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AP History Introduction Analysis
With the majority of AP History (US, World, & Euro) exams focusing on writing, it is imperative that students are exposed the constant analysis of writing prompts and skills. However, since time is a teacher's worst enemy, teaching these skills do not have to take an entire class period. This ac
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Colonial Governing Documents
This product contains excerpts of primary sources from early American colonial governing documents, guided reading organizer, writing prompt, thesis development worksheet, essay requirements, and a rubric for grading the final essay. This has been created to address TN.SS.8.13 and serves as a gre
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Prohibition & Al Capone's Thesis: Common Core & Research Based Lesson
Was Prohibition "nothing but trouble" as Al Capone famously asserted or was it actually beneficial to American society in some ways? Students will peel back the layers of Prohibition history as they research primary and secondary sources pertaining to this controversial era. By the end of the lesson
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World War II and the Holocaust Research Prompts Set
Includes 25 detailed prompts for students in 8th-12th grades. Each prompt includes: *1-2 paragraphs of background information on the topic *An Essential Question to help the student formulate a thesis statement *3-6 "bullet-point" questions to guide students' research This set includes one prompt
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Writing A History Essay - The Thesis & Introduction
This 15 slide presentation gives examples and practice prompts from actual AP US History released questions. It walks students through a process of figuring out the prompt and responding to it by crafting a quality thesis statement. It is on a basic chalkboard style background to better highlight th
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American Presidents Research Prompts Set
Includes 25 detailed prompts for students in 8th-12th grades. Each prompt is about an individual American President, and includes: *1-2 paragraphs of background information on the U.S. President *An Essential Question to help the student formulate a thesis statement *4-6 "bullet-point" questions to
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Colonial America Prompts Set
Includes 25 detailed prompts for students in 8th-12th grades. Each prompt includes: *1-2 paragraphs of background information on the topic *An Essential Question to help the student formulate a thesis statement *3-6 "bullet-point" questions to guide students' research
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Colonial Religious Freedom Argumentative Essay Prompt and Rubric
This APUSH long argumentative essay prompt has students evaluate the religious freedom in the colonies and develop a thesis and provide supporting evidence from both primary and secondary sources. Great for use in preparation for the AP exam! A clear grading rubric is included so students know EXAC
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Research Writing Prompts: Major Events of the 20th and 21st Centuries
Includes 25 detailed prompts for students in 8th-12th grades. Each prompt includes: *1-2 paragraphs of background information on the topic *An Essential Question to help the student formulate a thesis statement *4-6 "bullet-point" questions to guide students' research Topics in this set are: -Bre
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1920s, 1950s & 1980s Review Activity with Thesis and Prompts (worksheet)
This worksheet allows students to both review the social history of the 1920s and 1950s while comparing it to the 1980s. Students apply critical thinking and writing skills by creating two thesis-evidence-analysis charts in response to prompts about the liberal and conservative elements of the decad
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APUSH All Access [Limited Edition]
If you are looking for the keys to the filing cabinet, then this is the product for you. I have been using Schoology, a learning management system for the past three years. This powerful LMS is a cloud-based platform that provides tools to manage any program. Every note page, guided reading, quiz, t
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Practice with Rhetorical Analysis— Frederick Douglass’s “Learning to Read”
Frederick Douglass, in “Learning to Read,” an excerpt from Chapter 7 of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, demonstrates the connection between reading and freedom. These lessons fit any Honors Literature class, Pre-AP, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature or AP Eng
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Glory Civil War Movie Cross-Curricular Writing Assignment + Modified
The movie "Glory," starring Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington, depicts the sacrifices and bravery of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment, an all African American regiment, during the Civil War. This writing assignment is cross-curricular with U.S. History / Social Studies and Language Arts / Engl
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Learning the Long Essay Question- Period 4 of the APUSH redesign
Students who are practicing to write for the 2014-2015 Advanced Placement US History exam must be familiar with the Long Essay Question format. The nature of the essay prompts requires students to take a stand and defend this stance using historical fact and analysis. Students must also be familia
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This Day in History Daily Bell Ringers with Video Links:  October
Give your students a bell ringer activity they will enjoy. Your students will look forward to the beginning of class each and every day with these journal prompts based upon historical events. Not only will your students receive a prompt based on "This Day in History," but they will learn more abo
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Practice with Argument: Thomas Jefferson and Slavery
The lessons work on collecting details for an essay assessment that focuses on author’s purpose related to the argument, analogy, and rhetorical appeals. The 2010 College Board AP English Language and Composition examination prompt on Benjamin Banneker’s letter to Thomas Jefferson is used with links

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Practice with Argument: Thomas Paine’s America
Bill Moyers writes on his Bill Moyers' Journal website, “His name was Thomas Paine. More than two centuries ago, Paine's most famous book, COMMON SENSE, sold 500,000 copies. Farmers in the fields stopped to read it. Other influential works followed including THE AMERICAN CRISIS which proclaimed, "Th
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The Underground Railroad A Novel Excerpt: Practice with Literary Analysis
Colson Whitehead is a New York-based novelist. He is the author of six novels, including his 2016 National Book Award-winning novel The Underground Railroad, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club 2.0, and was also chosen by President Barack Obama as one of five books on his summer vacation read
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August Wilson’s Fences Father and Sons: Practice with Literary Analysis
August Wilson wrote his masterpiece Fences, as part of a 10 play cycle that sets a play in a decade in the 20th Century. Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball player is denied the opportunity to play in the Major Leagues because of racism, yet at age 53, lives to see younger African Americans
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APUSH Period 4, Module 2 "Modified" DBQ Essay Prompt/Rubric
This essay prompt/rubric doesn't completely fit with typical essays using the APUSH format. Therefore, it is a "modified" DBQ. However, it uses many of the same ideas and is based on topics covered in an APUSH class. Prompt: By 1848 slavery could not be easily abolished in the South without great
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Practice with Rhetorical Analysis—  The Youth Group Movement at Standing Rock
Jasilyn Charger of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, one of the young leaders instrumental in the launching of the Standing Rock movement and other youth are profiled in a recent New York Times Magazine article. Battling hopeless conditions on their reservations, the youth defied the elder’s orders an
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First Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy: Practice with Rhetorical Analysis
John F. Kennedy gave his memorable inaugural address over fifty years ago. This resource explores his vision of what citizens of America and the world could do to achieve peace. The ideas in his speech were used for forming The Peace Corps and the principals involved in The Cuban Missile Crisis. The
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Black History and Literature Bundle of Presentations and Activities
February is dedicated to the celebration of Black History. Art and literature are universal media engaging students and compelling them to appreciate not only the incredible accomplishments of black Americans throughout history, but also their emotions: strife, perseverance, discouragement, and tr
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Practice with Comparisons— “Dulce et Decorum Est” and Saving Private Ryan
The horror and realism of war have been explored in art, music, literature and film. Two works compared in this unit are the nearly 22-minute opening battle scene from Saving Private Ryan with Wilfred Owen’s poem, “Dulce et Decorum est.” Students will view supporting video clips on the poem, argu
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