Teacher Resources

A. Dr. Sontag’s Handout for the March 6, 2022 CCSS Multiliteracy in the Social Studies Presentation
Multimedia Literacy_Sontag PowerPoint pdf slides

B. Sontag Classroom Resources:

  1. Ancient Elements Series Resources, including chapter quizzes, a WebQuest, lesson plans, and Accelerated Reader Questions https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1s1PBdekcbkYm0xQUJtLUZaY1E
  2. Ancient Mesopotamia Lessonshttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1s1PBdekcbkN1B3cW5GQkMwOEE
  3.  Rising Hope Teaching Resourceshttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1s1PBdekcbkZ3hXRGZfZ2FoTVk
  4. A Learning Theory for 21st Century Studentshttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1s1PBdekcbkaXRXaUQyMFowaG8
  5.  California Trail Discovered – S.T.E.A.M. Projects
    – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YHVCJxs64pqbcwzAZX-4DIJGfxKX7MTm?usp=sharing
  6. Yosemite Trail Discovered – Alice Project Resources
    *Video, Yosemite – Two Points of View: youtu.be/f1NOH4JJb_o
    *Primary Sources – Yosemite: Two Points of View (pdf) –
    *Alice Project Teacher Sample – Shows both points of view (GoldRush 1) https://youtu.be/7oiVApTWfhQ
    *Alice Project Student Sample – Shows only Indian’s point of view https://youtu.be/7lrfkfrQ5qc



Email Dr. Sontag to book an author visit
. Here is a list of topics she has addressed.

  1. Inspiration and Motivation – How Do We Find Them?
    – Example of Ryan Murphy, Three-time Olympic gold medalist
    – What inspiration and motivation means, and how I find these for my writing
    – How students can find and maintain inspiration and motivation
  2. The Writing Process – Like Baking a Cake!
    – What’s involved in the fiction writing process
    – Personal writing-process examples
    – Tips for students when writing fiction
  3. Dreams Are Like Hard Boiled Eggs
    – How I pursued my childhood dream of becoming an author
    – Help students identify dreams they have
    – Motivate students to pursue their dreams


    What Others are Saying
  • Read below to see what others have said about visiting and hearing Marie speak.
  • Thank you for your fun, friendly and information packed presentation. The students loved the story line, the in-class reading, the artifacts and of course, the freebies!

    We eagerly anticipate your next book in the series. Best wishes from the Lion's den

    Classroom Teacher, Santa Cruz, CAMr. Livingston
  • What a delightful way to learn about an ancient culture!

    Principal, El Carmelo School, Palo Alto, CAChuck Merritt
  • Dr. Sontag captures the Ancient Mesopotamia culture in a captivating tale of a young boy's survival. Armed with his lucky dagger, Sam sets out on an adventure where he encounters numerous challenges and foibles, leading him to a lesson in forgiveness. A great read!

    Educator: Assistant Superintendent, CADr. Donna Lewis

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