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Causes of American Revolution: Road to Revolution Common Core Ready Unit Bundle
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, graphi
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George Washington's Presidency: Common Core Ready Unit Bundle
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 Ques
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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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Causes of American Revolution: Thomas Paine's Common Sense DBQ, Common Core
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
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ACE - Responding to Short Answer / Constructed Response Poster
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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Reconstruction Amendments, Southern Resistance, Common Core
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 h
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George Washington's Farewell Address Common Core Ready, DBQ
George Washington's Farewell Address Common Core Ready, DBQ
This lesson is part 6 of a larger unit - Washington's Presidency Follow the link, purchase the entire unit and save big Washington's Presidency Common Core Ready Unit Bundle This le
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Civil War: Strengths, Weaknesses on both sides
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 wi
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Sojourner Truth: Ain't I A Woman? (The People Speak) Common Core
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I A Woman? (The People Speak) Common Core
This is a fun lesson that is highly rigorous and will keep your students engaged. It is designed as a cooperatively learning exercise where students will practice writing and reading skills and speaking and listening skills all of which align with ELA and Social Studies Common Core standards.Also, th
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Step by Step Guide to Writing DBQ Essays- DBQ Writing Guide
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 conclu
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Causes of American Revolution: Stamp Act DBQ, Common Core Aligned
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
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Flipchart teaching and practicing short answer and extended response
Flipchart teaching and practicing short answer and extended response
This 41 slide flipchart was designed for use through activinspire and is designed to cover between 2 and 3 weeks worth of primary writing instruction. Each slide includes the objective. The flipchart teaches how to answer common core questions that require short answer and extended response questio
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Common Core Document Assessments: Cold War 1945-1991: US History
Common Core Document Assessments: Cold War 1945-1991: US History
Get a jump start on Common Core Document Assessments. Modeled after the Smarter Balanced Assessments, thi s set contains 18 documents and questions and the answer key to get your students reading, assessing, synthesizing,and working with the critical skills of historical documents. Topics include: Lo
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Primary Documents for American History
Primary Documents for American History
This product was developed to put thousands of primary source documents that engage students in the study of US history at your fingertips. It is a list of 15 websites containing hundreds of texts, manuscripts, photos, prints, maps, oral histories, political cartoons, motion pictures, sound recording
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Valley Forge - The Making of a President Common Core Ready, DBQ
Valley Forge - The Making of a President Common Core Ready, DBQ
This lesson is part 1 of a larger unit - Washington's Presidency Follow the link, purchase the entire unit and save big Washington's Presidency Common Core Ready Unit Bundle This l
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Slavery: House & Field Slaves (6 of 9) Common Core, Constructed Response
Slavery: House & Field Slaves (6 of 9) Common Core, Constructed Response
This lesson is part of a larger unit on the life of a slave, documenting the journey from captivity to freedom (see link below). This lesson focuses on the living and working conditions of house and field slaves. This lesson is highly engaging and highly rigorous. Students will analyze primary sourc
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Causes of American Revolution: Declaration of Independence DBQ, The People Speak
Causes of American Revolution: Declaration of Independence DBQ, The People Speak
This lesson is part 9 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
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Common Core: The Treaty of Versailles DBQ
Common Core: The Treaty of Versailles DBQ
In this 7 page packet students will explore the end of World War I and the causes of War II. Students will read selected parts of the treaty of versailles, and analyze it's contents. The students are provided with relevant vocabulary and asked varying levels of questions along the revised blooms taxo
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Constructed Response & Critical Thinking Strategy: Social Studies & ELA
Constructed Response & Critical Thinking Strategy: Social Studies & ELA
This strategy is called OPTIC and is highly engaging. I added an extra writing step -- constructed response -- so that it will align with Common Core and assist students and teachers in the transition to Common Core instruction. Social Studies and Language Arts teachers can use this strategy to gui
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Slavery: Plantation System (7 of 9) Common Core and Constructed Response
Slavery: Plantation System (7 of 9) Common Core and Constructed Response
This lesson is part of a larger unit that documents the life of a slave from captivity to freedom (see link below). This lesson is highly rigorous with level 2, 3 Depth of Knowledge Questions (DOK). This lesson focuses on the various tasks within the plantation system and the diabolical practice of
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Causes of American Revolution: Natural Rights, Common Core Aligned
Causes of American Revolution: Natural Rights, Common Core Aligned
This lesson is part 1 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
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Manifest Destiny Document Study
Manifest Destiny Document Study
This Document-Based Question (DBQ) includes a central question and 9 supporting documents from a variety of sources, including both primary and secondary items. Use it with the free Essay Writing Organizer to help students improve their skills throughout the year or before the AP US History exam.
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The Gingerbread Gazette Newspaper Activities
The Gingerbread Gazette Newspaper Activities
THIS IS NOT A SEASONAL NEWSPAPER--NO MENTION OF CHRISTMAS, SANTA CLAUS, ELVES, ETC. About the Activities The Gingerbread Gazette (newspaper) Using Text Features How Well Did You Read? Word Splash Describe a gingerbread Man Gingerbread Man template Favorite Character (poster) Character Traits (black &
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Common Core Internet Research Tool for Primary Documents
Common Core Internet Research Tool for Primary Documents
This document is designed for you to have easy access to a list of credible websites that contain many excellent resources and lesson plans that could be used to enrich both student and teacher learning experiences. Locate and print primary sources, find professional development opportunities, and m
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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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Slavery: How Did They Cope? (8 of 9) Common Core & Constructed Response
Slavery: How Did They Cope? (8 of 9) Common Core & Constructed Response
This lesson is part of a larger unit that documents the life of a slave from captivity to freedom (see link below). How did slaves cope with the evils of slavery? Students absolutely love this lesson because it is inspirational and they try to decode secret messages in slave spirituals. This lesso
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Slavery: Freedom! (9 of 9) Common Core and Constructed Response
Slavery: Freedom! (9 of 9) Common Core and Constructed Response
This lesson is part of a larger unit that documents the life of a slave from captivity to freedom (see link below). How did slaves get their freedom prior to the Civil War? This lesson will focus on the life of Frederick Douglass and the three most common methods slaves obtained their freedom. Yo
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Standards for Mathematical Thinking MP.3  5th Grade NF.1
Standards for Mathematical Thinking MP.3 5th Grade NF.1
This is a start to examining the work of others! This handout addresses the following CC Standards: CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.A.1 Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by rep
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Jacksonian Democracy Document Study
Jacksonian Democracy Document Study
This Document-Based Question (DBQ) includes a central question and 12 supporting documents from a variety of sources, including both primary and secondary items. Use it with the free Essay Writing Organizer to help students improve their skills throughout the year or before the AP US History exam.
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Observations, Inferences & Predictions in Science
Observations, Inferences & Predictions in Science
This sample of warm-ups focuses students' attention on the subtle differences among observations, inferences & predictions as they pertain to science class. Given enough practice, students learn to distinguish these cue words and become more sophisticated in writing up their labs and drawing con
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Roots to the Constitution: Unit Bundle Common Core Ready
Roots to the Constitution: Unit Bundle Common Core Ready
This unit is fully loaded, very engaging and highly rigorous. Students will analyze primary source documents, informational text, visuals and practice evidence based-writing. All lessons include PowerPoints, detailed instructions, level 2 and 3 DOK (Depth of Knowledge) questions that align with the C
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Causes of American Revolution: Acts, Tax & Colonists' Response
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
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Close Reading:  First Amendment Landmark Cases and Political Cartoons
Close Reading: First Amendment Landmark Cases and Political Cartoons
Perfect for Social Studies, Language Arts, Reading, Debate, and Public Speaking classes! This lesson guides students through reading and analyzing the first amendment, what is protected speech and unprotected speech. Students examine the actual amendment, sample political cartoons, and two Landmark
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Causes of American Revolution: Patriot & Loyalist Arguments DBQ, Common Core
Causes of American Revolution: Patriot & Loyalist Arguments DBQ, Common Core
This lesson is part 8 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
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Primary Sources for World History
Primary Sources for World History
This product was developed to put thousands of primary source documents that engage students in the study of world history at your fingertips. It is a list of 10 websites containing hundreds of texts, manuscripts, photos, prints, maps, oral histories, political cartoons, motion pictures, sound record
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Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" Analysis Questions
Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" Analysis Questions
This document has instructions for while students are reading to help with their understanding of the text. It also contains 10 questions which require students to analyze the speech and decipher the meaning, structure, tone, emphasis and importance of this iconic speech. This can be done in class, a
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DBQs: Primary Source Analysis Guide & Student Template
DBQs: Primary Source Analysis Guide & Student Template
At the heart of Common Core rigor and understanding is the ability to analyze primary sources. This publication will guide you in understanding what primary sources are, choosing questions specific to the source, and building templates for students to use in examining these sources for deeper unders
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Primary Source and DBQ Mega-pack
Primary Source and DBQ Mega-pack
This product combines Primary Source Analysis (DBQs) Guide, Primary Sources for American History, and Primary Sources for World History at a 25% discount over buying individually. See individual products for details.
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Causes of American Revolution: Boston Massacre - What Really Happened?
Causes of American Revolution: Boston Massacre - What Really Happened?
This lesson is part 5 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
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Articles of Confederation: Weaknesses and Early Rebellions Common Core Ready
Articles of Confederation: Weaknesses and Early Rebellions Common Core Ready
This lesson is fully loaded, very engaging and highly rigorous. Students will analyze primary source documents, informational text and practice evidence based-writing. All lessons include PowerPoints, detailed instructions, level 2 and 3 DOK (Depth of Knowledge) questions that align with the Common C
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WRITING PROMPT TEMPLATE WITH RUBRIC
WRITING PROMPT TEMPLATE WITH RUBRIC
This resource is a great way to teach students how to structure their journal entries. You can also use it as a regular writing prompt assignment. Students can write out the prompt and answer the it in the spaces provided. At the bottom students have the rubric to guide their response to ensure they
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Evidence Sandwich
Evidence Sandwich
This graphic organizer helps students organize their claim, evidence, reasoning and citation. Great for argumentative writing!
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Common Core Written Document Reading Analysis Worksheet
Common Core Written Document Reading Analysis Worksheet
Common Core Ready! This worksheet is a universal tool to help students critically think about primary resources. Almost every primary document could be analyzed using this worksheet. This is a great tool to help students make connections, drawing conclusions and making inferences. Easy to use an
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Essay Writing Chart
Essay Writing Chart
Students use this chart to organize their historical essays, including those for the AP US History exam. This work is licensed under a
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GSPRITE Poster
GSPRITE Poster
This classroom poster utilizes the popular 'GSPRITE' acronym to help students organize their writing assignments. It can be printed and shared with individual students or blown-up and used on a classroom wall. <
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Reading Groups
Reading Groups
This is a bookmark that students can keep with them to help generate discussion when in their reading groups.
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Show Evidence
Show Evidence
CCSS Show Evidence in response guide to help students show different ways to add evdence into their writing. Example included on how to use these evidence prompts.
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US History Common Core Document Assessments: Entire Year 1865-1991
US History Common Core Document Assessments: Entire Year 1865-1991
Hundreds of common core document assessments modeled after the Smarter Balanced Common Core assessments to support and enhance preparation for ELA Common Core assessments and bring more text and documents into the history classroom. More primary and secondary source documents than can be named here.
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Informational Text Pointers
Informational Text Pointers
Welcome! Students will love using these Informational Text Pointers as they read. As teachers highlight specific common core tasks, students can complete them by attaching pointers to the text. This is a great tool for use with Common Core Reading Literacy Activities and Document-Based Questions. The
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Using Primary and Secondary Sources
Using Primary and Secondary Sources
Teach your students the five steps of using sources with this .doc lesson handout. Students: identify, differentiate, analyze, and evaluate sources to draw the best conclusion possible. In this activity, students look at a reading in our TCI textbook entitled "Who was the real Columbus?" If you do
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7 Questions to Ask So You Can Read Like a Historian
7 Questions to Ask So You Can Read Like a Historian
Are your students struggling as to where to begin analyzing primary sources and documents? These 7 questions are inspired by Sam Wineburg's 'Reading Like a Historian' book to help get students in the habit of asking these essential questions when analyzing a text.
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