Buy now for a discounted introductory price!This engaging, student centered Common Core literacy and writing activity set includes 18 lessons in US History that will get your students actively thinking. This primary source collection was chosen for rich content, high interest and rarity. Each activity includes:
1. Common Core reading introduction for historical background.
2. The Big Idea overarching concept for US history clearly stated at the top of most pages, (concepts include federalism, republicanism, trade/free enterprise and social development, inclusion and diversity)
3. Primary source excerpts from historical documents including, advertisements, stories, letters and government documents.
4. A Choice of 7 engaging Common Core writing element activities where students summarize, investigate and support their conclusions with evidence from the text.
This over 40 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 Sources Include:
1. Jamestown the Starving Time: George Percy's Account
2. Exploration: Moctezuma and Cortes, a Letter
3. Martial Law: A Proclamation Investigation and First Hand Account
4. The Sugar Act: A Boston Newsletter
5. Advice to Lewis and Clark: A Doctors Advice on What They Should Bring.
6. The Council House Fight: A First Hand Account.
7. The Miners' Ten Commandments: Miners' Laws and Poster
8. Abigail Adams:A Letter to Second Continental Congress
9. Telling Their Story: A Slave Account.
10. The Middle Passage: A Slave Account of His Journey
11. A Voice of Wisdom: A Shawnee Native American Warning
12. The Trail of Tears: A Grandfathers Letter to Hist Grandchildren
13. The Coming of the Railroad: An Advertisement Against the Railroad System.
14. William Travis' Letter to the People of Texas: An Alamo Surrender
15. Fighting Child Labor: An Advertisement Against Child Labor
16. The Homestead Act of 1862: The Act as Drafted with a Proof of Homestead Original Application.
17. The Declaration of Sentiments:Key Points of the Declaration
18. South Carolina Secedes: A Public Announcement
19. A Reward for John Wilkes Booth: A Poster and Announcement from the Secretary of State
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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