U.S. History Choice Board Bundle

U.S. History Choice Board Bundle
U.S. History Choice Board Bundle
U.S. History Choice Board Bundle
U.S. History Choice Board Bundle
U.S. History Choice Board Bundle
U.S. History Choice Board Bundle
U.S. History Choice Board Bundle
U.S. History Choice Board Bundle
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This product includes 4 choice board assignments to assess the topic of US History.

Each choice board includes 6 activity squares that address different multiple intelligences based on the study of each topic. This menu of activities can be used as a formative or summative assessment. Each choice board includes ranked activities by points and a variety of activities that assess different aspects of US history concepts. Activities can be modified for your group and/or unit of study. Includes grading rubric. Document is completely editable to meet your needs.

Each choice board is also available for individual purchase.

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1. First Americans Choice Board

Learning Target: Students describe the major pre-Columbian settlements, including the cliff dwellers and pueblo people of the desert Southwest, the American Indians of the Pacific Northwest, the nomadic nations of the Great Plains, and the woodland peoples east of the Mississippi River.

This activity includes 6 activity squares that address different multiple intelligences based on the study of The First Americans. This menu of activities can be used as a formative or summative assessment of the First Americans. It includes ranked activities by points and a variety of activities that assess different aspects of First American concepts. Activities can be modified for your group and/or unit of study. Includes grading rubric. Document is completely editable to meet your needs.

Topics Covered:
Geography
Climate
Desert Southwest
Pacific Northwest
Eastern Woodlands
The natural environment
Food, clothing, shelter
Longitude and Latitude
Longhouses
Pueblos
Olmec
Mound Builders
Mayans

Skills Covered:
Summarizing
Compare and Contrast
Analyzing
Evaluating
Research
Writing
Map Skills
Defining
Creativity

Sample Activities:
-Write a newspaper article that describes how the settlers of the Desert Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and Eastern Woodlands influenced the way they lived and adjusted to the natural environment.
-Write 3-5 diary entries from the point of view of a First American settler.
-Write an origin story that explains how a landform, plant, or animal began. Combine fact with fantasy in your story. Also, create a totem pole that depicts a key idea from your story.
-Create a “Teach a Lesson” video on longitude and latitude
-Create a flow map that outlines the steps to making a longhouse.
-Compare and contrast the Olmec, Mound Builders, and the Mayan early civilizations in North America. Be sure to include their location, inventions and contributions to society, time periods, and other important details.

2. When Cultures Meet

Learning Target: Students trace the routes of early explorers and describe the early explorations of the Americas, describe the cooperation and conflict that existed among the American Indians and between the Indian nations and the new settlers, and understand the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in the colonial era.

This activity includes 6 activity squares that address different multiple intelligences based on the study of Colonists and Indians. This menu of activities can be used as a formative or summative assessment of these settlers. It includes ranked activities by points and a variety of activities that assess different aspects of colonial concepts. Activities can be modified for your group and/or unit of study. Includes grading rubric. Document is completely editable to meet your needs.

Topics Covered:
Christopher Columbus
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
Technological developments that made sea exploration by latitude and longitude possible (e.g., compass, sextant, astrolabe, seaworthy ships, chronometers, gunpowder)
Routes of the major land explorers of the United States and the Atlantic trade routes that linked Africa, the West Indies, the British colonies, and Europe or locate on maps of North and South America land claimed by Spain, France, England, Portugal, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Russia.
English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Indian nations for control of North America.
Agriculture, the fur trade, military alliances, treaties, cultural interchanges
Treaties and massacres
Trail of Tears
John Smith, Roger Williams, William Penn, Lord Baltimore, William Bradford, and John Winthrop
British colonial period
The development of political self government and a free-market economic system
The differences between the British, Spanish, and French colonial systems
Slavery


Skills Covered:
Summarizing
Compare and Contrast
Analyzing
Evaluating
Cause and Effect
Research
Writing
Map Skills
Defining
Creativity

Sample Activities:
-Create a Facebook Profile for Christopher Columbus or Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
-Trace the routes of the major land explorers of the United States and the Atlantic trade routes that linked Africa, the West Indies, the British colonies, and Europe or locate on maps of North and South America land claimed by Spain, France, England, Portugal, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Russia.
-Write a paragraph that describes the competition among the English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Indian nations for control of North America.
-Demonstrate your understanding of the causes and effects of the role of broken treaties and massacres and the factors that led to the Indians’ defeat
-Create a video to identify the major individuals & groups responsible for the founding of various colonies & the reasons for their founding
-Explain the differences between the British, Spanish, and French colonial systems.

Technology Components:
Google Docs
Google Slides
FlipGrid
Adobe Spark
Google My Maps
Google Draw

3. Settling the Colonies

Learning Target: Students understand the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in the colonial era and students describe the cooperation and conflict that existed among the American Indians and between the Indian nations and new settlers.

This activity includes 6 activity squares that address different multiple intelligences based on the study of settling the colonies. This menu of activities can be used as a formative or summative assessment of these settlers. It includes ranked activities by points and a variety of activities that assess different aspects of colonial concepts. Activities can be modified for your group and/or unit of study. Includes grading rubric. Document is completely editable to meet your needs.

Topics Covered:
Cooperation between colonists and Indians
Agriculture
Fur Trade
Military Alliances
Treaties
Location of 13 colonies
The influence of location and physical setting on the founding of the original 13 colonies
Puritanism in Massachusetts
Anglicanism in Virginia
Catholicism in Maryland
Quakerism in Pennsylvania
Conflicts before the Revolutionary War
The Pequot and King Philip's Wars in New England
The Powhatan Wars in Virginia
The French and Indian War
Roger Williams
Massachusetts Colony
New England Government

Skills Covered:
Summarizing
Argument
Compare and Contrast
Analyzing
Evaluating
Cause and Effect
Research
Writing
Map Skills
Defining
Creativity

Sample Activities:
Write a newspaper article (informative/explanatory) that describes the cooperation that existed between the colonists and Indians during the 1600s and 1700s
Using Google My Maps, identify the locations of the colonies and of the American Indian nations already inhabiting these areas.
Write four blog entries from the following points of view:
Puritanism in Massachusetts
Anglicanism in Virginia
Catholicism in Maryland
Quakerism in Pennsylvania
Using Storyboard That, examine and summarize the conflicts before the Revolutionary War.
Write a short speech to deliver/record via FlipGrid just before you leave the Massachusetts Colony.
Write a formal plan of government for your settlement by explaining how leaders will be chosen, what rights colonists will have, how disagreements will be settled, and how crimes will be punished.

Technology Components:
Google Docs
Google Slides
FlipGrid
Storyboard That
Google My Maps

4. The American Rebolution

Learning Target: Students explain the causes of the American Revolution and understand the course and consequences of the American Revolution.

This activity includes 6 activity squares that address different multiple intelligences based on the study of the American Revolution. This menu of activities can be used as a formative or summative assessment. It includes ranked activities by points and a variety of activities that assess different aspects of American Revolution concepts. Activities can be modified for your group and/or unit of study. Includes grading rubric. Document is completely editable to meet your needs.

Topics Covered:
Resistance to imperial policy
Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts
Tea taxes
Coercive Acts
Declaration of Independence
Key Individuals: King George III, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams
Key Women: Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Molly Pitcher, Phillis Wheatley, and Mercy Otis Warren
Slavery
Northwest Ordinance
Economic Topics: hardships of the war, problems of financing the war, wartime inflation, and laws against hoarding goods and materials and profiteering

Skills Covered:
Summarizing
Argument/Opinion
Compare and Contrast
Analyzing
Evaluating
Cause and Effect
Research
Writing
Defining
Creativity

Sample Activities:
1. Create a digital brochure that explains your understanding of how political, religious, and economic ideas and interests brought about the Revolution
2. Write a press release about the people and events associated with the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence and its significance
3. Create magazine covers that depicts the views, lives, and impact of key individuals during this time period
4. Choose three women and from each of their points of view, write a blog entry that depicts their experience during the Revolution
5. Write a poem or a song that demonstrates your understanding of how the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence changed the way people viewed slavery
6. Write a friendly letter to your parents that explains the personal impact and economic hardships the war has had on your family, problems of financing the war, wartime inflation, and laws against hoarding goods and materials and profiteering.

Technology Components:
Google Docs
Google Slides
FlipGrid
Canva

Download includes a link to each choice board and rubric. Document can be easily shared through Google Drive or Google Classroom. Choice Boards pair well with Reflections textbook by Harcourt.

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