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A recent assignment for professional development was to record ourselves teach (again?! I haven’t lost ten pounds yet!) and watch for use of purpose statements and active engagement strategies. 225 more words

Standard 7: Professional Growth

Africa Geography

Hello all,

Here is the African Geography assignment we have been working on in class. I am also including the map of the kingdoms of Africa to help you with the key on the map side. 20 more words

Social Studies

Weird Newscasters

This is another variation of “Party Quirks” and “Dating Game” so if you want further explanation of the game, what characters should be, and how to apply it in your domain of interest, please see the post titles “Party Quirks” 220 more words


Dating Game

This game works like “Party Quirks” so if you would like to see more about how it can be applied in the classroom please reference that post below. 130 more words


Party Quirks

This is a popular improvisation game that I believe will have a lot of great educational applications.

In this game one performer is throwing a party which three others will attend. 510 more words


Manga @ the Loquacious

Dr. Coberly and Ms. Wise visited the Loquacious to speak with Freshman Academy social studies students about anime/manga and how it reflects Japanese culture.  Dr. Coberly sponsors the anime club at USC Upstate, and Ms. 117 more words

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Social Studies: Teaching a unit on slavery

We have reached our unit on slavery, one of the most difficult and yet most necessary units I teach all  year.  My students come to me with so many misconceptions and questions about slavery – how to address these in a manner that sixth graders can comprehend? 517 more words

Social Studies