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Ben Franklin’s Autobiography, Informational Text with Modern Connections, CCSS
Use these two days of creative lessons to get your teens excited about studying the words and ideas of Benjamin Franklin, one of the United States’ most compelling founding fathers. This 11-page PDF includes: • Detailed, step-by-step lesson procedure suggestions • Brainstorming handout to help stud
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Salem Witch Trials Informational Text Unit
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
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Crucible Activities - Pre-Reading and Post-reading
I absoultely ❤❤❤ The Crucible by Arthur Miller! It is my favorite piece of literature to teach! Students love it too! That is why I have just included pre and post activities in this bundle. Once we start reading, my students don't want to stop until the end!Pre-reading activities include:❶ A histor

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Scottsboro Boys NonFiction Reading & Anticipatory Activity
This is a supplemental activity I use for real-life comparisons when I'm teaching To Kill a Mockingbird (but it can be used with any unit covering racism, civil rights, social justice, etc.). It includes an anticipatory activity that is very effective at getting students' attention and making them "
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Underground Railroad QR Code Scavenger Hunt
21st Century Learning -This QR Code scavenger hunt allows students to learn about the Underground Railroad through an inquiry-oriented project. Students function as a conductor like Harriet Tubman and lead their passengers to Freedom. Black History Package includes a student presentation overview w
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The US Constitution and the Bill of Rights US History Unit
The Constitution and the Bill of Rights Interactive Notebook, which works for both print and Google Drive™, investigates and helps gain an understanding of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. This download contains both a printable format as well as a Google Drive™ compatible fo
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Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: Common Core Nonfiction Unit
42 page unit plan — “As our case is new, we must think and act anew.” These famous words from Abraham Lincoln are guideposts for teachers who are seeking ways to adopt Common Core State Standards in their classrooms. Common Core is going to redefine education for the 21st century, and as educators w
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Harriet Tubman Reader's Theater
A research-based reader's theater teaches students about Harriet Tubman and those who played a pivotal role in her successful trips on the Underground Railroad leading slaves to freedom. The package includes two different script formatting options: Option I, portrait layout, Option 2, playbill form
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Civil War: North v. South Informational Text Article + Activities
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
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Introduction to Seminal Documents
This cooperative learning seminal document lesson introduces the students to the definition, characteristics, and examples of seminal documents prior to reading full-text examples. This activity provides seven different excerpts of well-known seminal documents.   The students read, summarize, and i
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Donald Trump's Inaugural Address: Reading Comprehension Worksheet
This close-reading lesson of Donald Trump's inaugural address is perfect for students who are passionate about current events and social justice. The lesson is aligned to common core standards. Have an engaging, interesting, and relevant lesson within seconds! The lesson is simple, straightforward,
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American Expansion or Imperialism DBQ Five Paragraph Essay Pre-Write
Students are to categorize the effects of American Expansion, analyze the consequences of events and documents, Write a thesis paragraph, and use the documents as evidence to support their claims.
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Cold War Critical Thinking True False Activity -- great for debates
This is a fantastically simple to do but high level thinking activity in which all the work is on the students' shoulders. My kids love this because you can incorporate debating, basic research, arguments, and consensus building. I used it during an evaluation once and received high marks becau
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Donald Trump on Immigration Rhetorical Analysis and Reading Quiz
This highly engaging lesson teaches students to analyze and criticize Donald Trump by dissecting his words and ideas about immigration, citizenship, and deportation. Not only will students be able to analyze Trump's ideas, but also compare evidence from his statements about immigration to the words
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Civil Disobedience Pieces: Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King
If you're looking for the perfect civil disobedience handout that covers the works of these two great men, then this is the place to be. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students in either English or social studies can use critical-thinking skills to dissect the pieces of each leader as well as
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Benjamin Franklin's "Autobiography" Review/Assessment with Detailed Answer Key
He was a Founding Father who went from rags to riches and who recorded his initial journey in an interesting, inspirational autobiography. This comprehensive worksheet allows students to understand the aspirations and visions of Benjamin Franklin as they answer critical-thinking questions that inve
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"I Have a Dream" and "Speech in the Virginia Convention" Analysis Unit
Contains everything you need to teach an interesting, dynamic, analytical unit on Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have a Dream" and Partick Henry's "Speech in the Virginia Convention." This unit contains the following: *Vocabulary Practice from "Speech in the Virginia Convention" *Prefix, Root Words,
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Civil Disobedience Synthesis Essay
A perfect assessment for English or social studies teachers who want to delve into civil disobedience, this synthesis essay compilation provides a prompt, rubric, tips for writing, a fill-in chart, a brainstorming activity, and an answer key. A list of articles and videos that examine the topic ar
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American Expansion or Imperialism DBQ Five Paragraph Essay Pre-Write
Students are to categorize the effects of American Expansion, analyze the consequences of events and documents, Write a thesis paragraph, and use the documents as evidence to support their claims.
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The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin Chapter Questions
Here are questions for each chapter in Doris Kearns Goodwin's book, The Bully Pulpit. This can be handed out to students to complete as they read the book to demonstrate their comprehension. The book covers Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft. It also covers Sam McClure, Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffen
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Columbus Day Lessons Gr. 9-12
It is time to explore the controversy that comes with Columbus Day! This unit includes research, a classroom debate and writing component as students consider the value and relevance of this holiday for Americans. This packet can be used in total as a unit or separately as lessons, so it can go fro
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COLONIAL AMERICA
Informational text based standalone worksheet - text on one side, learning activities on side two. Skills in vocabulary development, context clues, meaningful sentences, reading comprehension, campare/contrast and main idea/supporting details are addressed.
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Thanksgiving Day History Activities Gr. 9-12
This packet is complete with activities that look at the history of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. What better way to encourage students to reflect on what Thanksgiving means to them? This packet includes four presidential proclamations showing the shift in emphasis from Washington and Lincoln
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A Murder That Lit a Spark For Social Change
The murder of Emmett Till and the subsequent trial of two white men from Mississippi was a catalyst to the Civil Rights movement. He was not the first African American to be brutally beaten and lynched, and certainly not the last. What made Till's case significant is that images of his mutilated bod
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