Mistermitchellcom. For six years, I taught both Language Arts and Social Studies to 6th and 7th grade students at Milton Middle School in Milton, WV.
Prior to my placement at Milton, I taught basic writing courses for Marshall University and Ashland Community and Technical College. I also host a web portal to technology-integrated educational resources. Visit www.mistermitchell.com for more than 250 links to great resources. I would describe my teaching style as "21st century facilitator. " As a true facilitator, I believe students should be responsible for their own learning and be more independent. I was a "Teacher of the Year" Nominee for the 2008-2009 school year in my district. Fifty 50 Landforms and Bodies of Water Workbook Visual Dictionary - MisterMitchell.com.
Appropriate for any age -- from 5 to 25!
This 50-page visual dictionary/workbook assignment gives students an opportunity to learn up to 50 landforms and bodies of water in a fun, completely visual way. Give your students the 21st geography skills they will need in an increasingly "globalized" world. Students must define each geography term, list examples, and then provide a photograph for each. The nice aspect about this assignment is that it is fully customizable to your students' abilities and needs. You may not need all 50 pages, but you can always mix-and-match to fit your curriculum.
Let's imagine you are introducing landforms and bodies of water to elementary school students: you might choose ten basic terms from this workbook to teach. However, what if you are teaching more advanced learners? No matter how you use it, this will be an excellent resource for you! This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. Substitute Lesson World Cultures Theme Park Map Project Social Studies - MisterMitchell.com.
This is a five-page packet that provides detailed instructions for the world cultures theme park project.
I use it to reinforce students' knowledge about world cultures and to brush up on their mapmaking skills. This would also make an excellent project to leave with a substitute teacher, as I have provided very detailed instructions that are easy to follow. This project encourages creativity and critical thinking. You might consider using it as an alternative to a test or an essay. Students will create a theme park that demonstrates their acquired knowledge of a nation's culture, while also demonstrating an ability to accurately create and label a map. One year I asked students to design their park solely around French culture. Included, please find a VERY detailed lesson plan along with a student checklist/handout, and a rubric for evaluating the project. Do you like the art work? This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. 100 Daily Social Studies Research Questions ElemMiddle Grades - MisterMitchell.com. Consider purchasing this bundle of four 25-question assignments that you can use as a set of daily activities, a set of bell ringer assignments, or as a single research assignment.
There are 100 questions to use in your classroom. All answers are included. You will find short research questions related to Ancient History, American History, World History, World Geography, Economics, Government, and more! It is NEVER too early to teach students how to conduct research. This is one of the fundamental skills required of 21st century learners in higher education. I have used these assignments in my classroom, and I have found that my middle school students enjoy them. Please find each 25-question assignment and an answer key for easy grading in this zip file. Here are a few sample questions: "Because of its wealthy deposits of gold, this West African nation was once named the Gold Coast.
Absolute Relative Location Assignment Key Use NFL Football Teams - MisterMitchell.com. Absolute and relative location are two basic, important geography tools that all students must master.
Why not teach students these vital skills in a fun, active way? This assignment will do just that! Absolute location, of course, requires students to use latitude and longitude to give their answers. Relative location requires cardinal directions (north, south, east, west) and intermediate directions (northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest). While there are many available assignments to teach these concepts to elementary school and middle school/junior high school students, here's one with a twist! Students will locate all 32 NFL football teams using absolute and relative location. This would be an effective assignment near the beginning of the school year, when students are transitioning into autumn and the NFL season opens its newest season.
Plus, how about this idea for an educational technology twist? NEW! See the NBA Basketball "sister" assignment here: Ancient Egypt Famous Pharaohs Research Project with Rubric - MisterMitchell.com. This is a research project about ancient Egyptian pharaohs that requires students to role-play as Egyptologists-in-training.
Students may choose one of these eight pharaohs: Akhenaten, Cleopatra, Hatshepsut, Khufu, Ramesses II, Seti I, Tutankhamen, or Thutmose III. Their task is to evaluate their chosen pharaoh's strengths and weaknesses as a leader and their contributions to Egyptian life and culture. Here are some of the specifics: