My name is Becca. I help teachers save time by creating engaging, high-quality curriculum.
I believe I was always meant to become a teacher.
When I was 9 years old, I started my own summer preschool called “Becca’s Bees”. With the help of my mom (who is also a teacher), I created my first units with themes like “ocean” and “farm animals”.
It was my first experience writing curriculum, and I ...
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Free 13 Colonies Map Worksheet and Lesson
Can your students locate the 13 Colonies on a map? In this straightforward lesson, students will learn the names and locations of the 13 colonies. They will also group the colonies into regions: New England, Middle, and Southern.
This is a great way to ...
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Age of Exploration Videos for Students
Do you need Age of Exploration videos that have been vetted for 5th grade and middle school students? Teachers don't have time for videos with false information or unexpected swear words. (We barely have time for bathroom breaks.)
In order to take one thing ...
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Civil War Timeline Worksheet (Student-Created Timeline)
A Civil War timeline will help your students connect historical events together. As teachers, we often teach events one at a time. We may assume that students are connecting the events together in their minds, but they often aren’t.
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Civil War Primary Sources for 5th Grade and Middle School
Do you want to add Civil War primary sources to your instruction? Finding student-friendly primary sources can be painfully time-consuming. My number one goal is to save teachers time. For this reason, I've created lists of kid-friendly ...
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Are you looking for some Revolutionary War maps and worksheets?
Maps can be a great way to teach students key historical concepts in a visual way. That is IF your students can actually read them. Many students struggle with fully understanding maps.
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With so many details packed into every history lesson, it can be hard to know what to focus on in your lessons. Sifting through all of that information can be time-consuming. I remember it all too well… Planning at your desk long after your students are gone. Then coming home from school and working ...
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8 Early Republic Picture Books for Kids
There is something special about reading a picture book aloud to students. With engaging illustrations and simple stories, picture books are an excellent tool for teaching complex concepts in an age-appropriate way. But finding high-quality and historically ...
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Do your students struggle to keep history dates and events straight? I’ve created this free 13 Colonies timeline activity to help your students gain a deeper understanding of the history of the 13 Colonies.
Why Use Timelines?
Timelines Strengthen Student Comprehension
Analyzing timelines provides ...
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Teaching the Early Republic
We all learned U.S. History in school… But teaching U.S. History is another story! With so much information, it can be hard to determine what exactly students need to know. In addition, researching periods of history, like the Early Republic, can be time-consuming and ...
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Do you need some great 13 colonies maps and worksheets?
Maps can be a great way to teach students key historical concepts in a visual way. However, many students struggle with fully understanding maps.
Before you download the 5 free 13 Colonies maps for kids, here are some tips for ...
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5 Early Republic Primary Sources for Kids
Are you looking to add primary sources to your Early Republic instruction? Unfortunately, finding primary sources that are high quality and student-friendly can be exhausting. To help save you time, I have created lists of kid-friendly primary sources for ...
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Are you looking for a way to help your students better visualize the Colonization of the Americas? Maps can be a great way to deepen student understanding. Below I will outline a FREE colonization of the Americas maps lesson!
Why Use Maps?
The National Geographic defines a map as “a symbolic ...
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5 Early Republic Videos for Kids
Educational videos can be a great tool. I love adding them to my U.S. History units. But finding high-quality educational videos can be a struggle.
To help save you time, I am compiling a list of my favorite kid-friendly history videos. Below you will find my ...
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As teachers, we are constantly reflecting and looking for ways to improve our teaching. But in our search for new and exciting resources, it’s important to remember that not all resources are created equal! For example, some resources may be super fun, but do not have meaningful content. Other ...
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