This activity supplements any French and Indian War unit as students are asked to look at primary and secondary sources to analyze the Proclamation of 1763 and the Battle of Quebec. The activity is short and aligned to only hit on the key aspects
This document based questioning activity covers the Abolition reform movement through different primary sources. The documents range from political cartoons of Lincoln to a speech by Fredrick Douglass. There are 4 total primary sources with
In this enrichment activity, students look at 3 primary source diary entries written by different Jamestown settlers at different periods. Students answer document based questions (DBQ's) as they analyze and respond to the different settler's
Native Americans, U.S. History, Informational Text
In this document based activity, 4 sections from George Washington's Farewell Address are given to students for them to process. Students must use processing skills to rewrite quotes from Washington and illustrate them. A glossary is provided so
This activity uses various primary source documents (newspaper excerpt, etc.) to see how the Emancipation Proclamation was accepted in the United States. It is a fairly short activity that allows students to learn from documents of the period,
This activity compares the Declaration of Independence and the Declaration of Sentiments. Document based questions follow the excerpts. This is a great, short primary source activity that covers and reviews several standards.
This handout guides students through a virtual tour of important places of the Revolutionary War today. The activity covers history standards while still allowing students to explore locations as they look today online. By the end of the virtual
This activity uses primary source documents to show the struggle of Jackie Robinson as he integrated Major League Baseball. Each source is accompanied with guiding questions to help students understand his struggle and race relations in the U.S. at
This document based questioning activity provides 4 documents, from a Dred Scott political cartoon to a Henry Clay excerpt, for students to respond to. The activity covers numerous history standards that align with the causes leading up to the Civil
This Bill of Rights Quiz is a great challenge for 5th grade students and good as a pre-test or formative assessment for 8th grade students. I used it for my struggling learners as well to end our unit. Easily modified and covers biggest points.
This short formative assessment is a great way to creatively have students show the important aspects of each president's term. Included are highlighted events to guide students with short blurbs. Don't reinvent the wheel. A simple activity students
This simple bar graphing activity is a great extension for any baseball unit or graphing math lesson. Students create a bar graph for Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds, using 2 year periods in their careers to see how they hit home runs at different
Graphing, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking
This simple formative assessment/extension activity has students use their knowledge of comparing and contrasting the two armies of the Revolutionary War. 4 analogy stems have students think critically as they create comparisons themselves. Great
This project template and checklist is a summative assessment for any historical fiction unit. The product includes the explanations of the different menu board options that students can complete individually or cooperatively.