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Lesson ideas and resources for social studies in K-8 by Michelle McDonald
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Ancient Mesopotamia Geography Activity
Take your students on a virtual field trip to learn the geography of ancient Mesopotamia. Using a combination of Google Earth 360-degree views, informational text, video, and visuals, your students will learn about and explore 5 geographic locations of ancient Mesopotamia: the Black Sea, Persian Gulf, Tigris-Euphrates River System, Mediterranean Sea, and the Zagros Mountains. Click the link to check it out! #ancienthistory #ancientmesopotamia
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Teacher Communication Workshop: Gain Confidence & The Respect You Deserve
Do you struggle to communicate your needs to your admin, or spend hours trying to draft an email? This was me during my first year of teaching. It took me trial and error and leaning on my veteran teacher colleagues to become a confident communicator with healthy boundaries. Check out this workshop complete with scripts to help you communicate effectively via phone and email.
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Effective Teacher Communication Workshop | Michelle McDonald
Do you struggle to communicate your needs to your admin, or spend hours trying to draft an email? This workshop is filled with actionable steps to help you communicate with confidence in various ways and under various circumstances. Great for new teachers or those needing a boost of confidence, check out this self-paced workshop. #firstyearteacher #workshop #teachercommunication #newteacher
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Do your students find pirates fascinating? Check out this Pirate Ship Virtual Field Trip
If your students love learning about pirates, then they are sure to love a virtual field trip all about pirate ships! Take a virtual tour of replica ships, explore a shipwreck with an underwater tour, and learn all about the Golden Age of Piracy, in this ready-to-go activity! #virtualfieldtrip #pirates #piratetheme #pirateships #virtualtour #activities
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Virtual Field Trip to the Panama Canal for Big Kids
This trip to the Panama Canal is structured and is meant to guide students through the trip as they answer critical thinking questions, but there's also plenty of opportunities for students to take ownership in their learning. This digital activity incorporates Google Earth™ 360° views which provide time for students to "look around" and explore on their own. This technology brings history up-close and allows students the chance to investigate and make observations. #virtualfieldtrip
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Engage Your Students with a Virtual Field Trip Along the Oregon Trail
From Independence, Missouri through Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and finally to the Willamette Valley in Oregon, your students will make 13 stops along the Oregon Trail during this virtual field trip. Throughout the trip, your students will visit geographic locations as well as reconstructed sites. This trip provides panoramic views along the trail through Google Earth links, and video content of different experiences. Get ready to travel with this ready to virtual field trip!
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5 DIGITAL ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR UNIT ON ANCIENT ROME
Take your students on virtual field trips as you learn about Ancient Rome! Experience the world up close with interactive virtual tours! These ready to go virtual field trips are set up and ready to go in Google Slides. Each trip includes Google Earth links, video clips, informational text, and discussion questions! Save prep time, and keep your students engaged during this time of remote learning. Click the link to learn more. #ancientrome #ancienthistory #worldhistory
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4 Ancient Egypt Virtual Field Trips
Are your school trips canceled? Are you looking for a way to keep your students engaged while learning online? Virtual field trips are a great solution! Take your students to Ancient Egypt to experience history and geography up close! These ready to virtual tours are set up in Google Slides with Google Earth links, video links, and informational text. Plus each trip includes discussion questions to go deeper and keep your students accountable for their learning. Click the link to learn more.
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6 Exciting Virtual Field Trips to Africa
Take your students on virtual field trip Fridays and experience the world up close using Google Earth technology! These interactive and engaging virtual tours are set up in Google Slides and ready to go! Each trip includes Google Earth links, video clips, informational text, and discussion questions. Check out this link and start traveling!
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4 Must-Have Back to School Supplies for Every Classroom
Cultivate a more inclusive classroom with these school supplies. Click the link to read more. #classroomcommunity #backtoschool #classroomsupplies
Start your school year strong with these back to school classroom tips for fostering a collaborative and safe classroom learning environment. #backtoschool #socialstudies #historyclass Classroom Norms, Upper Elementary Social Studies, Positive Classroom Environment, Back To School Classroom, Classroom Tips, Social Studies Classroom
5 Tips for Fostering a Collaborative and Safe Social Studies Class
Start your school year strong with these back to school classroom tips for fostering a collaborative and safe classroom learning environment. #backtoschool #socialstudies #historyclass
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World Geography Bell Ringer Countries of the World
Learn about countries around the world with this engaging and informative bell ringer. Start each class period researching and learning key facts and details about a new country, territory, or special collective each day. Print and digital options included. Click the link to learn more. #bellringer #backtoschool #teacherprep #entrytask #exitticket
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My Top Summer Reading Recs for Social Studies Teachers and Educators
Teachers are you looking for some summer reading? Check out some of my top book recommendations for summer reading. #summereads #teacherbooks #bookrecommendations
This printable mini book is an age appropriate way to build an understanding that American Indians have lived in North America since time immemorial. This 23 page booklet will help your students recognize that Indigenous Americans have similarities and differences across the regions. By learning about American Indian history, our students can better understand our world. Third Grade Social Studies, Native American Studies, Teaching Lessons Plans, 3rd Grade Social Studies, Ela Writing, Small Group Reading, American Indian History, Trail Of Tears, Indigenous Americans
Teaching American Indian Tribal Groups in Elementary
This printable mini book is an age appropriate way to build an understanding that American Indians have lived in North America since time immemorial. This 23 page booklet will help your students recognize that Indigenous Americans have similarities and differences across the regions. By learning about American Indian history, our students can better understand our world.