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COLD WAR The Berlin Blockade SOAPSTONE Primary Source Analysis Worksheet
This 2-page, common-core aligned activity will help students to understand the Berlin Blockade. Diverse types of sources are included for your students to analyze. The SoapsTONE strategy is used. Note: SOAPSTONE is a primary source analysis strategy (find the Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose,
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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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Citing Text Evidence Chart (SS)
One of the shifts of the common core is "Reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational." Is it always warranted that a student cite using MLA format? No. Teaching students how to informally cite text to support what is explicitly stated and to suppo
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Peer Feedback Sentence Starters - FREEBIE
The “BAG” method allows students during the peer editing process of writing to provide quick, specific, helpful, and understandable feedback. There are two copies of the BAG sentence starters on the page. I have my students glue this reference sheet into their ELA interactive notebook.
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Puritans: Primary Source Reading
In this Puritan primary source activity, students learn first hand about the influence of John Winthrop, the "city upon a hill", the rules Puritans were expected to follow, plus much more!
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Slavery and the Reconstruction - Analyzing Political Cartoons
This is a worksheet that I use during my Unit on the Reconstruction. It is a popular political cartoon from this time period. It is an awesome cartoon that the students are required to identify the items in the picture, explain their significance, the purpose of the cartoon, and then their opinion
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Crack the DBQ
Enjoy a collection of posters for your classroom that give step by step directions on how to craft a througho response to any DBQ question. If you are looking for more detailed student handouts. See my DBQ Toolkit which contains a student booklet that steps students through the entire process.
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Louisiana History - Louisiana's Settlements DBQ
The purpose of this DBQ is to analyze why the French and Spanish settled in the locations they did throughout Louisiana. Students will investigate and come to the conclusion that both natural resources and physical features play a major role in determining the locations for settlement. This activity
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Holocaust Propaganda DBQ
Holocaust & WWII DBQ Freebie! This DBQ will engage your students to examine the propaganda of WWII, the Holocaust, and Hitler’s reign. SS.7.C.2.11 Analyze media and political communications (bias, symbolism, propaganda). Document Based Questioning What will the students learn? The students wil
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The Progressive Movement Era Stations Activity
The intent of this lesson is to expose students to a variety of topics in a short amount of time using fun and engaging methods. After completing this lesson, students should be able to identify the causes for the Progressive Movement, the challenges faced by Americans during the Progressive Era, a
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Response to Jim Crow Era
As the nation was reconstructing after the Civil War, various viewpoints arose as to how newly freed slaves would be incorporated into society. Two prominent men in this debate, Booker T. Washington and WEB DuBois, had differing viewpoints about how African Americans would achieve the equality gran
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Adventure and Death Crossing the Great Plains Primary Source Reading Passage
"There they were - dead and scalped - horses gone, and wagons on fire. The Indians had taken all the freight they could use, piled wood under the wagons, and set it on fire.” This engaging NO PREP reading passage will leave your students with an unforgettable understanding of the hardships faced by
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Civil Rights Movement Document Based Questions DBQ Free
Civil Rights Movement Document Based Questions DBQ #KINDNESSNATION #WEHOLDTHESETRUTHS Click here for the digital classroom version if you are a 1:1, Google, or Paperless Classroom This practice will allow your students to dig deep and analyze the various aspects concerning the Civil Rights Moveme

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DBQ Template - Based on New York State Regents Exam
Use this template to create your own DBQ in Microsoft Word. The format is based on the New York State Regents Exams in Social Studies for U.S. History and Global History and Geography. You could also post this template for students to create their own DBQs based on research that they conduct. Hav
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Ancient Rome: DBQ Roman Emperor Trajan
Primary source documents are an important part of historical studies but are often negelected in favor of dull secondary source textbooks. This is a short collection of interesting quotes from the noted historian Cassius Dio (public domain), who was a contemporary of the Roman emperors. There are
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Document Based Assessment:  The Boston Massacre
The Road to the American Revolution: The Boston Massacre This assessment/activity includes a primary source document, scaffolding activities, and a page for the final writing process. This can be used as an activity in your lesson/unit plans to teach the Boston Massacre or serve as an assessment f
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27 Websites for Locating Primary Sources
Primary sources are defined as "works of human endeavor that were created at the time or very close to the time that is studied." Teaching with primary sources allows students to interpret information for themselves and demands of them higher level critical thinking skills. They also provide stude
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Ben Franklin Poem Analysis
A short poem by Benjamin Franklin that was published in colonial newspapers. The poem demonstrates Franklin's thoughts about England in the years following the French and Indian War. A short assignment with 5 questions and short paragraph. The poem does a great job bringing about classroom discussi
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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 recordin
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Grandparents Day: Haikus - FREE!
As we celebrate Grandparents Day, students will enjoy this FREE resource. This packet includes the story about the origination of National Grandparents Day. In addition, students will write a Grandparents Day haiku. A famous form of Japanese poetry; haikus are a popular form of poetry used in sch
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Labor Union Activitiy
This a GREAT activity to teach students about labor unions. This includes: -political cartoons with analytical questions -2 modern day articles with guided reading questions attached
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Science Genetics and Heredity in Sports Article - FREE DOWNLOAD!!
The following FREE resource is a nonfiction article about genetics and heredity in athletics including Common Core questions with standard alignment. Science Genetics and Heredity in Sports Article - FREE DOWNLOAD!! by Dr. Joel Boyce is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Lic
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Analyzing Historical Documents Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer will assist students in analyzing various historical documents by walking them through a series of simple fundamental questions. Due to its generic nature, it can be used throughout the school year as a guide for students.
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DBQ Document Based Questions - 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. If you would like to see more of these, please follow me to be notified once I upload more! CLICK HERE FOR FULL VERSION Thank you f
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