This learning pack is designed to hold or recover students' interest through the "Spring Fever" end of school time; also helps for Black History Month, Pearl Harbor Day etc. Of course it's also handy for when subs come, summer review and all through the year. Most of the activity pages are in black-and-white for easy, clear photocopying; easy readers accompanying every word search; the fun-with-work search words kept in sentence context to facilitate learning:
A1-7. READING ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS, plus the related WORD SEARCH and ANSWERS KEY. This has topics discussed in a broad way concerning migration theories (including DNA-based), paleolithic (Stone Age) Native Americans, the Mississippi Culture (or Mound-builders) at Cahokia, doings (peaceful and bellicose) with the Europeans in what is now the U.S., some of the many injustices done to Native peoples, Native American cultural tradition elements etc
B1-3. READING ABOUT COLONIAL AMERICA, plus the related WORD SEARCH and ANSWERS KEY. Topics in this part include the international nature of European colonies set up in what is now the U.S. (British, French, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish and also Russian in Alaska, California and two ports of Hawaii), early slavery, failed colonies of Roanoke and Popham, products made and sold by colonists (e.g. tobacco, wooden barrel parts, masts, clay and bricks, blocks of iron, copper ore, indigo, linen, silk, molasses, sassafras etc); events just before the Revolutionary War including the French and Indian War, Battle of the Alamance (North Carolina), the Boston Tea Party; etc
C1-4. READING ABOUT THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR, plus the related
WORD SEARCH and ANSWERS KEY. This deals many (far from all) of the events during the American Revolutionary War in the North, Middle Colonies and the South especially as to overall strategies and battles; help received by the patriots including from the French, Spanish and Dutch; the war’s aftermath, etc
D1-4. READING ABOUT THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, plus the related WORD SEARCH and ANSWERS KEY. This provides and overview about the war’s events from start to end such as the firing on Fort Sumter, early battles in 1862 [a number in Virginia including Bull Run at Mannasas; Boonville in central Missouri, Carthage and Wilson’s Creek (Springfield)]; in 1862 the Battle of Shiloh in western Tennessee, the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania on July 1–3, 1863, the attack by guerrillas or partizans led by Quantrill (also spelled Quantrell) against Lawrence, Kansas; the war’s conclusion and some of the aftermath (e.g. KKK terrorism, sharecropping), etc
E1-2. READING ABOUT WORLD WAR I, plus the related WORD SEARCH and ANSWERS KEY. This tells of the war’s start, the Zimmerman letter, major battles involving American soldiers, some related statistics, etc
F1-2. READING ABOUT WORLD WAR II, plus the related WORD SEARCH and ANSWERS KEY. This relates of the war’s start, Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, some of the major battles involving American soldiers fighting the Japanese, Nazi Germany; some related statistics, etc
G1-2. READING ABOUT THE KOREAN WAR, plus the related WORD SEARCH and ANSWERS KEY. This helps explain the war’s start, some major battles involving American soldiers fighting North Korean, Chinese and Russian (Soviet) soldiers ; some related statistics, etc
H1-3. READING ABOUT THE VIETNAM WAR, plus the related WORD SEARCH and ANSWERS KEY. This gives background for the war’s start, some major battles involving American soldiers fighting Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops, the Têt Offensive, US Withdrawl, North Vietnam defeating South Vietnam, some related statistics, etc
I1-9. READING ABOUT U.S. CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY, plus the related WORD SEARCH and ANSWERS KEY. This involves events regarding for example Emmett Till, Martin Luther King Jr (MLK), the NAACP, Rosa Parks, Autherine Lucy, Ralph Abernathy, Thurgood Marshall, Brown Versus The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas; James Baldwin, Sarah Keyes, the KKK and Nat King Cole, the Montgomery bus boycott, the Little Rock Nine, Sit-ins, Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, James Meredith and Old Miss, Ruby Bridges, Freedom Riders, home and church bombings, MLK being assassinated, the Watts Riot, FBI spying and interference, the then controversial inter-racial kiss between Lieutenant Uhura and Captain Kirk on TV’s Star Trek series, Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, etc
AS A BONUS for you and your students there is also a section of relevant public domain clip art images (over 120) that can be resized, moved about etc making them handy when enlarged as art displays on classroom bulletin boards, for ceiling mobile materials, reward stickers etc. You will love it that they can be used any way you want, yes, even for selling to make money for anything at all including club projects.
Why not get this one now while the need is great and the price more than right, a super bargain! I truly believe every American history teacher would love to have this one.
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REASONS TO CONSIDER PURCHASING FROM THIS STORE: 1. Tons of resources,
2. so much reusable over the years ahead, 3. buying it is more convenient than trying to make it yourself, 4. students enjoy the fun components they stay more on task learning, 5. most word searches have a format helping teach information with the words, 6. most resources’ have reading components tied into with other components making them more handy and helpful, 7. Attractive, professional looks, 8. Many resources with some Spanish to help ESL/ELL students to not be totally left out; 9. the prices are right; and, 10: you’ll love it your students stay busy learning like happy bees at the honey hive of knowledge, your classroom, even as they have in mine since these have been teacher and students-tested.
SPANISH used in products in my store is more the informal Latino Spanish actually used by most students from Latin America than the formal Castillian of Spain; so there are some differences in grammar, spelling and or vocabulary even as there are with American and British English.
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