Games Pilgrims Played…that we still play today!

Pilgrim children spent the majority of their time either in school or doing chores. Factor in church, meals, and sleep, and you can see there was not much time left for playing. Still, they found ways to entertain themselves. Many of the games that pilgrims played are still in existence today, in some form or another. I know for many […]

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Teach creatively…even with the textbook!

Textbook. The mere word can provoke eye rolls from both students and teachers. Textbooks are all too often synonymous with: -boring -busy work -answer-the-question-in-complete-sentences-or-else type assignments I agree that textbooks can sometimes be all of the above, but I’m here to tell you, they don’t have to be. Now, this is not a post about how much I love textbooks […]

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More Than a Worksheet Monthly Updates!

I have been busy here at More Than a Worksheet headquarters, aka our spare bedroom. I thought I would share with you some product updates: New products: Florida History Timeline Task Cards These are especially for Florida 4th grade teachers! The 14 timeline cards all include rigorous nonfiction text and a primary source photo or illustration. The topics are straight from […]

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freebie friday: who said that? black heroes

I love analyzing famous quotes with students. There is so much you can do with quotes. Have students think critically to interpret them. Talk about what they mean and how we can apply them to our lives. Debate and discuss them. Agree and disagree.  Quotes can be a great introduction to various events in history. They expose students to broad […]

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midweek list: picture books about the Underground Railroad

There are many topics in our history that are difficult to talk about with children. Slavery and the Underground Railroad being two. That’s not to say they shouldn’t be discussed. They need to be discussed, absolutely, and students need to know about all parts of history, even parts that aren’t so nice. When there are topics like this, where I […]

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