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Transforming Learning Through Stop Motion Animation

Engaging students in the learning process has never been more exciting! Imagine a classroom filled with creativity, collaboration, and the click-clack of devices capturing moments of educational brilliance. Welcome to the world of stop motion animation! These video activities are an innovative, student-centered approach that makes learning fun again! In addition, it also allows students to showcase their understanding in […]

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Middle School History Lessons Using Comic Notes

History lessons often transport us to different times and places, making the past come alive with the help of engaging resources. Imagine having DONE-FOR-YOU activities that not only make learning exciting but also ensure that your middle schoolers are having a blast while soaking in crucial historical knowledge. Introducing the Comic Notes by Instructomania! The Comic Notes Experience With our

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Our top holiday lesson plans for middle school students

The holiday season is not just about twinkling lights, sweet treats, and joyful celebrations. It’s also an excellent opportunity for middle school students to dive into the fascinating history of the “why” behind the holidays we celebrate. “Holidays Exposed!” offers an engaging and educational journey, providing teachers with comprehensive holiday lesson plans specifically geared for middle school students. It includes

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Exploring Ancient Greece: An Engaging Map Activity for the Classroom

Are you looking for an exciting and interactive way to teach your students about the key geographical features of Ancient Greece? Look no further! We’ve got a fantastic Ancient Greece map activity paired with an engaging free YouTube video! It will not only help your students grasp the geography of this ancient civilization but also have a blast while doing

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Unmasking the history of Halloween

As the leaves turn golden and the air becomes crisp, many people eagerly anticipate the arrival of their favorite holiday – Halloween. It’s the time when we indulge in eerie tales, dress up in creative costumes, and embark on candy hunts. But have you ever wondered about the fascinating history that lies behind this bewitching celebration? Look no further! In

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Martin Luther: Hero or Hype? Body Biography Project

In the world of history, there are countless individuals who have left incredible marks on the world. Some are celebrated for their heroic deeds, while others are remembered for their unwavering commitment to their beliefs. One such figure who straddles the line between hero and critic is none other than the Protestant Reformer Martin Luther. But is Martin Luther truly

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How to discipline with positive identity statements

As educators, we constantly strive to create an environment where students not only excel academically but also develop into well-rounded individuals. Discipline plays a pivotal role in this journey, but traditional methods often fall short in fostering lasting positive change. In this blog post, we’ll explore the transformative power of positive identity statements in disciplining students, inspired by the profound

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The World from A to Z with Carl azuz

If you’re anything like me as a history teacher, you’re constantly looking for engaging, educational content for your students. There are a few hidden gems that stand out for their unique and insightful content and one of them is Worldatoz.org. Newscaster, Carl Azuz, takes armchair travelers, curious learners, and culture enthusiasts on an exhilarating journey around the globe, all while

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Prehistory Paleolithic, Neolithic Interactive Notebook Reading Activity Workbook Freebie

Teaching history can be a rewarding yet challenging task for many! Finding ways to engage students while ensuring they understand key concepts is vital to a student’s learning! Here at Instructomania, we believe we’ve found the perfect solution that strikes a balance between enjoyment and academic rigor. In today’s post, we are going to share with you a Prehistory resource

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US History Geography Video Freebie Lesson

Attention, US History Teachers! Are you looking for a fun and interactive activity to engage your students in learning US geography? We have just the thing for you—a YouTube video graphic organizer notes doodle-style activity that your students will absolutely love! This activity is perfect for both distance learning and traditional classrooms, making it versatile and accessible for all teaching

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Ancient, Medieval, and US free History BUNDLED lessons

Grand Opening Free Mini-Units You’ll Love! These mini-bundles as FREE for a limited time! You can find them packed with comprehensive lesson content, engaging history activities, and interactive resources. After all, they are your one-stop solution for teaching the history of feudal or Medieval Japan, Ancient India, and the Colonies (Colonial America). Therefore, incorporating these resources into your lessons work

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Medieval And Ancient History Free GRAPES Intro Activity and Posters!

Back to School Resource: Introductory Key Concepts for Social Science Grapes Activity & Class Poster Are you ready to kick off the school year with an engaging and interactive activity that will set the foundation for your social science class? Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to an exciting back to school resource set that will

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Start a Distance Learning Class Online

Across the country, teachers are being required to alter their class structure to a distancing learning format. The path that lies ahead will be a challenge for many schools and teacher, but what gives peace of mind is that, as teachers, we are a resilient, compassionate, hard-working group and will rise to whatever challenges lie ahead. Our hope is that

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Online teaching materials for more engagement among students

As a teacher, you are always looking for new ways to get more engagement among students during lessons so that they can learn easily and faster. That’s why Instructomania develops online teaching materials for teachers that make it easy to teach new material to students in an interactive way. Instructomania is currently supported by more than 25,000 teachers who have

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Benefits of online teaching materials

The benefits of online teaching material

Online teaching material is changing our understanding of education. In the past, if you needed to learn something, you attended classes, training sessions and/or lectures at school or work, and then took a test to see if you had absorbed the knowledge. However, today you can take online classes in subjects that actually interest you as a student or teacher.

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6 Strategies for a Distance Learning Mind Shift

This week across our nation teachers are being asked to shift from traditional classrooms to a completely digital environment. Anxious teachers are now swan diving off the high dive into online distance learning platforms, hoping to tread in often unfamiliar waters. This past week, Erika and I have navigated a flurry of emails from brave, but nervous colleagues, students, and

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Comparing Religions Lesson Plan

 This unit is one of Instructomania’s BEST-SELLERS! Religion is such an important aspect of the development of a civilization! The resources in this set were designed to cover the key facts that will help build great discussions and a fundamental understanding of cultural behaviors. This engaging, Common Core, comparing religions activity bundle is loaded with versatility and fun, including: ⭐ A

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How do you DBQ?

Document-based questions (DBQs) are the meat and potatoes of high school history classes and AP courses. These essay or short-answer questions require students to construct a response after inspecting provided historical documents. As new standards prescribe more evidence-based thinking and less rote memorization. Get your students investigating history with this versatile document based questions for US history resource packet. Save big by

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Browse over 20 Instructomania Ancient and US History Stations …

These content rich activities are student centered and interactive.  Depending on which one you choose, each activity has 6-11 stations with close readings and primary sources detailing the geography, achievements, social classes, leadership, economy and religion of a particular era / region. Readings come with pictures, charts and maps. Questions and interactive mini activities are underneath the reading AND on a

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Check out our Bell-Ringers Mini Lessons!

There is nothing like the sound of students working hard on an assignment the minute class has begun. What is that sound? Silence! Our Investigation History warm-ups or bell-ringers are skill-based content rich mini-lessons! Instructomania created these to enforce skills that my colleagues and I felt students were just not getting. Each Warm-Up is Key Concepts for history based (political

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NEW Ancient Geography YouTube Video Graphic Organizer Doodle Notes!

These fun doodle note themed two page graphic organizers are used with a free, engaging Whiteboard Animation Style YouTube video created by Instructomania. The video series can be located at: https://goo.gl/uU6rD6 Each video 8-10 minutes long and divided into three sections. Students do all of the following: ►Learn about and map the key geographical features of Ancient Greece►Play a fun game that

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Instructomania Interactive Lesson Plans to Help Increase Student Engagement

The last thing you want your students to do is stop paying attention in class. Even the dullest subject or most information packed lecture can be spruced up by adding an interactive element to your lesson. Replacing your chalkboard or whiteboard with a large, interactive display may be the best tool in your arsenal. Here are some creative ways that

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New “World Domination Geography” video and game!

We’ve created a student approved “World Domination Geography” game complete with a fun, interactive class video!  This game is right up goofy late-Elementary to Middle School alley, complete with a flying cat superhero and a laser shooting villain.  Students acquire points by answering geography questions correctly and it’s low-risk since a map is provided. We will be developing a series of videos over the summer, so please be

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