Engage your students right when they walk in the door with thought-provoking questions that prompt them to think critically about the American history content you're teaching in class.
This resource includes a 40 page PowerPoint (non-editable) containing one unique writing prompt on each page that encourages students to use critical thinking skills and previously learned knowledge about American history to craft a response. There are also two versions of a response sheet that students can use when answering the prompts.
Each unique critical thinking prompt requires students to have knowledge of early American history. These questions are designed to support your curriculum content.
This resource is designed to be used once a week in your classroom. There are 40 slides – enough for each week of the school year!
Questions relate to the following topics in American history:
1. Exploring the New World
2. Colonial America
3. Causes of the Revolutionary War
4. Revolutionary War
6. Federalist Era
7. Jefferson and Madison Eras
8. Westward Expansion
9. Jackson Era
10. Industrial Revolution
11. Causes of the Civil War
12. Civil War
Take a peek at the preview for a better look at what is included in this resource.
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