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Brittany Bermingham
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A Soldier's Life for Me
As we delve into the Civil War, we have been analyzing what life was like for soldiers during the Civil War through many different activities. First, we began our novel study on "Soldier's Heart" by Gary Paulson. Through this piece of historical fiction, wh...
A Soldier's Life for Me
A Soldier's Life for Me
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Murderer or Deliverer? YOU DECIDE.
Essential Question:  Why does authorship matter in primary and secondary sources? It is important to teach people to question what is believed about events in history and in the news today. Why do we believe what we believe? Because historians interpreted t...
Murderer or Deliverer? YOU DECIDE.
Murderer or Deliverer? YOU DECIDE.
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Causes of the Civil War
Another Vocabulary review activity that is SUPER simple but requires student thought, opinion, analyzing, and reflection.  Much of what we have been studying has been building to the Civil War.  Wars never start because of one, isolated incident or issue, t...
Causes of the Civil War
Causes of the Civil War
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1800s Reform Movements and TODAY
Students have been hard at work learning about the different reform movements that took place during the 1800s. Many of the rights gained during these movements impact us today in 2018. Brave, bold, courageous men and woman of all races stood up, advocated,...
1800s Reform Movements and TODAY
1800s Reform Movements and TODAY
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$20 and the Indian Removal Act
What do the above items have to do with each other?  Andrew Jackson. ​7th President of the United States. Hero of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. President of the "Common Man"  Leader of the war against "big banks"  ... and law maker of th...
$20 and the Indian Removal Act
$20 and the Indian Removal Act
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THE GREAT DEBATE!
What an awesome experience our Manifest Destiny Debate turned out to be! The kids did an AMAZING job arguing for and against the early American idea of settling the West.  In both classes, Team A (the side for Manifest Destiny) won. It was VERY hard for the...
THE GREAT DEBATE!
THE GREAT DEBATE!
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To Persuade or Not to Persuade?
We did a pretty long persuasive unit recently.  First, we wrote to persuade, arguing the pros and cons of video games, particularly pertaining to violence in society. While researching, we utilized the I.C.E method in our body paragraphs,   I ntroducing our...
To Persuade or Not to Persuade?
To Persuade or Not to Persuade?
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Career Day Shenanigans
Our Middle School does a career day every year. Students rotate between classrooms where different professionals share their careers and shed light on some pretty unique opportunities for employment.  To help my kids process the information, I give them a h...
Career Day Shenanigans
Career Day Shenanigans
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Block Print Making
So, there is a short story before this lesson idea... At the school I just started working at, I inherited the middle school "art program" as the humanities teacher. Apparently, there hasn't been much going on there in the area of upper grade art in a LONG ...
Block Print Making
Block Print Making
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Vocabulary Continuums
This is a very simple lesson, but I really liked how well it seems to help my students understand the different foreign polices AND practice our vocabulary - two very "unfun" birds. One stone.  We had studied early foreign policy along with the War of 1812 ...
Vocabulary Continuums
Vocabulary Continuums
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