Get ready for rigorous and engaging lesson activities with this GIANT interactive unit! It provides you with resources that are perfect for leading your students to building a comprehensive understanding of U.S. history from early North American exploration up through the modern era. The activities provided here are designed to work in an interactive notebook with the curriculum you are already using to teach U.S. history. This makes utilizing this product a breeze - planning is easy and all activities are low or no prep! I have also included recommended websites for you to pull relevant supplemental articles from when using these activities or to use in fostering research/computer skills with your students. This curriculum incorporates a wide variety literacy skills while encouraging critical thinking, creating a strong alignment with the Common Core standards. Be sure to check out the preview file for teacher's notes, a full table of contents, and lots of activity pages!
Topics covered in detail:
-North American Exploration
-The Thirteen Colonies
-The American Revolution
-The War of 1812
-The Mexican-American War
-The Civil War
-World War I
-The Great Depression
-World War II
-The Cold War (w/ Korean War and Vietnam War)
-Middle Eastern Wars
-The Space Race/Space Program
You also get word wall cards, portrait/event posters, national flag posters, and more to assist your instruction. There are enough resources contained in this set to support learning in the classroom all year long!
The American Revolution and World War portions of this unit are also sold separately here:
U.S. History - The Revolutionary Era Interactive Social Studies Unit
U.S. History - The World at War (WWI & WWII) Interactive Social Studies Unit
Look for more of my social studies units to come!
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New to interactive notebooks? Check out my flip book tutorial here:
How to Assemble a Flip Book (for Interactive Notebooks) FREEBIE
Feedback on all downloads is appreciated.
This product is © Mrs. Gauthier's Creation Station, 2016. It is intended for use by the original downloader and should not be distributed to others without the purchase of additional product licenses.