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Sunday, January 8, 2012

"Now You Know" History Quiz Bowl Posters (Volume 1) - PERFECT for Black History Month!





Download it at http://bit.ly/tpt_nyk_posters_v1!

"Now You Know" is a gameshow played in the tradition of "Jeopardy" that presents the exploits of extraordinary people in an inspiring, "edutaining" way. Volume I presents 50 inspiring people via individual 8.5" x 11" posters ready to laminate and post in your classroom!

Table Of Contents
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar    4
Jack ("Jackie") Roosevelt Robinson    5
Oprah Winfrey    6
Civil Rights Institute    7
Tim Reid    8
Bernice Johnson Reagon    9
Howard University    10
John Conyers    11
Million Man March (1995)    12
Halle Berry    13
Julianne Malveaux    14
Johann Gutenberg    15
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays    16
Booker Taliafero Washington    17
Arthur Ashe    18
Barack Obama    19
Henry Hampton    20
Marva Collins    21
Jim Brown    22
Maurice Ashley    23
Maya Angelou    24
Ossie Davis    25
Charles Darrow    26
Althea Gibson    27
Shirley Chisholm    28
Eldrick “Tiger” Woods    29
Peter Bynoe    30
Tyler Perry    31
Elder Bernice King    32
Harry Belafonte    33
Willy T. Ribbs    34
Bob Beamon    35
Luther Vandross    36
Sophia Stewart    37
Nas    38
Maceo Parker    39
Harriet Tubman    40
Oscar Micheaux    41
Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson    42
Sojourner Truth    43
Charlie Parker    44
Stevie Wonder    45
Will Smith    46
Richard Franklin Lenox Thomas Pryor    47
Tina Turner    48
Nichelle Nichols    49
Vivien Theodore Thomas    50
Walter Jerry Payton    51
Mary J. Blige    52
Calvin Cordozar Broadus (AKA “Snoop Dogg”)    53

Writing Your First Business Plan (Writing Project)

Download it at http://bit.ly/tpt_wyfbp!

Do you have a good idea, but just do not know how to start implementing it? Take the first step by writing a simple plan that helps you understand not just your vision, but the mission you must execute and the steps you must take to realize that vision. Understand how your experiences and insights have uniquely positioned you to build an enterprise that serves people and acquires resources.

There are 7 assignments in this class that you will use to produce a 3-5-page simple business plan and budget …

1. (Assignment 1) What is the concept?
2. (Assignment 2) What skills and qualities do I possess that will help me implement this concept?
a. What skills and qualities must I seek in my partners?
3. (Assignment 3, 4) How am I going to market this concept?
4. (Assignment 5) How much do I need to finance this concept, and how will I get that financing?
5. (Assignment 6) What do I need to learn, and what will I do first?
6. (Assignment 7) How do synthesize everything I learned in Assignments 1-6 to write my first business plan?

HISTORhYmes (1-2-Week Poetry & Literacy Activity)



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HISTORhYmes is a 1-2-week literacy activity that enhances reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills by using the creative imaginations of young people to present stories about historical and contemporary figures. The activity also incorporates supporting elements of the performing arts, entrepreneurship, and computer & Internet literacy.

Students are surveyed about their personal interests, and are then provided biographies of people whose life stories can simultaneously mentor and inspire the students.

The students are then asked to retell the biography using various forms of creative expression (poems, monologues, skits, rhymes, etc.). For example, during a previous activity we explored the differing views and philosophies of W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington. We also explored how their experiences shaped their clashing views on African-American advancement and empowerment after the abolishment of slavery.

Character Education Visual Dictionary

Download it at http://bitly.com/tpt_cevd!

Maturity is achieved when your character and personality complement and illustrate a loving heart.

This character education visual dictionary presents 78 key terms along with illustrative images on 8.5" x 11" slides.

The slides are suitable for posting on word walls and bulletin boards. The PDF can also be displayed on teacher and/or student computers.


Table of Contents

ACCOUNTABLE    6
ACHIEVEMENT    7
ANGER    8
ASSUME    9
ATTITUDE    10
AUTHORITY    11
CALM    12
CAPABLE    13
CARING    14
CHARACTER    15
CITIZENSHIP    16
COMMIT    17
COMMUNICATE    18
COMPASSION    19
COMPOSURE    20
CONFIDENCE    21
CONFLICT    22
CONFRONT    23
CONSIDERATE    24
CONSISTENT    25
CONTENT    26
CONTROL    27
COOPERATION    28
COURAGE    29
COURTESY    30
CREATIVITY    31
DECENCY    32
DEPENDABLE    33
DETERMINATION    34
DIDACTIC    35
DILIGENT    36
DIPLOMACY    37
DISCERN    38
DISCIPLINE    39
DOGMATIC    40
DUTY    41
EFFORT    42
EMPATHY    43
ENTHUSIASM    44
EQUALITY    45
ESTEEM    46
FAIR    47
FEARLESS    48
FEELINGS    49
FORGIVE    50
FRIEND    51
GENEROUS    52
GENTLE    53
GOSSIP    54
GRATITUDE    55
GROWTH    56
HABITS    57
HAPPINESS    58
HARMONY    59
HEAL    60
HELPFUL    61
HONESTY    62
HONOR    63
HOPE    64
HUMILITY    65
HUMOR    66
IMPATIENT    67
INDEPENDENT    68
INITIATIVE    69
INTEGRITY    70
INTELLIGENT    71
KNOWLEDGE    72
LAZY    73
LEADER    74
LIKE    75
LOVE    76
LOYAL    77
PEACE    78
POWER    79
PRINCIPLE    80
PROBLEMS    81
PURPOSE    82
WORK ETHIC    83


Microsoft Excel Functions Workbook, Volume 1

Download it at http://bit.ly/tpt_exv1!

This is an Excel 97-2003 workbook collection of 9 project-based, problem solving spreadsheet exercises (with complete keys - SEE PREVIEW) that help students learn to use the following powerful Microsoft Excel functions:

IF
CEILING
CHOOSE
CONCATENATE
COUNTBLANK
RANK
SUM

Each exercise generally takes between 1 and 2 full class periods to complete. I take 10-15 minutes to explain the problem, the deliverable, and the tools, and then let the students work independently or in small groups.

I created these for the Microsoft Excel portion of my 9th-grade Computer Applications class, but also integrated them into my Geomtery, Algebra 2, and Pre-Engineering classes as projects in later years.

Developing a Microsoft Excel skill set is just that important for college-bound students and teachers!

Reach - Then Teach (Character Education Guide)

Download it at http://bit.ly/tpt_rtt (TeachersPayTeachers.com) or http://bit.ly/rtt_ibookstore (iBookstore)!

This 25-page ebook challenges students to think critically about life, freedom, and the pursuit of success and happiness by introducing them to fundamental principles that define their character.

Formal education is practice for participating in the game of "real life". Our students will play this game the same way they practice for it, so we must help them to improve the way they practice. Correspondingly, we must improve the way that we coach.

We perhaps adequately coach students to achieve, to attend, and to behave. However, we must do a better job of coaching them to think critically about the way they live, the decisions they make, and how those decisions impact both them and those around them.

Use this ebook to challenge your students to grow into healthy, productive citizens!

Big Ideas About Math Education: Using "Talk To Me" To Teach The Language of Math!



By Derrick Brown (Email) (follow on Twitter @dbrowndbrown)

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We conclude our "Big Ideas About Math Education" series with the language skill-building game "Talk To Me".

This FREE 24-page guide introduces teachers to playing "Talk To Me" in their classrooms! Download it at http://bit.ly/tpt_uttt!

Table Of Contents


About The Author 3
Big Ideas About Math Education 4
About Talk To Me 4
What Are Talk To Me's Rules? 5
How Was Talk To Me Created? 6
How Can I Use Talk To Me In My Classroom? 18
How Can I Get My Own Copy Of Talk To Me? 23




 

About "Talk To Me"


Language (how we use words and sounds to communicate) and discourse (verbal expression in speech and writing) are more important than vocabulary (knowledge of words).

"Talk To Me" is a game show (in the tradition of Taboo and Pictionary) that requires teams of contestants to build language and discourse skills by guessing vocabulary terms from verbal and/or pictorial clues presented by a single teammate.

The clue giver is provided with the term's formal definition (which does not always help)!

Teams take turns giving and guessing clues for 30-90 seconds per round. The game host and commissioner decide the actual length of each round, as well as the number of rounds per game. At the end of the game, the team that guessed the most terms correctly wins!

Download current versions of the game ...

Common Core (Georgia Performance Standards)
 http://bit.ly/tpt_ttm_ccgps

General Math
http://bit.ly/ttm_math

Geometry
http://bit.ly/tpt_ttm_geom

Grades 1-2
http://bit.ly/ttm_math_g12


Grades 3
http://bit.ly/tpt_ttm_grade3


Character Education
http://bit.ly/ttm_math_char_ed


"Reach - Then Teach"
http://bit.ly/tpt_ttm_rtt
 

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