Using interactive notebooks is a great way to engage students of all ages! With over 150 pages of information spanning across 6 units, students learn about how our nation originates, expands, confronts and grows. Students love using these files to help them organize and study the information!
Key Concepts (by unit) include:
Revolutionary War Unit: Causes of the American Revolution, Proclamation of 1763, Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Tea Act, Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts/Coersive Acts, American Revolution Timeline, 1st Continental Congress, “Shot heard ‘round the world”, Common Sense, Declaration of Independence, Battle of Trenton, Battle of Saratoga, Valley Forge Camp, Battle of Yorktown, Treaty of Paris, Keys to American victory
American Government Unit: Articles of Confederation, Shay’s Rebellion, Northwest Territory/Ordinance, Virginia Plan, New Jersey Plan, The Great Compromise, Three-Fifths Compromise, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, Ratification of the Constitution, Preamble, Bill of Rights, Parts of the Constitution, Principles of Government (Limited Government, Popular Sovereignty, Checks and Balances, Separation of Powers, Rule of Law)
Westward Expansion and Reform Movement Unit: Expansion of the United States, Louisiana Territory/Purchase, Thomas Jefferson, Manifest Destiny, Homestead Act, Gold Rush, Motivation to Move West, Lewis and Clark, War of 1812, Andrew Jackson, Native Americans, Trail of Tears, Mexican-American War, James K. Polk, Reform Movement of the 1800s, Antebellum Period, Public Education System, Horace Mann, Women’s Suffrage Movement, Sojourner Truth, Second Great Awakening, Temperance Movement
Pre-Civil War: Missouri Compromise of 1820, Economic, Social and Political Differences between the North and the South, Nat Turner, Compromise of 1850, Wilmot Proviso, Fugitive Slave Law, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beeche Stowe, Slave Resistance, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, William Lloyd Garrison, Sojourner Truth, John Brown at Harper’s Ferry, Dred Scott Trial, Rights in America, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Henry Clay, John Calhoun, Daniel Webster, Beating of Charles Sumner, Election of 1860, Abraham Lincoln, Pre-Civil War Study Guide and Timeline
Civil War Unit: North vs. South terms, differences between the North and the South, major battles of the Civil War (1st Bull Run, Hampton Roads, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Sherman’s March, Appomattox Surrender), Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, Women involvement in the Civil War, African American involvement in the Civil War, the aftermath of the Civil War
Reconstruction Unit: issues surrounding Reconstruction, President Abraham Lincoln, President Andrew Johnson, Republicans, African Americans, Black Codes, Freedmen’s Bureau, Amendments 11-15, President Ulysses S. Grant, President Rutherford B. Hayes, Compromise of 1877, Jim Crow Laws, Plessy vs. Ferguson, and Freedmen working towards equal rights