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Two page reading that has students reading, summarizing and visualizing to help them comprehend the Open Door Policy. Also includes a political cartoon to analyze with questions.
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Using this immigration webquest, students will travel on the internet exploring an immigrants experiences as they come to America. From the reasons they came (push and pull), to the conditions on the boat, to their experiences on Ellis Island and
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This project on immigration has students combing the internet, examining primary sources to help them find out about the experiences of an immigrant during the late 1800's through early 1900s. From reasons why they left their homelands to to the
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This four page project is used to help students see the differences and similarities between prior immigrant experience research and the movie, American Tail. After completing in class research on the immigrants experience, students watch the
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The Boston Massacre was a pivotal event in the steps to Revolution. This student packet leads students through two primary source accounts (both complex text) as well as the famous Paul Revere painting. Using context clues to dissect difficult
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With the implementation of the new Common Core Standards, teachers are looking for more ways to incorporate complex text into their classrooms. This lesson does just that. It begins with an introduction to Triangular Trade but then very quickly
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As social studies teachers it is often our job to make government come alive and real for our students. This current events article describes the actions of the Westboro church at a soldiers funeral. It asks students to take a stand on an issue
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This student packet follows the foreign policies of several key presidents including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and Andrew Jackson. Included is a reading for each with scaffolding questions as well as quizzes and political
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Reading on Japanese internment. Has textual information as well as quotes for students to analyze.
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With an increased focus on complex text use in the classroom, it is our duty as teachers to expose our students to it. In social studies classes it is, perhaps, the easiest to incorporate complex text routinely through the use of primary sources.
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The Fighting Ground is a great novel for lower level middle school students or upper level elementary school children. This is a study guide that follows the novel and focuses on students analyzing vocabulary, making predictions, visuals and
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This mini unit on the Iroquois Creation Myth was created for seventh grade students but can easily be modified for younger grade levels. It begins after students have learned about the Native American cultures. I begin with a discussion of
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Students research the three sections of the 13 English Colonies and then are assigned to create an infomercial on one of the sections. They are given an outline to help them brainstorm advantages and disadvantages of their section as well as to
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A great complex text lesson comparing FDR's war message to Bush's message after 9/11. Lesson has students analyzing primary sources/complex text, using context clues to define words, and comparing the two speeches. GREAT!
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This lesson will walk students through the steps an archaeologist takes as they uncover artifacts from ancient civilizations. Included is a reading with a great reading strategy that has students doing a pre-reading activity, an activity during the
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Looking for a great way to review the concept of Columbian Exchange? Look no further. This three page SmartBoard pack includes a map of the continents where students can drag words/pictures as a review activity. It also includes a poem and
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Using internet or texts located in your classroom, students first research some of the industrial giants (matrix provided). Then do a mini lesson on analyzing political cartoons before getting them into groups to analyze some political leaders.
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With an increased focus on complex text use in the classroom, it is our duty as teachers to expose our students to it. In social studies classes it is, perhaps, the easiest to incorporate complex text routinely. This lesson is an excerpt from the
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Using internet or texts located in your classroom, students first research some of the industrial giants (matrix provided). Then do a mini lesson on analyzing political cartoons before getting them into groups to analyze some political leaders.
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These easy to use worksheets walk students from identifying the vocabulary words MIGRATION and THEORY to using a strategy called GIST to understand how the first Americans came to North and South America. It ends with students completing a writing
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