Six easy to implement and ready to go activities that work with the content from Period 1 of the APUSH framework. These activities push students to use historical thinking skills such as historical argumentation, cause and effect, perspective, and periodization. Each activity also comes with a cheat sheet to offer hints and tips to struggling students, making life a bit easier for teachers. Each of these activities can be modified and the same strategies can be used with any unit. Activities range from 25-45 minutes.