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K–12 teaching and learning · from the UNC School of Education

Keisha Gabriel taught high school social studies for seven years. She received her bachelor’s degree in history and education and her master’s degree in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Keisha currently serves as an instructional coach for social studies and reading in the content area in Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools.

Resources created by Keisha Gabriel

Branching out into politics: The structure of federal and state government
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 6.4
In this lesson plan for grade eight, students learn how the three branches of the U.S. government work together to accomplish their goals at the federal and state level.
Format: lesson plan
By Andrea Stewart, Keisha Gabriel, and Patty Grant.
Comparing the New Deal with the 2009 Recovery Act
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 6.9
In this lesson plan, students learn about the programs enacted by Franklin D. Roosevelt during the New Deal, as well as the programs enacted by Barack Obama during the 2009 Recovery Act. Students compare and contrast the programs.
Format: lesson plan
By Andrea Stewart, Keisha Gabriel, and Patty Grant.
First contact newspaper
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 6.2
In this lesson plan for grade eight, students write newspaper articles about early contact between individuals or groups from very different cultural backgrounds who met in the Carolina colony, including Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans.
Format: lesson plan
By Andrea Stewart, Keisha Gabriel, and Patty Grant.
Propaganda war: Patriots vs. Loyalists
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 6.3
In this lesson plan for grade eight, students adopt the role of a Patriot or Loyalist during the American Revolution. Students create advertisements to persuade others to join their side.
Format: lesson plan
By Andrea Stewart, Keisha Gabriel, and Patty Grant.
Safeguarding the Bill of Rights
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 6.5
In this lesson plan for grade eight, students read about the Bill of Rights and assess how people in various professions work to maintain those rights.
Format: lesson plan
By Andrea Stewart, Keisha Gabriel, and Patty Grant.
Touring the Old North State
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 6.1
In this lesson, students learn about historic sites in North Carolina and participate in an assignment in which they research and promote one historic site.
Format: lesson plan
By Andrea Stewart, Keisha Gabriel, and Patty Grant.
Trail of Tears museum exhibit
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 6.7
In this lesson plan, students create a museum exhibit about the Cherokee Removal of 1838-1839.
Format: lesson plan
By Andrea Stewart, Keisha Gabriel, and Patty Grant.
U.S. Census: Using the past to predict the future
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 6.10
In this lesson, students research census data about a career that interests them to find out how the numbers of people in that profession have changed over time in North Carolina.
Format: lesson plan
By Andrea Stewart, Keisha Gabriel, and Patty Grant.
U.S. military service through history
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 6.8
In this lesson plan, students consider the history of U.S. involvement in armed conflicts. Students research and discuss military careers.
Format: lesson plan
By Andrea Stewart, Keisha Gabriel, and Patty Grant.
Working with an embargo
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 6.6
In this lesson plan, students learn about the Embargo Act of 1807 and consider how the embargo might have affected working people at the time.
Format: lesson plan
By Andrea Stewart, Keisha Gabriel, and Patty Grant.