This packet is one of my favorite 2nd-semester activities, and every other 7th-grade social studies teacher I've worked with has used or re-purposed it for themselves. The packet includes four cartoons from the Gilded Age with corresponding
This is a short (one page, double-sided) reading that covers the causes of World War I. It's meant to be at a 5th-grade reading level. I highly recommend adding your own pictures for each cause to make it more visually appealing and offer the
This reading (also available on my store, for free) explains the major causes of World War I. Then, it has students practice the vocabulary by recognizing these causes in 8 real-world examples, including ones that apply to their own lives.
This quick contrasting worksheet helps students differentiate between the north and the south--useful if you frequently hear, "Which one was the Confederacy again?" Use it to introduce the sides, as a quiz, or to review.