Here is a series of documents on the Homestead Act--a reading modified for 7th grade
The document, a personal letter from a homesteader, provides insight into the daily lives of these settlers.
A perfect document for close reading, analysis, and
Handout with primary documents on life in the West/homestead act. Includes a modified reading (personal letter by a settler), and two Homestead Act posters.
Students are to read, highlight key info, and annotate as they do. Students must then
This handout includes excerpts from Douglass' autobiography and a speech. Students are asked to create a SOAP chart (Source, Occasion, intended Audience, and author's Purpose.
Then students have to determine the main idea of each passage and list
This worksheet included a modified version of the O'Sullivan article titled Manifest Destiny, highlighting many of the key ideas discussed during the Unit on American Expansion from 1800 to 1850.
It included a common core aligned document analysis
Prompts students to analyze documents by considering the source, bias, author's purpose, intended audience, main idea, supporting details. Also requires students to compare the document to another document or previously studied concept.
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Uses a modified news article from NEWSela about the Supreme Court case dealing with the right of police to search a person's cell phone without a search warrant.
Included questions based on ELA common core standards.