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    Students analyze five different historical documents that shaped US history.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!***

    These resources can be completed on paper or online with laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or any device that supports Google Slides. The included Teacher's Guides include access to the links that will allow you to make your own copy of the resources for use in Google Classroom/Google Drive.


    The Mayflower Compact: A Primary Source Lesson

    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.

    The Preamble Close Reading, Task Cards, Class Preamble, & Exit Tickets

    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!

    Primary Source Analysis of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830

    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.

    The Emancipation Proclamation Primary Source Analysis

    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.

    Gettysburg Address Close Read and Summary Writing

    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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