Author Archives: Jeanne Rogers

President’s Picnic

February offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the lives of our American President’s. Photo from FCIT ClipPix. Inform students that they are going to have a Presidents Picnic.  Students will be researching the lives of  Presidents of the United States.  Provide … Continue reading

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Titanic

April 14, 2012 is the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking.  This event may be used as a discussion starter for Social Studies/History classes.  There is much available on the RMS.Titanic Inc. site for background information.  Titanic Facts also has easy … Continue reading

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Head to Orlando, FL for the FETC

FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference) will be held January 23-26, 2012 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. This year, besides the concurrent sessions, there will be a 100+ two, three, and six hour workshop sessions.  The buzz … Continue reading

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FCAT Reading Practice

Opportunities for students to practice reading and comprehension skills, especially prior to the FCAT testing in the spring, are easy to provide.  You will find an FCIT resource to use in social studies classrooms.  FCAT Express provides reading practice for … Continue reading

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SAS Curriculum Pathways

SAS Curriculum Pathways has released a new version of its free Curriculum Pathways resource. This new version includes content for middle grades students.  Content is tied to the Common Core Standards for all states’ grades 6-12. One of the interactive formats, “read, … Continue reading

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Social Studies lessons from Scholastic

One of the lessons discovered at the Scholastic site is geared towards researching the effects of immigration on American history and culture.  The lessons can be taught during a 2 week period and all necessary materials are included.  Take a virtual … Continue reading

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Virtual Field Trip to Plimoth

Our friends at Scholastic have a great teacher resource available for the month of November.  It is a virtual field trip live webcast about the first Thanksgiving. In addition you will find lesson plans divided by grades k-2, 3-5, 6-8. … Continue reading

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Animated Atlas

Found this terrific educational resource and can see many ways it can be used.  The main homepage does have information regarding the sale of some items. Take a look at the 10 minute movie that discusses the geographic history of … Continue reading

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Time for Teaching Research Skills

There are many online resources available to assist with teaching research skills.  A lesson from ReadWriteThink, Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing, includes a lesson plan, resources, standards and materials needed.  One of the resources is a citation checklist which may be … Continue reading

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Cite Sources

I’ve been observing middle school students work on projects about U.S. Landmarks. Students are searching for resources on line, gathering information and copying photos.  It seems that the students are not recording information on where they are getting the images … Continue reading

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