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Quick 30-40 minute activity for the Progressive Era. A set of readings and a graphic organizer on some of the leading “muckrakers,” along with a primary source excerpt from Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle���a big hit with the high school set. Answer key
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
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This Central American and the Caribbean powerpoint covers the physical geography, climates, people, cultures, economies, and environmental and political problems of Central America and the Caribbean. A guided notes sheet and answer key are also
Subjects:
World History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Activities
$4.00
13 ratings
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China's One-Child Policy and updates! This short reading gives a great overview of the causes and effects of China's one-child policy and the nation's reasons for loosening these restrictions. It covers China's gender imbalance, growing aging
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
$4.00
8 ratings
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Feminism / Women's Rights movement of the 1950s-70s. Thirteen primary source documents (text and photographs) with guiding questions, leading up to a DBQ prompt that can be completed in-class or at home. An answer key for the guided questions is
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History, Women's Studies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
DBQs, Assessment, Homework
$4.00
6 ratings
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
Covers laissez-faire, Social Darwinism, and Andrew Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth. In this mini-DBQ, students can work independently or in small groups to read and analyze excerpts from Adam Smith on laissez-faire economics, Herbert Spencer on Social
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, DBQs, Handouts
$3.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
One day on Gilded Age industrialization, robber barons / captains of industry, and the rise of labor unions! This lesson opens with students reading and answering questions about an article about fast food workers going on strike for a higher
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Graphic Organizers
$6.00
6 ratings
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey in one handout! This download includes two versions of a handout that is suitable for an in-class activity or as homework. One version of the handout includes basic secondary-source biography
Subjects:
Civics, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Homework
$4.00
8 ratings
3.9
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Andrew Carnegie & John Rockefeller--Robber Barons or Captains of Industry? In this lesson, students analyze primary and secondary sources to determine if wealthy industrialists Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller were “robber
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
2 ratings
4.0
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U.S. Imperialism in one page! A quick introduction to the reasons behind U.S. imperialism, along with an excerpt from Alfred T. Mahan's famous work on the U.S. Navy. A great homework assignment or quick text-based introduction to U.S. imperialism.
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$3.00
7 ratings
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
This Civil Rights Movement DBQ includes eight primary source documents (text and photographs) with guided questions, leading up to a DBQ prompt that can be completed in-class or at home. This also includes an answer key for the short questions and a
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, DBQs
$4.00
7 ratings
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All about the Populist Party and the Election of 1896! This lesson uses primary and secondary sources to cover the problems American farmers faced in the late 1800s, the rise of the Populist Party, and the election of 1896, when William Jennings
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Graphic Organizers
$6.00
1 rating
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Explain the conflict in Sudan to students! In this lesson, students will learn about the causes of conflict in Sudan, leading to the creation of South Sudan and the ongoing fighting both there and in Darfur. After completing the reading (whole
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Geography
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Interactive Notebooks
$4.00
5 ratings
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Covers U.S. imperialism foreign policy including the Open Door Policy, the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, Taft's Dollar Diplomacy, Wilson's Moral Diplomacy, and FDR's Good Neighbor policy. This fun, interactive lesson can be done as a
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, DBQs, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
2 ratings
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
Interactive U.S. Westward Expansion lesson! This lesson has students decide if the American West during Manifest Destiny expansion was a place of opportunity or oppression for different groups, including homesteaders, cowboys, women, African
Subjects:
Native Americans, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, DBQs, Graphic Organizers
$6.00
5 ratings
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
This women's suffrage activity includes a graphic organizer that accompanies a brief overview of the women's suffrage movement and primary source documents and political cartoons about women's suffrage during the Progressive Era. Students can use
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
4 ratings
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Why did the U.S. Enter World War I? Students will consult primary sources to determine why the U.S. entered WWI. Sources cover the United States’ economic and cultural ties to Great Britain, German unrestricted submarine warfare, and the Zimmerman
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, DBQs
$6.00
4 ratings
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Covers the Dust Bowl's causes and effects, including the Okie migration and the federal government's response. This two-page assignment could be given as homework or as an in-class reading before delving deeper into the content. An answer key is
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
Why didn't the U.S. join the League of Nations? In this lesson, students use political cartoons to learn why Americans supported and opposed U.S. membership in the League of Nations through ratification of the Treaty of Versailles [note: the U.S.
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, DBQs
$6.00
2 ratings
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
This covers FDR's court packing plan during the New Deal using a quote from FDR's fireside chat introducing the plan and four political cartoons, all with questions for students to answer. The activity is three pages total. An answer key is
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
$3.00
7 ratings
3.9
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By Exa's Excellent Social Studies Lessons
This South America powerpoint includes an overview of South America's main physical features and some basic information on South American nations and their status as developed/developing countries. A guided note-taking sheet and answer key are also
Subjects:
World History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$4.00
4 ratings
3.7
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Current middle school geography teacher; I have many years of experience as a U.S. history/APUSH teacher and professional development coordinator.

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