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Civil War

Slavery DBQ

This is a short DBQ with 6 documents (maps, quotes, charts, and pictures). The focus is on the number of slaves in the South and the implication of those numbers. There are also quotes from Lincoln, Douglass, and Webster. It is not "too heavy" and does not show any graphic images. ...

William J. H. Boetcker

American Civil War Facts, Worksheets, History & Impact On Slavery

The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War, was a war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy. Click to read the fact file or download the comprehensive worksheet collection.

Civil War

Teach the Civil War to your students from start to finish with this comprehensive unit. Each of the six lessons focuses on a different aspect of the Civil War. There is an introduction lesson, as well as a performance task to conclude the unit. The introduction includes a pacing guide, vocabulary po...

The Great Escape: Causes of the American Civil War

Overview Reviews Similar Products Product Description Student-centered, active learning at its best! Your students will complete an escape room activity that is highly engaging, extremely informative, and most importantly: FUN! Each escape room is unique and has its own set of challenges! No two are alike! Students must use the information in the reading and pictures to decode the ciphers. Hidden throughout the readings, pictures, and diagrams are clues that will assist your students in…

DBQ Causes of the American Civil War

Overview Reviews Similar Products Product Description Using ten viewpoints from American Scholars, students will formulate a written interpretation of the causes of the Civil War, based on the facts, arguments advanced by contemporaries, and a personal analysis. To make the challenge even more exceptional they are given additional instructions to guard against: Prejudice Omission Inconsistency Conformity Created by Lori "Curriculum" Sheets - Visit My Store Product Videos Custom Field…

Secession of the South Lesson Plan and Activities

This fantastic lesson plan allows your students to analyze different primary sources related to Southern states seceding from the Union prior to the Civil War. The activity is very easily adaptable for different grade levels and students. It can be done individually or in small groups with students working together to analyze the printed copies. You can also do the activity digitally through included Google Docs version! The complete lesson plan includes all of the following : A 2-page…

Effects of the Civil War | Worksheet | Education.com

A nonfiction passage and some essay questions help students understand the effects of the Civil War in this American history worksheet.

Strategies

Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook: Six Investigative Strategies, Grades 5-12

Amazon.com: Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook: Six Investigative Strategies, Grades 5-12 (9781412966214): Williams, Yohuru R.: Books

10 Activities for Teaching Historical Perspective

10 activities to help middle and high school social studies teachers teach historical perspective plus a free download from History Gal.

Point of View Eyeballs! - Young Teacher Love

I want to quickly share another cross-curricular project I did in my classroom this past week! We have been studying the Revolutionary War in social studies and point of view in ELA. So why not mix the two, right?! I got this idea from the fabulous blogger Sandy, over at Fearless in 5th! She has […]

A No-Fail Strategy to Using Political Cartoons in Your Government or Civics Class

Analyze political cartoons in your U.S. History or Government classroom using the effective POPES strategy, plus tips and a list of the best digital cartoon collections.

Reading Reference Sheets

These reading charts include various skills, strategies, genres and sentence stems centered around fiction and nonfiction texts. This comes PRINTABLE and DIGITAL! This low prep resource is ideal for reader's workshop. These sheets are perfect for student binders or interactive notebooks. They also m...

Books

31 Of The Best Living Books American History For Grades 1-8

Looking for Living History Books for your Charlotte Mason Homeschool? Here are 31 Living Books American History for your bookshelves.

Fun/silly

24 Things That Will Get Any Teacher Pumped For Back-To-School

Turn that feet-dragging into full-on jitterbugging (with jazz hands) with this list!

Hotties of the American Revolution

The reason you hate American history is because the people look weird. Let me adjust your lenses. I'm Laurie Halse Anderson: author & history nerd. I wrote the SEEDS OF AMERICA trilogy about the...

Reconstruction

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Jacksonian Era

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Colonial America

WHAT WERE THE EFFECTS OF COLONIALISM AND MERCANTILISM IN AMERICA?

In order to understand the effects colonialism and mercantilism had on America, one must have a clear understanding of both concepts. Coming to prominence during the Enlightenment, mercantilism w…

Anchor Charts in Secondary Social Studies

As a secondary Social Studies teacher, the thought of anchor charts intimidated me – isn’t that an elementary thing? How would I use them in my class? Would they even work with teenagers? What would

Monroe Doctrine

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War of 1812

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Jeffersonian Era

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Westward Expansion

Black History Album .... The Way We Were

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE | 1880s African American settler family, unidentified location, circa 1880s. [Click Image To Enlarge] Find Black History Album on Pinterest | Tumblr | Twitter | Facebook.

20 Lost Pioneer Recipes from American History - Homeschool Giveaways

Facebook Twitter Pinterest You can liven up your student’s study on American History with these 20 Lost Pioneer Recipes. They’re obviously created with food and supplies that were on hand at the time; and although they won’t appeal to modern tastes, they are edible even by most of today’s standards. Reading the recipes will make for interesting conversation,Read More

War for Independence

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Government

5 Hands on Ideas for Teaching the US Constitution

Do your students' eyes start to glaze over when you're teaching them about the US Constitution, almost like they're about to doze off? Try switching things up a little bit with some hands-on activities that

Other Pins

24 Things That Will Get Any Teacher Pumped For Back-To-School

Turn that feet-dragging into full-on jitterbugging (with jazz hands) with this list!

Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook: Six Investigative Strategies, Grades 5-12

Amazon.com: Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook: Six Investigative Strategies, Grades 5-12 (9781412966214): Williams, Yohuru R.: Books

10 Activities for Teaching Historical Perspective

10 activities to help middle and high school social studies teachers teach historical perspective plus a free download from History Gal.

WHAT WERE THE EFFECTS OF COLONIALISM AND MERCANTILISM IN AMERICA?

In order to understand the effects colonialism and mercantilism had on America, one must have a clear understanding of both concepts. Coming to prominence during the Enlightenment, mercantilism w…

Teach Hamilton (the Musical) In the Classroom - Be your best teacher!

Many moons ago (2009 to be exact), before Hamilton was a big hit on Broadway, Lin Manuel Miranda presented a rap song to President Obama at the White House Poetry Jam. It was funny, fresh and historically accurate – in other words PERFECT for my US history class to view. The first year I showed the clip,… Continue reading →

31 Of The Best Living Books American History For Grades 1-8

Looking for Living History Books for your Charlotte Mason Homeschool? Here are 31 Living Books American History for your bookshelves.

5 Hands on Ideas for Teaching the US Constitution

Do your students' eyes start to glaze over when you're teaching them about the US Constitution, almost like they're about to doze off? Try switching things up a little bit with some hands-on activities that

Point of View Eyeballs! - Young Teacher Love

I want to quickly share another cross-curricular project I did in my classroom this past week! We have been studying the Revolutionary War in social studies and point of view in ELA. So why not mix the two, right?! I got this idea from the fabulous blogger Sandy, over at Fearless in 5th! She has […]

A No-Fail Strategy to Using Political Cartoons in Your Government or Civics Class

Analyze political cartoons in your U.S. History or Government classroom using the effective POPES strategy, plus tips and a list of the best digital cartoon collections.

Slavery DBQ

This is a short DBQ with 6 documents (maps, quotes, charts, and pictures). The focus is on the number of slaves in the South and the implication of those numbers. There are also quotes from Lincoln, Douglass, and Webster. It is not "too heavy" and does not show any graphic images. ...

Reading Reference Sheets

These reading charts include various skills, strategies, genres and sentence stems centered around fiction and nonfiction texts. This comes PRINTABLE and DIGITAL! This low prep resource is ideal for reader's workshop. These sheets are perfect for student binders or interactive notebooks. They also m...

Black History Album .... The Way We Were

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE | 1880s African American settler family, unidentified location, circa 1880s. [Click Image To Enlarge] Find Black History Album on Pinterest | Tumblr | Twitter | Facebook.

William J. H. Boetcker

20 Lost Pioneer Recipes from American History - Homeschool Giveaways

Facebook Twitter Pinterest You can liven up your student’s study on American History with these 20 Lost Pioneer Recipes. They’re obviously created with food and supplies that were on hand at the time; and although they won’t appeal to modern tastes, they are edible even by most of today’s standards. Reading the recipes will make for interesting conversation,Read More

American Civil War Facts, Worksheets, History & Impact On Slavery

The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War, was a war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy. Click to read the fact file or download the comprehensive worksheet collection.