Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New Black History Month Teaching Resource!

This fantastic resource for Black History Month includes 13 biographies of famous African-Americans and 3 different project ideas for implementation in your classroom!

Each 1-page biography is easy to read for students and includes the major details of each person's life along with pictures and quotes. The biographies include figures from the Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Movement and include:

• Martin Luther King, Jr.
• Stokely Carmichael
• Malcolm X
• Thurgood Marshall
• Jackie Robinson
• Rosa Parks
• Billie Holiday
• James Weldon Johnson
• Claude McKay
• Duke Ellington
• Paul Robeson
• Zora Neale Hurston
• Louis Armstrong

These can be read individually by students or in groups and then turned into one of 3 different projects of varying complexity.

The first, simplest project is to create a mask of their person using a template and be prepared to talk with other students and answer questions as if they were the people they read about.

The 2nd project has students creating a "biography box" using an included cut out box template and directions for decorating the box with details from the biography.

The 3rd project has students creating a poster which they will present based on their person's life and accomplishments featuring visuals and details of what they learned from the reading. A rubric for this project is included.

Finally, there is a 1 page reading comprehension worksheet that asks students higher-level reflection questions about what they read in the biography!

No matter what type of class you have surely one of the 3 projects will suit them well! You can also use the biographies throughout the year for  units on the Harlem Renaissance or Civil Rights Movement.

You can download this amazing resource for your classes by clicking here now!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Last Chance to Buy a Complete History Curriculum!


TpT recently advised that Dropbox bundles are not allowed on the site. That means my 2 "Buy My Store" bundles need to come down within the week! These two resources are both over 2gb full of amazing teaching materials, all organized by unit and day throughout an entire year!

If you ever considered purchasing either the World or US History Complete Course Bundles - now is your last chance!!!

The Complete American History Resource Bundle features close to 250 total teaching resources in 16 total folders and includes PowerPoints, Common Core readings, lesson plans, assessments, cooperative learning activities, and so much more!

The Complete World History Resource Bundle includes over 200 teaching resources from early river valley civilizations through 9/11 and modern history. It is organized into 13 folders full of PowerPoints, Common Core readings, worksheets, cooperative learning activities, and more!

Both will also include every new teaching resource added to my store in the future FOR FREE! These are amazing deals including hundreds of teaching resources and very soon will no longer available for purchase!

If you ever considered purchasing either or are looking for a ton of resources to help you teach history, now is the time to grab these before they're gone forever!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. Complete Service Learning Project Packet

Many of the most amazing experiences my students have had are the result of service learning. Several years ago, I along with many other teachers began to use the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to inspire my social students students' service learning projects. This download is the result of years of having students reflect on Dr. King's legacy and their own service learning experiences.

Included is a page explaining why Martin Luther King, Jr's legacy is tied to service learning along with project ideas to help students get started planning their own personal project. These projects can be completed individually or as small groups.

The next 4 pages explain the next steps in the project: (1)  identifying a need in your community; (2) planning; (3) implementing their plan; and (4) reflecting on their experience. Each page includes an introduction explaining that part of the project and several questions to help students focus on why it is important. Each also ties in Dr. King as well so that students continue to use him as their guide through the project.

Lastly, the download includes a service learning hourly log sheet and student evaluation rubric that a supervisor can complete.


Best of all, this PDF includes editable form fields so you can type in how many hours you want students to complete as well as allowing students and their supervisor to type in certain information.

This can definitely make for a wonderful experience for any teacher that wants to implement service learning into your classroom.

You can download this amazing resource today by clicking here!

Thanks for looking!