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How to Survive the Days Before Spring Break (yes, it’s possible) – FREEBIE

It’s that time of year again…the weather is beginning to warm up, the long months following winter break have passed by, and Spring Break is fast approaching! The kids are excited, and let’s face it, so are you. It can always be a bit difficult to survive the days leading up to Spring Break, as …

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Teaching Ancient Civilizations in a Memorable Way! (FREE Download)

Teaching Ancient Civilizations often feels like a merry-go-round of information for students. It can feel as though we are ‘cramming’ civilization after civilization into the school year, and it can be enough to make students’ heads spin! Those are the situations when we often hear students say ‘I can’t keep track of it all’ or ‘It all sounds the same’. Teaching Ancient Civilizations doesn’t have to be a merry-go-round of confused information, it can be taught in a way that is organized and clear for your students. Let’s talk about how we do this!

Enjoy Teaching the Civil War Battles – and Make it Effortless

One of my favorite subjects to teach in Social Studies is the Civil War. I love diving into the whole time period and giving my students a picture of what it was like for different groups of people in America! However, teaching the Civil War battles in 5th grade can be especially challenging, because to a bunch of 5th graders the battles all start to sound the same! I’m going to share how I teach the battles in a memorable way, and how I help my students by mapping Civil War battles as I teach them!