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politics in class and live to tell about it. Ideas for middle and high school social studies teachers.Teach politics in class and live to tell about it. Ideas for middle and high school social studies teachers. 6th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, History Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, History Teachers, Teaching History, History Education, Kids Education

How to Teach Politics in Class (And Live to Tell About It)

Teach politics in class and live to tell about it. Ideas for middle and high school social studies teachers.

Five fun word games that you can use to practice vocabulary and build word mastery in your students. These games have them practicing the words in a variety of fun ways that incorporate reading, writing, speaking, and listening! Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, 4th Grade Reading Games, 3rd Grade Games, Fun Reading Games, Work Activities, Guided Reading, Physical Activities, Third Grade

5 Fun Word Games for Vocabulary Practice

Say hi to our wonderful guest blogger, Alicia Christian, aka The Elementary Professor! Vocabulary practice is something teachers are always trying to increase. Now, with more reading in the content areas, it has become critically important for students to have a well-developed vocabulary to both understand a subject and to increase fluency while reading about it. But what can we do to give students repeated experiences with

How and why to use word walls with older students. This post has some great ways to make this strategy appropriate for older students. Would have to do some modifications if using in special education setting, but a great way to get started. Read more at Vocabulary Instruction, Teaching Vocabulary, Vocabulary Activities, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Reading, Teaching Resources, Vocabulary Strategies, Vocabulary Word Walls, Vocabulary Building

How and Why to Use Word Walls with Older Students - Building Book Love

I’ve been using a Word Wall with my high school students for 9 years now, and the results have been incredible. How: I have 90-minute classes, so I’m able to give my students 8-10 minutes of free reading time each day. I put this time at the BEGINNING of the class for several reasons. 1. ... Read More about How and Why to Use Word Walls with Older Students

Your students will love being a part of the story, walking around to collect clues, and competing to see who can find the murderer first! Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources, Teaching Art, Drama Teaching, Inquiry Based Learning, Teaching Plan, Teaching Ideas, 6th Grade Ela, Ninth Grade

How to Host a Classroom Murder Mystery – Engaging and Effective Teaching

My murder mystery lesson is by far my students' favorite - and for good reason! They get to be a part of the story, walk around and engage with classmates, and compete to see who can solve the mystery first! Here's a link to my classroom mystery resources via TeachersPayTeachers, or read on to learn ...

Centers aren’t just for elementary school. 8 tips for setting up centers in soci… Centers aren’t just for elementary school. 8 tips for setting up centers in social studies for secondary teachers. Ready, set, go! 7th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Projects, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, History Classroom, History Education, Teaching Social Studies, History Teachers, Teaching History

Social Sundays: Stations are for High School Social Studies

Centers aren't just for elementary school. 8 tips for setting up centers in social studies for secondary teachers. Ready, set, go!

United States History Activities That Your Students Will Lov.-United States History Activities That Your Students Will Love! – Student Savvy Creative US History Lessons and Ideas for Students - Teaching Us History, Teaching American History, American History Lessons, History Education, History Teachers, British History, College Teaching, European History, Teaching Plan

United States History Activities That Your Students Will Love! – Student Savvy

Interpreting history can seem like a daunting task for students, but with a few creative tools and ideas, teachers can bring historical events and people to life. I love providing students with an interconnection to the people who shaped our country. Our history is on-going and by studying our past, we can hopefully learn

Using Political Cartoons in the Social Studies Classroom - engaging instructional strategies for the social studies & history classroom - 7th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Projects, Social Studies Lesson Plans, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching History, History Education, Elementary Social Studies

Using Stations in the Social Studies Classroom

FREE STATIONS | 7 WAYS TO STEP AWAY FROM THE LECTURE PODIUM & REVITALIZE YOUR SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOM

-born inventor Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton, mostly by speeding up the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber. He is credited as a pioneer of American manufacturing. 5th Grade Social Studies, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching Tools, History Teachers, Teaching History, History Classroom, History Education, Texas History, Us History

Adventures in Homeschooling

This is cotton gin from the colonial history. In 1794, U.S.-born inventor Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton. Mostly by greatly speeding up the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber. For his work, he is credited as a pioneer of American manufacturing.

Books World History Infographic syllabus. 5 options, editable, for Modern or Ancient WorldWorld History Infographic syllabus. 5 options, editable, for Modern or Ancient World 8th Grade History, Ap Us History, Teaching American History, World History Teaching, World History Lessons, High School History, Study History, History Education, History Teachers

Captivating History

Browse over 80 educational resources created by Captivating History in the official Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Check out these 4 (not so obvious) ways to give your instruction, especially your whole-group lessons, a boost! Instructional Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Teaching Reading, Instructional Coaching, 5th Grade Teachers, Elementary Teacher, Upper Elementary, Elementary Schools

4 (not so obvious) Ways to Amp Up Your Instruction

Check out these 4 (not so obvious) ways to give your instruction, especially your whole-group lessons, a boost!

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Reconstruction: Black Codes Gallery Walk

I can explain how freed Blacks were prevented from exercising their newly won rights. This product includes five Black Codes "posters." Two papers listing the common Black Codes and three listing some of the specific state codes (South Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana). Each page lists some of ...

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! Social Studies Notebook, 6th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, History Activities, History Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching Activities, Student Teaching

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 →