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!
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
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
9-11 Centers or Response Group Activity
Set up your classroom into 6 Centers or organize your class into 6 Response Groups to allow students to collaboratively investigate the events of 9/11.
This 44 page activity set provides resource cards on the topics of the Basic Facts, the Victims, the Per
Reconstruction Road to Rights Activity
This activity uses a quick review of the Civil War to introduce the chaos and confusion created by the Civil War in Reconstruction.
Students then judge 11 events of Reconstruction to note on their "Road Notes" to progress toward full citizenship for African
Civil Rights Movement in Pictures
This Powerpoint is the best collection of pictures to lead a discussion on the key points of the Civil Rights Movement.
Many of the images are ones often seen in standardized testing and cover topics such as segregation, Brown versus Board of Education, the famo
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
This fantastic full lesson plan features a PowerPoint presentation, group-project, and 10 primary source documents related to African-American's experiences during World War II. This lesson is great for Black History month!
In 1943, an African-American newspaper coined the term "Double V" in regard
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
Imperialism Unit Bundle. This bundle includes Technology based Activities, Group Work Activities, Writing Assessments, PowerPoints, a video guide, detailed Cornell Style Lecture Notes, a Study Guide, Unit Test / Exam and more. Unit Plan / Overview Included!
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Contemporary American President's Project - CHOICE BOARD (U.S History)
This is a fun and creative project for your students to research and describe the policies and events of contemporary American Presidents. Students will choose from several different options from the “choice board” to create a
Getting started on the research of a National History Day project can be quite difficult for even the most talented students. In order to construct a sound historical argument for a NHD project, students must be able to develop a “provable” thesis and then “prove” that thesis through logical and re
I love teaching this unit on the political spectrum and have used it multiple times with great success in government and history classes. This awesome unit includes:
* a diagram of the political spectrum and descriptions of traits associated with the five major political views.
* three worksh
This product includes a 50 slide power point, 11 sides of text (written by your power point author) and note sheets for the students. I would recommend that you also access my “Philosophy of Communism” product which you will find in my TpT store (21st Century Global Studies).
This product deals wi
My AP World History students needed a more detailed DBQ writing guide than the one provided by AP central. When I allowed students to use this "cheat sheet" when writing DBQ's their understanding of the task, overall confidence, and essay scores increased dramatically. This teaching tool also help
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
Tap into your students’ creativity, empathy, and critical thinking skills by examining Great Depression Dust Bowl photos in this 7 activity lesson pack covering the struggles of Americans young and old during the Great Depression.
These photos taken by famous photographers, inclu
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
APUSH Unit 7, created by Tamara Johnson, contains knowledge building, analysis, inquiry, research, collaboration, communication and synthesis activities. Included are the curriculum guide, learning targets, critical thinking forms, thinking like a historian activities, textbook and analysis assignme
This handout provides students with space to practice annotations and note-taking. Students read a primary source account of the African slave trade and the Middle Passage. Excellent practice for Common Core State Standards. Ideal for US History and English classes. For older students - contains gra
Challenge your students to feel empowered to be their own agents of change by exploring the arguments and causes of Progressive Era activists in this engaging primary source collection that questions, exposes, and creates change.
Featured voices in this collection of compe
Step up your second semester U.S. History units (Progressive Era, 1920s, Great Depression, WWII, Cold War, Civil Rights Movements, & Vietnam War) with 42 1-page-or-less, high-interest primary source documents, each with a tailored graphic organizer and answer key, using for the effectiv
This is a package deal -- two reading strategies, detailed, step-by-step with examples -- for use not only in any secondary ELA course, but in any subject area to help engage students with what they're reading! With this newly revised, 10-slide MS 2013 PPT presentation, you're purchasing the followi
This is a newly revised MS 2013 PowerPoint presentation to view with your students as you introduce the philosophy (philosophies) known as Existentialism. It can be shared in any Philosophy course, an ELA course with an Existentialist unit (with the example provided at the end of the PPT to begin re
Everything you'll need to teach your students the following poems by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, including:
"My Last Duchess"
Sonnet 43 from "Songs from the Portuguese"
This pack includes detailed lecture notes with a complete analysis of each poem plus an ac
Trying to get your students to see history in the bigger picture? Try this essay assignment that requires students to think historiographically. By using historiography in your classroom, you can teach multiple time periods simultaneously and provide much needed context that will deepen your stude
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This Russian Revolution product includes a 42 slide power point, 11 sides of text and 5 sides of guided notes. I would recommend that you access my “Philosophy of Communism” product which you will find in my TpT store (21st Century Global Studies).
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
APUSH Unit 8, created by Tamara Johnson, contains knowledge building, analysis, inquiry, research, collaboration, communication and synthesis activities. Included are the curriculum guide, learning targets, critical thinking forms, thinking like a historian activities, textbook and analysis assignme
This is a rigorous (and spooky) Common Core unit that pairs literary and informational texts together so you can masterfully teach your students to close read a variety of texts. Includes a free instructional powerpoint to help teachers guide their scholars.
This text pairs well w
Strengthen students' skills in analyzing two opposing points of view from the Scopes "Monkey" trial and playing them against each other in a text-driven, evidence-based extended writing sample.
Greatness is respecting anoth
Guide your students through Brown v. Board, Little Rock Nine, desegregation, the Civil Right Act of 1964, and the Selma March with a focused analysis of up to 6 different Civil Rights Movement primary source documents covering using the effective HIPPOS method!
Guide your students through the rough start of the Puritans and Jamestown settlers, the horrendous treatment of American Indians and Africans, and the class struggle between the landed aristocracy and the masses in this engaging primary source collection.
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Use two video clips (not included) and two primary documents (included) to analyze what happened at the Battle of the Alamo, and determine how primary documents and the discovery of new historical evidence alters the perspective that historians and the public have about past events.
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.
This is designed as a small part of a larger unit over the Vietnam conflict which will be released soon. This lesson, and the larger unit, can be used in a US History course during study of the war, or in a World History course as part of a unit over imperialism, colonialism, and their impact. Comme
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)
One of the most important primary source documents for students to study- Washington's Farewell Address.
This lesson includes excerpts from Washington's address. The lesson includes:
* eight text dependent questions
* vocabulary guide
* historical background to Washington's Farewell Address
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
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
One of the most confusing concepts for U.S. history students to grasp is the concept of federalism. Federalism is a system of government where the powers of government are either divided between the states and the national government or are shared between the two. This course/unit explores why the U
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, 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
APUSH Unit 5, created by Tamara Johnson, contains knowledge building, analysis, inquiry, research, collaboration, communication and synthesis activities. Included are the curriculum guide, learning targets, critical thinking forms, thinking like a historian and a political scientist activities, text