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Bundle of SIX Ancient History Document Based Questions (DBQ) Common Core aligned
*BEST SELLER BUNDLE*This is a set of six Ancient History DBQs that are also offered separately for $4.00 each. Buy the set and save versus purchasing them individually. These DBQs address the Common Core State Standards. They have a page outlining the English L
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Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain? Students investigate his legacy with DBQ!
Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain? Students investigate his legacy with DBQ! The Christopher Columbus, Hero or Villain, activity is also included as part of the much larger Renaissance Unit Bundle, located here:
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Alexander the Great: A Hero or a Villain?  A common-core ready investigation!
Alexander the Great: A Hero or a Villain? A common-core ready investigation! This Alexander the Great, Hero or Villain, lesson is included in the larger "Ancient Greece Unit" located here:
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Salem Witch Trials: CSI Investigation! Was there witchcraft in Salem? Google 1:1
Salem Witch Trials - A CSI Investigation! Was there witchcraft in Salem? A great supplement to the Crucible & Google 1:1 Compatible! This Salem Witch Trials CSI Investigation is included in the larger 13 Colonies Unit and the CSI American History Bundle:
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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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Theme Lesson Plan: The Story of Ruby Bridges+follow-up Activities
This packet includes everything you need to teach a great theme lesson using the book The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles. This is a powerful story with many meaningful themes throughout. If you have a different book about Ruby Bridges, the activities would work well with that book as well.
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Bud Not Buddy Novel Unit with Lessons and Vocabulary
This is a unit has been completely updated for formatting and content. It is a complete novel study using the book Bud, Not Buddy. The entire unit focuses on the Common Core Standards shift to getting students to use evidence from the text to defend their responses. It includes: • Calendar Overview
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Fall of Rome: A Student Investigation! Explore 7 Documents For Why Rome Fell!
Fall of Rome: A Student Investigation! Explore 7 Documents For Why Rome Fell! This Fall of Rome Investigation is included in two bundles to save you big! Ancient Ro
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Japanese Internment Camps Primary Source Reading & Worksheet
Japanese Internment Camps Primary Source Reading & Worksheet This is a marvelous first-person account of what it was like for a 19-year-old girl from California to be placed into an internment camp during World War II. Told in a passionate, engaging style by civil rights activist Yuri Kochiya
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Boston Massacre, American Revolution, and Primary and Secondary Source Analysis!
Boston Massacre, American Revolution, and Primary and Secondary Source Analysis! Uncover Bias! This Boston Massacre lesson is included in the larger Causes of the American Revolution Unit, located here:
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American Revolution Primary Sources! Stamp Act & More in the American Revolution
American Revolution Primary Sources! Stamp Act & More in the American Revolution! The Primary Sources in the Revolutionary War lesson is included in the larger Causes of the American Revolution Unit, located here:
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September 11 Attacks - Reading and Questions with Key (9/11)
6 page September 11 (9/11) package includes a two page engaging and informative reading (visual and text) related to the terrorist attacks. This is a great activity for having students analyzing a reading and for analyzing the September 11 (9/11) Attacks and the aftermath. The reading and questions
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Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources
Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources An Introduction to Primary & Secondary Sources: Political Cartoons, Scaffolding Questions, Constructed-Response Questions, and more! This series of activities and examples introduces primary and se
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Document Based Question (DBQ) Ancient Egypt-Common Core State Standards CCSS
This DBQ addresses the Common Core State Standards. It has been updated with a page outlining the English Language Arts/History/Social Studies grades 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12 CCSS that it addresses.
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Document Based Question (DBQ) Ancient Greece-Common Core State Standards CCSS
This DBQ addresses the Common Core State Standards. It has been updated with a page outlining the English Language Arts/History/Social Studies grades 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12 CCSS that it addresses.
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Sharecropping during Reconstruction: Was life fair or unfair for the freedmen?
Sharecropping during Reconstruction: Was life fair or unfair for the freedmen? This lesson is included as part of the American Reconstruction Unit Plan, located here:
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Causes of the Civil War - Primary Source Analysis
Students can use this resource to read background information about causes of the Civil War, analyze related primary sources, and answer critical thinking questions. This is not an in-depth primary source analysis activity, but an overview of causes of the Civil War that incorporates primary sources
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World War II Causes – Primary Source Analysis BUNDLE
Students will be able to understand the causes of World War II by analyzing several primary sources (political cartoons, speeches, radio-addresses, charts, graphs, etc.) Several documents are included. Pick and choose which documents work best with your class. This purchase includes the following
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Start of the Cold War DBQ
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Seuss Socratic Seminar Bundle
Are you looking for a great way to introduce the Socratic method to your class? Do you want to get your students thinking at a higher level in a fun, engaging, and meaningful way? Are you looking to bring close reading into your classroom? Do you need a way to get your kids to go back and cite the t
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Ancient Egypt's Book of the Dead Primary Source Analysis Worksheet
This excellent analysis of the Book of the Dead from Ancient Egypt integrates Common Core reading strategies with a fantastic primary source document! The resource features an introduction and then several excerpts from the Book of the Dead followed by open-ended analysis questions, a chart, and fi
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Native Americans Myth-Busters! Students "bust" 5 American Indian myths!
Native Americans Myth-Busters! Students "bust" 5 American Indian myths! In this highly-engaging lesson, students seek to prove or "bust" 5 myths surrounding Native Americans (American Indians). Students examine SIX different sources and gather evidence to prove or bust 5 myths regarding Native Ame
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Document Based Question (DBQ) Ancient Rome-Common Core State Standards CCSS
This DBQ addresses the Common Core State Standards. It has been updated with a page outlining the English Language Arts/History/Social Studies grades 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12 CCSS that it addresses.
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13 Colonies - Pilgrims vs. Puritans - Reading and Comparison Chart and Key
13 Colonies - Pilgrims vs. Puritans - Reading and Comparison Chart - This 5 page resource relates to the 13 Colonies of American history and centers on the similarities and differences between the Pilgrims and the Puritans in early 13 Colonies history. The resource includes a detailed 2 page readin
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Russian Revolution DBQ
Students are asked to compare life for Russians pre-revolution to life under Stalin. Which situation were the citizens better off under? Great Common Core lesson
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CONSTITUTION DAY SCAVENGER HUNT: A Primary Source Analysis
Overview: To better understand the basic information within the U.S. Constitution, students will browse through this primary source document and find the main ideas regarding the 7 Articles and 27 Amendments. Included are 17 questions about the articles, and 27 questions about the
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Pearl Harbor Primary Source Analysis Compare 3 Points of View
Students read 3 accounts of the events at Pearl Harbor from the point of view of an American soldier, a Japanese bomber, and the White House, answer 23 questions, and compare and contrast the accounts. Two questions have students connect the material to today. They also complete an image analysis
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Document Based Question (DBQ) Ancient China-Common Core State Standards CCSS
This DBQ addresses the Common Core State Standards. It has been updated with a page outlining the English Language Arts/History/Social Studies grades 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12 CCSS that it addresses.
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Louisiana Purchase Investigation: Primary Sources to Navigate Jefferson's Deal!
Louisiana Purchase Investigation: Primary Sources to Navigate Jefferson's Deal! This lesson is part of the "Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe" Unit Plan, located here:
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Great Depression-The Causes of the Great Depression DBQ (U.S. History)
For this common-core aligned activity students will analyze primary and secondary sources to determine the causes of the Great Depression in the United States. First, students will read and answer critical-thinking questions to obtain historical context about the time period. They will then analyze
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Civil War Haircut Primary Source Reading
Civil War Primary Source Reading Activity This excellent primary source features an amusing story of a Confederate soldier in the Civil War attempting to get a haircut before battle. Students read the story, then answer several comprehension questions and create a visual to show the amusing scene.
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Manifest Destiny PowerPoint & Handouts
Highly visual Manifest Destiny PowerPoint covers topics such as Louisiana Purchase, Trail of Tears, Dawes Act, 2nd Great Awakening, Mexican American War, Homesteads, Mining, etc... This Download included: -PowerPoint -Cornell Fill-in-the-blank notes -Checking for Understanding questions embedded -
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U.S. Constitution Preamble Worksheet DBQ: Students Write Preamble in Own Words
With this worksheet, students will learn about the history and purpose of the Preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America. They will also learn to engage with the language of primary documents. For this activity, the Preamble is broken down into manageable sections. Students will b
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U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights Worksheet DBQ: Read and Understand
With this worksheet, students will learn about the Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. They will also learn to engage with the language of primary documents. For this activity, the students will read the actual words of the Bill of Rights. They will then answer fill-in
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2nd Red Scare DBQ & Political Cartoon
Red Scare (McCarthyism) DBQ. SIDE 1: Students use the sources to answer the question: Do you believe Joseph McCarthy created a “red scare” or did a “red scare” create Joseph McCarthy? SIDE 2: Students create their own political cartoon based off the Red Scare hysteria. Good Common Core Lesson.
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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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DBQ Writing Workshop
Comprehensive DBQ Writing Workshop! This is a step by step explanation of how to write a DBQ! It is designed to walk the students through every step and allow multiple opportunities for guided practice. The teacher copy includes answers, tips, and highlighting to show the skills
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Checks and Balances DBQ or primary source activity
Checks and Balances Writing Assignment/ DBQ Checks and Balances is an important part of every American government unit. This resource can be used two ways: have students just answer the questions or apply their knowledge to a writing piece. These activities could be used in class, with a partn
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Reconstruction Part II- Primary Sources for Freedmen's Bureau and Sharecropping.
This original activity by Primary Source is intended to help students understand how the nation was rebuilt during Reconstruction (Freedmen's Bureau, sharecropping). Students are asked to study images of the nation's recovery in action, then write captions for a newspaper to demonstrate their unders
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Document Based Question (DBQ) The Middle Ages-Common Core State Standards CCSS
This DBQ addresses the Common Core State Standards. It has been updated with a page outlining the English Language Arts/History/Social Studies grades 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12 CCSS that it addresses.
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Document Worksheet on the American Homefront During World War II
This 4 page packet includes 6 documents related to the American homefront during World War II. Students analyze key information from short paragraphs, posters, and more. This is a fantastic overview of how life changed for Americans during the war. Included topics are the changing role of women, i
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Westward Expansion: Louisiana Purchase & Lewis & Clark - Geography, Common Core
In this highly engaging activity, students will analyze the social, political and economic implications of the Louisiana Territory and students will simulate the Lewis and Clark expedition. This lesson is part of a larger unit. Purchase the entire unit and save nearly 30%
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Black Death - Source Analysis (Questions / Assignment with Rubric and Key)
14 page Black Death lesson includes 5 engaging and informative sources (visual and text) related to the Black Death in Europe during the Middle Ages. The sources captures the realities of the plague in the time period. The sources provide evidence related to the causes of the plague and how it impac
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Colonial America
This Power point has it all! It connects the age of exploration with the colonializing of North America. It also includes a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the explorers and the settlers. It includes all 13 original colonies, as well as, many economic, religious, and geographical issues that f
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Conquistadors: Why were the Spanish able to easily defeat the natives? A DBQ!
Conquistadors: Why were the Spanish able to easily defeat the natives? A DBQ! 1:1 Google Compatible! This conquistador, exploration, and 13 Colonies lesson is included in the TWO larger bundles to save you big!
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DBQ Document Based Questions for 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. Click Here for a DBQ Sample
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Columbian Exchange Lesson
Columbian Exchange Lesson and Writing Activity 26 pages - This includes a teacher copy, so there are repeat pages! Included in this purchase: - Lesson Plan that describes how you can use these resource to teach about the Columbian Exchange. - 2 pages of notes on Columbian Exchange, map of New Wo
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Gilded Age: Robber Barons or Captains of Industry Document Based Activity
This is a document based activity for the Gilded Age Unit. Students will work independently or in pairs/groups to: 1) Read a short 1 paragraph biography about Carnegie, Rockefeller & J.P. Morgan. 2) Read approximately 8 Primary Source Document excerpts and examine 2 political cartoons. (sources
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Cold War - Reagan's 'Tear Down This Wall!' - Speech Analysis and Answer Key
Cold War - Reagan's 'Tear Down This Wall!' - Speech Analysis - This 8 page Cold War resource includes a speech analysis of Ronald Reagan's famous Brandenburg Gate Speech in Berlin in which he famously declared 'tear down this wall'. The resource includes excerpts from the overall speech in order to
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Reconstruction Part III- Primary Sources for Jim Crow Laws
This original activity by Primary Source asks students to consider if Reconstruction worked when presented with the advent of Jim Crow laws and voting restrictions intended to disenfranchise black men. Students compare the quality of a white school and a colored school in the same county to determin
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Social Studies Essay Writing!
Social Studies Essay Writing! Social Studies Essay Writing Writing Document-Based Question Essays & Thematic Essays in Social Studies This packet of tips, do's and don'ts covers everything your students need to know in writing a document-based or thematic essay! Included in this product: • E
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Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator? Was Lincoln Anti-Slavery? Lincoln DBQ!
Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator? Was Abraham Lincoln Anti-Slavery? Lincoln DBQ! Google 1:1 Compatible! This lesson is included in the larger The Civil War Unit, located here:
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