As an intro to my unit on the Civil Rights movement, I give this as my warm-up the very first day of the new unit. This includes a short worksheet, and on the back, a journaling question. This serves as both a warm-up and an exit ticket for the day
Lesson Time: Approximately 40-50 minutes
This product contains two readings, each on the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. The readings are sourced from the Plato Edmentum Online Courseware, which coincides with most states' curriculum for World
In this DBQ (made to range from low to high level students), students are asked to decide whether they believe that the Vietnam War was justified. This activity is a print-and-go, meaning that a teacher can print the resource and immediately hand
To convey to students the Code of Chivalry and to teach more about knights, I give out this essay assignment. The goal of the student is to write an essay about who their "Knight in Shining Armor" is based on the traditional Code of Chivalry. I use
This is one of my favorite activities my students do during our Medieval Times Unit. Traditional troubadours would sing songs throughout the empire about 1) proclaiming how amazing a noble, lord, knight, or vassal was, and 2) love and romance.
This resource takes students step-by-step through the progression of terrorism BEFORE 9/11. It begins with the Soviet-Afghan War and ends with the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole. Can be used as an activity, handout, or reference for students.
In this activity, students will use their knowledge of robber barons and captains of industry to decide if Wal-Mart would be considered a robber baron or captain of industry. One reading supports the idea that Wal-Mart helps workers and gives them
One of my favorite documentaries that I show to my students is "Onboard Air Force One." It is perfect for any class period at around 47 minutes long. This viewing guide easily takes students through the documentary. There is a link to the Youtube
This assignment goes great with lessons on American Imperialism and the Spanish-American War. In this assignment, students create their own "yellow journalism" about an event that occurred during American Imperialism. I like to give this right after
This is one of my favorite lessons that I do. It is easily adaptable to multiple subjects, and is part of my mini-unit that I do for the Holocaust in my U.S. History class. In essence, it is a fun and interactive way to get every student involved in
This immigration DBQ is a great resource for all learning levels. I have used this with ESL, SPED, and traditional students. The goal of this DBQ is for students to understand how immigrants were treated as they came to America.
This DBQ also comes
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This activity requires students to read an abridged version of the Treaty of Versailles. Rather than focusing on only the bigger picture of ending the war, it looks at how individuals
I decided to do a fun activity to help students learn new vocabulary and possible quiz questions for a Sumerian unit (or possibly an Ancient Middle East unit)
Basically, you have 18 vocabulary words that you can either put on notecards or cut out
This Powerpoint takes you through the important events leading up to the September 11th attacks. It works great in conjunction with my accompanying worksheet. Lots of pictures help make this PowerPoint great!
This is a 1920's slang dictionary, adapted from the extensive list found on Grapeville Cokeville Independent School District's website. This list has been highly edited (down from 8 to 2 pages) so that you can give it as a handout or with an
Each year, I take the time to show my students the movie "Pearl Harbor" (well, at least the 45 minute battle scene). It is mostly reflection based, and includes a primary source activity of comparing FDR's "Day of Infamy" speech and the speech that
This activity involves students creating "dolls" that include the stereotypical ideologies of the Democrat and Republican. For example: how would you visually put healthcare beliefs of each parties?
The second page involves the student identifying