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American Revolution: Road to the Revolution Document-Based Questions (DBQs)
American Revolution Document-Based Questions (DBQs) are a great way to expose students to primary sources as well as to make them think about an event in history and respond to it. This unit can be used in a few ways. I project the full-page images on my board so that we can discuss them, and then
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Theme Lesson Plan: The Story of Ruby Bridges+follow-up Activities
This packet includes everything you need to teach a great theme lesson using the book The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles. This is a powerful story with many meaningful themes throughout. If you have a different book about Ruby Bridges, the activities would work well with that book as well.
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Bud Not Buddy Novel Unit with Lessons and Vocabulary
This is a unit has been completely updated for formatting and content. It is a complete novel study using the book Bud, Not Buddy. The entire unit focuses on the Common Core Standards shift to getting students to use evidence from the text to defend their responses. It includes: • Calendar Overview
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Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources
Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources An Introduction to Primary & Secondary Sources: Political Cartoons, Scaffolding Questions, Constructed-Response Questions, and more! This series of activities and examples introduces primary and secondary sources t
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Causes of the Civil War - Primary Source Analysis
Understanding the causes of the Civil War can be a complex task for elementary-age students. This series of worksheets hooks students with primary sources and critical thinking prompts to provide an engaging introduction to the Civil War. This is not an in-depth primary source analysis activity, bu
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Checks and Balances DBQ or primary source activity
Checks and Balances Writing Assignment/ DBQ Checks and Balances is an important part of every American government unit. This resource can be used two ways: have students just answer the questions or apply their knowledge to a writing piece. These activities could be used in class, with a partne
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Reconstruction Part II- Primary Sources for Freedmen's Bureau and Sharecropping.
This original activity by Primary Source is intended to help students understand how the nation was rebuilt during Reconstruction (Freedmen's Bureau, sharecropping). Students are asked to study images of the nation's recovery in action, then write captions for a newspaper to demonstrate their unders
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Colonial America
This Power point has it all! It connects the age of exploration with the colonializing of North America. It also includes a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the explorers and the settlers. It includes all 13 original colonies, as well as, many economic, religious, and geographical issues that f
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Reconstruction Part III- Primary Sources for Jim Crow Laws
This original activity by Primary Source asks students to consider if Reconstruction worked when presented with the advent of Jim Crow laws and voting restrictions intended to disenfranchise black men. Students compare the quality of a white school and a colored school in the same county to determin
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DBQ Document Based Questions for 4th Grade Math
I created these because I know my state is moving towards a new test that includes extended response in math. I want a fun way to get my kids writing during math. Click Here for a DBQ Sample Freebie This document includes 19 pages of mixed standards aligned to the Common Core. Numbers & O
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American Revolution World of Printables from MrNussbaum
The MrNussbaum.com American Revolution World of Printables is the most complete set of printable activities on the internet for students in grades 4-8. Designed by the creator of mrnussbaum.com, these activities promote a range of critical skills such as role-playing, critical thinking, analysis, co
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Reconstruction Part I - Primary Sources for rebuilding the Nation.
This original activity by Primary Source is intended to help students understand the idea that the nation needed to be rebuilt physically, economically, and socially after the Civil War. Students are asked to analyze photographs from after the Civil War, then determine what kind of assistance the p
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Explorer DBQ
This is a shortened Document Based Essay that can be used in an Age of Exploration or Colonization unit. It includes 4 documents with scaffold questions to help the students. The essay questions asks students to: - Discuss one positive effect of European colonization of the Americas. - Discuss
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Wonder
Wonder: The Julian Chapter This product contains a close reading study guide for The Julian Chapter from the book Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. It includes "right there" questions, short answer questions, inferential questions, sequence of events questions, comparison questions, predictions questions, dr
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Reconstruction in Virginia Primary Sources Activity
This primary source sorting activity makes a great introduction to your Reconstruction unit, an activity as you teach it, or a review before the end-of-unit assessment. First, students will read background information on the Reconstruction era in Virginia (aligned with Virginia Studies VS.8). Then,
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Colonial America DBQ Packet
This Colonial America DBQ consists of eight documents. It is a great introduction for DBQs or part of early America unit. This packet does not include the essay. The documents include journal entries, pictures, songs, etc. Perfect for common core standards. Answer key included, too. Colonial Ame
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Writing Test Prep- FSA, AIR, STAR, & PARCC
This is a paired passage set and informative prompt designed to help students prepare for any CCSS writing assessment. There are three text sources on the same topic, a writing prompt (informational), a planning sheet, and blank lined writing pages that are similar to what students will see on the a
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Virginia's American Indians Primary Source Activity (VS.2d-g and VS.3g)
This resource contains images of primary sources and corresponding discussion question cards related to Virginia’s American Indians (aligned with Virginia Studies VS.2d-g and VS.3g). Students can work in small groups to analyze the sources and discuss the open-ended questions; they should practice u
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Cause and Effect Lesson Plus other Follow up Lessons
This packet includes everything you need to teach a great cause and effect lesson using the book Old Henry by Joan W. Blos. If you have not read this book, it's a great story about what happens when a neighbor does not take care of his house. I found it in my school library. If your school does
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Target Lessons/Bell Ringers for 6th grade Social Studies Weeks 1-6
This power point contains the first 6 weeks of targets/bell ringers for 6th grade Social Studies Curriculum for the state of Georgia. However, other teachers can utilize these target lessons for their Social Studies classes. The first 6 weeks cover map skills, and start to get into European history
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Marco Polo Mini-Book
This mini-book is a brief overview of Marco Polo and the Silk Road including his accomplishments and influence on other explorers. It is intended for elementary children to support social studies, reading comprehension, and critical thinking. The pages can be copied front to back and then folded t
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*BTSBONUS* Valentine's Day - Close Reading & Writing Unit {Bundle}
<3 This Valentine's Day close reading and writing unit can be easily differentiated to support your own individual classroom needs. It has been scaffolded to follow the progression of the common core reading standards in grades 2-5. This resource comes with 2 informational units (RI) and 2 lite
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Native Americans Document-Based Questions (DBQs)
Native Americans Document-Based Questions (DBQs) are a great way to expose students to primary sources as well as to make them think about an event in history and respond to it. This unit can be used in a few ways. You can project the full-page images on my board so that we can discuss them, and
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Jamestown Colony - Lesson 5: A Voyage to Jamestown DBQ
Here you will find the 5th lesson in the Jamestown Colony Unit focusing on understanding colonial ships and travel, the settlers’ voyage to Jamestown and their experiences during the voyage, and reasons for the choice of the settlement location. The lesson uses primary source documents from the era
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Emmett Till and The 16th Street Bombing - FREEBIE
This is an activity that can either be used as a homework activity, in class independent activity, or used with a small group of students. The passages are taken from npr.org and biography.com and are both easily accessible. Links to the article are included in the packet. The entire file is in Wo
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TWO DBQs: American Colonies AND American Revolution
This document includes not one, but TWO, Document Based Questions. The first focuses on the American Colonies. This 13 page DBQ has 6 documents and asks students to analyze the differences between the New England, Middle Atlantic, and Southern colonies. The second DBQ is 9 pages long and has 5 docum
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Document Based Questions (DBQ): Slavery & Slave Trade
The Slavery DBQ pack contains 4 documents and questions after each document. The documents are useful during/ after a unit on the slave trade and slavery in America. These DBQ's could be used to introduce younger students to DBQ writing, yet still include challenging questions that could be used fo
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Black History Close Reading & Writing Theme Unit
This bundle comes with 6 passages that can be easily differentiated to support your own individual classroom needs during close reading, guided reading, and much more!
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Close Reading: Hurricane Harvey (4th-8th Grade)
Hurricane Harvey is a tragic current event that highlighted the dangers of natural disasters and the fortitude of human heroism and unity. We prepared this close reading teaching resource while we ourselves are in the heart of flooded Houston. We hope you and your students can benefit from our fir
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Civil War Quotes Task Cards Activity (VS.1 and VS.7)
Students will use these task cards to analyze real quotes from people at the time of the Civil War and respond to the statements both orally and in writing. They’ll have the opportunity to review their knowledge of certain key individuals, groups of people, events, and issues of the Civil War as the
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Jamestown Colony - Lesson 4: The Virginia Company of London DBQ
Here you will find the forth lesson in the Jamestown Colony Unit focusing on the establishment of the Virginia Company of London and how it established a privatized colony for England in the early 17th century. The lesson uses primary source documents from the era and provides students with an oppor
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Lewis & Clark Bundle (map activity, comics PPT, journals w text-dependent Qs)
This download includes all four of the following items at a bundle discount. Each can be downloaded separately as well... 1 - Lewis and Clark Comic Strip Activity: fun, highly visual & engaging 25-slide PPT This series of PowerPoint slides allows students to follow along and create a 10-box c
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Battle of Great Bridge, Virginia: Primary Source Analysis (VS.5c)
In this activity, students will work collaboratively to analyze two primary sources related to the Battle of Great Bridge and answer related critical thinking questions. This activity can be used with the whole class or in groups/pairs. This is an extension of what students need to know regarding
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American Revolution Document Based Question
This 11 page DBQ is focused on the events leading up to the American Revolution. There are 5 documents with short response questions, as well as one extended response question. There is some scaffolding (a checklist of required components for the essay and suggested evidence statements to use) for t
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Lusitania Document Analysis
This product includes 5 documents connected to the sinking of the Lusitania. There are several questions to go along with the documents. Allow students to examine the documents in small groups and discuss answers to the questions.
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Primary Source Question Cards & Worksheet
Primary sources are a wonderful way to encourage critical thinking and valuable group discussions during your social studies lessons. This question card and worksheet set can be used with any primary source. The seven question cards include general questions that can be used for any primary source a
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