US History 1849-WWII Timeline Relay, Historical Investigation, and Writing Prompt Activity Packet (Paper and Google Drive Version)
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This is an excellent packet to review major events from 1849-World War II. This is a good overview to introduce a course, to review for a major exam, or to review before moving on the post WWII history activities. Students will be required to sequence events, conduct historical research, and write an informative essay. This is also a great activity for an ELA teacher to practice informative writing and support the social studies classroom.
Included in Packet:
-Paper and Google Drive Version
-24 Timeline Cards to print, cut, and have students relay to put in order. These can be printed in 5 sets to group students or individually.
-5 Timeline backs to print on each set to keep cards sorted and organized.
-Timeline template sheet for students to record events in correct order to study or add to notes as a quick reference.
-Historical Investigation Step by Step Instructions Checklist
-Informative Writing Prompt with Step by Step Instructions for writing a clear, accurate, and concise informative essay.
Events covered for this overview topics (more individual topics are on the way):
Gold Rush in California 1849
Homestead Act & Mass Movement West 1862
Civil War Ends 1865
Reconstruction of the South Begins 1865
Transcontinental Railroad 1869
Beginning of Immigration Boom at Ellis Island 1892-1954
Chinese Exclusion Act 1882
Annexation of Hawaii 1898
Spanish-American War 1898
Boxer Rebellion in China 1900
Panama Canal Zone Acquired 1904
Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine 1904
Taft’s Dollar Diplomacy 1909-1913
Wilson’ Moral Diplomacy 1912
World War I Begins 1914
U.S. Enters World War I 1917
Treaty of Versailles 1919
Indian Reorganization Act 1924
18th Amendment 1919
19th Amendment 1920
Great Depression Begins 1929
Dust Bowl Begins 1934
World War II Begins 1939
Attack of Pearl Harbor, US Enters World War I 1945
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