A full year of curriculum - complete 10 unit bundle, US history 1492-1877

A full year of curriculum - complete 10 unit bundle, US history 1492-1877
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This bundle contains an entire year of curriculum in 10 units, covering Columbus through Reconstruction. Each unit includes text, activities, games, PowerPoints, study guides, daily quizzes, projects, assessments, answer sheets, and a teacher’s manual. Also included is the complete textbook upon which the units are based. Descriptions of each unit are below:

1.

This 19 day complete unit examines the tragedy and triumphs of the first European explorer/colonists in the New World, focusing on Columbus, Jamestown and Plymouth. This is a “warts and all” examination of this period of history, as it pulls no punches detailing the inhumanity and struggles of these first Europeans in the Americas and their impact on the indigenous peoples already there. It also introduces students to and gives them practice with the art of highlighting and note-taking expository text.

This unit is based upon and complements my textbook <A HREF=" https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/We-Take-Nothing-by-Conquest-a-US-History-textbook-Columbus-to-Reconstruction-2059093">“We Take Nothing by Conquest”</A>, and is designed for both the novice and experienced classroom teacher as it contains everything needed for the full course. These materials – all of which have been battle-tested in the crucible of my own 8th grade classroom - include:

*a 63 page Teacher’s Guide which provides day-by-day and step-by-step instructions how to teach the unit and use all of the materials;

*35 pages of informative and interesting text, divided into seven chapters (the complete first unit of the textbook);

*an inquiry based study guide for each chapter to focus students on the main points and supporting details;

*quizzes for each chapter;

*PowerPoints with answers to the study guides for review, and including pictures and maps to stimulate discussion and enhance understanding;

*three Cloze activities for three of the chapters;

*a fun board game activity for one chapter;

*a primary source document activity examining the Mayflower Compact;

*a critical thinking activity and essay writing project about the Pocahontas/John Smith "rescue" story, complete with essay instructions, outline, and sample paragraphs included in a teaching PowerPoint;

*a PowerPoint Quiz Show review game;

*a test prep study guide;

*and a unit test.

Answer keys and grading guides for all study guides, activities, quizzes, and project are included in the Teacher’s Guide. Materials are provided as word documents and PDFs in one zip file.

2.

This 14 day complete unit examines the founding and early history of all 13 colonies and New France, starting after Jamestown and Plymouth and running up to and including the French and Indian War, with an eye towards these colonies’ relations with and impact on the different Native American tribes on the Eastern seaboard. It also provides students with practice in the art of highlighting and note-taking expository text. This is a “warts and all” examination of this period of history, as it pulls no punches telling the true human story of the struggles and triumphs of the early colonies, as well as a detailed examination of the interaction between the colonists and the local Indian peoples.

This unit is based upon and complements my textbook <A HREF=" https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/We-Take-Nothing-by-Conquest-a-US-History-textbook-Columbus-to-Reconstruction-2059093">“We Take Nothing by Conquest”</A>, and is designed for both the novice and experienced classroom teacher as it contains everything needed for the full course. These materials – all of which have been battle-tested in the crucible of my own 8th grade classroom, include:

*a 54 page Teacher’s Guide which provides day-by-day and step-by-step instructions how to teach the unit and use all of the materials;

*42 pages of informative and interesting text, divided into eight chapters (the complete second unit of the textbook);

*an inquiry based study guide for each chapter to focus students on the main points and supporting details;

*quizzes for each chapter;

*PowerPoints with answers to the study guides for review, and including pictures and maps to stimulate discussion and enhance understanding;

*a Cloze activity for one of the chapters;

*a strategy game activity for one chapter concerning Native American and Colonist interactions;

*a PowerPoint Quiz Show review game;

*a 13 colonies map project, complete with instructions and a sample map;

*a test prep study guide;

*and a unit test.

Answer keys and grading guides for all study guides, activities, quizzes, and projects are included in the Teacher’s Guide. Materials are provided as word documents and PDFs in one zip file.

3.

Why did the European colonists in the New World use African slaves for their labor? How did the system of enslaving an entire race of people begin? Curious students want to know the answer to these questions, and textbooks have typically ignored them – until now.

This 10 day unit examines the development of race based slavery in the New World, spreading from the sugar plantations in the Caribbean and South America to the 13 colonies. It follows the economic, religious and political reasons for the switch from Indian to African slaves and explains how the legal system for enslaving an entire group of people based solely on their place of birth (and skin color) directly led to the concept of “race.” The unit also examines the terrible system of providing slaves to the New World – the Atlantic Slave Trade – and the life which awaited those men, women and children kidnapped and shipped across the ocean. This is a “warts and all” examination of this period of history, as it pulls no punches telling the sordid history of the slave trade and exposing the complicity of so many in the sale of human beings. Finally, the unit encourages kids to talk about race and challenges them to understand that race is not a biological state but rather a social fiction – a social construct that still deeply impacts our society today.

This unit is based upon and complements my textbook <A HREF=" https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/We-Take-Nothing-by-Conquest-a-US-History-textbook-Columbus-to-Reconstruction-2059093">“We Take Nothing by Conquest”</A>, and is designed for both the novice and experienced classroom teacher as it contains everything needed to teach the full course. These materials – all of which have been battle-tested in the crucible of my own 8th grade classroom, include:

*a 25 page Teacher’s Guide which provides day-by-day and step-by-step instructions how to teach the unit and use all of the materials;

*18 pages of informative and interesting text, divided into eight chapters (the complete second unit of the textbook);

*an inquiry based study guide for each chapter to focus students on the main points and supporting details;

*quizzes for each chapter;

*PowerPoints with answers to the study guides for review, and including pictures and maps to stimulate discussion and enhance understanding;

*a webquest, with instructions and worksheet;

*a Middle Passage map project, complete with instructions and a sample map;

*a PowerPoint Quiz Show review game;

*a unit test study guide;

*and a unit test.

Answer keys and grading guides for all study guides and quizzes are included in the Teacher’s Guide. Materials are provided as word documents and PDFs in one zip file.

4.

This 15 day complete unit examines the events which led the 13 colonies to engage in open, armed rebellion against their mother country, England. It begins in 1763 at the end of the French and Indian War and culminates with the battles at Lexington and Concord. Students will learn the actions and reactions of the colonies and England, the conflicting economic and political theories between the two sides upon which the dispute was based, and the motivation, both noble and selfish, which fueled the colonists’ actions. This is a “warts and all” examination of this period of history, as it pulls no punches telling the true human story of this decade of rising tension between the colonies and England; it is a story of heroes and villains, pointing out that it not always so easy to tell the two apart.

This unit is based upon and complements my textbook <A HREF=" https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/We-Take-Nothing-by-Conquest-a-US-History-textbook-Columbus-to-Reconstruction-2059093">“We Take Nothing by Conquest”</A>, and is designed for both the novice and experienced classroom teacher as it contains everything needed for the full course. These materials – all of which have been battle-tested in the crucible of my own 8th grade classroom - include:

*a 60 page Teacher’s Guide which provides day-by-day and step-by-step instructions how to teach the unit and use all of the materials;

*30 pages of informative and interesting text, divided into six chapters (the complete fourth unit of the textbook);

*an inquiry based study guide for each chapter to focus students on the main points and supporting details;

*quizzes for each chapter;

*PowerPoints with answers to the study guides for review, and including pictures and maps to stimulate discussion and enhance understanding;

*Cloze activities for two of the chapters;

*an interactive simulation activity for one chapter concerning mercantilism;

*a Road to Revolution Flow Chart activity to further enhance student learning by helping them organize the chapter information;

*a Road to Revolution Newspaper/Game Board project, complete with instructions, a newspaper writing guide, and a sample newspaper;

*a PowerPoint Quiz Show review game;

* a Road to Revolution board game for use as review;

*a test prep study guide;

*and a unit test.

Answer keys and grading guides for all study guides, activities, quizzes, and project are included in the Teacher’s Guide. Materials are provided as word documents and PDFs in one zip file.

5.

This 16 day complete unit covers the American Revolutionary War and the decision to declare independence from England. It covers the political, military and economic history of the war itself, from the Battle of Bunker Hill to the Treaty of Paris, takes a close look at the Declaration of Independence and its author, Thomas Jefferson, and examines the role of and war’s effect on African-Americans, Native Americans, and women. This is a “warts and all” examination of this period of history, as it pulls no punches telling the true human story and cost of the war; it is both a story of triumph and tragedy as well as one of heroes and villains – some of whom were both, depending on how one looks at them.

This unit is based upon and complements my textbook <A HREF=" https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/We-Take-Nothing-by-Conquest-a-US-History-textbook-Columbus-to-Reconstruction-2059093">“We Take Nothing by Conquest”</A>, and is designed for both the novice and experienced classroom teacher as it contains everything needed for the full course. These materials – all of which have been battle-tested in the crucible of my own 8th grade classroom - include:

*a 71 page Teacher’s Guide which provides day-by-day and step-by-step instructions how to teach the unit and use all of the materials;

*41 pages of informative and interesting text, divided into eight chapters (the complete fifth unit of the textbook);

*an inquiry based study guide for each chapter to focus students on the main points and supporting details;

*quizzes for each chapter;

*PowerPoints with answers to the study guides for review, and including pictures and maps to stimulate discussion and enhance understanding;

*a Cloze activity for one of chapter;

*a fun board game activity for one chapter concerning the impact of the War on African-Americans;

*a primary source document activity examining the Declaration of Independence;

* a primary source activity examining speeches made by and to native tribes concerning their involvement in the war;

*a critical thinking exercise examining whether or not Jefferson was a hypocrite for owning slaves while writing the words “All men are created equal;”

*a Revolutionary War Battle Map project, complete with instructions and a sample map;

*a PowerPoint Quiz Show review game;

*a test prep study guide;

*and two versions of the unit test (one which includes an essay of whether or not Jefferson was a hypocrite, and one which does not).

Answer keys and grading guides for all study guides, activities, quizzes, and project are included in the Teacher’s Guide. Materials are provided as word documents and PDFs in one zip file.

6.

The end of the Revolutionary War did not create the United States; rather, it created 13 independent, sovereign states loosely affiliated under the Articles of Confederation. It took a series of economic, foreign policy and domestic crises to convince the country’s political elite to subordinate the independence of the states to a newly created, stronger national government. Their efforts would lead to the creation of the United States Constitution, an imperfect yet hardy and adaptive model of government that has continued to guide our republic today.

This 18 day complete unit covers the creation and ratification of the Constitution, closely examines the system of checks and balances upon which the government is based, and engages students in a thorough analysis of the Bill of Rights – both by examining Court cases interpreting them and by applying their principles to hypothetical situations. In this unit students will learn the history of the Constitution’s creation, its theoretical underpinnings, and engage in a variety of critical thinking exercises as junior constitutional lawyers. At the unit’s conclusion, students will have a deep understanding both of how our government works as well as their rights as citizens of our republic.

This unit is based upon and complements my textbook <A HREF=" https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/We-Take-Nothing-by-Conquest-a-US-History-textbook-Columbus-to-Reconstruction-2059093">“We Take Nothing by Conquest”</A>, and is designed for both the novice and experienced classroom teacher as it contains everything needed for the full course. These materials – all of which have been battle-tested in the crucible of my own 8th grade classroom - include:

*an 83 page Teacher’s Guide which provides day-by-day and step-by-step instructions how to teach the unit and use all of the materials;

*38 pages of informative and interesting text, divided into five chapters (the complete sixth unit of the textbook);

*an inquiry based study guide for each chapter to focus students on the main points and supporting details;

*quizzes for each chapter;

*PowerPoints with answers to the study guides for review, and including pictures and maps to stimulate discussion and enhance understanding;

*a Cloze activity for one chapter;

*a primary source document activity examining the Federalist Papers;

*a variety of Checks and Balances in-class activities and homework sheets to reinforce understanding of our system of government, including a Quiz Show PowerPoint;

*a series of critical thinking and analytical exercises concerning the practical and theoretical application of the Bill of Rights – in effect, students get to practice “thinking like a lawyer;”

*a PowerPoint Quiz Show review game;

*a test prep study guide;

* a unit test on the Constitution and Checks and Balances;

*and a take-home test on the Bill of Rights, in which students analyze how the Bill of Rights would apply to a hypothetical case – in effect, students analyze the case as Constitutional lawyers.

Answer keys and grading guides for all study guides, activities, quizzes, and tests are included in the Teacher’s Guide. Materials are provided as word documents and PDFs in one zip file.

7.

This 14 day complete unit covers the political and economic developments of the early years of the new American Republic, from the Washington through the Jackson presidencies. Besides the political histories of these various administrations, the unit also covers the War of 1812. This is a “warts and all” examination of this period of history; it is both a story of triumph and tragedy as well as one of heroes and villains – some of whom were both, depending on how one looks at them.

This unit is based upon and complements my textbook <A HREF=" https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/We-Take-Nothing-by-Conquest-a-US-History-textbook-Columbus-to-Reconstruction-2059093">“We Take Nothing by Conquest”</A>, and is designed for both the novice and experienced classroom teacher as it contains everything needed for the full course. These materials – all of which have been battle-tested in the crucible of my own 8th grade classroom - include:

*a 53 page Teacher’s Guide which provides day-by-day and step-by-step instructions how to teach the unit and use all of the materials;

*36 pages of informative and interesting text, divided into seven chapters (the complete seventh unit of the textbook);

*an inquiry based study guide for each chapter to focus students on the main points and supporting details;

*quizzes for each chapter;

*PowerPoints with answers to the study guides for review, and including pictures and maps to stimulate discussion and enhance understanding;

*a Cloze activity for one of chapter;

*a PowerPoint Quiz Show on the Road to the War of 1812;

*in class activities focusing on the differences between the first political parties, and the expansion of suffrage for white males;

*an Election of 1800 Campaign Poster project, complete with instructions and a sample poster;

*a PowerPoint Quiz Show review game;

*a test prep study guide;

*and a unit test (with answers).

Answer keys and grading guides for all study guides, activities, quizzes, and project are included in the Teacher’s Guide. Materials are provided as word documents and PDFs in one zip file.

8.

This 13 day complete unit covers the country’s geographic expansion from the Ohio Valley to the Pacific Ocean in fulfilling its “Manifest Destiny” during the first 60 years of the new American Republic, both the various means by which the new territories were acquired and incorporated into the nation’s boundaries as well as the impact of white settlement onto native lands in the Ohio Valley during that time period. The unit covers the Northwest Ordinance, the Northwest Indian Wars, the Trails of Tears, and the acquisitions of Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Oregon, and the Mexican-American War, which added California and the Southwest to the national boundaries. This is a “warts and all” examination of this period of history; it is both a story of triumph and tragedy as well as one of heroes and villains – some of whom were both, depending on how one looks at them.

This unit is part one of three thematic units covering the period between the creation of the Republic and the start of the Civil War which nearly tore it apart. While this unit covers the political developments of 1788-1836, the companion unit <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Westward-Ho-Expansion-of-the-Continental-US-unit-bundle-including-text-2104868">”Westward Ho!”</a> covers the country’s geographic expansion to the Pacific Ocean in fulfilling its “Manifest Destiny” during that same time period, and the companion unit <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Wolf-by-the-Ears-the-Fight-Over-Slavery-unit-bundle-including-text-2122109">”Wolf by the Ears” </a> covers the conflict over the spread of slavery which directly resulted from that expansion, and which eventually led to the bombardment on Fort Sumter and the start of the Civil War.

This unit is based upon and complements my textbook <A HREF=" https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/We-Take-Nothing-by-Conquest-a-US-History-textbook-Columbus-to-Reconstruction-2059093">“We Take Nothing by Conquest”</A>, and is designed for both the novice and experienced classroom teacher as it contains everything needed for the full course. These materials – all of which have been battle-tested in the crucible of my own 8th grade classroom - include:

*a 60 page Teacher’s Guide which provides day-by-day and step-by-step instructions how to teach the unit and use all of the materials;

*43 pages of informative and interesting text, divided into nine chapters (the complete eighth unit of the textbook);

*an inquiry based study guide for each chapter to focus students on the main points and supporting details;

*quizzes for each chapter;

*PowerPoints with answers to the study guides for review, and including pictures and maps to stimulate discussion and enhance understanding;

*a Cloze activity for one chapter;

*two primary source activities: one on the Louisiana Purchase, and one on the Treaty of Greeneville;

*two competitive and educational games: one translating Lewis and Clark’s journal, using a cypher, and one racing to settle the Old Northwest;

*a Continental U.S. Map poster project, complete with instructions and a sample poster;

*a PowerPoint Quiz Show review game;

*a test prep study guide;

*and a unit test (with answers).

Answer keys and grading guides for all study guides, activities, quizzes, and project are included in the Teacher’s Guide. Materials are provided as word documents and PDFs in one zip file.

9.

This 15 day complete unit covers the country’s growing economic, social, and political split over the spread of slavery in the first half of the 19th century, which eventually led to the secession of most of the Southern states, the bombardment of Fort Sumter, and the start of the Civil War. The unit covers: the development of the different economic systems in the North and South, examining the Industrial Revolution in the North and “King Cotton” in the South; the political compromises which attempted (unsuccessfully) to keep the North and South together; the Abolition movement; Bleeding Kansas; the Dred Scott decision; John Brown; and the Election of 1860. This is a “warts and all” examination of this period of history; it is both a story of triumph and tragedy as well as one of heroes and villains – some of whom were both, depending on how one looks at them.

This unit is based upon and complements my textbook <A HREF=" https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/We-Take-Nothing-by-Conquest-a-US-History-textbook-Columbus-to-Reconstruction-2059093">“We Take Nothing by Conquest”</A>, and is designed for both the novice and experienced classroom teacher as it contains everything needed for the full course. These materials – all of which have been battle-tested in the crucible of my own 8th grade classroom - include:

*a 70 page Teacher’s Guide which provides day-by-day and step-by-step instructions how to teach the unit and use all of the materials;

*45 pages of informative and interesting text, divided into eight chapters (the complete ninth unit of the textbook);

*an inquiry based study guide for each chapter to focus students on the main points and supporting details;

*quizzes for each chapter;

*PowerPoints with answers to the study guides for review, and including pictures and maps to stimulate discussion and enhance understanding;

*a Cloze activity for one chapter;

*two primary source activities: one on the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision, and one on slave life, including narratives, pro-slavery arguments, and an abolitionist speech;

*a flowchart activity to enhance understanding of the Kansas-Nebraska Act;

*an activity analyzing the results of the Election of 1800;

*a Slave Life poster/PowerPoint project, complete with instructions and a sample poster and PowerPoint presentation;

*a PowerPoint Quiz Show review game;

*a test prep study guide;

*and a unit test (with answers).

Answer keys and grading guides for all study guides, activities, quizzes, and project are included in the Teacher’s Guide. Materials are provided as word documents and PDFs in one zip file.

10.

This 15 day complete unit covers the Civil War and the period of Reconstruction, 1861-1876. The unit examines: the political, military, economic and social strategies, triumphs and failures of the War itself; the Emancipation Proclamation; the experiences of African-Americans and women in the War; Presidential Reconstruction; Congressional Reconstruction; and the ultimate failure of Reconstruction and the birth of segregation and the Jim Crow South. This is a “warts and all” examination of this period of history; it is both a story of triumph and tragedy as well as one of heroes and villains – some of whom were both, depending on how one looks at them.

This unit is based upon and complements my textbook <A HREF=" https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/We-Take-Nothing-by-Conquest-a-US-History-textbook-Columbus-to-Reconstruction-2059093">“We Take Nothing by Conquest”</A>, and is designed for both the novice and experienced classroom teacher as it contains everything needed for the full course. These materials – all of which have been battle-tested in the crucible of my own 8th grade classroom - include:

*a 74 page Teacher’s Guide which provides day-by-day and step-by-step instructions how to teach the unit and use all of the materials;

*47 pages of informative and interesting text, divided into nine chapters (the complete tenth and final unit of the textbook);

*an inquiry based study guide for each chapter to focus students on the main points and supporting details;

*quizzes for each chapter;

*PowerPoints with answers to the study guides for review, and including pictures and maps to stimulate discussion and enhance understanding;

*a fun board game activity for one chapter concerning the impact of the War on African-Americans and women;

*Seven Cloze activities for seven chapters;

*four primary source activities: one on the Gettysburg Address; one on the Emancipation proclamation; one on the Reconstruction Constitutional Amendments; and one on the Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decisions;

*a PowerPoint Quiz Show review game;

*a test prep study guide;

*and a unit test (with answers).

Answer keys and grading guides for all study guides, activities, quizzes, and project are included in the Teacher’s Guide. Materials are provided as word documents and PDFs in one zip file.

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