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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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Sectionalism North and South Task Cards and Recording Sheet

Sectionalism North and South Task Cards and Recording Sheet

Sectionalism Task Cards Events, People, Places, Terms and Inventions in the North and South FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Full Set of 39 vocabulary words/terms/important people tasks cards in the form of a question (you don’t have to use all the cards in your activity!) • Answer Key Cards (you do not have to give these to students or you can after the activity) • Recording Sheet for student responses (can make enough copies for your students to answer as many questions as you’d like) This set of 39 task cards covers important people, terms, and events during the time period before the Civil War. These cards are great for stations, centers, as an independent study tool, SCOOT and other cooperative learning activities. ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! North and South Task Cards ASSL Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! ★ You can find all my Sectionalism/Pre-Civil War lessons and activities HERE! Digital Papers 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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Civil War DBQ Essay

Civil War DBQ Essay

Civil War Document-Based Essay Question Documents, Graphic Organizer, Outline, Essay Question, Rubric FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Aim: Causes of the Civil War Included in this resource: • Title page • Historical Context and Task Question page • 6 documents ranging on the causes of the Civil War: Slavery, Sectionalism, States’ Rights, Secession • Causes of the Civil War graphic organizer • Causes of the Civil War DBQ Essay Outline for student use • DBQ Essay Rubric • Suggested Answer Key for Teachers Students will read, research, analyze, and critically think to answer scaffolding questions based on the documents and their knowledge of the Civil War. They will complete the graphic organizer and outline using their notes and knowledge. They will then write their essay answering the task question using all of the information gathered. ★ NOTE: I use this DBQ with my students in grades 7 and 8. I usually split the work into three (3) lesson periods - Day 1 working on the documents, Day 2 working on the outline and graphic organizer, and Day 3 writing the essay. Your use is based on YOUR discretion. Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, argument Differentiation: cooperative (may work with a partner(s) according to teacher’s discretion for scaffolding questions and graphic organizer) ★ 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! Civil War DBQ Essay 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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Civil War Snapshot Foldable Project

Civil War Snapshot Foldable Project

Civil War Snapshot Foldable Project FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Cover Page • Civil War Snapshot Foldable Task Sheet and Reminders for students • Foldable template • Civil War Snapshot Foldable Rubric • Directions for teacher (to give to your students) with images The completed foldable images (to show you what the end result should be) Do your students LOVE the app Snapchat?? This popular foldable/project is a great way for them to create “snapshots” of the causes/effects of the Civil War! Students will create a collection of snapshots from the study of the Civil War. The snapshot foldable booklet will include: • Title and illustration on the cover • One “snapshot” that must include a COLORED ILLUSTRATION exemplifying a CAUSE of the Civil War • Two “snapshots” that must include COLORED ILLUSTRATIONS exemplifying two EFFECTS of the Civil War • Students will write a paragraph (at least 5 sentences) next to/under each image explaining the image and why it was a cause or effect of the Civil War • Illustration on the back page of your booklet that summarizes the Civil War This foldable project 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! Civil War Snapshot Project 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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Civil War Test

Civil War Test

Civil War Unit Test/Exam Unit Test/Exam A Social Studies Life’s Civil War Unit Version #3 (47 Questions) FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Key Terms • Legislation recognition • Multiple Choice • Graphic Organizer • Document Analysis • Suggested Answer Key for Teachers ★ NOTE: This is version #3 of Civil War formal assessments included in A Social Studies Life’s unit plan (the difference in the versions being the questions asked). You can find alternate versions as well all ASSL’s Civil War Unit lessons and activities HERE! ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Civil War Assessment Version #3 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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Civil War Test

Civil War Test

Civil War Unit Test/Exam Unit Test/Exam A Social Studies Life’s Civil War Unit Version #2 (37 Questions) FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Key Terms • Legislation recognition • Multiple Choice • Graphic Organizer • Document Analysis • Suggested Answer Key for Teachers ★ NOTE: This is version #2 of Civil War formal assessments included in A Social Studies Life’s unit plan (the difference in the versions being the questions asked). You can find alternate versions as well all ASSL’s Civil War Unit lessons and activities HERE! ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Civil War Assessment Version #2 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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Civil War Test

Civil War Test

Civil War Unit Test/Exam Unit Test/Exam A Social Studies Life’s Civil War Unit Version #1 (44 Questions) FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Key Terms • Legislation recognition • Multiple Choice • Document Analysis • Suggested Answer Key for Teachers ★ NOTE: This is version #1 of Civil War formal assessments included in A Social Studies Life’s unit plan (the difference in the versions being the questions asked). You can find alternate versions as well all ASSL’s Civil War Unit lessons and activities HERE! ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Civil War Assessment Version #1 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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Civil War Review

Civil War Review

Civil War Review Mini-Review Worksheets for A Social Studies Life’s Civil War Unit FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Aim: Civil War Review Included in this resource: • Title page • Students answer the questions based on their knowledge of the Civil War and Social Studies • Suggested Answer Key for Teachers Students will read, research, analyze, and critically think to answer questions based on their knowledge of the Civil War and Social Studies. ★ NOTE: It is up to your discretion whether the students use their notes or work in cooperative groups. Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, argument Differentiation: cooperative (may work with a partner(s) according to teacher’s discretion for scaffolding questions) ★ 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! Civil War Review 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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Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation Proclamation Lesson Aim: Why is the Emancipation Proclamation significant? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now vocabulary questions • Emancipation Proclamation document with scaffolding questions • Rebelling States Map with questions • Document Vocabulary for student understanding • Application/Closing/Higher Order thinking challenge activity/question/written response • Answer Key for Teachers Students will research the document of the Emancipation Proclamation to determine its meaning 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 pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Emancipation Proclamation ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Digital Background Papers created 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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Civil War Overview Lesson

Civil War Overview Lesson

Civil War Overview Lesson North vs. South, Advantages and Disadvantages, War Strategies, Technological Improvements, Turning Points, Emancipation Proclamation, Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Effects of the War FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Aim: What were the key components of the Civil War? How did the Union win? Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now - Abraham Lincoln reading passage with corresponding critical thinking question for student response • North vs. South graphic organizer • Strengths and Weaknesses reading passage with corresponding graphic organizer • Advantages activity with corresponding questions for student responses • War Strategies reading passage with corresponding graphic organizer • Military Technological Improvements reading passage with corresponding graphic organizer • Turning Points reading passage with corresponding graphic organizer • Emancipation Proclamation reading passage with corresponding graphic organizer • Surrender! reading passage with critical thinking question and primary source analysis • Effects of the Civil War graphic organizer • Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking Question for student understanding and application • Answer Key for Teachers Students will read, research, analyze, and critically think to answer questions and complete graphic organizer based on their knowledge of the Civil War and Social Studies. ★ NOTE: You can group your students according to your discretion. I executive this activity in a variety of ways depending on the needs of my students - Station activity, document pass, or stationary group analysis!! Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, argument Differentiation: graphic organizers, 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! Civil War Overview Lesson 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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Causes of the Civil War Graphic Organizer Activity and Presentation

Causes of the Civil War Graphic Organizer Activity and Presentation

Causes of the Civil War Graphic Organizer Activity Sectionalism, Slavery, States’ Rights, Secession FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Events Leading Up to the Civil War Graphic Organizer Activity Events include: • U.S. Constitution • Rise of Abolitionist Movement • Underground Railroad • Missouri Compromise • Free Soil Party • Compromise of 1850 • Fugitive Slave Law • Uncle Tom’s Cabin • Kansas-Nebraska Act • Caning of Charles Sumner • “Bleeding Kansas” • Dred Scott v. Sandford • Creation of the Republican Party • Lincoln-Douglas Debates • John Brown’s Raid • Election of 1860 • Secession • Firing at Fort Sumter, South Carolina Aim: How did many events ignite the Civil War? Included in this download: • Title page • Do Now - Causes of the Civil War graphic organizer for student completion using notes and knowledge of the causes of the Civil War and Social Studies • Graphic Organizer with 18 events leading up to the Civil War for student completion using notes and knowledge of causes of the Civil War and Social Studies • Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking Question for student understanding and application • Answer Key for Teachers ★★ POWERPOINT PRESENTATION INCLUDED! Want to use this lesson as a whole group discussion? The secured PowerPoint presentation is included! (You will not be able to edit) Students will research, analyze, and use their critical thinking skills to complete the graphic organizer. Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, argument Differentiation: scaffolding questions, cooperative (may work with a partner(s) according to teacher’s discretion for 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! Events Leading Up to the Civil War Activity 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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Civil War Map Activity

Civil War Map Activity

Civil War Map Activity The War Between the States Map Activity Aim: Map Application FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • War Between the States Map Activity instructions: students label and color states/territories/rivers according to scaffolded directions • Critical Thinking Application Question for student responses • Sample completed map • Answer Key for Teachers Students will identify, label, color and answer questions based on information and instructions regarding the Civil War. Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - application, literacy, vocabulary, argument Differentiation: map application, scaffolding questions, cooperative (may work with a partner(s) according to teacher’s discretion for activities) ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Civil War Map Activity ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! ★ You can find all of my Civil War lessons and activities HERE! 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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Civil War Quiz or Activity

Civil War Quiz or Activity

Civil War Quiz North vs. South during the Civil War Quiz/Activity to go along with A Social Studies Life’s Civil War Unit FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • North vs. South graphic organizer quiz • Answer Key for Teachers ★★ This can be used as a quiz or quick activity for your students :) ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! North vs. South Civil War Quiz ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! ★ You can find all of my Civil War lessons and activities HERE! 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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Civil War - Union and Confederacy Compared

Civil War - Union and Confederacy Compared

Civil War - Comparing the Union and Confederacy Reading Passage, Scaffolding Questions, Vocabulary FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Aim: Comparing the Union and Confederacy Included in this resource: • Title page • Union and Confederacy Compared reading passage with corresponding scaffolding questions • Vocabulary - students define important terms from the reading • Suggested Answer Key for Teachers Students will read, research, analyze, and critically think to answer questions based on their knowledge of the Civil War and Social Studies. ★ NOTE: I use this reading passage and activity with my lower-level reading students in grades 7 and 8. Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, argument Differentiation: 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! Union and Confederacy Compared 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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Civil War Battles - Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, Appomattox Courthouse

Civil War Battles - Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, Appomattox Courthouse

Civil War - Battles of the Civil War Reading Passages, Scaffolding Questions, Graphic Organizer Aim: How did certain battles shape the Civil War? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Battles of the Civil War reading passages: Bull Run, Antietam, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Gettysburg Address, Sherman’s Total War, Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Lincoln’s Assassination, Results of The Civil War • Battles of the Civil War scaffolding questions and Sum It Up graphic organizer • Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking Question for student understanding and application • Suggested Answer Key for Teachers Students will read, research, analyze, and critically think to answer questions based on their knowledge of the Civil War and Social Studies. ★ NOTE: I use this reading passage and activity with students in grades 7 and 8. Your use is based on YOUR discretion. Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, argument Differentiation: cooperative (may work with a partner(s) according to teacher’s discretion for scaffolding questions and graphic organizer) ★ 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! Civil War Battles ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Cover page digital paper 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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Dred Scott Decision, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Election of 1860, Fort Sumter

Dred Scott Decision, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Election of 1860, Fort Sumter

Dred Scott Decision, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Election of 1860, Fort Sumter Causes of the Civil War Causes of the Civil War: The Last Straw Creation of the Republican Party, Election of 1856, Dred Scott Decision, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Election of 1860, Firing at Fort Sumter, Secession Aim: What finally started the Civil War? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now - Map Analysis: Election of 1860 with scaffolding questions • Republican Party Forms, Election of 1856, The Case of Dred Scott, Lincoln and Douglas Debate, Election of 1860, Fort Sumter reading passages with scaffolding questions for student responses - 6 DOCUMENTS! • The Argument to Secede primary source newspaper analysis and corresponding argument/explanation graphic organizer for student responses • Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking Question for student understanding and application • Answer Key for Teachers Students will research, analyze, and use their critical thinking skills to read the passages and complete the scafolding questions. They will use details from the text and knowledge of Social Studies to brainstorm details and arguments to determine the South's reasons for secession and what finally causes the start of the Civil War! ★ NOTE: You can group your students according to your discretion for document analysis. I executive this activity in a variety of ways depending on the needs of my students - Station activity, document pass, or stationary group analysis!! Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, argument Differentiation: scaffolding questions, 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! The Last Straw 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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Sectionalism - Comparing the North and South Before the Civil War

Sectionalism - Comparing the North and South Before the Civil War

Causes of the Civil War Sectionalism: Comparing the North and South Before the Civil War Aim: How does where we live determine how we live? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now Student constructed response: How is living in your town different from living in another town across the world? • Comparing the North and South before the Civil War reading passages - Climate/Geography - Population - Cities - Economy • Comparing the North and South before the Civil War graphic organizer for student completion • North vs. South comparison key - students analyze and create their own keys! • Application/Closing/Higher Order thinking question/written response • Answer Key for Teachers Students will examine the geographical differences of the North and South and how they created separate ways of life. They will analyze differences in physical geography and climate and how they led to differences in their economies, population, transportation, and culture thus encouraging the belief of sectionalism among individuals during the period before the Civil War. 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 and key activity) ★ 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! Sectionalism Before the Civil War ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Cover page digital paper by Ashley Hughes Horse clip art by Kerri's Art Corner 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 UNIT BUNDLE

Manifest Destiny UNIT BUNDLE

Manifest Destiny UNIT BUNDLE 7 Lessons, Writing Activity, Review Activity, 4 Assessments, Project, Task Cards Included in this download: 16 resources including lessons, a review activity, writing assignment, four tests, project, and task cards! A $60.00 VALUE FOR ONLY $48!! 20% OFF!! This bundle is priced to save you significantly over buying each resource separately! See the links below for full details on each resource included! 1) Manifest Destiny and Reasons Why People Moved West Google Drive ASSL 2) Manifest Destiny, Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, Mountain Men, 49ers Google Drive ASSL 3) Forty-niners and the California Gold Rush Google Drive ASSL 4) Trails West: Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail, Mormon Trail, Risks and Results Google Drive ASSL 5) Texas Revolution: Texas, Battle of the Alamo, Lone Star Republic Google Drive ASSL 6) The Mexican-American War, James Polk, Zachary Taylor, and the Mexican Cession Google Drive ASSL 7) Pursuing Manifest Destiny: Mexican Cession, Adams-Onis Treaty, Gadsden Purchase, Oregon Country Google Drive ASSL 8) The Oregon Trail Reading Passage and Questions FREEBIE Google Drive ASSL 9) Manifest Destiny Map Review Activity Google Drive ASSL 10) Manifest Destiny Test Version #1 Google Drive ASSL 11) Manifest Destiny Test Version #2 Google Drive ASSL 12) Manifest Destiny Test Version #3 Google Drive ASSL 13) Manifest Destiny Test Version #4 Google Drive ASSL 14) Manifest Destiny Historical Writing Project Google Drive ASSL 15) Manifest Destiny Snapshot Project Google Drive ASSL 16) Manifest Destiny Task Cards Google Drive ASSL ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Manifest Destiny 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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Reform, Suffrage, Abolition Task Cards and Recording Sheet

Reform, Suffrage, Abolition Task Cards and Recording Sheet

Reform, Suffrage, and Abolition Task Cards and Recording Sheet for Student Responses FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Full Set of 44 vocabulary words/terms/important people tasks cards in the form of a question (you don't have to use all the cards in your activity!) • Answer Key Cards (you do not have to give these to students or you can after the activity) • Recording Sheet for student responses (can make enough copies for your students to answer as many questions as you'd like) Terms include: • Sojourner Truth • Dorothea Dix • Frederick Douglass • Seneca Falls Convention • Declaration of Rights and Sentiments • Elizabeth Cady Stanton • Susan B. Anthony • & more! This set of 44 task cards covers important people, terms, and events during the Age of Reform. These cards are great for stations, centers, as an independent study tool, SCOOT and other cooperative learning activities. ★ You can find all my Age of Reform lessons and activities HERE! ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Age of Reform Task Cards 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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Manifest Destiny Task Cards and Recording Sheet

Manifest Destiny Task Cards and Recording Sheet

Manifest Destiny Task Cards and Recording Sheet for Student Responses FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Full Set of 42 vocabulary words/terms/important people tasks cards in the form of a question (you don't have to use all the cards in your activity!) • Answer Key Cards (you do not have to give these to students or you can after the activity) • Recording Sheet for student responses (can make enough copies for your students to answer as many questions as you'd like) This set of 42 task cards covers important people, terms, and events during the time period and belief in Manifest Destiny. These cards are great for stations, centers, as an independent study tool, SCOOT and other cooperative learning activities. ★ You can find all my Manifest Destiny lessons and activities HERE! ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Manifest Destiny Task Cards ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Digital Papers by Sonya DeHart 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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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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