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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) - WeAreTeachers

Wary of controversy? Here are some tried-and-true strategies to teach politics, political systems, and elections that work (and work well).

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! Vocabulary Instruction, Vocabulary Practice, Vocabulary Words, Vocabulary Games For Kids, English Vocabulary Games, Teaching Vocabulary Strategies, Word Games For Kids, Increase Vocabulary, Grammar Games

5 Fun Word Games for Vocabulary Practice

These five fun word games will have your students practicing vocabulary terms without even realizing it! Check out this list for instructions for play.

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 Wall, Word Wall Activities, Vocabulary Strategies

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! A Classroom, Future Classroom, English Teacher Classroom, High School Classroom, English Classroom Activities, Escape The Classroom, Holiday Classrooms, English Teachers, Teacher Blogs

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 … Continue reading

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, Middle School Classroom, History Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching History, History Education

Social Sundays: Stations are for High School Social Studies

The idea of centers (or stations) started largely in elementary schools. As students get into middle school and high school, centers ...

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 Activities, History Education, History Teachers, British History, College Teaching, High School American History

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, Elementary Social Studies, Science Classroom, Social Science

Using Stations in the Social Studies Classroom

Learn how to use stations in the social studies classroom to increase student engagement. Stations is an instructional strategy you can use to review content before a test.

-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. 4th Grade Social Studies, Teaching Social Studies, Social Studies Activities, Teaching Tools, History Teachers, Teaching History, History Classroom, Tapestry Of Grace, History Projects

Adventures in Homeschooling

I'm still surprised with how well we've all adjusted back to school. We're still not starting as early as I would like, but it's getting earlier. Everyone got used to sleeping in later while I was dealing with the tiredness and sickness of pregnancy. I'm still dealing with some sickness, but it's mostly just nausea and has gotten much better. The weather was great this week and I wish we had gotten out to enjoy it more. Looks like next week is going to be nice too so I really want to try to…

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, World History Teaching, Teaching American History, World History Lessons, High School History, Study History, History Education, History Teachers

Captivating History

Browse 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, Instructional Design, Teaching History, Teaching Spanish, 5th Grade Teachers

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

An Upper Elementary Collaborative blog written by 13 teachers. Includes teaching ideas and resources for grades 3, 4, and 5.

Government Journal Prompts This product includes 100 journal prompts on the U.This product includes 100 journal prompts on the U. 6th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Resources, History Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching History, History Education, School Resources, Teaching Government

U.S. Government Journal Prompts

Journaling is a great way to get students writing about a topic, even U.S. government! The only issue is finding or creating journal prompts on U.S. government. This product solves that problem and includes 100 prompts on a range of topics in U.S. government, only .03 per prompt. It can be used a...

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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, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching Career, Elementary Teaching, Elementary Art, High School American History

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 →

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