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Theme Lesson Plan: The Story of Ruby Bridges+follow-up Activities
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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13 Colonies - Pilgrims vs. Puritans - Reading and Comparison Chart and Key
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 reading
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Brown v. Board of Education Reading Comprehension Worksheet, Civil Rights
Brown v. Board of Education Reading Comprehension Worksheet, Civil Rights
1 page informational article on Brown v. Board of Education Matching and True/False questions for comprehension 4 documents with 12 DBQ key included
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Selma - Document Based Question Bundle (Movie Guide + Essay Outline + DBQ)
Selma - Document Based Question Bundle (Movie Guide + Essay Outline + DBQ)
**** If you purchase this product, you do not have to purchase the movie guide separately! This bundle includes the movie guide! DBQs are an excellent way to hit most of the Common Core standards in your class. If there is one activity that encapsulates the requirements of the Common Core - the DBQ
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Valentine's Day Close Reading and Writing
Valentine's Day Close Reading and Writing
<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 liter
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Emmett Till and The 16th Street Bombing - FREEBIE
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 Wor
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Nelson Mandela biography, questions, Apartheid, South African, Civil Rights
Nelson Mandela biography, questions, Apartheid, South African, Civil Rights
3 pages- biography 14 matching questions 2 documents to interpret with questions 22 questions total Key Included
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Close Reading-Black History Heroes
Close Reading-Black History Heroes
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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Civil Rights Movement: Successes & Failures Data Analysis
Civil Rights Movement: Successes & Failures Data Analysis
Civil Rights Movement: Successes & Failures Data Analysis is an excellent way to review the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement through common core analysis. First, students discuss the accomplishments of civil rights legislation, followed by common core analysis of data from rec
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Letter from Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King Jr Argumentative Opinion Writing
Letter from Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King Jr Argumentative Opinion Writing
This is a classroom tested reading comprised of the first half of King's great Letter from Birmingham Jail. I have included the first half for several reasons -- it already is a 10 page reading (5 double sided) with a page of vocabulary words with relevant definitions. Your handout will have space
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Freedom Summer Primary Source Activity (Civil Rights Movement)
Freedom Summer Primary Source Activity (Civil Rights Movement)
Freedom Summer Primary Source Activity teaches students about the efforts to register African Americans voters in the South and the fight against them. Using common core techniques, students analyze two primary source documents from both sides of the battle. Students get a deep comm
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Meet Rosie the Riveter
Meet Rosie the Riveter
This Rosie the Riveter activity first has students try to answer 5 questions based on prior knowledge of women during World War 2. They then read about Rosie the Riveter and the 4 women who inspired the iconic image. Then students answer the same questions with their new knowledge and answer 4 new
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History Crime Solvers: Who was here first?
History Crime Solvers: Who was here first?
Columbus crashed onto the shores of Hispaniola in 1492. He wasn't the first. As teachers we all know about Leif Erikson, but do you know the mystery and legend of those others that came before? Have students dig into primary and secondary sources the first weeks of school eagerly trying to decipher l
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Kindergarten Visual Rubric
Kindergarten Visual Rubric
Kindergarten Visual Rubric Here is a kindergarten friendly rubric aligned with Marzano. This poster is very easy for kindergarteners to understand. My students know that a star means they were great, a :) means they did good & an x means they didn’t follow directions. My s
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George Washington Review Activities
George Washington Review Activities
Students read 2 primary sources (one on Washington's inauguration and one on his death) and answer 10 questions of varying difficulty. They then complete 5 creative tasks to fill in the gaps between Washington's inauguration and death, including a timeline, social media posts, and discussing the pre
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The Reform Movement 1820 to 1860
The Reform Movement 1820 to 1860
This workbook takes you though the lives of several reformers who dedicated themselves to changing American society. Topics explored include the abolitionist movement, women’s rights, treatment of the mentally ill and changing education. Some of the people that you will learn about are Dorothea D
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Person of the Year Close Reading & Writing Response
Person of the Year Close Reading & Writing Response
This is a paired passage set and informative prompt designed to help students prepare for any CCSS writing assessment. There are four text sources on the same topic, a writing prompt (opinion), a planning sheet, and blank lined writing pages that are similar to what students will see on the assessmen
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Apartheid in South Africa Test preparation and history source questions
Apartheid in South Africa Test preparation and history source questions
This 26 page book is intended to help students prepare and review what they have learned about the history of South Africa between 1948 to 1994. It contains cloze questions to help with knowledge recall and longer source based questions. These require students to analyse sources as evidence and asse
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Jackie Robinson biography, questions, documents, Civil Rights, baseball, sports
Jackie Robinson biography, questions, documents, Civil Rights, baseball, sports
Biography of Jackie Robinson with pictures 12 matching questions 11 multiple choice comprehension questions 4 documents with questions (18) key included
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Presidents Day History Reading Comprehension Worksheet, Lincoln, Washington
Presidents Day History Reading Comprehension Worksheet, Lincoln, Washington
4 articles with questions -Presidents Day -George Washington -Abraham Lincoln -Gettysburg Address -Questions with each- true/false, matching, multiple choice, short answer -Compare and Contrast chart Key included
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Civil Rights Movement Document Based Questions DBQ Free #KINDNESSNATION
Civil Rights Movement Document Based Questions DBQ Free #KINDNESSNATION
Civil Rights Movement Document Based Questions DBQ #KINDNESSNATION #WEHOLDTHESETRUTHS Click here for the digital clas
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A Christmas Carol Constructed Response Package: Common Core
A Christmas Carol Constructed Response Package: Common Core
Please click the little green star in the upper right section of this page and select to "Follow" me. I promise you my creative lessons and common core based designs will not disappoint you. I have included 11 constructed response items based on A Christmas Carol. This is one of my favorites. These
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Women's History Month: Dorothea Lange and Migrant Mother Primary Source Analysis
Women's History Month: Dorothea Lange and Migrant Mother Primary Source Analysis
Students read about when Dorothea Lange famously photographed the Migrant Mother during the Depression and answer 5 questions of varying degrees of difficulty. This would be great for a sub, a Women's History Month Activity, or a unit on the Great Depression. An answer key is not included because e
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Women's Suffrage Reading Comprehension Worksheet, DBQ, Civil Rights
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Labor Day Reading Comprehension Worksheet, September, Back to School
Labor Day Reading Comprehension Worksheet, September, Back to School
*Article *Key Included *10 Matching Questions *10 True/False Questions *6 Multiple Choice Questions *12 Document-Based Short Answer Questions *Keys Included
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Women's History Month Activities Bundle
Women's History Month Activities Bundle
These 12 activities and primary source readings introduce students to key historical women and moments while balancing academics and creativity. These activities will work for both US History and World History and most would be great for a sub! There are 6 primary source analysis activities with
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Women's Suffrage Mini Lesson
Women's Suffrage Mini Lesson
Students read background information about suffrage and women's fight to get the right to vote, culminating in the 19th Amendment. There are 7 opinion based questions scattered through the paragraphs that students can answer individually or in pairs. The 8th question is a small activity for student
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Black History Reading Comprehension
Black History Reading Comprehension
“Black History Time Capsules” are designed to be used as supplemental materials alongside the Social Studies curriculum. When Black history is included, students are presented with surface level information about the same people year after year. These packets include primary sources, biographies, hi
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September 11 Gallery Walk.... 9-11 AKA 9/11
September 11 Gallery Walk.... 9-11 AKA 9/11
This is a great resource to remember September 11 and to help students who weren't even born when the event took place. This is such an important and somber turning-point in our history and this is a great platform to have discussions to ensure that the younger generation has a clear understanding a
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Harriet Tubman biography, questions, poem, Black History, Slavery, DBQ
Harriet Tubman biography, questions, poem, Black History, Slavery, DBQ
Biography- 10 matching 10 true/false 8 multiple choice Document Based Questions- Map, Newspaper add 13 questions Poem- 1 page 6 multiple choice questions Keys included
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Reading Comprehension: Black History Time Capsules - Slavery
Reading Comprehension: Black History Time Capsules - Slavery
“Black History Time Capsules: Slavery in the United States” covers the system of slavery that was in place in the United States. This packet includes biographies, historical facts, quotes, and pictures to add depth to the study of this period in American history. Save $4 when you bundle! If you l
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Civil War Christmas Document Based Question (DBQ) Set
Civil War Christmas Document Based Question (DBQ) Set
Looking to fill time before Winter Break with content based actvities for Social Studies? Well, look no further than this set of Civil War primary source documents and document based questions. This set contains 4 image and reflection/comprehension questions. Just analyzing the documents alone would
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Middle Passage, Reading Practice, Primary Source
Middle Passage, Reading Practice, Primary Source
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 grap
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African American DBQ
African American DBQ
This project invites students to create their own DBQ essay in which they research primary sources to support the question they ask about their favorite African American. This project should not be attempted until the students have had classroom practice with DBQs. Included is the directions, a rubri
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Rosa Parks biography, poem, primary sources, DBQ, Civil Rights, Black History
Rosa Parks biography, poem, primary sources, DBQ, Civil Rights, Black History
2 page article matching and multiple choice questions poem 5 questions 3 documents with 12 open-ended questions key included
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11 Civil Rights Leaders, articles, questions, DBQs, poems, MLK, Parks, etc.
11 Civil Rights Leaders, articles, questions, DBQs, poems, MLK, Parks, etc.
11 Civil Rights Leaders Biographies -Susan B. Anthony -Cesar Chavez -Frederick Douglass -Mohandas Gandhi -Rosa Parks -Nelson Mandela -Helen Keller -Martin Luther King, Jr. -Jackie Robinson -Booker T. Washington -Harriet Tubman Included in this document are in-depth biographies of each of the leader
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Civil Rights DBQ
Civil Rights DBQ
This is a GREAT resource for a U.S. history class or any English classroom that wants to read and analyze primary source documents, particularly related to the Civil Rights Movement. This resource contains 13 primary source documents related to the Civil Rights Movement, including photos, extended q
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New England Slavery DBQ
New England Slavery DBQ
What was slavery like in the Colonial North? This is a big research question. To start the discussion is to dispel old stereotypes about a free North, opposed to a slave-ridden South before the Civil War. Colonial America is seen as a patch-work of slavery practices. Students examine primary sources
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Holiday: Labor Day,  doesn't have to be boring
Holiday: Labor Day, doesn't have to be boring
On your mark, set, GO! Your students will be off and running to learn, analyze and discover. It is the beginning of the year, take the opportunity to team and community build with a primary source scavenger hunt. Students will work in teams of 4-5, to develop a strategy of attack to dig through the
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Reading Comprehension: Black History Time Capsules - AA in World War II
Reading Comprehension: Black History Time Capsules - AA in World War II
“Black History Time Capsules: African Americans in World War II” shines light on the Black men and women who contributed to U.S. victory during the Second World War. This packet includes biographies, historical facts, quotes, and pictures to add depth to the study of this period in American history.
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Westward Expansion DBQ: Wild West Women- Victims of the time? or rugged outlaws?
Westward Expansion DBQ: Wild West Women- Victims of the time? or rugged outlaws?
Westward Expansion DBQ: Wild West Women- Victims of the time? or rugged outlaws? deserving of their crime Women include: Belle Starr, Annie Oakley, Pearl Hart, and Calamity Jane Background: Women of the American wild west had to be a resourceful lot to cope with the elements that surrounded them: t
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African Americans During World War II (2) Reading Comprehension Worksheet, DBQ
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Civil Rights Movement Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Civil Rights Movement Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
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! Featured voi
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Black History Month Primary Source Readings Packet
Black History Month Primary Source Readings Packet
This packet contains the following primary source readings: 1. The Brutality of Slavery: Quock Walker (1784, Mass.) and N.C. v. Mann (1829) cases contrasted 2. Dred Scott decision excerpts 3. Ableman v. Booth, In Re: Booth cases: Nullification of Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 4. Mississippi's 1865 "B
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Booker T. Washington bio, questions, primary sources, Black History, Tuskegee
Booker T. Washington bio, questions, primary sources, Black History, Tuskegee
Biography with pictures 29 questions total fill in the blank multiple choice short answer DBQ Key included
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DBQ: Alice Paul and the Nineteenth Amendment
DBQ: Alice Paul and the Nineteenth Amendment
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 argumentativ
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To Publish or Not to Publish- Ethics in Photojournalism
To Publish or Not to Publish- Ethics in Photojournalism
To Publish or Not to Publish- Ethics in Photojournalism A mixture of Mind Mission activity and DBQ strategy, To Publish or Not to Publish- Ethics in Photojournalism honors the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s in Birmingham, Alabama. As photo editors, students analyze an archival ph
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Women's History Month: American Farm Wife Primary Source Analysis
Women's History Month: American Farm Wife Primary Source Analysis
Students read about a wife and mother living on a farm in 1900 and answer 6 questions of varying levels of difficulty. The answers are included where appropriate and this would be great for a sub! Sample questions include: --What does the wife mean when she says her husband is "innocent of book lea
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Thanksgiving Primary Source Analysis and Creative Questions
Thanksgiving Primary Source Analysis and Creative Questions
Students read 2 short passages on Thanksgiving, one on the first Thanksgiving and the other on how Thanksgiving became a national holiday. They then answer 10 questions of varying academic and creative natures. This would be great for a sub! Sample questions include: --Inferring from the text,
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A Pirate's Life DBQ
A Pirate's Life DBQ
Let's face it - pirates are cool and fun! With recent popular culture, though, it gets harder to separate the fact from the fiction. In this DBQ young teens are challenged to read primary sources and draw their own conclusions about what a pirate (or privateer!) may have faced in their life, compared
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Betsy Ross Reading Analysis
Betsy Ross Reading Analysis
Students read a few short passages about Betsy Ross (myths and truths) and the creation of the American flag during the Revolutionary War. They then answer 12 questions. This would be great for a sub, during Women's History Month, or during a Revolutionary War unit! Answers are included where appr
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Reading Comprehension: Black History Time Capsules - The Civil Rights Movement
Reading Comprehension: Black History Time Capsules - The Civil Rights Movement
“Black History Time Capsules: The Civil Rights Movement” brings the struggle and the hope that characterized the fight for civil rights during the 1960s, into the classroom. This packet includes biographies, historical facts, quotes, and pictures to add depth to the study of this period in American
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