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Christi Walker

I am a 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher. I teach eastern hemisphere world history and U.S. history from the American Revolution to Reconstruction.

Untitled. Understanding Taxes - Downloads. Service Learning. Service learning is different than community service in several key ways.

Service Learning

Service learning includes student leadership, reflective and academic components, and chances for celebration once the service activity has been successfully completed. Students reflect on community needs, ways to help, and once their service has been completed, they can internalize how their efforts have helped, while learning more about academics such as geography, math, or science.

National School of Character principal Jeannie Maier (Salt Brook Elementary School) describes what one of her students did to raise autism awareness at their school. Take a look at what our bloggers have to say about service learning, including such topics as what graduates should know before they graduate, connecting service learning to character, and Earth-friendly ideas.

Service Learning. Middle School Service Learning. Middle School Service Learning. Project-Based Learning. 62 School Project Ideas. Are you a teacher, parent, or student looking for a creative project idea?

62 School Project Ideas

You should find this list of 62 project ideas to be a great resource for designing activities and projects. When students create projects, they are the active agent in the learning process; the classroom is centered on the student rather than the teacher and the role of the instructor evolves to that of the facilitator. This list should give you great ideas to create projects for any topic of study.

Leave a comment below to share how you’ve applied these ideas in your home or classroom. Advertisements: create an advertising campaign to sell a product. I hope this list of project ideas will prove to be a valuable resource in creating projects for your students or children. Android:text=”@string/main_title”B. 72 Creative Ways for Students to Show What They Know. As we all know, students already get plenty of tests, so why not let your students show what they learned creatively?

72 Creative Ways for Students to Show What They Know

Whether your students are reading independent books or your class has just finished a unit on space or pioneers, a culminating project can really cement that learning. Center for Teaching the Rule of Law - Home. 72 Creative Ways for Students to Show What They Know - Minds in Bloom. Project Based Learning in History and Social Studies. A MiddleWeb Blog by Jody Passanisi & Shara Peters The idea behind Project Based Learning is that students will understand more if they make meaning through inquiry based creation.

Project Based Learning in History and Social Studies

Project Based Learning can apply to any discipline. We’ve tried it in our history classroom to varying levels of success. Being proponents of constructivism, Project Based Learning was not too much of a stretch for us to embrace, pedagogically. In this blog post we’ll describe two eighth grade American History units (the U.S. Technology and the Civil War Our Civil War Unit has always been something we weren’t fully satisfied with, so it seemed natural for us to try out Project Based Learning with this unit. While PBL often doesn’t put parameters on the inquiry process, we did create a few parameters for the students.

Curiosity and engagement The research and inquiry process was incredible to see. Examples of student work Another team, also presenting about communication, created a newspaper. 12x12 Photo Matte Single Sided Inkjet Paper. What Are the Different Types of Governments? After ousting former president Hosni Mubarak, Egypt is in the market for a new form of government .

What Are the Different Types of Governments?

Here's a rundown of the various forms of government, with definitions provided by "The World Factbook. " Absolute monarchy - a form of government where the monarch rules unhindered, i.e., without any laws, constitution or legally organized opposition. Electoral Precedent. George Washington to Continental Congress, December 16, 1776. The George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799 George Washington to Continental Congress, December 16, 1776 The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799.

George Washington to Continental Congress, December 16, 1776

John C. Fitzpatrick, Editor. Head Quarters at Keiths, December 16, 1776. Facts, Biography, Accomplishments - The History Junkie. Horatio Gates is known for his victory at Saratoga and his disgrace at Camden, but his service in the military can not be described with only two battles.

Facts, Biography, Accomplishments - The History Junkie

He served in the British Army for 24 years before becoming a Major General in the Continental Army. During his tenure, he participated in the Conway Cabal which tried to overthrow General Washington based on incompetence. He is known as an ambitious and arrogant man. Constitutional Principles Videos - Bill of Rights Institute. Constitutional Principles Videos.

Constitutional Principles Videos - Bill of Rights Institute

Ancient China Inquiry Lesson. C) According to the information in the above sources, which government had the fairest and most lenient system of law and order; the earlier rulers who based their laws on the teachings of Confucius or the the Qin Emperor who based his legal system on the ideas called Legalism?

Ancient China Inquiry Lesson

Remember T.E.E.L. Use the main or key Topic words from the question when you start your answer.... Use one or two quotes from the sources as Evidence to support your answer; And finish with a 'Therefore...' sentence or a sentence that Links back to the question using the main or key words in the question. An award-winning series exploring the U.S. Constitution and the concepts that continue to shape our country. Bill of Rights Institute. Constitutional Principles - Bill of Rights Institute. Separation of Powers James Madison knew that a key challenge of maintaining just government was framing it in such a way that the government would be forced to control itself.

Constitutional Principles - Bill of Rights Institute

Untitled. CreatingAConstitutionLessonPlan. Inquiry-Based Learning-US History. Life Without the Bill of Rights? - Bill of Rights Institute. Madison's Notes are Missing - Bill of Rights Institute.