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This reading introduces the concept of Manifest Destiny and the motives (Political, Economic, and Social) for heading west. Includes vocabulary (and student friendly definitions) that students will need to know to understand the entire unit.
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This handout teaches students the TODALS, the parts of a map. It is a good introduction to mapping skills.
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This is a map that requires students to use their mapping skills to differentiate between the north and the south, with a focus on their economic differences. Page two of the map comes with mapping directions and questions to ensure students
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Interactive $1,000,000 Pyramid Review game that is used for 8th Grade US History STAAR Review. Focus: People of the Constitution.
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This is a brief reading and activity that discusses Mexico's fight to be independent of Spain.
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These notes teach about the regions of Texas and include guided notes. It is geared toward elementary, ESL, SPED
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This is an assessment product about life in Spanish Missions. Students will chose the role of a Native American or Spanish Friar and they will discuss life in the mission. Students love this activity because it gives them choice and an opportunity
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This unit is aligned with 7th Grade Texas History TEKS and includes readings on: Buffalo Soldiers, the Cattle Drive, Life of a Cowboy coloring and writing activity, Life of a Cowboy reading, Opening the Frontier Vocabulary Activity, Pioneer Life on
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This is a reading that explains what the PEGS (Political, Economic, Geographic, and Social) reasons for exploration are. Key words and graphics included!
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Students will profile a country and create a social media poster (Facebook) and present the information to the class. This is a great hands-on and student centered assignment. These directions should be accompanied by the Face Book Profile
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This graphic organizer shows the influences of representative government and colonial examples of Rep. Govt. This organizer is great because it clearly connects the early European influences to their colonial adaptation. This really helps my
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This is a four way card sort that includes an event title, year, picture, and brief summary of: Uncle Tom's Cabin, the Dred Scott Case, Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act, and Nat Turner's Rebellion. This card sort can be
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Students should not be allowed to say I don't know. However, what do they know what to say if we don't teach them? Here are posters that provide sentence stems for students to utilize instead of the phrase, I don't know. This will help students
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This is a reading that highlights the influence of Coronado, LaSalle, Pineda, Columbus, and Cortes.
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This is an introductory reading to European exploration. It provides an overview of the political, economic, geographic, and social reasons of Spain, England, France, and the Netherlands.
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This reading is used to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the Union and Confederacy. It is a great introduction to the battles of the Civil War.
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This reading teaches students about the economic impact that Reconstruction had on the Southern economy. They will be introduced to sharecropping, carpetbaggers, and scalawags. Content vocabulary is bolded and includes definitions and academic
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This is a set of 15 (38 words) pages of vocabulary words, definitions, and images all related to the American Civil War. This is a great post or assessment activity to determine your students’ depth of knowledge. Classroom Ideas: Put these on a
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Rubric for FaceBook Country Profile Rubric: Students will profile a country and create a social media poster (Facebook) and present the information to the class. This is a great hands-on and student centered assignment. These directions should be
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Introduce your historians to the most important elements of history: yand Secondary Sources.
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