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Early America to World War I US History First Semester Bundle

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US History - Colonial Heritage - A New Nation - Civil War - Reconstruction - The Progressive Era - World War I -


"This curriculum does not disappoint, and the seller is very helpful if you encounter any problems, (I had trouble opening some files because I have a PC instead of a MAC). The seller promptly converted them over for me! Great deal!"

Last year I taught English for about half of the school year. It was my first teaching experience. This year I am going to be teaching History. It will be my first full year of teaching experience. Going into it I wanted to have something that I can use to help me create my own curriculum and lessons. The content of this unit, and the second semester unit, is incredible. It is very detailed with PowerPoints, graphic organizers, DBQs, and a lot of other awesome lessons. If you are looking for a US History unit to be either a backbone for your own, or to supplement your own, this is the one for you. It is simply amazing. I would definitely recommend anything from this sellers store.

- 3 different versions of the first semester notes ( short / long and updated)
- 2 different versions of second semester notes
- You will get BOTH the google drive AND the thumb drive
- Google Drive lifetime FREE updates and any new products
- Thumb drive mailed
- Book: Holt - American Anthem
- All the videos will be included for PPT's/ Keynotes
- Bonus Student workbooks for both Grade 8 and Grade 11
- Email support for any questions you may have
- 22 years of experience in the classroom and I still teach currently
- New lessons are added all the time, to give you even more options
(**Music lesson was just added)

**PLEASE READ**: You will get BOTH a thumb drive and a GOOGLE DRIVE link to download immediately through google drive.

The snail mail takes 3-4 days and I will provide tracking where as the google drive will be instant. (the mailing option is going to cost $10.50, $8.00 for thumb drive and $2.50 for shipping)

Email: socialstudiesmegastore@gmail.com



This is everything I teach first semester/second semester of US HISTORY with all of the tests included. The units I cover (first semester) as a 11th grade US History teacher are: Colonial Heritage - A New Nation - Civil War - Reconstruction - The Progressive Era - World War I -. Second semester is all about 1920's Harlem Renaissance - 1930's Great Depression - 1940's World War II - 1950's Cold War - 1960's Civil Rights Movement - 1970's Vietnam War.


-Day 1-20 First Semester Thematic Notes

These notes can be used a number of different ways. I always have my students take Cornell notes as I go over the history in class. I teach first semester partly as a review and partly as new material. The notes are worth 150 points and are due at the end of the semester.

I have included all the videos for each of the presentations and the notes are in 2 different versions for ease of use.

DAY 1: Overview of US History
DAY 2: We Shall Remain Part I
DAY 3: Colonies in the Wilderness
DAY 4: Colonies TCI
DAY 5: Enlightenment and Great Awakening
DAY 6: Road to Revolution
DAY 7: New Land and Constitution
DAY 8: Expansion and War
Day 9: We Shall Remain Part II
Day 10: Industrial Revolution
Day 11: Indian Removal, Reform and American Expansion
Day 12: We Shall Remain Trail of Tears Part III
Day 13: Road to Civil War
Day 14: Civil War- ( Show 12 Years a Slave)
Day 15: Reconstruction
Day 16: American West
Day 17: Industrial Revolution II ( Men Who Built America)
Day 18: Imperialism
Day 19: Progressive Presidents
Day 20: WWI

Here is a SAMPLE of the DAY 1 and 2 notes.




While we are taking notes the students are working on their genealogy project. This is a semester long research project that will be completed at the end of first semester.





- 2. STORY OF US VIDEO GUIDES - Show throughout the term really good. STORY OF US EPISODE GUIDES

- 3. MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA VIDEO GUIDE: I have the students watch the first one in class and the rest at home. MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA ASSIGN.

- 4. 12 YEARS A SLAVE ACTIVITIES video guide I show this after I review the Civil War. 12 YEARS A SLAVE.

-5. CRASH COURSE WITH JOHN GREEN 1-47: 205 pages of guides and material to use with the CRASH COURSE VIDEOS. CRASH COURSE 1-47.

-6. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: I have the students work on these for 20 minutes by themselves and then have them work in a group of 2 as they go over them. ( Ill typically use these the more second semester) DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FIRST SEMESTER



DBQ reading and writing resources

- Bibliography PPT
- DBQ resources
- Close Reading sheet
- How to outline
- Mission statement
- Chapter Preview
- Guest Speaker Questions
- Read Around sheet I/II/III/ IV
- Paragraph Sheet
- How to write a book review
- Flipped Classroom sheet
- How to Annotate
- Works Cited Reference guide
- Poem Analysis sheet
- Personal Account Sheet
- Marking the Text



Civil War Bundle

- Road to Civil War Notes
- Civil War Notes
- Reconstruction Notes
- Videos for both Civil War and Reconstruction
- Discussion Questions
- Crash Course ( 3 episodes)
- Story of US (2 episodes)
- Special Bonus
- 12 Years a Slave Video Guide
- Pixton Comic Creation
- Chapter tests
- Chapter Quizzes



America West and Progressive Bundle



World War I Bundle

- Vocabulary Sheet / GIFT assignment
- Discussion Questions
- Penland Game
- WWI 46 Slide PPT/ Tender Teens PPT
- WWI Short Video AMAZING!
- WIlson's 14 Points
- Lost Battalion Video Guide w/Key
- War Horse Video Guide / Bundle
- WWI Worksheet
- Writing Assignment
- WWI reading
- Crash Course for US History
- WWI Political Cartoons
- Chapter 8 Test and Quizzes
- WWI Summary Notes
- GIFT Assignment with vocab for each unit


- 1. PRESIDENT PROJECT VIDEO GUIDE- Show throughout the term.

- 2. THE STORY OF US VIDEO GUIDE – Gets shown throughout first semester. I show this off of Amazon Prime as it is free with your Prime membership. It is not on YouTube as it is a copyright violation. STORY OF US EPISODE GUIDES

-3. CRASH COURSE WITH JOHN GREEN: These are videos I show in class as it does a great job of summarizing the event or events talked about. Each video is 10 minutes. CRASH COURSE ASSIGNMENT

-4. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: I have the students work on these for 20 minutes by themselves and then have them work in a group of 2 as they go over them. ( Ill typically use these the more second semester)

-5. THE GIFT ASSIGNMENT: - Students will visually represent the chapter using vocabulary from the book. THE GIFT ASSIGNMENT

-6. CRASH COURSE EP. 1-47 Great guides to supplement what is going on in class. They can also be used for HW. CRASH COURSE 1-47

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