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COLD WAR The Berlin Blockade SOAPSTONE Primary Source Analysis Worksheet
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
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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Citing Text Evidence Chart (SS)
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 suppor
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Peer Feedback Sentence Starters - FREEBIE
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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Slavery and the Reconstruction - Analyzing Political Cartoons
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
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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Holocaust Propaganda DBQ
Holocaust Propaganda DBQ
Document Based Questioning What will the students learn? The students will be learning about how the propaganda of the time influenced the people throughout Germany as Hitler came of power. They will understand that at this time Germany was facing a hardship and Hitler gave the people of Germany a gr
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Ancient Rome: DBQ Roman Emperor Trajan
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 f
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Setting Up Your AP History DBQ (APUSH / AP Euro / AP World)
This video contains step by step instructions on how to set up a DBQ for AP US History, AP European History, and AP World History, all of which are scored on the same seven point rubric. While the examples I present are primarily from APUSH, the format can be applied to all AP History subjects. st
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Response to Jim Crow Era
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 grant
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27 Websites for Locating Primary Sources
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 studen
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DBQ Template - Based on New York State Regents Exam
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. Havi
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Grandparents Day: Haikus - FREE!
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 scho
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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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Ben Franklin Poem Analysis
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 discussio
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Analyzing Historical Documents Graphic Organizer
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
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!
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Labor Union Activitiy
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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Puritans: Primary Source Reading
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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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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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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Common Core: Christopher Columbus' Journals DBQs
Common Core: Christopher Columbus' Journals DBQs
In this 11 page packet students will explore the beginnings of European exploration in the new world through Columbus' Journals. Students will read Columbus' personal journals, and analyze their contents. The students are provided with relevant vocabulary and asked varying levels of questions along
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Student Friendly DBQ Rubric
Student Friendly DBQ Rubric
This easy to read, student-friendly rubric is perfect for any secondary social studies classroom.
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How to write a DBQ essay for AP World History
How to write a DBQ essay for AP World History
This short PowerPoint teaches students of AP World History how to begin writing a DBQ (one of the three essay requirements of the AP exam). Following a step-by-step process, I review an example prompt and an example introduction paragraph in response to that prompt. If your students can grasp how to
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Opinion Writing Graphic Organizer DBQ - FREEBIE
Opinion Writing Graphic Organizer DBQ - FREEBIE
This product has two slightly different graphic organizers that your students can use to map out their opinion essay. The first has the option for boxes that allow students to track the documents or different texts they're using. The second doesn't have that "Documents Used" box. I LOVE using this
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WWII Home Front Paired Primary Source & Extended Writing
WWII Home Front Paired Primary Source & Extended Writing
Strengthen students' skills in analyzing two primary source documents: President Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech and Norman Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms” painting series in a text and image driven, evidence-based extended writing sample. **************************************
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Adventure and Death Crossing the Great Plains Reading Passage
Adventure and Death Crossing the Great Plains 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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5th Grade Social Studies NYS Exam Test Prep Review Quiz Packet
5th Grade Social Studies NYS Exam Test Prep Review Quiz Packet
A packet of 4 Review Sheets that can also be used as "mini-quizzes" to review material for the 5th Grade NYS Social Studies Exam.
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World War I Propaganda
World War I Propaganda
Critical Thinking is required in this activity where students examine 7 war posters (from all sides) and have to analyze their meaning and purpose. If you like this activity check out my website: www.gosocialstudiesgo.com
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Medieval or Renaissance Student Handout
Medieval or Renaissance Student Handout
This 21st century style investigation is a great way to introduce the Renaissance and the concept of humanism. Students will be challenged to use their logic as they view slides of art, architecture, and music in order to make the determination "Is it Medieval or Renaissance?" This student handout i
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Paragraph Writing Graphic Organizer (I Can, I Have, I See)
Paragraph Writing Graphic Organizer (I Can, I Have, I See)
Use these graphic organizers to help beginning writers develop paragraph structure. My students complete these during the brainstrom stage of the writing process. They also use them for homework activities.
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Heredity and Genetics Document Based Questions (DBQs)
Heredity and Genetics Document Based Questions (DBQs)
This resource includes 1 Common Core body systems Document Based Question (DBQs) file that contains over 10 questions that reference primary and secondary sources such as graphs, tables, political cartoons, and excerpts of informational texts. These resources are aligned to science textbooks and the
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Science Genetics and Heredity in Sports Article - FREE DOWNLOAD!!
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 D
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Document Based Assessment:  The Boston Massacre
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 fo
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Free The Fault in our Stars: 7 Constructed Responses
Free The Fault in our Stars: 7 Constructed Responses
My Freshmen students love this novel. My daughter says that John Green is the best author that she has ever read (and she has read so much). John Green has the unique ability to crawl into the mind of a young teen girl and let us hear her voice. It's touching, funny, sad, and so strange. After readin
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Conscience or Constituency? The Role of a Representative
Conscience or Constituency? The Role of a Representative
This primary source study allows students to compare the views of Edmund Burke and Brutus as regards to the role of a representative in a republic. You can use this to guide reading with a few pointed questions, encouraged students to note each time the author talked about overarching questions, and
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APUSH new essay outline
APUSH new essay outline
This is a new essay outline created at a AP conference this summer to go along with the new essay (long & short) & DBQ for the 2015 APUSH test.
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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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Roaring Twenties DBQ
Roaring Twenties DBQ
By reading and analyzing primary sources, students will be able to answer document-based questions that will help them understand the Roaring Twenties. SOL USII *Please rate this download if you love it :) *
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Flashback for a Month
Flashback for a Month
This form can be printed on cardstock for durability. Everyday, you can ask 5 questions about a learning target. Students write a one-word answer. You can flip through and see misconceptions, retention, mastery, etc. The uses are limitless. Use as a Bellringer or an Exit slip. Form comes in a W
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Gilded Age DBQ
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Gilded Age DBQ for students enrolled in a 9-12 AP US History class.
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Booker T.Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois primary source quotes; Assessment
Booker T.Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois primary source quotes; Assessment
This activity is intended to help students clarify the different paths to equality espoused by the Civil Rights leaders Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois, and should be used following a lesson on the two men. Teachers will need to present the six quotes by Washington and Du Bois included with t
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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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Primary Document Analysis Guide
Primary Document Analysis Guide
This handy and compact analysis guide walks your students through the critical thinking process involved with primary document analysis. Students are asked to identify basic document information, connect that information to their prior knowledge of the person/event/time that is the subject of the do
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Activating Character in the Classroom--Research Exploration
Activating Character in the Classroom--Research Exploration
Offering students guidance about how to make good choices at school can be tricky. Teachers might struggle to feel overly preachy or vague when giving life lessons. This lesson takes you a different route--it fuses some of the most critical research in character (optimism, mindset, gratitude, grit,
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Night of the Long Knives primary source activity
Night of the Long Knives primary source activity
This is a primary source based exercise using two extracts of text and a cartoon. The sources are under copyright as far as I know, but I claim fair use for the purpose of creating an educational activity. It contains a handout to be given to students which has background information on Night of the
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Globalization Document-Based Question
Globalization Document-Based Question
A document-based question (BDQ) is a means of assessment for learning. Students are tasked with analyzing documents regarding the social, economic, and political impact of globalization. The documents included are written passages, charts, political cartoons and images. Each document provides student
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Transatlantic Slave Trade DBQ
Transatlantic Slave Trade DBQ
4 documents with multiple choice questions on the Slave Trade. Answer key included.
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Document Based Questions Global History CLICKABLE
Document Based Questions Global History CLICKABLE
IF WE ARE GIVING THIS AWAY FOR FREE IMAGINE WHAT OUR OTHER RESOURCES ARE LIKE! The Global Guys have created a CLICKABLE PDF that will allow you to jump right to any document listed in the DBQ list. The documents have been complied from every New York State Global History and Geography Regents Exam
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SAMOA Document Analysis Format
SAMOA Document Analysis Format
This is a simple walkthrough guide that allows students to utilize a set of criteria for analyzing documents. It was created for the purposes of using it with AP European history, but could be used across the social sciences or even in other disciplines, such as language arts, art, music, or science
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Growth Mindsets Reading and Activity
Growth Mindsets Reading and Activity
This worksheet consist of a text explaining the Mindsets theory and the differences between a growth and fixed mindset. With the text comes a text dependent question that ask students to pull out two differences and two similarities about growth and fixed mindsets from the text. The activity is commo
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Dr. Seuss, Disney World II Propaganda ppt
Dr. Seuss, Disney World II Propaganda ppt
I use the OPTIC method of visual analysis to interpret each of these Dr. Seuss and Disney images regarding WWII. I then follow with the short "Education of Death" or "Der Furher's Face" starring Donald Duck. I have used this when discussing propaganda, total war, American involvement in WWII, domesti
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Student News: Paris Attacks: What We Know and Don’t Know
Student News: Paris Attacks: What We Know and Don’t Know
First off, thank you so much for considering this lesson. I hope this lesson blesses you as it has my students and I! The main text in this lesson discusses the terror attacks on France November 13, 2015. The text also discusses the facts, who is responsible and what is being done about it. Students
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