Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Gifts for High School Teachers

Is there a history teacher in your life that you're just stumped for what to get him or her for Christmas? Why not give them the best gift of all - time! I'm sure you know how much your loved one spends planning, grading papers, working with students, etc. Especially if they're a newer teacher - the days can feel endless!

However, there are a ton of great resources you can purchase to ease their suffering and them to enjoy more free time!

Here's a few Christmas gift ideas for Social Studies and History Teachers!


Unit Bundles! Want to save your loved one some stress about what to plan for when they come back from Christmas break? Why not have it all planned out for them! These sets of Complete Unit Bundles are available for every unit in American or World History! Just slyly ask what your loved one will be covering after break and you can download it instantly! Click here to see all the available choices.


These are the absolute ultimate gifts for the social studies teacher! It's a FULL YEAR of American or World History completely planned out! Every day, every lesson, everything they need to teach the subject is done. PowerPoints, readings, worksheets, projects, tests, quizzes, review materials - it's all here! Imagine being able to say to your loved one - "Here you go, your whole year of planning is right here done for you on this flash drive!"

The American History Curriculum can be found here. The Complete World History Curriculum can be downloaded here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stock Market Simulation Project Lesson Plan

This fun and informative stock market project has students research companies they want to invest in for a simulation of how the stock market and investing work!

It's great for an economics class or when you cover the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression in US History. I use it in the middle of the year and then we periodically check each of their portfolios as the year goes on to see how each student's investments are doing.

Included in the download are:

  • A detailed directions page that includes info on the stock market crash and how investing in the market works to help get students started with investing. 
  • A printable list of 40 well-known companies and stock symbols that students might like to invest in (Chipotle, Nike, Twitter, Facebook, etc) 
  • A handy spreadsheet that students can type in which does all the calculating for them! Students just input the stock symbol, share price, and number of shares and the spreadsheet automatically calculates the investment amount for them! 

A teacher page is also included with tips and directions on how to best implement the project.

You can download this lesson plan and resources for your classroom here!