Students analyze five different historical documents that shaped US history. Everything you need for a comprehensive primary source analysis of each document is included. Ensure student understanding and impact of The Mayflower Compact, The Preamble, The Indian Removal Act, The Emancipation Proclamation, and The Gettysburg Address. ***Paper PDF AND Google Drive Resources are included for each lesson!***
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Ensure student understanding of the Mayflower Compact with this comprehensive primary source analysis. Students begin the lesson with foundational background text and tier-three vocabulary review. Next, students move on to read the Mayflower Compact, transfer it into their own words, and answer comprehension questions. Finally, students complete an extension activity that connects the ideas of the Mayflower Compact to their lives today.
Everything you need to ensure students completely understand the meaning and purpose of The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution! This Common Core aligned lesson includes a close reading, task cards, class preamble, and exit tickets with an option to print on sticky notes!
Ensure understanding of The Indian Removal Act using guided questioning. This Common Core aligned lesson walks students through the complete text of The Indian Removal Act of 1830. In order to ensure understanding, students will have an opportunity to focus on key vocabulary terms before analyzing the text. Upon completion of the vocabulary practice, students will move into dissecting the Indian Removal Act. The lesson is further scaffolded by bolding key words and phrases within the text, providing answers to the guided questions.
Everything you need to teach Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is included in this comprehensive lesson. Tier-three vocabulary support, guided questioning, summary writing, and an extension activity will ensure student understanding of the Emancipation Proclamation.
This Common Core aligned close reading and scaffolded summary writing lesson for the Gettysburg Address provides students with a deep understanding of Lincoln's famous speech.
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