This file explains why the American settlers and government wanted Native American land and how they forced them to relocate. It describes the Trail of Tears and mentions John Ross, who fought for the Cherokee in the Supreme Court and helped them
This is a script that covers very basic information about the French Revolution. Students work in large groups (around 10 - can be modified to accommodate several group sizes) to practice the script and then perform for the class. I use this as an
This is a handout that explains India was a colony of Britain and describes how Gandhi helped India gain independence. The handout ends by explaining how India and Pakistan were split and how tension and conflict have continued between the two
This file contains a handout that explains how Juan de Onate and Spanish leaders changed life for the Pueblo. It also describes how the Pueblo revolt led to 12 years of freedom from Spanish rule and how people of both Spanish and Pueblo ancestry
This file contains handouts/notes about the Renaissance. It is divided into three categories: Art, Literature and Technology, and the Reformation. In art, students read about Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and perspective. In literature and
This file includes a handout describing how the Aztec people met European explorers. There is a short version and a longer, slightly more detailed version. There are also some questions that match the handout.
This file contains two handouts. One is about the Crusades. The other explains the formation of the modern nation of Israel and the ongoing conflict with Palestinians. There is a set of multiple choice questions that represents both handouts.
There are two tests in this file, but they could be edited and combined if desired. The first test covers reasons for European exploration and the second test covers the ways in which European exploration and colonization affected America. There are
This test covers the end of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, feudalism, and the religion of Christianity's role in medieval Europe. There are matching (word bank, open-ended questions, and essay questions.
This file contains a test for the Renaissance. This test covers art (Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and differences between medieval and Renaissance art), literature (Shakespeare), science and technology (Galileo and the printing press with
This file contains a handout that explains the basics of the religion of Islam. There are four main idea questions, some review questions, and a test. There are multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, word bank, and essay questions.
This test covers the crusades, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the War on Terror, the Ottoman Empire, and the Empire of Ghana. Handouts with information on each of these topics is included at the end of the test. The test has multiple choice,
This file contains review/study questions for two revolutions: the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution. The review questions are on the left side of the page and students write their answers on the right side so they can fold the paper
This file contains a handout, directions, and a rubric for students to use as they complete the assignment. In this activity, each student in a small group pretends to be a Palestinian, Israeli, US, or UN leader. In this role, students work together
This file provides a handout with the basics of September 11 and the War on Terror and a worksheet that matches some handout information as well as some information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.