.

Polka Dot Lesson Plans: Social Studies Menu Neat ideas - will need to adapt and clarify for sure! Polka Dot Lesson Plans: Social Studies Menu Neat ideas - will need to adapt and clarify for sure! 7th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Projects, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching History, History Education, History Activities, History Teachers

Social Studies Menu {Tried it Tuesday}

I've read about choice menus forever, but never tried it until just recently. I decided to created a menu to use during social studies review when students finish with stations early or we have a few extra minutes in class. I introduced the menu a week ago and you would've thought I'd given my students gold! They were thrilled!! I asked if they'd seen a menu before and we talked about a fast food restaurant menu. Then I asked what they would buy if I told them they had $5 to spend at the…

  Social Studies Projects, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, History Classroom, Middle School Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Middle School History

Teach Equality & Agency

Seamlessly bring agency and activism into your history or civics classroom - by Let's Cultivate Greatness.

Very few middle school kids want to sit down and only read about history from a dry textbook. They want to get their hands dirty, build stuff, and really get a sense of what it was like to live during the time periods they’re studying. Don't make history High School American History, Middle School History, American History Lessons, History Classroom, History Teachers, Teaching History, History Education, Physical Education, Special Education

Interesting Hands-on History Projects for Teens

Middle school kids want to interact with history like with these hands-on projects from ancient & medieval history, colonial & pioneer America, and civil war.

If you're teaching World History, you'll want to bookmark this awesome set of 70 primary and secondary source document activities! There's resources for every unit throughout the year in your classroom! High School World History, World History Classroom, World History Teaching, Middle School History, History Education, History Teachers, Autism Education, Education Major, Primary And Secondary Sources

World History Primary and Secondary Source Document Activities

An overview of 70 great primary and secondary source document analysis activities you can use in your World History classroom.

Tips and ideas for teaching history and making history engaging and interactive. social studies History's Great Mystery (How can I make my classroom more interactive?) - Be your best teacher! 7th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Notebook, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, History Activities, History Classroom, History Education, Teaching Social Studies, History Teachers

History's Great Mystery (How can I make my classroom more interactive?!) - Be your best teacher!

One of the great mysteries of teaching a class like history, is how to get your students involved and interested in the material. Although the trend is towards “group work” which, in all honesty, tends to lead to “group-think”, there are other ways to get your students out of their chairs, and yourself away from… Continue reading →

Middle School World History Classroom: Inspiration for a small and windowless classroom - Building Book Love - World History or World Literature Classroom Decor Informations About Middle School World History Cla - High School World History, World History Classroom, Middle School History, World History Lessons, History Teachers, Teaching History, History Education, History Projects, Music Education

Middle School World History Classroom: Inspiration for a small and windowless classroom - Building Book Love

My husband is one of the best teachers I know. I can verify this because I hear, “MR. BIBLE IS MY FAVORITE TEACHER !!!” every time my own students figure out we are married. I could get jealous, but mostly I just get proud. That’s why I set out to surprise him with a world ... Read More about Middle School World History Classroom: Inspiration for a small and windowless classroom

Want to improve the look of your classroom without spending too much money yours. - Want to improve the look of your classroom without spending too much money yourself? Read Peacefield History’s suggestions! 7th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, Middle School Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching History, History Teachers, History Education, Future Classroom, Art Education

Designing your Social Studies Classroom Cheaply and Easily - Peacefield History

Update your Social Studies classroom decor cheaply and easily with fun and useful decor. Make your classroom fun and inviting for students.

57 New Ideas American History Classroom Decorations Fun Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, History Activities, Teaching Social Studies, 5th Grade Social Studies, Classroom Activities, Classroom Fun, Future Classroom, Geography Classroom

Guess Who! American History

Wow! Is tomorrow already August? Time has flown by this summer! I have been gone the majority of the summer, hence the lack in posts... but I am back now! I have a lengthy list of things to blog about from my summer adventures! To begin with, here is one of my crafty Pinterest projects that I have completed (here is the link to the original idea): Colonial America/Revolutionary War Guess Who! I have been wanting to do this project for a while now and finally made the time this last month. It…

Teaching History Through Movies from Starts At Eight. Teaching History Through Movies is a great way to make history come alive. This landing page tells how we do this, where to get & what movies we are viewing. As we watch and find resources for movies I Teaching American History, World History Teaching, History Education, History Teachers, World History Classroom, Art Education, High School World History, Middle School History, History For Kids

Teaching History Through Movies

Teaching History Through Movies is a great way to make history come alive. This landing page tells how we do this, where to get & what movies we are viewing

The American Revolution! Using cards as a timeline or a flip book to learn the story of the Revolutionary War. Great for classroom or homeschool use! - The American Revolution! Using cards as a timeline or a flip book to learn the . 4th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Resources, Teaching Social Studies, Classroom Timeline, History Teachers, Teaching History, History Education, Exposition Interactive

The Revolution on Our Wall

I'm a little addicted to timelines. I love them. I think they help students visual the story of history. I know they help me. Our most recent story: The American Revolution It takes us from the French and Indian War to the Treaty of Paris. It's an exciting story filled with heroes and battles. And now it's on our wall. I used twine strung between small finishing nails and mini clothes pin to make our timeline. Each card has the name of an integral person or event from the Revolutionary War…

Why History Matters Bulletin Board, Stations Activity, and Doodle Notes Interactive notebooks inform AND engage students! I use my “Why History Matters” interactive bulletin board in my middle school United States History classes! History Classroom Decorations, World History Classroom, History Teachers, Teaching History, History Education, Physical Education, 7th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, Teaching Social Studies

Social Studies Toolbox

Browse over 260 educational resources created by Social Studies Toolbox in the official Teachers Pay Teachers store.

10 simple and fun tips to teach high school history at home. High School Classroom, History Classroom, Homeschool High School, Middle School Teachers, History Education, History Teachers, Teaching History, Teaching Tips, Teaching Biology

10 Tips to Teach High School History

You can enjoy teaching high school history at home! Just follow these easy tips for an awesome and fun year studying history at home.

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Today in History Social Studies Bulletin Board

Looking for classroom décor to prepare your social studies classroom for back to school? This history bulletin board set will teach your students about world events and historical figures throughout the year!This printable resource includes everything you need to create a history themed calendar di...

Teen Development

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Inclusivity, Learner Communication

  Interactive Poster, Interactive Exhibition, Interactive Installation, Exhibition Booth, Exhibition Space, Museum Exhibition, Installation Art, Exhibition Ideas, Interaktives Museum

10 of the best interactive museum exhibition ideas for curators - Katapult

A blog for museum curators - you understand the importance of an interactive experience - they help educate and make for a more enjoyable experience. Here's 10 great examples.

Educator Wish List

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Acton Planning

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Spark Resources

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Deafness Awareness Week

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Montessori

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Cal Berkeley, MA

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K-8 Literature

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Skills and Development

Standard Knowledge of Content : The elementary teacher is knowledgeable, in addition to literacy and mathematics in HISTORY. Standard = The teacher has demonstrated the ability to utilize content knowledge to ensure student learning. Study History, History Education, History Teachers, Teaching History, Kids Education, History Activities, Special Education, History Online, Elementary Education

Make Classes Fun By Teaching History CSI Style

Students become stakeholders in the learning process WITHOUT having to dress up like Benjamin Franklin.

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8 Must Read Books for Teachers in 2020

I know what you are thinking... Leigh-another books post? I know, I know, but I promise this one is good! Also, as an avid reader, is there such a thing as too many books? I

Pedagogy

campaign design Interactive Litter Bins - This London Litter Campaign Uses Fun Games to Recycle Cigarettes and Gum (GALLERY) Street Marketing, Guerilla Marketing, Food Marketing, Massage Marketing, Facebook Marketing, Marketing Ideas, Business Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Photoshop Design

Interactive Litter Bins

litter campaign - Design company ‘Hubbub’ teamed up with ‘Common Works’ to create a litter campaign that uses entertaining and interactive wa...

Methods and Techniques

The Uncataloged Museum: No Bells, No Whistles: When Design and Content Marry Per. - The Uncataloged Museum: No Bells, No Whistles: When Design and Content Marry Perfectly - Exposition Interactive, Interactive Exhibition, Interactive Walls, Interactive Display, Interactive Marketing, Design Museum, Museum Exhibition Design, Exhibition Display, Exhibition Stands

No Bells, No Whistles: When Design and Content Marry Perfectly

Perhaps it's it's not surprising that a design museum would have good design. It was lovely to visit the Cooper-Hewitt Museum a few...

Learning Environment

Or if you feel fancy, hang a shoe organizer on the wall with a bunch of power strips (safely connected, of course) to make a cell-phone daycare. Middle School Classroom, New Classroom, Classroom Setting, Classroom Setup, Classroom Design, Science Classroom, Classroom Organization, Classroom Management, Behavior Management

16 Teacher Hacks to Control the Cell Phone Madness in Class

As if trying to get a teenager's attention wasn't hard enough, already. Now, we're competing with the high-tech tools of distraction, and it's not an easy battle.

 Great tips from a high school… Classroom Organization: Managing Student Absences. Great tips from a high school teacher on how to keep track of student absences and the work missed! Classroom Procedures, Classroom Organisation, Teacher Organization, Classroom Design, Teacher Hacks, Organized Teacher, Student Teacher, Organization Hacks, Teacher Quotes

Classroom Organization: Managing Student Absences

In my 'Organization in the Secondary Classroom' series, I've written about how I manage the paperwork in my classroom (this post has been viewed an incredible 81,000+ times) and how I tackle lesson planning. Today I'm sharing how I manage student absences! *Update: Due to multiple requests, the two forms I use that are mentioned in this post can be downloaded and amended to meet your specific needs here. In a perfect world, none of my students would be absent, but between sickness, field…

Gallery of Ing Bank Turkey HQ / Bakirkure Architects – 14 Office of ING Bank Turkey HQ / Bakirkure Architects -Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey Cool Office Space, Open Office, Bureau Design, Office Walls, Office Decor, Banks Office, Decoration Design, Home Decoration, Cool Technology

ING Bank Turkey Headquarters_18_Open Office | Office Snapshots

ING Bank Office Photo Featuring cement, Column, Details / Close-up Photos, Wall Graphics.

Teaching Philosophy

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Denison Life

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Project Idea: Middle School Students Write History Books for Elementary Students Cross-curricular: reading in Spanish or English /writing histories etc in English or Spanish - depending on class level. Social Studies Projects, Social Studies Notebook, 6th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, History Classroom, Middle School Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, Study History, History Education

History Students Create Children's Books

Inner-city US history teacher Aaron Brock has developed a multi-purpose children's book project for 8th graders, many of whom struggle with academic literacy.

Polka Dot Lesson Plans: Social Studies Menu Neat ideas - will need to adapt and clarify for sure! Polka Dot Lesson Plans: Social Studies Menu Neat ideas - will need to adapt and clarify for sure! 7th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Projects, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching History, History Education, History Activities, History Teachers

Social Studies Menu {Tried it Tuesday}

I've read about choice menus forever, but never tried it until just recently. I decided to created a menu to use during social studies review when students finish with stations early or we have a few extra minutes in class. I introduced the menu a week ago and you would've thought I'd given my students gold! They were thrilled!! I asked if they'd seen a menu before and we talked about a fast food restaurant menu. Then I asked what they would buy if I told them they had $5 to spend at the…

  Social Studies Projects, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, History Classroom, Middle School Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Middle School History

Teach Equality & Agency

Seamlessly bring agency and activism into your history or civics classroom - by Let's Cultivate Greatness.

Very few middle school kids want to sit down and only read about history from a dry textbook. They want to get their hands dirty, build stuff, and really get a sense of what it was like to live during the time periods they’re studying. Don't make history High School American History, Middle School History, American History Lessons, History Classroom, History Teachers, Teaching History, History Education, Physical Education, Special Education

Interesting Hands-on History Projects for Teens

Middle school kids want to interact with history like with these hands-on projects from ancient & medieval history, colonial & pioneer America, and civil war.

If you're teaching World History, you'll want to bookmark this awesome set of 70 primary and secondary source document activities! There's resources for every unit throughout the year in your classroom! High School World History, World History Classroom, World History Teaching, Middle School History, History Education, History Teachers, Autism Education, Education Major, Primary And Secondary Sources

World History Primary and Secondary Source Document Activities

An overview of 70 great primary and secondary source document analysis activities you can use in your World History classroom.

Tips and ideas for teaching history and making history engaging and interactive. social studies History's Great Mystery (How can I make my classroom more interactive?) - Be your best teacher! 7th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Notebook, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, History Activities, History Classroom, History Education, Teaching Social Studies, History Teachers

History's Great Mystery (How can I make my classroom more interactive?!) - Be your best teacher!

One of the great mysteries of teaching a class like history, is how to get your students involved and interested in the material. Although the trend is towards “group work” which, in all honesty, tends to lead to “group-think”, there are other ways to get your students out of their chairs, and yourself away from… Continue reading →

Or if you feel fancy, hang a shoe organizer on the wall with a bunch of power strips (safely connected, of course) to make a cell-phone daycare. Middle School Classroom, New Classroom, Classroom Setting, Classroom Setup, Classroom Design, Science Classroom, Classroom Organization, Classroom Management, Behavior Management

16 Teacher Hacks to Control the Cell Phone Madness in Class

As if trying to get a teenager's attention wasn't hard enough, already. Now, we're competing with the high-tech tools of distraction, and it's not an easy battle.

Standard Knowledge of Content : The elementary teacher is knowledgeable, in addition to literacy and mathematics in HISTORY. Standard = The teacher has demonstrated the ability to utilize content knowledge to ensure student learning. Study History, History Education, History Teachers, Teaching History, Kids Education, History Activities, Special Education, History Online, Elementary Education

Make Classes Fun By Teaching History CSI Style

Students become stakeholders in the learning process WITHOUT having to dress up like Benjamin Franklin.

Middle School World History Classroom: Inspiration for a small and windowless classroom - Building Book Love - World History or World Literature Classroom Decor Informations About Middle School World History Cla - High School World History, World History Classroom, Middle School History, World History Lessons, History Teachers, Teaching History, History Education, History Projects, Music Education

Middle School World History Classroom: Inspiration for a small and windowless classroom - Building Book Love

My husband is one of the best teachers I know. I can verify this because I hear, “MR. BIBLE IS MY FAVORITE TEACHER !!!” every time my own students figure out we are married. I could get jealous, but mostly I just get proud. That’s why I set out to surprise him with a world ... Read More about Middle School World History Classroom: Inspiration for a small and windowless classroom

Want to improve the look of your classroom without spending too much money yours. - Want to improve the look of your classroom without spending too much money yourself? Read Peacefield History’s suggestions! 7th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, Middle School Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching History, History Teachers, History Education, Future Classroom, Art Education

Designing your Social Studies Classroom Cheaply and Easily - Peacefield History

Update your Social Studies classroom decor cheaply and easily with fun and useful decor. Make your classroom fun and inviting for students.

 Great tips from a high school… Classroom Organization: Managing Student Absences. Great tips from a high school teacher on how to keep track of student absences and the work missed! Classroom Procedures, Classroom Organisation, Teacher Organization, Classroom Design, Teacher Hacks, Organized Teacher, Student Teacher, Organization Hacks, Teacher Quotes

Classroom Organization: Managing Student Absences

In my 'Organization in the Secondary Classroom' series, I've written about how I manage the paperwork in my classroom (this post has been viewed an incredible 81,000+ times) and how I tackle lesson planning. Today I'm sharing how I manage student absences! *Update: Due to multiple requests, the two forms I use that are mentioned in this post can be downloaded and amended to meet your specific needs here. In a perfect world, none of my students would be absent, but between sickness, field…

57 New Ideas American History Classroom Decorations Fun Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, History Activities, Teaching Social Studies, 5th Grade Social Studies, Classroom Activities, Classroom Fun, Future Classroom, Geography Classroom

Guess Who! American History

Wow! Is tomorrow already August? Time has flown by this summer! I have been gone the majority of the summer, hence the lack in posts... but I am back now! I have a lengthy list of things to blog about from my summer adventures! To begin with, here is one of my crafty Pinterest projects that I have completed (here is the link to the original idea): Colonial America/Revolutionary War Guess Who! I have been wanting to do this project for a while now and finally made the time this last month. It…

Teaching History Through Movies from Starts At Eight. Teaching History Through Movies is a great way to make history come alive. This landing page tells how we do this, where to get & what movies we are viewing. As we watch and find resources for movies I Teaching American History, World History Teaching, History Education, History Teachers, World History Classroom, Art Education, High School World History, Middle School History, History For Kids

Teaching History Through Movies

Teaching History Through Movies is a great way to make history come alive. This landing page tells how we do this, where to get & what movies we are viewing

  Interactive Poster, Interactive Exhibition, Interactive Installation, Exhibition Booth, Exhibition Space, Museum Exhibition, Installation Art, Exhibition Ideas, Interaktives Museum

10 of the best interactive museum exhibition ideas for curators - Katapult

A blog for museum curators - you understand the importance of an interactive experience - they help educate and make for a more enjoyable experience. Here's 10 great examples.

campaign design Interactive Litter Bins - This London Litter Campaign Uses Fun Games to Recycle Cigarettes and Gum (GALLERY) Street Marketing, Guerilla Marketing, Food Marketing, Massage Marketing, Facebook Marketing, Marketing Ideas, Business Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Photoshop Design

Interactive Litter Bins

litter campaign - Design company ‘Hubbub’ teamed up with ‘Common Works’ to create a litter campaign that uses entertaining and interactive wa...