This is an engaging inquiry-based activity that allows students to consider the effects of American Imperialism. I use this as culminating activity after studying American overseas expansion, the Spanish-American War, and changes to American foreign
This is a summative assessment after studying the three branches of government. Students can choose between 6 projects to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the 3 branches of government. A rubric for grading is included.
Looking for a great way to include key battles in your study of World War II? Use this stations activity to introduce events such as D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, and Iwo Jima to your American History students.
This activity consists of 7 stations on
This is a 6-day assignment that introduces students to American citizenship. The questions relate to the Citizen's Almanac produced by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The almanac can be found here:
This activity allows students an opportunity to investigate and think critically about the key developments in the history of Psychology.
Using a web-based timeline, students will answer questions about key developments and then support an argument
Students having trouble grasping the electoral college? This game is for you!
This is a hands-on way to teach the electoral college. Students are broken into pairs and given a die and a copy of the map. They roll the die and record the "popular
This is a great hands-on way to teach the Constitutional Convention. Students love to get a closer look at the Framers and the events of the Constitutional Convention. This is a great way to differentiate your instruction. Lesson includes multimedia
This powerpoint includes 8 slides with discussion question to facilitate a Socratic seminar after reading Federalist Paper #51. Students had a great time discussing the content of Madison's essay and critiquing his argument. The final slide includes
This is a great hands-on way to differentiate your instruction!
This is a zero-prep stations activity that engages students and encourages critical thinking. Materials include both primary and secondary sources that provide students with an
Can your students pass a citizenship test?
This is a 115-question exam covering information required of the America citizenship naturalization test. Topics include basics of American founding, government, symbols, anthems, historical speeches, and
This is an engaging assignment to get kids thinking about self-government. Students pretend they have just fought the American Revolution and need to establish a new form of government. Then, students present their governments "shark tank" style to
These content sheets are a great way to communicate content expectations to students.
Distribute the content sheet for each student at the beginning of the unit.
Use them to organize student binders by unit.
Enlarge the pages to poster size to
This is a two-part set of video questions to use with the 20-minute episode "We the People (#40)" of the animated TV show "Liberty Kids." The document is fully editable to fit the needs of your class. The video can be found online at the following