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Engaging lessons, activities, and resources for the Social Studies classroom!

Engaging lessons, activities, and resources for the Social Studies classroom!
George Washington and John Adams UNIT BUNDLE

George Washington and John Adams UNIT BUNDLE

George Washington and John Adams UNIT BUNDLE 7 Lessons, Review Packet, Assessment, Task Cards, Project FOR GOOGLE 1:1 CLASSROOM Included in this product: 11 resources including lessons, a review packet, test, task cards, and project! A $45 VALUE FOR ONLY $33.75! 25% OFF! This bundle is priced to save you significantly over buying each product separately! See the links below for full details on each lesson/product included! 1) Problems Facing the New Nation ASSL 2) George Washington's Precedents ASSL 3) George Washington's Foreign Policy ASSL 4) Alexander Hamilton's Financial Plan ASSL 5) Early Political Parties: Federalists and Democratic-Republicans ASSL 6) Washington's Challenges: The Whiskey Rebellion, Northwest Territory, Pinckney Treaty ASSL 7) John Adams' Presidency: The XYZ Affairs, Alien and Sedition Acts ASSL 8) George Washington and John Adams Review Packet ASSL 9) George Washington and John Adams Unit Test ASSL 10) George Washington and John Adams Task Cards ASSL 11) George Washington's Precedents Snapshot Activity ASSL Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! ★★ Looking for the printable, pen and paper version of this resource? Find it here! New Nation UNIT BUNDLE ASSL © 2014 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Articles of Confederation UNIT BUNDLE

Articles of Confederation UNIT BUNDLE

Articles of Confederation UNIT BUNDLE 9 Lessons, Review Packet, Exam, Task Cards, Project FOR GOOGLE DRIVE Included in this product: 13 resources including a review packet, assessment, task cards, and project! A $50 VALUE FOR ONLY $38!! 25% OFF!! This bundle is priced to save you significantly over buying each product separately! See the links below for full details on each resource included! 1) Types of Governments ASSL 2) The Articles of Confederation: Structure, Decisions, Ratification ASSL 3) The Northwest Territory & Land Ordinance of 1785 ASSL 4) Shays' Rebellion ASSL 5) The Peanuts Gang Explain the Constitutional Convention ASSL 6) The Constitutional Convention ASSL 7) Virginia Plan, New Jersey Plan, and the Great Compromise ASSL 8) The Three-Fifths Compromise ASSL 9) Ratification of the Constitution ASSL 10) Articles of Confederation and Constitutional Convention Review Packet ASSL 11) Articles of Confederation and Constitutional Convention Unit Assessment ASSL 12) Articles of Confederation Task Cards ASSL 13) Articles of Confederation Snapshot Activity ASSL ★★ Check out the bundle with the hardcopy, pen and paper resources HERE! © 2014 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Constitution UNIT BUNDLE

Constitution UNIT BUNDLE

Constitution UNIT BUNDLE 15 Lessons, Review Packet, Test, Activity, Task Cards FOR GOOGLE DRIVE Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Included in this product: 15 resources including lessons, a review packet, test, project, and task cards! A $50 VALUE FOR ONLY $37.50!! 25% OFF! This bundle is priced to save you significantly over buying each product separately! See the links below for full details on each lesson/product included! 1) Six Principles of the Constitution ASSL 2) The Premable and Popular Sovereignty ASSL 3) Limited Government and the Separation of Powers ASSL 4) The Legislative Branch ASSL 5) The Executive Branch and Powers of the President ASSL 6) The Electoral College ASSL 7) The Supreme Court and the Judicial Branch ASSL 8) Checks asnd Balances ASSL 9) Federalism: Delegated, Reserved, and Concurrent Powers ASSL 10) Flexibility and the Elastic Clause of the Constitution ASSL 11) The Bill of Rights ASSL 12) The Constitution Review Packet ASSL 13) The Constitution Unit Test ASSL 14) Constitution Task Cards ASSL 15) Constitution Snapshot Activity ASSL ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hardcopy of this resource? Find it here! Constitution Unit Bundle ASSL © 2014 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Battles of the American Revolution

Battles of the American Revolution

Battles of the American Revolution Lesson FOR GOOGLE 1:1 CLASSROOM Aim: Why did colonists choose sides and why were the battles of the American Revolution important? Included in this resource: • Title page • Americans Divided reading passage with Patriots vs. Loyalists definitions • Sides of the American Revolution graphic organizer • Battles of the American Revolution reading passages with graphic organizer • Answer key/ideas for graphic organizer • Application/Closing/Higher Order thinking question Students will research the importance and significance of the battles of the Revolutionary War: Lexington and Concord, Fort Ticonderoga, Bunker Hill, Battle of Long Island, Trenton & Princeton, Saratoga, Camp at Valley Forge, Yorktown Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary Differentiation: graphic organizer, cooperative (may work with a partner according to teacher's discretion for graphic organizer) ★★ Note: This is usually a two-day lesson, with day one cooperative work and day two whole-group discussion ★★ Looking for the printable, pen and paper version of this resource? Find it here! American Revolution Battles ASSL •• Digital Papers by Lovin Lit and Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, Kansas Nebraska Act, Fugitive Slave Law

Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, Kansas Nebraska Act, Fugitive Slave Law

Causes of the Civil War Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Fugitive Slave Law, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe Aim: How did Congress compromise over the issue of slavery? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now - Primary Source Quote analysis from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin • 5 documents/reading passages with scaffolding questions - Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Fugitive Slave Law, Uncle Tom's Cabin • Free and Slave States and Territories Map Analysis with Questions • Application/Closing/Higher Order thinking photograph activity - students insert quotes during a Senate debate over slavery • Answer Key for Teachers Students will research, analyze, and use their critical thinking skills to read the documents and complete the scaffolding questions. They will use their inferential skills to make predictions about the successes or failures of the compromises. ★ NOTE: This lesson/activity can be executed in a number of ways. I like to group my students heterogeneously based on learning level and have them walk around the classroom "station" to "station" answering the questions together. This way, you won't have to make copies of the documents for every student. You can also execute a "document pass" with the students passing the documents group to group with them remaining stationary. Yours to execute how you would like! Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary Differentiation: scaffolding questions, common core aligned reading analysis, close reading, cooperative (may work with a partner(s) according to teacher's discretion for scaffolding questions and activities); reading passages are leveled (lower levels and higher levels) ★ You can find all of my Civil War lessons and activities HERE! Updated 041916 ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Slavery Compromises ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Cover page digital paper by Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Articles of Confederation Shays' Rebellion

Articles of Confederation Shays' Rebellion

Articles of Confederation - Shays' Rebellion FOR GOOGLE DRIVE Aim: How did the new United States government struggle for power under the Articles of Confederation? Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Included in this product: • Title page • Do Now: Failures of the Articles of Confederation political cartoon analysis • The Failure of the Articles of Confederation reading passage with scaffolding questions • Shays' Rebellion reading passage with questions • Application/Closing/Higher order thinking question • Answer Key(s) for Teachers Students will research and analyze the failures of the Articles of Confederation; Shays' Rebellion Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary Differentiation: cooperative (may work with a partner according to teacher's discretion for questions or activities) ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Articles of Confederation Shays' Rebellion ASSL Digital Papers by Christi Fultz KG Fonts © 2014 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Constitution - Checks and Balances

Constitution - Checks and Balances

Constitution - Checks and Balances Checks and Balances Aim: Why is no branch stronger than another? Included in this product: • Title page • Do Now: Student-centered critical thinking question - What is the principle that created the three branches of government? What is its purpose, and why is it important? {separation of powers} • The Separation of Powers & Checks and Balances reading passage with scaffolding questions • The Branches of Government "Check" Each Other Out Activity {can be individual or cooperative activity} • Application/Closing/Higher Order thinking question • Answer Key for Teachers Students will research and understand the role of the concept of checks and balances, and abilities of each branch to check and balance another - they will understand the connection between the branches of government and make their own decision about which branch is the strongest! Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary Differentiation: cooperative {students may work in pairs/groups according to teacher's discretion for activities}; questions are scaffolded; students participate in application scenarios Buy the BUNDLE and SAVE!! •• This product is also included in the Constitution UNIT BUNDLE! •• Patriotic Papers provided by Ashley Hughes Rainbow Tags by Ashley Hughes USA clipart by Educlips KG Fonts © 2014 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Native Americans - Land Bridge and the First Settlers of the Americas

Native Americans - Land Bridge and the First Settlers of the Americas

Native Americans - Land Bridge Aim: How did humans get to the Americas? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now/Motivation student-centered map-skills questions • The Land Bridge reading passage with scaffolding questions • The Land Bridge graphic organizer • Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking Questions Students will research how the first humans reached the Americas by the Land Bridge Theory and use their research and analysis of the document to answer scaffolding questions and complete the graphic organizer Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary; writing/discussion based on argument Differentiation: graphic organizer; cooperative (students may work in groups/teams/partner to complete reading questions and graphic organizer) ★★ NOTE: This can be a one or two day lesson depending on the length of time students need for their work - day one can be cooperative, day two can be whole-group discussion -->your discretion !) ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Land Bridge Settlers ASSL •• Digital Papers by Christi Fultz KG Fonts and Kevin/Amanda fonts Clip Art by KERRI'S ART CORNER © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Industrial Revolution Thematic Essay

Industrial Revolution Thematic Essay

Industrial Revolution Thematic Essay Aim: Writing a successful Industrial Revolution Thematic Essay FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Cover Page • Thematic Essay Historical Context, Task, and Reminders • Industrial Revolution Thematic Essay Steps - Introduction - Body Paragraphs - Conclusion • Industrial Revolution Thematic Essay Outline for students • Industrial Revolution Thematic Essay space for student writing • 2 versions of Industrial Revolution Thematic Essay Rubrics A great packet for students - they will complete their outline using their Industrial Revolution notes and knowledge of Social Studies. Then, they will write their essays. Students may work in pairs/groups according to teacher's discretion to complete their outlines. Thematic Essay can be given as in an in-class assignment/assessment or a homework assignment. It is up to teacher's discretion. ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Industrial Revolution Thematic Essay ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Digital Papers by Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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American Revolution Battles of Lexington and Concord

American Revolution Battles of Lexington and Concord

American Revolution - Battles of Lexington and Concord FOR GOOGLE 1:1 CLASSROOM Aim: How did the American Revolution begin? Included in this resource: • Title page • Primary source excerpt from Ralph Waldo Emerson's hymn sung at the Concord Monument • Beginning Battles graphic organizer • Paul Revere's Midnight Ride • "The War Explodes!" short story with scaffolding questions • Application/Closing/Higher Order thinking question Students will research the causes and effects of the battles at Lexington and Concord; why battles began; outcomes/significance; Paul Revere's Midnight Ride; General Gage ★★ NOTE: The reading and scaffolding questions can be used in a variety of ways. It can be utilized as independent work or completed in cooperative learning groups and then discussed in a whole class setting Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary Differentiation: graphic organizer, cooperative (may work with a partner according to teacher's discretion for questions) ★★ Looking for the printable, pen and paper version of this resource? Find it here! Lexington and Concord ASSL Digital Paper by Lovin Lit and Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Manifest Destiny - Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, Mountain Men, 49ers

Manifest Destiny - Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, Mountain Men, 49ers

Manifest Destiny - Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, Mountain Men, Forty-Niners Aim: Why did certain groups of people move west? Which trails did they travel on? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Cover Page • Student centered Do Now question • Document Analysis and corresponding graphic organizer - Mountain Men - Missionaries and Families - Mormons - Forty-Niners/49ers • Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking Question • Answer Key for Teachers Students will analyze the primary/secondary source documents that describe the groups and circumstances surrounding migration west. They will complete the graphic organizer based on the documents and their knowledge of Social Studies. Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, creating arguments with evidence, analyzing secondary and primary source documents Differentiation: cooperative {students may work in pairs/groups according to teacher's discretion for graphic organizer}; students argue their opinions using relevant examples and details from the lesson and their knowledge of social studies. ★ You can find all my Manifest Destiny Unit lessons and activities HERE. ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Manifest Destiny and Who Went West ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Digital Papers by Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Abolitionists, Wilmot Proviso, Free Soil Party, William Lloyd Garrison

Abolitionists, Wilmot Proviso, Free Soil Party, William Lloyd Garrison

Causes of the Civil War Abolitionists, William Lloyd Garrison, Free Soil Party, Wilmot Proviso, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman Aim: How did people begin to resist slavery? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now Student constructed response: What are three ways people resist or fight against a war or decision that they do not like? • William Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator primary source document analysis with corresponding scaffolding questions • Abolitionist quote activity with corresponding scaffolding questions • Wilmot Proviso and Free-Soil Party reading passage with scaffolding questions • Abolitionist Matching Activity • Application/Closing/Higher Order thinking cartoon activity - students draw cartoons from the perspective of an abolitionist • Answer Key for Teachers Students will read and analyze the beliefs of abolitionists during the period before the Civil War, read and analyze the provisions of the Wilmot Proviso and the effectual creation of the Free-Soil Party. Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary Differentiation: scaffolding questions, common core aligned reading analysis, close reading, cooperative (may work with a partner(s) according to teacher's discretion for scaffolding questions and activities) ★ You can find all of my Civil War lessons and activities HERE! ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Abolition and the Crusade Against Slavery ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Cover page digital paper by Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Motivations for Exploration

Motivations for Exploration

Motivations for Exploration Aim: Why did people explore? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now/Motivation student-centered question • A Sea Route to Asia reading passage with scaffolding questions • Why Europe? graphic organizer • Exploration Cause/Effect activity • Application/Closing/Higher-order thinking question • Answer Key for Teachers Students will research the goals of European exploration: gold, god, glory, why Europeans explored, when they explored, and where they explored Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary Differentiation: scaffolded questions based on reading passage, cooperative (may work in collaborative groups or with partners according to teacher's discretion) ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Motivations for Exploration ASSL Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Digital Papers by Lovin' Lit and Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Spanish Exploration Age of Exploration

Spanish Exploration Age of Exploration

Spanish Exploration during the Age of Exploration Aim: What were the motivations of Spanish exploration? Were these goals successful? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Spanish Exploration Lesson Plan • Spanish Exploration colorful leveled documents with scaffolding questions; includes primary source documents • Application/Closing/Higher Order thinking question Students will research the goals of Spanish exploration: where the Spanish conquistadors went; God, Gold, & Glory motivations; three specific Spanish explorers: Columbus, Cortes, Pizarro; treatment of Native Americans; impact of Spanish exploration Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary Differentiation: scaffolded questions based on documents, cooperative (may work in collaborative groups according to teacher's discretion; document pass only works in 5 groups) ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Spanish Exploration ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Digital Paper by Lovin Lit and Ashley Hughes KG Fonts Spanish Flag clip art by Kerri Webb © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Columbian Exchange

Columbian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange Aim: How did Christopher Columbus' voyage affect the world? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now/Motivation student-centered question • The Columbian Exchange reading passage with scaffolding questions • Positive/Negative Effects graphic organizer • Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking question • Answer Key for Teachers Students will research the transfer of goods, plants, animals, ideas, and disease and they affect had on the New and Old Worlds Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary Differentiation: questions are scaffolded; graphic organizer; cooperative (questions can be collaborative based upon teacher's discretion) ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Columbian Exchange ASSL •• Original Illustrations/Clip Art by Kerri Webb Fonts by Kimberly Geswein and Kevin&Amanda © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Articles of Confederation Word Wall

Articles of Confederation Word Wall

Articles of Confederation Word Wall with Definitions and Images Buy the BUNDLE and SAVE!! •• This product is also included in the Articles of Confederation UNIT BUNDLE with BONUS card sets! •• Included in this product: • Title page • 40 vocabulary words/terms/important people (21 pages) with images and definitions Terms include: • Republic • Articles of Confederation • Shays' Rebellion • Constitutional Convention • Virginia Plan • New Jersey Plan • and more! ★★ This word wall is a great addition to any classroom or bulletin board! Each word can be cut out, laminated, and displayed in your classroom! Digital Papers by Christi Fultz KG Fonts © 2014 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Constitution - Six Principles of the Constitution

Constitution - Six Principles of the Constitution

United States Constitution Six Principles of the Constitution Aim: What are the main principles of the Constitution? Included in this product: • Title page • Do Now: How the Government Affects Us student-centered question & student-created cartoon • Discussion of the definition of "principle" • Six Principles of the Constitution boxes for student notes • Six Principles of the Constitution PowerPoint Slideshow/Answer Key for Teachers to aid in whole-group discussion Students will research and understand the meaning of a principle and discuss the six principles of the U.S. Constitution: popular sovereignty, limited government, federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, flexibility Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary Differentiation: auditory/visual Buy the BUNDLE and SAVE!! •• This product is also included in the Constitution UNIT BUNDLE! •• Patriotic Papers provided by Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2014 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Constitution - Flexibility and Elastic Clause

Constitution - Flexibility and Elastic Clause

Constitution Unit Flexibility and Elastic Clause of the Constitution FOR GOOGLE DRIVE Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Aim: Why is the Constitution considered a "living document? Included in this product: • Title page • Do Now question: What considers something or someone "alive?" • Student-centered activity brainstorming question: How is the United States different today than when the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution over 200 years ago? • Understanding the flexibility of the Constitution: amendment process, elastic clause, supreme court decisions • The Amendment Process reading passage with scaffolding questions • The Elastic Clause questions based on primary source quotation from the Constitution • Supreme Court decisions reading passage with scaffolding questions • Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking Question • Flexibility Political Cartoon analysis for application • Answer Key for Teachers Students will research and understand the concept of the flexibility of the Constitution and what makes the Constitution a "living document" through the amendment process, the elastic clause, and supreme court decisions Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary Differentiation: cooperative {students may work in pairs/groups according to teacher's discretion for activities}; questions are scaffolded; students argue their opinions using relevant examples and details from the lesson and their knowledge of social studies ★★ Looking for the printable, pen and paper version of this resource? Find it here! Flexibility of the Constitution ASSL Paper and Tags by Ashley Hughes USA clipart by Educlips & Melonheadz KG Fonts © 2014 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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War of 1812

War of 1812

War of 1812 - Key Battles and the Effects of the War of 1812 FOR GOOGLE DRIVE Aim: What were the effects of the War of 1812? Digital, 1:1, Interactive Social Studies learning! Included in this product: • Cover Page • Causes of the War of 1812 Do Now graphic organizer • The War of 1812 reading passage with scaffolding graphic organizer outlining the significant battles, events, important people and outcomes - War Begins, 1812 - Battle on Lake Erie - Battle of the Thames - Attack on Washington D.C. and Dolley Madison - Battle of Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland - Battle of New Orleans, Louisiana and General Andrew Jackson - Treaty of Ghent • Effects of the War of 1812 graphic organizer for student completion • Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking Question • Answer Key for Teachers Students will analyze the close-reading passage to understand the significant events of the War of 1812. Students will complete the graphic organizer based on the reading. Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, creating arguments with evidence Differentiation: cooperative {students may work in pairs/groups according to teacher's discretion for graphic organizer}; students argue their opinions and make predictions using relevant examples and details from the lesson and their knowledge of social studies. Clip Art by KERRI'S ART CORNER Digital Papers by Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2015 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Articles of Confederation The Constitutional Convention

Articles of Confederation The Constitutional Convention

Articles of Confederation - The Constitutional Convention Aim: How did the Founding Fathers fix their mistakes? Buy the BUNDLE and SAVE!! •• This product is also included in the Articles of Confederation UNIT BUNDLE! •• Included in this product: • Title page • Do Now/Motivation/Critical Thinking opening question • Problems with the Articles of Confederation Graphic Organizer • The Constitutional Convention reading passage with scaffolding questions • Application/Closing/Higher-Order thinking activity: Become a Delegate ! Students will research and analyze the concepts and ideas discussed at the Constitutional Convention; Annapolis Convention; problems with the Articles of Confederation; three big issues: power of the central government, representation in the legislative branch, and slavery Differentiation: graphic organizer, research, cooperative (may work with a partner according to teacher's discretion for questions) Digital Paper by Christi Fultz Rainbow tag by Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2014 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Industrial Revolution Technology and Inventions in England

Industrial Revolution Technology and Inventions in England

Industrial Revolution Lesson - Technology and Inventions of the Industrial Revolution in England FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Technology/Inventions of the Industrial Revolution Lesson Plan • Significant Inventions/Inventors Activity Sheet, readings, and graphic organizer • Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking Question Students will research the significant inventions/inventors of the Industrial Revolution; steam engine, cotton gin, spinning jenny; Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, creating/applying arguments with evidence Differentiation: cooperative {students may work in pairs/groups according to teacher's discretion for Venn diagram, graphic organizer}; students argue their opinions and make predictions using relevant examples and details from the lesson and their knowledge of social studies. ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Industrial Revolution Technology and Inventions ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Digital Papers by Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Native Americans UNIT BUNDLE

Native Americans UNIT BUNDLE

Native Americans UNIT BUNDLE 10 Lessons, Formal Assessment (Quiz/Test), Thematic Essay, Project, Task Cards FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this download: 14 resources including lessons, a review packet, assessments, task cards, and project! A $55 VALUE FOR ONLY $41.25!! 25% OFF!! This bundle is priced to save you significantly over buying each product separately! See the links below for full details on each lesson/product included! 1) Characteristics of a Civilization Google Drive ASSL 2) Empires of the Americas: Mayas, Incas, Aztecs Google Drive ASSL 3) The Land Bridge and the First Settlers of the Americas Google Drive ASSL 4) Iroquois Native Americans Google Drive ASSL 5) The Iroquois Confederacy Google Drive ASSL 6) Algonquian Native Americans Google Drive ASSL 7) Iroquois and Algonquian Native Americans Google Drive ASSL 8) Southwest Native Americans Google Drive ASSL 9) Great Plains Native Americans Google Drive ASSL 10) Native Americans of the Northwest Coast, Southeast, Great Basin, and Plateau Regions Google Drive ASSL 11) Native Americans Unit Quiz/Test Google Drive ASSL 12) Native Americans Thematic Essay Writing Google Drive ASSL 13) Native Americans Task Cards Google Drive ASSL 14) Native Americans Snapshot Activity Google Drive ASSL ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Native Americans UNIT BUNDLE ASSL Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Oregon Trail Reading Passage and Questions *FREEBIE*

Oregon Trail Reading Passage and Questions *FREEBIE*

Oregon Trail Reading Passage with Scaffolding Questions FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Cover Page • Oregon Trail reading passage • 4 short answer scaffolding questions Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, analyzing documents and making conclusions Differentiation: cooperative {students may work in pairs/groups according to teacher's discretion for scaffolding questions} ★ You can find all my Manifest Destiny Unit lessons and activities HERE. ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Oregon Trail FREE ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Digital Papers by Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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