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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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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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Causes of American Revolution: Road to Revolution Common Core Ready Unit Bundle
This unit is highly rigorous and explores the causes of the American Revolution. It is aligned with English Language Arts and Social Studies Common Core standards that will keep your students engaged. This package is fully loaded with a number of reading and writing strategies, 9 PowerPoints, graph
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George Washington's Presidency: Common Core Ready Unit Bundle
This unit focuses on the presidency of George Washington. The unit is packed with rigorous activities that will keep your students engage. Your students will practice evidence-based writing and close reading. All the questions are modeled after the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium Release Que
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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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The Standard Oil Monopoly: teaching monopolies with a primary source
This activity is intended to help students understand monopolies, how they led to the rise of Big Business in the beginning of the 20th Century, and their impact on consumers. This activity can be used when teaching the concept of monopolies, or as a lead-in to teaching the Progressive Era. Prior kn
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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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Causes of American Revolution: Thomas Paine's Common Sense DBQ, Common Core
This lesson is part 7 of a larger unit. Follow the link below and save big (nearly 30%) by purchasing the entire unit. Causes of the American Revolution: The Road to Revolution Common Core Ready Unit This lesson is highly rigorous, engaging and will challenge your students intellectually while dev
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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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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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Buddhism in India: Origins and Beliefs
This worksheet, with complete teacher answer key, can be used as an in-class lesson plan, homework assignment, or sub plan. Students learn about Siddhartha Gautama and the origin story of Buddhism, and analyze Buddhist texts and primary sources (The Four Noble Truths Sermon and The Five Precepts of
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ACE - Responding to Short Answer / Constructed Response Poster
This poster can be printed on 11X17 paper for display in the classroom. It reminds students to Answer the question, Cite evidence, and Extend by explaining in their own words.
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Motivational Bellwork Quotes
I've included 30 slides of quotes from famous people around the world. Each slide includes a quote, matching picture, and 2 or 3 questions for students to complete during bellwork. This PowerPoint would also be a great closing activity for your classes. Six weeks worth of bellwork for one low pri
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Reconstruction Amendments, Southern Resistance, Common Core
This activity is high rigor, very engaging and aligns with Common Core reading and writing literacy. This packages includes: 1.) high level questioning -- level 3 Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and Document-Based Questions (DBQ) 2.) SOAPS (AP Language Arts Strategy) reading strategy with instructions on
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Causes of American Revolution: Acts, Tax & Colonists' Response
This lesson is part 2 of a larger unit. Follow the link below and save big (nearly 30%) by purchasing the entire unit. Causes of the American Revolution: The Road to Revolution Common Core Ready Unit This lesson aligns with English Language Arts and Social Studies Common Core Standards. For this
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Step by Step Guide to Writing DBQ Essays- DBQ Writing Guide
The "Step by Step Guide to Writing DBQ Essays" walks students through how to develop a strong and effective Document Based Question essay. The first few pages offer suggestions on how to set up their pre-write/planning page, while the latter provides support for writing introduction, body and concl
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Ancient Hebrews/Israelites and Judaism in the Middle East Lesson Plan
In this inquiry-based 6 page packet, students analyze maps, images, primary sources, and short notes sections to learn important Jewish origin stories, the roots of Palestinian/Israeli conflict, and the lasting significance of Judaism in the Middle East. Primary sources include compare/contrast acti
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Civil War: Strengths, Weaknesses on both sides
This is a highly engaging activity. This package is titled Civil War: Setting the Stage. This package is not intended to be a exhaustive unit on the Civil War, but instead the goal of this unit is to simply set the stage for the war. This package includes DBQ Geography questioning where students w
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Nazi Germany - how did Hitler and the Nazis indoctrinate children DBQ
This lesson is designed too help students understand why Hitler and the Nazi Party tried to indoctrinate young people and children in their beliefs. It then aims to explain how the Nazi Party did this. The lesson contains: - Two document/source based starter activities. - Worksheet of Primary sour
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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 assessme
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Causes of American Revolution: Stamp Act DBQ, Common Core Aligned
This lesson is part 3 of a larger unit. Follow the link below and save big (nearly 30%) by purchasing the entire unit. Causes of the American Revolution: The Road to Revolution Common Core Ready Unit This lesson is highly rigorous, engaging and will challenge your students intellectually while dev
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What were the methods of the Vietcong during the Vietnam War? DBQ
This worksheet uses contemporary sources to investigate the different methods used by the Vietcong fighters during the Vietnam war. The focus is on the Guerrilla tactics and the American GI's reactions to them. Students have to be able to infer from the sources to get a fuller picture of the method
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Washington's Farewell Address: Common Core Text Analysis Lesson
Washington’s Farewell Address is a great document to use in a common core style lesson in which U.S. History students analyze text. This document touches on topics that resonate with students because students can look at what Washington’s advice was for our nation in 1796 and then judge how in mode
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