A Biography of America
is a full video series available free online.from Annenberg Media, a highly respected producer of learning materials for subjects in the humanities. See the bottom of this description for links to the streaming video sites where A Biography of America is available for free and on demand.
These A Biography of America Worksheets
provide student materials for SIX of the series' 26 episodes:
#5: A New System of Government
#7: The Rise of Capitalism (Industrialization)
#14: Industrial Supremacy
#20: The Twenties
#21: FDR and the Great Depression
Topics in these episodes/worksheets include a huge range of concepts and ideas: New Deal, Civil War, Reconstruction, Roaring Twenties, Industrial Revolution, Second Industrial Revolution, Hoover, Harding, Coolidge, Roosevelt, FDR, Stock Market Crash, Great Depression, capitalism, laissez-faire, Constitution, and the Articles of Confederation.
RESOURCES INCLUDED IN THIS A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA WORKSHEETS SET
For each episode, you will receive a fill-in-the-blank student worksheet
, designed to keep students attentive and on-task as they watch. They have to listen carefully for key details in order to solve the worksheet problems!
You will also receive an answer key and a full transcript of the episode with the answers clearly marked.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES INCLUDED FOR EPISODE #20: THE TWENTIES
The full download also includes assessment questions for episode 20 (The Twenties). You will get three additional worksheets for this episode: a True/False problems set, a Multiple Choice questions set, and a Numeric questions set. Answer keys are included for all of these additional resources.
LOOKING FOR A LESS EXPENSIVE OPTION? OR A NO-PREP EASY-PRINT PDF VERSION OF EVERYTHING INSTEAD?
The editable version of these worksheets is great for teachers who think they might want to alter them, but this product is a little harder to navigate since every episode is in a separate file.
If all you want to do is print and go, the single PDF file version of everything is probably a better option. You can find that product at the link below:
A Biography of America Worksheets Set -- NO PREP PDF Version
WHERE TO FIND A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA ONLINE
There are two places where you can stream the episodes:
Choose the episode desired, then click on the "Video" link on the resulting webpage.
Use the small VoD icon by each episode to launch the video player.
I hope you find the series useful and that these A Biography of America worksheets help your students learn more even as they make your own teaching life more enjoyable and convenient!
Video Worksheets by Elise Parker