Guide your students through the rough start of the Puritans and Jamestown settlers, the horrendous treatment of American Indians and Africans, and the class struggle between the landed aristocracy and the masses in this engaging primary source collection.
Featured voices in this collision of cultures:
Bartholome de Las Casa
An Indentured servant
A Slave trade observer
The effective HIPPOS framework directly targets Common Core critical thinking skills:
oint of View
avoiding poor choices by examining those of others.
No nation can credit its origins much like the United States can. A nation built on religious commitment as much as on slave labor. A body of people looking for a fresh start, but who faced swift death instead. A place famed for its opportunity from the get-go, but only for a certain few.
Cut through the boring textbook and head straight to the compelling sources that make this opening chapter to American history one of horrific treatment, deep religious faith, and a sheer struggle to survive, challenging your students to answer, “How can I make better choices to avoid such a rough start in my life?” and "What does it really mean to be an immigrant?"
- Detailed lesson plans, with strategies for different reading levels
- 1-page definition sheet for the concept “immigrant”
- 1-page HIPPOS reference handout and BONUS skill sheet, Annotating a Text
- 6 2-page student worksheets with a short primary source document & graphic organizer sheet
- 6 accompanying HIPPOS answer keys, one for each document
- EDITABLE Word Doc with all 6 sources and generic graphic organizer sheet included to tailor to your classroom needs
* If used in-class, plan for up to 60 minutes to deeply introduce, read, annotate, analyze, and discuss each document.
* These documents also can be easily assigned as part of a jigsaw or gallery walk activity, as homework, or to keep on hand for emergency sub plans!
* Depending on the included scaffolds you use, these documents can be accessed by a wide range of reading levels
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Pre-1900s 48-Pack Bundle:
get 8 HIPPOS Packs, Colonial Era to Gilded Age
1900s 48-Pack Bundle:
get 8 HIPPOS Packs, from Industrialism to Vietnam War
Or mix and match
juxtapose the declared values of democracy with the arguments of its outsiders.
Era of Reform:
hear the impassioned voices for change.
explore the mania and the mayhem created out West.
The Civil War:
contrast the two very different defenses for freedom.
evaluate the successes of national policy on the individual in post-Civil War America.
Gilded Age Diversity:
compare the common dreams of a developing melting pot.
Gilded Age Labor:
hear the voices of those who felt unheard in this age of wealth.
learn how enough passion can turn anyone into an agent of change.
sense the growing divide between rural, traditional and urban, modern American societies.
explore the changing relationship between president and citizen.
explore the difficult decision made by political and military leaders in the fight of their lives.
examine the word choices of leaders fighting a war of words.
Civil Rights Movement:
analyze the impassioned arguments of those for and against equality.
weigh the role public opinion should play in complex foreign policy.