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Salem Witch Trials: CSI Investigation! Was there witchcraft in Salem? Google 1:1
Salem Witch Trials - A CSI Investigation! Was there witchcraft in Salem? A great supplement to the Crucible & Google 1:1 Compatible! This Salem Witch Trials CSI Investigation is included in the larger 13 Colonies Unit and the CSI American History Bundle: Setting the 13 Colonies Unit! CSI Amer
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Alexander the Great: A Hero or a Villain?  A common-core ready investigation!
Alexander the Great: A Hero or a Villain? A common-core ready investigation! This Alexander the Great, Hero or Villain, lesson is included in the larger "Ancient Greece Unit" located here: Ancient Greece Unit: 15 engaging lessons to teach Ancient Greece! Buy the bundle and save a bundle! --
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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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Fall of Rome: A Student Investigation! Explore 7 Documents For Why Rome Fell!
Fall of Rome: A Student Investigation! Explore 7 Documents For Why Rome Fell! This Fall of Rome Investigation is included in two bundles to save you big! Ancient Rome Unit: 14 fun, student-centered activities to teach Ancient Rome! Middle Ages Unit: 16 Engaging Lessons to teach the Middle Ages (M
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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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American Revolution Primary Sources! Stamp Act & More in the American Revolution
American Revolution Primary Sources! Stamp Act & More in the American Revolution! The Primary Sources in the Revolutionary War lesson is included in the larger Causes of the American Revolution Unit, located here: Causes of the American Revolution Unit! Buy the bundle and save over 25%! ----
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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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Seuss Socratic Seminar Bundle
Are you looking for a great way to introduce the Socratic method to your class? Do you want to get your students thinking at a higher level in a fun, engaging, and meaningful way? Are you looking to bring close reading into your classroom? Do you need a way to get your kids to go back and cite the t
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13 Colonies - Pilgrims vs. Puritans - Reading and Comparison Chart and Key
13 Colonies - Pilgrims vs. Puritans - Reading and Comparison Chart - This 5 page resource relates to the 13 Colonies of American history and centers on the similarities and differences between the Pilgrims and the Puritans in early 13 Colonies history. The resource includes a detailed 2 page readin
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Native Americans Myth-Busters! Students "bust" 5 American Indian myths!
Native Americans Myth-Busters! Students "bust" 5 American Indian myths! In this highly-engaging lesson, students seek to prove or "bust" 5 myths surrounding Native Americans (American Indians). Students examine SIX different sources and gather evidence to prove or bust 5 myths regarding Native Ame

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Historical Thinking Skills Activities
Historical thinking is a key skill for students to utilize when examining primary and secondary sources. In order for students to fully understand a source, they must examine it in-depth. These activities are designed to strengthen student's understanding of historical sources. They can be used with
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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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Civil War Letter Worksheet
Civil War Primary Source Letter Worksheet This amazing, moving letter from Union officer Sullivan Ballou was written a week before he died at the Battle of Bull Run toward the beginning of the Civil War. It was famously featured in Ken Burns' documentary on the Civil War as an eloquent and touching
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Iroquois Document Based Question DBQ
Are you looking for more ways to get your students writing in Social Studies class? DBQ essays are the perfect answer. They expose students to primary and secondary sources. Each document has scaffold questions to help guide the students. These essays are a great way to end a unit of study since
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Andrew Jackson DBQ: Jackson & the Cherokee: Friends or Foes? Common Core!
Andrew Jackson DBQ: Jackson & the Cherokee: Friends or Foes? Common Core! This Andrew Jackson and Cherokee lesson is included in the much larger Andrew Jackson Bundle, located here: Age of Jackson Bundle! 3 activities for Andrew Jackson! Engaging, Fun & Focused! ---- In this highly-eng

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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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DBQ Ancient Rome Achievements Common Core DBQ Activity
Get your students investigating history with this versatile document based questions activity for Ancient Roman Achievements.This Common Core bundle has a mini-DBQ that is designed to be similar to the New York Regents exam (why?...because New York has been doing this for a while and it's expected t
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Era of Good Feelings Bundle!  2 activities, 1 great price!  Common Core focused!
Era of Good Feelings Bundle! 2 activities, 1 great price! Common Core focused! In this bundle, you receive 2 highly-engaging products on the Era of Good Feelings! The first activity is a guided notes and PowerPoint activity and the second is a very Common Core focused, student DBQ investigation
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Revolutionary War DBQ: How did Colonists justify war with Britain? Engaging!
Revolutionary War DBQ: How did Colonists justify war with Britain? Engaging! This Revolutionary War and American Independence DBQ is part of two bundles to save you even more! Check out the 12-lesson Expansion Pack to the American History Super Unit!Causes of the Revolutionary War: A MEGA Unit! 19
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President Thomas Jefferson: What Were His Real Beliefs? Great Station Work!
President Thomas Jefferson: What Were His Real Beliefs? Great Station Work! This lesson is part of the "Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe" Unit Plan, located here: Jefferson, Madison, Monroe Unit Plan! 12 fun lessons for Jeffersonian America! Buy the bundle and save over 20%! ---------------------
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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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Causes of the Mexican-American War:  A Mini DBQ! Students interpret and create!
Causes of the Mexican-American War: A Mini DBQ! Students interpret and create! This lesson is part of two bundles to save you big! Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny Unit! The Mexican-American War Bundle: 4 Engaging Resources to Teach The Mexican War! Purchase either and save significant

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Native American Government: How did it Influence the US Constitution? Mystery!
Native American Government: How did it Influence the US Constitution? Mystery! In this highly-engaging activity, students investigate how the Iroquois Confederacy (Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca and Tuscarora) influenced the Founding Fathers and the United States Constitution! Students e

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Women's Suffrage Primary Source Analysis
In this assignment, students learn about the Women's Suffrage Movement through primary source analysis. In this activity, students are provided with steps for analyzing a primary source document. The product includes six resources, including one newspaper cartoon, four propaganda posters, and one
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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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Comparing Feudalism in Europe and Japan:  A Self-Directed Learning Activity!
Comparing Feudalism in Europe and Japan: A Self-Directed Learning Activity! This Feudalism lesson is included in the larger Medieval Japan unit, located here: Medieval Japan: A Unit Plan! 4 Engaging Lessons to Teach Japan's Middle Ages! Buy the unit and save 20%! -------------------------------

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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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American Revolution DBQ
The following is a DBQ on the American Revolution. It includes 9 documents that each have scaffolding questions. The Task asks students to: Using the information from the documents and your knowledge of social studies, answer the following questions that follow each document in PART A. Your answe
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Slavery in the Southern Colonies: A Socratic Seminar
Looking for a higher order thinking activity? Need a way to close out a unit on the Southern Colonies? Do you want to do a Socratic Seminar with your students? Students will evaluate three primary source documents to answer document-based questions. Students will engage in higher-level thinking and
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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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British Colonies DBQ Essay
This resource is a DBQ essay for the 13 British Colonies. It is designed to be used in a middle school classroom. It contains a historical context, task, 5 documents, and scaffolding questions for each document. Essay topic - Reasons for the founding of colonies. Documents - Short readings, pict
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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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3rd Grade - LA History - Unit 3 - Topic 1 - Louisiana's Early Explorers
68 pages with 10 activities that focus on the Unit 3 Topic 1 Louisiana's Early Explorers as outlined by the Louisiana State Department of education. These activities focus on answering the following standards and questions: 3.1.1 Create timelines that identify important events in the history of Lou
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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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DBQ Bell Ringers--Ancient History
Have your students think like a Historian. 193 Slides...155 DBQ Bell Ringers for Ancient World Middle School Social Studies, aligned with the Common Core. Let's get rigorous with our bell ringers and ask them to analyze, infer and draw conclusions. This amazing package that will fill your needs a
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Freedom Rides Reading Comprehension and DBQ; Civil Rights Movement
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3rd Grade - LA History - Unit 2 - Topic 1 - Poverty Point
93 pages with 12 activities that focus on the Unit 2 Topic 1 Poverty Point as outlined by the Louisiana State Department of education. These activities focus on answering the following standards and questions: 3.1.1 Create timelines that identify important events in the history of Louisiana 3.1.3 U
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Primary Sources & Evidence Based Essays:  Transportation
How has transportation changed over time? This lesson introduces primary aged students to evidence based writing, similar to the Document Based Question (DBQ) approach. In this multi-day unit, young students will analyze primary sources to determine how transportation has changed over time. Student
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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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3rd Grade - LA History - Unit 1 - Topic 1 - The Place Called Louisiana - PART A
88 pages with 13 activities that focus on the Unit 1A Louisiana's Geography as outlined by the Louisiana State Department of education. These activities focus on answering the following standards and questions: • How does Louisiana’s geography and natural resources impact people? • Identify the he
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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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