Buy now for a discounted introductory price!This engaging, student centered Common Core literacy and writing activity set includes 22 lessons in US History that will get your students actively thinking. This primary source collection was chosen for rich content, high interest and symbolism.Many have several visuals on the same page for comparison. Each activity includes:
1. Common Core reading introduction for historical background.
2. The Big Idea Key Overarching Concept for US history clearly stated at the top of each page, (concepts include federalism, republicanism, trade/free enterprise and social development, inclusion and diversity).
3. Primary source visuals including paintings, maps, political cartoons, photographs, lithographs and charts.
4. A Choice of 3 engaging Common Core writing element activities where students summarize, investigate and support their conclusions with evidence from the primary sources.A political cartoon template with three lesson ideas is also included.
This over 34 page activity bundle is brand new, created to ease the pain of finding primary sources and fun activities that fit the Common Core Standards.
Primary Source Visuals Include:
1. The Puritans: A primary source map and voyage visuals.
2. The House of Burgesses: Americas first representative government collection of paintings and lithographs.
3. The Salem Witch Trials- A collection of trial and punishment paintings and lithographs.
4. Establishing a National Park System: Yellowstone
5. Franklin Reacts to the Stamp Act: Political Cartoon Analysis
6. George Washington: Our first Commander and Chief collection of famous paintings.
7. Freedom of Speech: Patrick Henry court room drama painting with an excerpt and drawing of Voltaire.
8. The Election of 1848: Zachary Taylor and the Mexican American War political cartoon analysis.
9. The Embargo Act: Political cartoon analysis.
10. The XYZ Affair: A collection of paintings and lithographs.
11. Gerrymandering: the Democratic-Republican advantage
12. States' Rights- Thomas Jefferson elected political cartoon analysis.
13. States' Rights- Federalist and Anti federalist battle political cartoon analysis.
14. States' Rights-Thomas Jefferson term concerns political cartoon analysis.
15. Political Party Symbolism: The evolution of the donkey and elephant.
16. Free Enterprise: A capitalism political cartoon.
17. The Election of 1860: A map and elections results chart.
18. The Kansas-Nebraska Act: a Map and Bleeding Kansas painting.
19. Civil War Photography: A collection of war photos.
20. The 54th Massachusetts Infantry: Battle Paintings and photographs.
21. Rosie the Riveter: A campaign poster
22. The Middle Passage: Slavery comes to America a collection of lithographs.
Making learning fun and interactive is an outstanding way to excite your social studies students. While the goal of these activities is to create excitement and to spark interest in further study, they are also standards based. This activity encourages creativity, intelligent reflection, and decision making that will help you take an active approach to teaching while inspiring your students to make their own explorations of history, writing and reading.
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