The Constitution & a New Nation Unit - 6 Early American Republic Lessons
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This curriculum unit includes 6 Early American Republic lessons for 6 weeks of instruction & includes a printable & digital version. Some components are editable so you can tweak it to your students’ needs. Audios of the reading passages, quizzes, & tests are included. This is perfect for students with read-aloud accommodations.
The included Constitution & a New Nation lessons help you easily integrate literacy with your social studies content with graphic organizers that focus on one specific reading skill per organizer, & students will be analyzing primary documents.
This Early American Republic curriculum unit can be used as a stand-alone in the classroom and as a homeschool curriculum.
It includes these 6 Constitution & A New Nation lessons:
⭐️ The Articles of Confederation lesson
⭐️ Presidency of George Washington lesson
⭐️ Presidency of John Adams lesson
⭐️ Presidency of Thomas Jefferson lesson
⭐️ Presidencies of James Madison & James Monroe lesson
This Constitution & A New Nation Unit includes:
✅ 6 editable PowerPoint presentations that cover the early American Republic era that can be used to facilitate discussion or have students take notes (PowerPoint presentations include carefully curated videos & links that will enrich the Constitution & A New Nation lessons)
✅ 6 slotted notes sets so students can focus on recording the important information from the PowerPoint presentation. Editable slotted notes included!
✅ 6 informational reading passages about the early American Republic (There are TWO versions of the reading passage included. One is the "paper saver" version for when you have to limit your copies. The other is the "note-taking" version which has enough space for annotating and taking notes. This version also includes bolded headers for the different sections!)
✅ 24 reading comprehension activities (4 per lesson): Includes key terms, dates & events, geographical connection, data analysis, political cartoon, literary works, and a literacy connection. Three of the four activities PER lesson have two levels: a basic recall and an application of knowledge.
✅ 6 quizzes for each of the Constitution & A New Nation lessons included
✅ editable study guide
✅ editable unit test
✅ editable modified test
✅ answer keys for all components
✅ digital version of all components (Google & Easel)
✅ self-grading Google Forms version of quizzes, unit test, & modified unit test
✅ audio of reading passages, quizzes, unit test, & modified test (perfect for read-aloud accommodations)
✅ teacher's guide with suggested pacing map
PLUS these early American Republic activities:
⭐️ 6 graphic organizers
⭐️ 11 Early American Republic interactive notebook foldables
⭐️ 6 Early American Republic primary source analysis pack
⭐️ 58 Constitution & A New Nation vocabulary word wall cards pack
⭐️ 6 Early American Republic Stations
⭐️ Early American Republic Simulation- Lews & Clark Expedition
Additional ways you can use these Early American Republic lessons:
⭐️Limited on copies or paper? Every component of this lesson is ready-to-go on Google & Easel, so you can easily assign to your students. The quiz is also available on Google Forms, and I include explicit directions on how to assign and tweak (if desired) for your students. The quiz is also self-grading!
⭐️Short on time? Simply give students the reading passage, and they can complete the reading comprehension activities independently. All information needed for the activities is contained in the reading passage! These can also be used for homework.
⭐️Perfect for sub plans! These lessons require ZERO prep for substitute plans. Students can easily check their own answers with the included answer keys.
What teachers are saying about this Constitution & A New Nation Unit:
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❤️ “Really comprehensive chapter! I've been using some of Heather's materials for two years now and I find them to be engaging and educational. Thank you!”
❤️ “So many helpful resources. The vocabulary cards are great and the simulations are fun. Thank you”
❤️ “This resource helped me reach my students!”
Specific reading skills in this unit are:
citing text & making inferences; relationships in a text/cause & effect; unknown words & phrases; text structure; integrating multiple sources of information; and central ideas & summary.
++++++++++US HISTORY CURRICULUM UNITS++++++++++
♦US History Curriculum Complete Course
♦Unit 1: Indigenous Peoples of North America
♦Unit 4: Constitution & A New Nation
♦Unit 5: Age of Jackson & Sectionalism
♦Unit 6: US Civil War & Reconstruction
♦Unit 8: Progressive Era & American Imperialism
♦Unit 10: Roaring '20s & Great Depression
==========NO PREP UNITS FOR US HISTORY==========
→US History No Prep Complete Bundle
→Indigenous Peoples of North America Unit Bundle
→American Revolution Unit Bundle
→Constitution & A New Nation Unit Bundle
→Age of Jackson & Sectionalism Unit Bundle
→American Civil War Unit Bundle
→Progressive Era & U.S. Imperialism Unit Bundle
→Roaring '20s & the Great Depression Unit Bundle
→Civil Rights Movement Unit Bundle
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