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A List of Activities to Explore the 13 Colonies

A List of Activities to Explore the 13 Colonies

This semester I taught a history class for our local tutorial.  It was time for my 4th graders to learn about the 13 colonies.  When I was planning to teach about the 13 colonies, I purchased a product to help.…

Biography and Research: James Robertson

Biography and Research: James Robertson

Each time I begin to create a new resource, I check the state standards to see what my kids need to learn.  Because I have a passion for history, that’s usually where I go when I’m ready to get creative.…

How To Teach More Than One Subject At Once

How To Teach More Than One Subject At Once

Keeping up with state standards can be a strenuous task anytime of the year.  But, during the holidays?  Over the years I’ve found ways to tie in multiple subjects with our thematic units. Because of the high level of interest,…

Native American Units

Native American Units

When I plan out my school year, I always check out the state standards. I use these skills to drive my curriculum.  Since I love teaching by thematic units, I use the social study standards to help build these units.…

Civics Lessons with a Freebie

Civics Lessons with a Freebie

Are you teaching Civics this year?  It’s a great year to do it.  Election year can be a great intro for your middle school aged kids. I’ll be honest.  Civics is out of my comfort zone.  It’s not something I…

How I Teach History

How I Teach History

Getting a child excited about history can be a challenging feat.  I’ve found a really fun way to teach history.  Creating units around historical figures really was an eye opener for me.  As I began to concentrate on the PEOPLE…