Interactive Reading Notebook Fiction and Nonfiction Mega Bundle (Grades 5-12)
A YEAR'S WORTH: 220 Common-Core aligned interactive reading foldable activities for secondary students.
You do not have to use the Common Core State Standards to utilize this bundle!
Warm Up Activities for American History
A complete school year's worth (over 120 slides!) of daily warm up or bell-ringer questions for American History! The slides start with Jamestown and the early colonies and continue through to 9/11, the Patriot Act, President Obama and even
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a compelling autobiography and provides an honest view of the harshness of life for African-American slaves in the 1800s. Use this 45-minute lesson that includes a slice of Douglass’ narrative to show your students the ugly reality of life in pre-Ci
This beautiful bundle of 10 graphic organizers can be used in so many ways:
~ To improve non-fiction reading comprehension in science, social studies, and technical subjects. Research shows that students who can identify the text structure of a piece retain more of the material after reading.
If you are an English or Social Studies teacher and are looking for a way to introduce the story of the Salem Witch Trials and check off some of those pesky Informational Text Common Core Standards at the same time, then this is for you!
This article helps students understand the complex inter-pers
This beautiful set of 10 graphic organizer posters -- with four color options -- will help your students learn to use text structures to improve reading and writing. Used in conjunction with my Graphic Organize
This World History or World Civilizations Complete Semester Two Package contains everything you need to create an interactive classroom while still engaging your students with content-strong resources!
This package includes everything you need for the second semester of World History Civilizations
Help your students understand the content and structure of the Declaration of Independence, and comprehend its content in a fun and original way!
This writing activity prompts your students to play the role of the colonies "breaking up" with England or King George III. Rubric, graphic organizer, a
The purpose of this mini-unit is to introduce the set-up between the North and South at the beginning of the Civil War. The article goes into the advantages and disadvantages that both sides faced and how that influenced the war as it progressed. Students will read and analyze these advantages and d
Make your US History review time for the end of the year test meaningful and ACTIVE! Purchase the bundle of US History Review Games for huge savings! In this bundle, you will receive all of my US History Review Games – from World War 2 Sequencing to thought provok
This three page excerpt from Barton's graphic description of her work as a battlefield nurse at the Battle of Antietam includes
* a cover page with background information
* three page description of her work as a battlefield nurse
* six question worksheet - one question from each level of Bloom'
Background information on General Sherman and his burning of Atlanta
Sherman's well written, blunt letter
Questions for students (three open ended questions) & key
Ten Question, lower level thinking, True or False Quiz
The letter describes General Sherman's destructive philosophy of
This product includes EVERYTHING students must know for the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Test. Essential Facts are the most EFFECTIVE study tool for students preparing for their standardized testing. I know this from experience and in the past 5 years I have personally improved my schools Ci
This is an incredibly effective, polished and research-driven method of assessing your students' understanding and higher level application + analysis of their reading -- particularly with informational texts. This reading rubric can be utilized in any secondary classroom regardless of subject matte
This activity will help students learn about latitude and longitude using popular characters from "The Hunger Games" trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Students navigate through the story and use an atlas to pinpoint locations on their map. As an extension activity, they can write their own location story
This DBQ focuses on the justification and costs of dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This DBQ addresses the fact that while the bomb ended World War II, while there were critics who felt it was a barbaric act. We leave it up to you--Was it worth ending World War II by dropping the
In this lesson, students, working in pairs, will read a short summary of the various revolutions that sprang up in Europe in the 1830s and 1840s. They will realize that all of them had common traits to them: demand for democracy, independence, and/or limited monarchies. By the end of the lesson an
In this lesson, students, analyzing various primary sources (mainly diary excerpts), will learn about the reasons for the voyages, and in turn, the reasons for the establishment of European settlements in the Americas. At the end of the lesson, students will be able to compare and contrast the moti
If you teach American history, government, civics -- or you are just looking for a creative way to teach your students about patriotism or participate in "Celebrate Freedom Week," this lesson is for you.
In this lesson, students will dissect and analyze the text of the Declaration of Independence;
Lesson plan for history and/or social studies teachers designed to supplement standard curriculum for learning about World War II primarily in the Pacific. For more information see www.routetotokyo.com.
I’ve taught a one semester US Civil War course for ten years and tweaked this packet over the years to help students (and myself) better understand the Gettysburg Address. They always understand it better when finished. I love to play the Gettysburg Address on repeat as students complete this
This is a bundled unit that contains 12 lessons that ranges from the reasons for war between the colonies and Great Britain to the administration of John Adams. The lesson plans contain primary and secondary sources with the 2015 revised DBQ rubric. The lessons are aligned to the AP US History Key
In this lesson, students, working in groups, will be analyzing documents that highlight the major differences between communism and capitalism – in theory and in reality. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to answer the essential question, “In what ways are communism and capitalism dif
In this two-day “Museum Gallery Walk-through Analysis” lesson, students will examine the portrayal of the Cold War events through artwork. To aid them in their analysis, a three page chart will be provided to them in which they will record their findings. By the end of the lesson, students will be
In this lesson, students will be working in groups, analyzing works that delve into the French Revolution, and specifically into the Reign of Terror. They will look at the works of Burke, Paine, and Robespierre. One group will analyze a secondary reading on the Reign of Terror, its purpose and the
This lesson bundle contains four major lessons. These lessons include: a comparison of medieval art to Italian Renaissance art; comparison of artwork from the Italian Renaissance, Northern Renaissance and the works created by Mannerist and Baroque artists; comparison of Italian and Renaissance work
This DBQ focuses on the effect Alice Paul had on the fight for women's suffrage. This DBQ analyzes the leadership and radicalism of Alice Paul as the National Woman's Party fought for the Nineteenth Amendment. Could the amendment have been ratified without Alice Paul? This DBQ is a great argumentati
I've built this course and tweaked it now for ten years. It is very high quality and so much fun to teach. Everything you need is included. Certain chapters can be taught within an American History class. Items include: .
- teachers notes (full of amusing anecdotes to supplement content)
This period in AP US History is a bundled unit. The unit has 4 lessons that deal with colonial society - government, economics, and religion. One lesson deals with the influence of the Mayflower Compact and Winthrop's "City Upon A Hill" speech on the nation's democratic principles. The second les
This unit bundle includes 10 lessons that covers all the major themes and concepts within this time period in AP US History. The unit begins with the presidency of Thomas Jefferson and ends with a DBQ on the different views on the institution of slavery from proslavery and antislavery figures in an
This unit bundle includes 8 lessons that begins with John Brown and his actions in 1856 and 1859 and ends with life in the South under the Jim Crow Laws.
Lesson 1: John Brown - Were his actions justified? A DBQ lesson that features primary sources, including a song and artwork, that describe the
This unit bundle contains 6 lessons. It begins with the "Captains of Industry" that arose in the post-Civil War era and ends with the closing of the West lesson.
Lesson 1: "The tycoons of industry - Robber barons or Captains of Industry?" contains famous statements from the entrepreneurs as well
This unit bundle contains 30 lessons that is 342 pages long. The unit begins with the 1896 presidential election between McKinley and Bryan and ends with the debate on the use of the atomic bomb.
The unit has activities that enables students to work in pairs as well as in groups, especially in the
The unit bundle, which contains 21 lessons, begins with the end of the Second World War and ends with the domestic and foreign policy of President Reagan.
This unit enables students to work in pairs and in groups with the analysis of primary sources, including political cartoons of the Cold War era
In this three-day lesson, students will analyze various sources on the Federalists and Anti-federalists, focusing on their interpretation of the Constitution and the powers that are stated in this historic document, and relations with other nations. By the end of this lesson, students will understa
In this one to two-day lesson, students, working in groups, will be analyzing primary and secondary sources that delve into the administration of George Washington and the dilemmas he faced when he was in office. The sources focus on the domestic and foreign issues that the Washington administratio
In this one to two-day lesson, students, working in groups, will analyze primary and secondary sources that delve into the domestic and foreign policies of President Adams. The first group will examine a secondary source that discusses the growing tension between the United States and France and Pr
In this lesson, students, analyzing primary sources, will examine the mood of Americans prior to the War of 1812 and the causes for the war between Great Britain and the United States. There are 15 documents and each group will focus their studies on that document. They will then report their find
Students, through the analysis of primary source readings, will identify John Brown’s role in “Bleeding Kansas” and in the raid at Harper’s Ferry. Through the examination of various newspaper articles on John Brown’s raid, the students will analyze the impact of the northern abolitionist’s actions
In this week long lesson, students will be analyzing various primary and secondary sources that highlight the southern and northern views on the issue of secession. They will then formulate an analytical essay using primary and secondary sources. By the end of this essay, students will be able to
In this lesson, students, working in groups (stations), will analyze primary sources that delve into the Reconstruction era. These documents/stations contain quotes and/or political cartoons. By the end of this lesson, students will be able to answer the essential question, “Was the period after t
In this lesson, students, through the analysis of primary sources, including images, will learn how states throughout the United States in the post-Civil War era limited the rights of the newly freed Blacks. A new DBQ rubric (2015) is attached at the end for grading purposes.
In this lesson, students, working in groups, will analyze why various labor strikes occurred and how the government responded to these crises. They will examine secondary readings and present their findings to the rest of the class. By the end of the lesson, students will realize that the governme
In this lesson, students, working in groups, will be analyzing primary source documents that highlight the problems that arose in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. There are 11 major documents within this lesson that delve into the major muckrakers who spoke of the conditions
In this lesson, students, working in either pairs or in groups, will be analyzing the reasons for the war between Spain and the United States, the conflict itself, and the rise of the United States as a global power.
(Note: This lesson could be used in a non-AP US History class.)
In this lesson, students, through the analysis of excerpts from primary sources, will examine the United States’ policy toward Japanese Americans in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to compose a defense as to whether or not the United States was justifi