Hundreds of Multiple Choice Questions Covering Six Entire Episodes of America: The Story of US!! Flexible and differentiated with both a "big picture" quiz and a detailed worksheet for each episode in the first half of the acclaimed series!
America: The Story of US is a History Channel series that uses engaging imagery, powerful special effects, and a lively script to convey the story of the United States in 12 concise yet comprehensive episodes. This America: The Story of US worksheets and tests packet
covers six full episodes, providing you with both a worksheet *and* a separate test for each and every one of the first six episodes of the series.
• Civil War
Teaching Ideas for these America: The Story of US Worksheets
Using any of the series’ episodes in class opens up several useful possibilities. They are so well presented that they are easily understood by students. This in turn means that episodes can actually be used as an introduction to a topic or a unit. On the other hand, they also make excellent reinforcers, so some teachers will want to show the episodes after the end of a chapter or unit for use as a review or recap.
ABOUT THIS TEACHING PACKET
I’ve kept this episode versatility in mind when making these materials. This teaching resource contains both a worksheet and a test on each episode it covers. These two components are based on different approaches to the video:
• Each student viewing worksheet contains about 50 multiple choice questions, all presented in video order. These questions are fairly detailed. Certainly, many students will have good enough recall to be able to complete the worksheet after the episode has been shown, but because of the detailed nature of the questions, some teachers may want to use the worksheet as a “during-viewing” activity that will help students track information and stay on task
• Each 10-question test, on the other hand, is designed to help students synthesize an episode’s information and see larger patterns that span different sections of it. My intent when writing the test was to focus solely on the “big issues” that arise from the targeted time-span of American history. Students who have paid attention to the video might should definitely have mastered these basic, fundamental issues from the targeted time period. All test questions are also multiple choice.
• Two answer keys are provided for all questions. One is designed for fast grading. The other one provides the full context of question and answer to help teachers review material out loud or facilitate class discussions of the material.
DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION POSSIBILITIES
Because the worksheets and tests take these different approaches, teachers can also use them to differentiate instruction. Since the test is much shorter and covers much simpler information, it can serve as a “basic” level viewing worksheet should teachers desire. The regular worksheet, in contrast, can double as an “advanced” viewing activity.
BUNDLES SAVE YOU BOTH TIME AND MONEY
Purchased separately, the six episode worksheet/test packs contained in this bundle would cost you more than $15. By downloading them in a bundle, however, you will get all six at a significant discount!
LOOKING FOR EVEN BIGGER SAVINGS?
The best deal is to purchase worksheets for all 12 episodes at once. This provides you with materials you can use as needed during an entire year of instruction of U.S. history, covering everything from the English settlers right through to the new millennium:
America the Story of US Worksheets and Quizzes: 1-12 BUNDLE -- ENTIRE SERIES
LOOKING INSTEAD FOR INDIVIDUAL EPISODE WORKSHEET PACKETS FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE SERIES?
These might be just what you need:
America: The Story of US Worksheet -- Episode 1: Rebels
America: The Story of US Worksheet -- Episode 2: Revolution
America: The Story of US Worksheet -- Episode 3: Westward!
America: The Story of US Worksheet -- Episode 4: Division
America: The Story of US Worksheet -- Episode 5: Civil War
America: The Story of US Worksheet -- Episode 6: Heartland
LOOKING FOR TEACHING MATERIALS FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE SERIES?
Here is a discount bundle of America the Story of US Worksheets for Episodes 7-12: From steel and skyscrapers to the new millennium:
America the Story of US Quizzes and Worksheets for Episodes 7-12
Here are the individual episode packets for episodes 7-12, just in case you only need one or two of them:
America: The Story of US Worksheet -- Episode 7: Cities
America: The Story of US Worksheet -- Episode 8: Boom
America: The Story of US Worksheet -- Episode 9: Bust
America: The Story of US Worksheet -- Episode 10: World War II
America: The Story of US Worksheet -- Episode 11: Rise of a Superpower
America: The Story of US Worksheet -- Episode 12: Millennium
LOOKING FOR ANOTHER ANGLE FOR TEACHING WITH THIS VIDEO SERIES?
WHAT ABOUT AMERICA: THE STORY OF US CROSSWORD PUZZLE WORKSHEETS?
Here are quick links to puzzles designed to go with individual episodes:
America: The Story of US Puzzle Pack for Episode 1: Rebels
America: The Story of US Puzzle Pack for Episode 2: Revolution
America: The Story of US Puzzle Pack for Episode 3: Westward!
America: The Story of US Puzzle Pack for Episode 4: Division
Video Activities by Elise Parker