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Regional Super Heroes

After Chapters 12 and 13, I feel pretty good that kids have an understanding of the characteristics of the North and South before the Civil War. 263 more words

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Sounds and Learning Lab

I had another breakthrough in psychology! Last semester, my first semester teaching the class, the kids seemed the most engaged in class when we did labs (not surprising). 381 more words

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Manifest Destiny Discussion

The idea of Manifest Destiny is pretty crucial in the formation and expansion of the United States in the mid-1800s. John O’Sullivan can receive the accolades for coining the term in 1845, but the Americans who made their way west turned the dream a reality. 193 more words

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Mexican American War Projects

Spring break is over, and I’m feeling the weight of how much there is to accomplish before June. (That’s right. I said, “June.” The revised calendar came out today, and I’ll be at this desk until June 4.) Sleepy –and intermittently tan–8th graders returned to my classroom today, and I wanted to engage them in active projects right away.  155 more words

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Numbered Heads

I tested out a new active engagement strategy today called “numbered heads” in my psychology class. They are often my guinea pigs before I test something out with all of my social studies classes! 173 more words

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Stay and Stray

I’m always trying new ways to do student presentations in an effort to avoid “death by PowerPoint.” (I know you know what I mean! I turn into a rotten potato after viewing 135 presentations in one day!) Today’s activity was called “Stay and Stray,” and it can be used when students create a product with partners or in small groups… 138 more words

Standard 3: Planning And Preparing