U.S. History: Gilded Age-Robber Barons or Captains of Industry Document Based Activity

U.S. History: Gilded Age-Robber Barons or Captains of Industry Document Based Activity

This is a 12 page document based activity for the Gilded Age Unit. Students will work independently or in pairs/groups to: 1) Read a short 1 paragraph biography about Carnegie, Rockefeller & J.P. Morgan. 2) Read approximately 8 Primary Source Document excerpts and examine 2 political cartoons. (sources included: Carnegie's "Wealth", Ida Tarbell "The History of Standard Oil", Sherman Anti-Trust Act, Political Cartoon "Teddy Roosevelt's with Trusts" and MORE....) 3) While reading the primary sources, students will fill in a graphic organizer that guides student understanding of the overall question: "Were Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and JP Morgan- Captains of Industry or Robber Barons?" 4) Once graphic organizer is complete students are asked to answer the overall question to assess their understanding of the documents. ALL MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THIS ACTIVITY ARE INCLUDED
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U.S. Imperialism 1860-1920: A Gallery Walk Student Activity

U.S. Imperialism 1860-1920: A Gallery Walk Student Activity

This 40 page packet contains everything you need to have your students participate in a Gallery Walk. A Gallery Walk is a teaching strategy that allows students to walk around the classroom, in a controlled setting, to examine various "museum-like" exhibits on the topic being addressed. In this activity, students analyze and examine 9 EXHIBITS, that contain multiple primary and secondary source based documents, political cartoons and excerpts related to U.S. Imperialism. As students examine each EXHIBIT they are required to answer comprehension questions about the exhibit and record their answers on a graphic organizer. Students will also deepen their understanding of U.S. Imperialism by reading and annotating an article on the topic. TOPICS ADDRESSED IN THIS LESSON: Purchase of Alaska, Annexation of Hawaii, Acquisition of Guam, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Cuba following the Spanish American War, Open Door Policy, Trade with Japan (Matthew Perry), and MORE.....All Materials are INCLUDED in this packet! You are purchasing: U.S. Imperialism EXHIBIT materials for 9 stations, U.S. Imperialism Article, all student handouts/graphic organizers and STEP-BY-STEP teacher directions for how to conduct the lesson. Meets Common Core Standards and students actually ENJOY this lesson, I use it every year!
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U.S. Economics: Macroeconomics-The Health of the Economy Stations Activity

U.S. Economics: Macroeconomics-The Health of the Economy Stations Activity

This assignment is intended to be a PREVIEW or REVIEW of the 8 Macroeconomic concepts listed below, therefore students will not be completing an exhaustive study of Macroeconomics (Essential Question: How do you measure the health of the U.S. economy as a whole?). Each assignment included in this packet, is intended to be a short, concise preview or review (each activity takes about 15-20 minutes). This packet of worksheets could be used in 1 of 3 ways: Option 1: You can make a packet out of the worksheets to give to students to complete independently in 1-2 class periods prior to or after they are taught these concepts in-depth in class. Option 2: You could use each assignment as a quick warm-up activity at the start of 8 different classes, while you are teaching these concepts in-depth. Option 3: You could put students into groups of 3-4 and have them rotate to 8 stations around the room, completing the activities in 15-20 minute intervals. (1-2 class periods). I have included directions for each station if you choose to present this lesson as a “stations activity”. Preview or review. The worksheets in this packet address the following concepts/key ideas: ~ Evaluate the economic performance of the U.S. economy “GDP” ~ What effect do Business Cycles have on workers and businesses? ~ How do inflation and the unemployment rate serve as indicators of the health of the economy? ~ What makes the economy grow? ~ What role do taxes play in the United States’ economic success? ~ How big is the Federal budget and what do they spend it on? ~ How do decisions about spending made by the U.S. government impact the health of the economy? ~ How does trade affect the health of the U.S. economy and competition in international markets improve the quality of U.S. products?
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Confucianism: ~Power-point, Game & Student Activity~

Confucianism: ~Power-point, Game & Student Activity~

You are purchasing 1 full color power-point, game, and student activity, and corresponding worksheets for notes, game and activity on the topic of Confucianism. Great intro to the basics of the belief system; What is it? Who was Confucius? What are the 5 Relationships? The Analects, Meritocracy/Civil Service Exam, how Confucianism affected China and MORE! I use this lesson during my World History unit on China. In this lesson your students will: 1) Take notes on the worksheets provided while learning about Confucianism from a FULL COLOR power-point lecture. 2) Play a game throughout the lecture that will keep them engaged and motivated to learn the material and pay attention! 3) Complete an Exit Card student activity that requires them to critically think and use what they learned about Confucianism. FUN GAME keeps your students engaged during the lecture! This lesson works well in either a World Religions or World History class.
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Economics Videos: Discussion & Debate Activities

Economics Videos: Discussion & Debate Activities

You can use the resources in this product in multiple ways. There are 16 short videos/video clips which can be used as warm-ups or supplements to a lecture. All videos take a position on different Economic topics and are great springboards to class discussion. I have also included 7 worksheets/activities that can be used during discussion or debate of these topics. Video topics include: -Free Trade -Free Enterprise -Progressive Tax v. Flat Tax -Government Regulation -Capitalism v. Socialism -Inflation AND MORE!!
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Korean War: ~Power-point, Game and Creative Student Activity~

Korean War: ~Power-point, Game and Creative Student Activity~

You are purchasing 1 full color power-point, game, and student creative activity, and corresponding worksheets for notes, game and activity on the topic of the Korean war 1950-1953. How did the Cold War heat up between 1950-1953? In this lesson your students will: 1) Take notes on the worksheets provided while learning about the Korean War from a FULL COLOR power-point lecture. 2) Play a game throughout the lecture that will keep them engaged and motivated to learn the material and pay attention! 3) Complete a creative student activity that requires them to critically think and use what they learned about the Korean War. FUN GAME keeps your students engaged during the lecture! This lesson works well in either a US History or World History class.
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Imperialism: European Imperialism Overview ~Power-point & Student Activities~

Imperialism: European Imperialism Overview ~Power-point & Student Activities~

You are purchasing a complete lesson on European Imperialism. Topics Covered: What was it? When did it occur? Why? Scramble for Africa, Berlin Conference, Social Darwinism. Includes a comparison of the colonizers v. the colonized perspective and Forms of Imperialism, Management Methods/Control (Direct and Indirect)... Lesson materials included: - Warm-up Activity- comparison of Imperialism to "Bullying" - Full Color Power-point with corresponding student chart for note-taking - "Foldable" Activity - Video Link & Short Background Reading for Students - Creative EXIT Card Activity!
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U.S. History: Gilded Age-Robber Barons or Captains of Industry Document Based Activity

U.S. History: Gilded Age-Robber Barons or Captains of Industry Document Based Activity

This is a 12 page document based activity for the Gilded Age Unit. Students will work independently or in pairs/groups to: 1) Read a short 1 paragraph biography about Carnegie, Rockefeller & J.P. Morgan. 2) Read approximately 8 Primary Source Document excerpts and examine 2 political cartoons. (sources included: Carnegie's "Wealth", Ida Tarbell "The History of Standard Oil", Sherman Anti-Trust Act, Political Cartoon "Teddy Roosevelt's with Trusts" and MORE....) 3) While reading the primary sources, students will fill in a graphic organizer that guides student understanding of the overall question: "Were Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and JP Morgan- Captains of Industry or Robber Barons?" 4) Once graphic organizer is complete students are asked to answer the overall question to assess their understanding of the documents. ALL MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THIS ACTIVITY ARE INCLUDED
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World History: Art Movements (1700-1890) Power-Point & Student "Foldable" Activities

World History: Art Movements (1700-1890) Power-Point & Student "Foldable" Activities

In this activity, students will examine the art movements associated with the spread of the Industrial Revolution (1700’s -1890). Art Movements covered: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism. In this activity your students will: 1) Take notes on a foldable (included) while the teacher projects a full color, high interest power-point with audio/visual examples. 2) Apply what they have learned by drawing a quick sketch of a house in each art style. 3) Complete an Exit Card/ Assessment Activity in which students will examine 8 Exhibits and identify to which art movement the Exhibit belongs. **All student worksheets (Foldables), power-point slides, exhibits and corresponding student chart, TEACHER ANSWER KEY are included.
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Economics: Shark Tank  ~ You Can Be an Entrepreneur Student Activity ~

Economics: Shark Tank ~ You Can Be an Entrepreneur Student Activity ~

In this 12 page activity, students will watch several pitches from Shark Tank and complete a corresponding worksheet (video link and QR Code included), briefly review the Factors of Production and Role of an entrepreneur, Brainstorm ideas for their own product or service using guided questions, follow a set of prompts to create a short 2-4 minute "pitch" (Shark Tank Show style) on their product or service and will be graded by their peers (the Sharks) using an INCLUDED- easy to use Rubric! Fun Activity! My students have had a blast with this activity! (All materials, handouts and rubrics are included- just print and teach!)
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The Beginnings of the Industrial Revolution in England ~A Student Mystery Activity~

The Beginnings of the Industrial Revolution in England ~A Student Mystery Activity~

In this 27 page lesson, students will be confronted with a historical question to consider (How did the Industrial Revolution “turn” England and other countries of the world? What social, economic, and environmental changes occurred as a result?) and they will use historical evidence/clues (excerpts from primary sources, photographs, charts, graphs etc.) to answer the question. There are 29 SHORT “clues” included and comprehension questions to guide student understanding of each clue. While working with the “clues” provided, your students will build their knowledge on the topic until they are able to draw conclusions and address the essential question. 2 CREATIVE Assessment activities are also included. All materials, graphic organizers, teacher directions and answer key is included! BONUS: I also included a worksheet and VIDEO LINK (QR Code) to a great intro to the Industrial Revolution documentary….
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U.S. History: Life in the 1950's ~ A Gallery Walk Activity ~

U.S. History: Life in the 1950's ~ A Gallery Walk Activity ~

In this Gallery Walk Activity, your students will examine the major events surrounding Life in the 1950's (and Cold War era) in the United States. Topics covered include: Red Scare, Duck and Cover, Women's roles, Pop Culture (Elvis Presley and I Love Lucy), new technology (TV, satellite), Interstate Highway System, Levitt Housing, Baby Boom, white collar work and MORE! A Gallery Walk is an activity in which your students will examine museum-like exhibits that you place around the classroom in order to complete their assignment. It is a fun way to present the information and it gets your class up and moving in an organized way- a fun break from lecture! All Museum Exhibits and corresponding student sheets are included in this product! Includes teacher key, student questions and an exit card activity! FUN!! OPTIONAL BONUS ACTIVITY (Included): To add a fun twist, during the gallery walk activity your students will be also tasked with helping a famous archaeologist journey through Life in the 50's (trivia) in search of the missing crystal skull! Can your students help him find it? *Note this lesson requires student internet access to complete as a “gallery walk”, preferably using a QR Code reader on their phones (free APP) or access to computers/tablets. However, for classes who do not have student internet access, this lesson can also be conducted as a whole class activity using the teacher computer/LCD projector instead. TEACHER DIRECTIONS FOR BOTH lesson formats are included.
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U.S. History: ~7 Lesson~  Gallery Walk Collection

U.S. History: ~7 Lesson~ Gallery Walk Collection

You are purchasing 7 complete Gallery Walk Activities to use in your U.S. History class. You can buy each of these individually in my store or save over $13 by buying these lessons as a BUNDLE! A Gallery Walk is an activity in which your students will examine museum-like exhibits that you place around the classroom in order to complete their assignment. It is a fun way to present the information and it gets your class up and moving in an organized way- a fun break from lecture! All Museum Exhibits and corresponding student sheets are included in these products! Life in the 1950’s Gallery Walk In this Gallery Walk Activity, your students will examine the major events surrounding Life in the 1950's (and Cold War era) in the United States. Topics covered include: Red Scare, Duck and Cover, Women's roles, Pop Culture (Elvis Presley and I Love Lucy), new technology (TV, satellite), Interstate Highway System, Levitt Housing, Baby Boom, white collar work and MORE! Red Scare: McCarthyism Gallery Walk In this Gallery Walk Activity, your students will examine the major events surrounding the Red Scare/McCarthyism in the United States during the Cold War. Topics covered include: HUAC, McCarthy, Hollywood 10, Rosenberg's, Alger Hiss, and MORE *Note this lesson requires student internet access U.S. Imperialism 1860-1920: A Gallery Walk In this activity, students analyze and examine 9 EXHIBITS, that contain multiple primary and secondary source based documents, political cartoons and excerpts related to U.S. Imperialism. As students examine each EXHIBIT they are required to answer comprehension questions about the exhibit and record their answers on a graphic organizer. Students will also deepen their understanding of U.S. Imperialism by reading and annotating an article on the topic. TOPICS ADDRESSED IN THIS LESSON: Purchase of Alaska, Annexation of Hawaii, Acquisition of Guam, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Cuba following the Spanish American War, Open Door Policy, Trade with Japan (Matthew Perry), and MORE.....All Materials are INCLUDED in this packet! You are purchasing: U.S. Imperialism EXHIBIT materials for 9 stations, U.S. Imperialism Article, all student handouts/graphic organizers and STEP-BY-STEP teacher directions for how to conduct the lesson. Meets Common Core Standards and students actually ENJOY this lesson, I use it every year! The Vietnam War: A Power-point & Gallery Walk In this 35 page/slide product, you have everything you need to conduct a highly interactive lesson on the topic: “How did Americans view the Vietnam War”? This product download includes: a full color (highly visual) power-point, 6 student worksheets/graphic organizers, 13 Gallery Walk “Station Placards”, Step by Step Teacher Directions, and Teacher Answer Key. In this lesson your students will: 1) Take Cornell Notes on the basics of Vietnam while the teacher projects the power-point. 2) Walk around the room to examine 13 different interactive stations about how Americans viewed Vietnam. Students will examine each station, scan the QR code (or visit the website if they don’t have a smart-phone) and complete the questions. They LOVE this part! 3) Read an article about how a Vietnam Veteran views the Vietnam War and complete reading questions using the Reading Anchor Standards. (worksheet provided) 4) Be creative and complete a fun -to- write Diamante Poem comparing Doves to Hawks as an assessment/exit card. Manifest Destiny & Westward Expansion Gallery Walk In this Gallery Walk Activity, your students will examine the major events surrounding Manifest Destiny and America's westward expansion. Your students will learn how each territory was obtained by the U.S. Government (from Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean) and how the U.S. achieved its Manifest Destiny! Topics covered include: Original 13 Colonies, Louisiana Purchase, Mexican- American War, Annexation of Texas, Oregon Trail, Gadsden Purchase and MORE! **Note this lesson requires student internet access to complete as a “gallery walk”, preferably using a QR Code reader on their phones (free APP) OR access to 2 computers/tablets. WWII on the Home front: A Gallery Walk Activity In this lesson your students will complete a Gallery Walk activity about the effect WWII had on Americans at home. Some topics covered are: Rosie the Riveter, Tuskegee Airmen, Navajo Code Talkers, Japanese Internment, factory conversion, Bracero Program and MORE! Columbus' Exploration of the New World: A Document Based Gallery Walk This 15 page activity includes everything you need to have your students examine the "Journal of the first voyage of Columbus". Your students will walk around the classroom (Gallery Walk) to examine short excerpts of Columbus' journal. They will then "graffiti" the excerpts around the room following specific guidelines (direction slide included). Students will then complete a graphic organizer that requires students to cite evidence about how Columbus: described the New World/Native culture, and the motivations for/results of exploration. Creative EXIT CARD activity included! Great introduction to a United States History course on the "Birth of America" or to use in a World History unit on Exploration.
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U.S. Economics: Free Enterprise System Student Activity

U.S. Economics: Free Enterprise System Student Activity

This 9 page packet contains everything you need to conduct a lesson on the the Free Enterprise System.Your students will learn the 7 features of the Free Enterprise System: Voluntary Exchange, Competition, Economic Freedom, Contracts, Self-Interest, Profit motive, and Private property. They will also examine excerpts from the US Constitution and Bill of Rights to understand how the government regulates the Free Enterprise System. In this activity, your students will: 1) Watch a 4 minute public access video on the Free Enterprise System to introduce them to the system. 2) Work in groups to create a short skit that will teach the class their assigned "feature". 3) Complete a chart that will allow students to organize the information learned from the skits and to apply their learning. ALL Articles, worksheets, handouts, web links, etc. are included.TEACHER STEP-BY-STEP Directions also included. **Bonus Video Activity included!
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U.S. History: Red Scare- McCarthyism ~ Gallery Walk Student Activity~

U.S. History: Red Scare- McCarthyism ~ Gallery Walk Student Activity~

In this 19 page Gallery Walk Activity, your students will examine the major events surrounding the Red Scare/McCarthyism in the United States during the Cold War. Topics covered include: HUAC, McCarthy, Hollywood 10, Rosenberg's, Alger Hiss, and MORE! A Gallery Walk is an activity in which your students will examine museum-like exhibits that you place around the classroom in order to complete their assignment. It is a fun way to present the information and it gets your class up and moving in an organized way- a fun break from lecture! All Museum Exhibits and corresponding student sheets are included in this product! Includes teacher key, student questions and an exit card activity! *Note this lesson requires student internet access
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Industrial Revolution Reform Movements: Capitalism V. Socialism Class Simulation

Industrial Revolution Reform Movements: Capitalism V. Socialism Class Simulation

This 6 page packet contains everything you need to perform a classroom simulation on Industrial Reform: Capitalism Versus Socialism. This is a perfect simulation to perform after your students have learned about the Industrial Revolution in England and all of the positive and negative effects the revolution had on England. This simulation allows students to get out of their seats, and interact with other students in order to understand the differences between the economic systems of Capitalism and Socialism while playing 2 short games using dice. After each short "game", students will help the teacher complete a chart which allows students to make a connection between the game they played and the realities of Capitalism/Socialism. An EXIT CARD activity is included! ALL TEACHING MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED: Step by step lesson directions, Comparison chart worksheet, ANSWER KEYS and coupons needed for the games.
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U.S. Economics: Mankiw's 7 Economic Principles "Student Stations Activity"

U.S. Economics: Mankiw's 7 Economic Principles "Student Stations Activity"

This 30 page lesson/power-point gives you everything you need to conduct a lesson/student activity on Mankiw’s 7 Economic Principles. The Economic Principles addressed in this lesson are: 1) People Face Tradeoffs 2) Our Choices have Costs and Benefits 3) Thinking at the Margin 4) Incentives are Important 5) Trade makes Everyone Better Off 6) Markets are a Good Place for Trade 7) Our Decisions have Future Consequences In this lesson your students will: 1) Create an Application Handbook that requires students to conduct an in-depth study of each of the 7 economic principles (above) while they rotate to 7 different “stations” around the classroom and complete different activities. 2) While students visit each of the 7 stations around the classroom they will be required to complete a short activity/task that will allow them to gain a deeper understanding of each of the principles. (Tasks included: participating in a simulation in which they “trade” with their table partners to simulate markets, watch a short video clip from YOUTUBE to visualize different types of markets, examine 6 decisions made by an imaginary government to predict some possible unintended consequences and MORE…) each activity requires critical thinking… This lesson INCLUDES all the materials needed for the lesson/ student STATION’s and STEP-BY-STEP teacher directions! *Common Core Lesson*
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U.S. Economics: 5 Activity Bundle

U.S. Economics: 5 Activity Bundle

Buy this bundle and save over $10 from buying these resources individually in my store! In this bundle you are purchasing the following 5 resources: Macroeconomics: Measuring the Health of the Economy Student Stations Activity This assignment is intended to be a PREVIEW or REVIEW of the 8 Macroeconomic concepts listed below, therefore students will not be completing an exhaustive study of Macroeconomics (Essential Question: How do you measure the health of the U.S. economy as a whole?). Each assignment included in this packet, is intended to be a short, concise preview or review (each activity takes about 15-20 minutes). This packet of worksheets could be used in 1 of 3 ways: Option 1: You can make a packet out of the worksheets to give to students to complete independently in 1-2 class periods prior to or after they are taught these concepts in-depth in class.Option 2: You could use each assignment as a quick warm-up activity at the start of 8 different classes, while you are teaching these concepts in-depth.Option 3: You could put students into groups of 3-4 and have them rotate to 8 stations around the room, completing the activities in 15-20 minute intervals. (1-2 class periods). I have included directions for each station if you choose to present this lesson as a “stations activity”. Preview or review.The worksheets in this packet address the following concepts/key ideas:Evaluate the economic performance of the U.S. economy “GDP”,What effect do Business Cycles have on workers and businesses?,How do inflation and the unemployment rate serve as indicators of the health of the economy?~ What makes the economy grow?,What role do taxes play in the United States’ economic success?, How big is the Federal budget and what do they spend it on?, How do decisions about spending made by the U.S. government impact the health of the economy?, How does trade affect the health of the U.S. economy and competition in international markets improve the quality of U.S. products? 19 Economics videos with Worksheets! This Economic video collection contains 19 public access video links (QR Codes and web addresses provided) and corresponding worksheets for various economic topics. Most video activities (video and worksheet) can be completed in 10 minutes or less and are perfect as warm-up activities, review activities or to supplement a lecture. Students can scan the QR Codes provided (with their free QR Code reader app on any smartphone) OR can just watch the videos on any computer with internet connection. If students do not have internet access, you can project these videos on the LCD projector and watch them as a class. ANSWER KEYS are provided. Topics include:-Gross Domestic Product-Supply, Demand, Equilibrium, Labor market, Circular Flow Model, Externalities, Demand with income effect/substitution effect, Birth of Markets, Natural resources, Mankiw’s 10 principles, Money and banks, Federal Reserve, Minimum wage debate, globalization …..And more! Understanding Demand: Student Simulation and Activities This 9 page packet includes everything you need to conduct an introductory lesson on the Law of Demand, Substitution Effect and Income Effect. In this lesson your students will:-Participate in a class simulation to understand the Law of Demand-Watch 3 short videos on the Law of Demand, Substitution Effect and Income Effect while taking notes (worksheet included) Videos are free to watch on the internet.-Complete a chart in which they illustrate their understanding of the Law of Demand, Substitution Effect and Income Effect.-Create their own Demand Curve and answer critical thinking questions about their graph.-Complete a short Exit Card/Assessment writing activity.All materials included: students worksheets, handouts and step-by step teacher directions Factors of Production Student Activity This activity contains everything your students need to gain an in-depth understanding of the Factors of Production. Perfect lesson to use during a beginning Econ unit (Unit 1) where students are learning the basics of Economics. In this activity:1) Students will complete a graphic organizer, Factors of Production Chart, on the 4 Factors of Production using their classroom textbook or online resource.2) Students will then participate in a group activity in which they list all of the Factors of Production for an assigned good or service, create a poster of this information and share out with the class.3) Students will watch a video on how the Factors of Production may be affected in the future. (Video is public access on YouTube) and is 15 minutes in length. Students will answer questions about the video while watching.4) Assessment/Conclusion Activity Included.FULL LESSON, all worksheets, teacher STEP-BY-STEP directions are all included. Mankiw’s 7 Principles of Economics Student Stations Activity This 30 page lesson/power-point gives you everything you need to conduct a lesson/student activity on Mankiw’s 7 Economic Principles. The Economic Principles addressed in this lesson are: 1) People Face Tradeoffs 2) Our Choices have Costs and Benefits3) Thinking at the Margin4) Incentives are Important 5) Trade makes Everyone Better Off 6) Markets are a Good Place for Trade 7) Our Decisions have Future Consequences...In this lesson your students will 1) Create an Application Handbook that requires students to conduct an in-depth study of each of the 7 economic principles (above) while they rotate to 7 different “stations” around the classroom and complete different activities. 2) While students visit each of the 7 stations around the classroom they will be required to complete a short activity/task that will allow them to gain a deeper understanding of each of the principles. (Tasks included: participating in a simulation in which they “trade” with their table partners to simulate markets, watch a short video clip from YOUTUBE to visualize different types of markets, examine 6 decisions made by an imaginary government to predict some possible unintended consequences and MORE…) each activity requires critical thinking…This lesson INCLUDES all the materials needed for the lesson/ student STATION’s and STEP-BY-STEP teacher directions! *Common Core Lesson*
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The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Comprehension Activities

The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Comprehension Activities

This 14 page packet covers the entire "The Adventures of Captain Underpants" book by Dav Pilkey. Each worksheet of this packet allows students/teachers to check student comprehension of the story, Chapters 1-20. Each worksheet is devoted to the content of a particular chapter(s). The comprehension questions asked in this packet are all aligned to the Common Core standards for reading grades 2-4. There are also several additional activities in the packet that students complete to extend their understanding of the book. This is a great packet to send home with students to complete while they are reading the book and then they return once they have finished the book.
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Cold War: Berlin Airlift Video ~ Video Worksheet & Map Activity~

Cold War: Berlin Airlift Video ~ Video Worksheet & Map Activity~

You are purchasing 3 video worksheets and map activities that correspond to a FREE public access PBS high-interest documentary about the Berlin Airlift. Topics covered: Division of Berlin following WWII, Causes of Soviet Blockade, personal recollections of blockade and airlift, interviews with airlift pilots, result of airlift and MORE! Video worksheet has map activities that requires students to label the division of Germany and Berlin post WWII and comprehension questions for the video. Also included is a short Exit Card activity in which students will analyze a political cartoon about the airlift. Teacher Answer Key INCLUDED! Video link will be provided and is approximately 50 minutes in length-perfect for a substitute!
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U.S. Imperialism 1860-1920: A Gallery Walk Student Activity

U.S. Imperialism 1860-1920: A Gallery Walk Student Activity

This 40 page packet contains everything you need to have your students participate in a Gallery Walk. A Gallery Walk is a teaching strategy that allows students to walk around the classroom, in a controlled setting, to examine various "museum-like" exhibits on the topic being addressed. In this activity, students analyze and examine 9 EXHIBITS, that contain multiple primary and secondary source based documents, political cartoons and excerpts related to U.S. Imperialism. As students examine each EXHIBIT they are required to answer comprehension questions about the exhibit and record their answers on a graphic organizer. Students will also deepen their understanding of U.S. Imperialism by reading and annotating an article on the topic. TOPICS ADDRESSED IN THIS LESSON: Purchase of Alaska, Annexation of Hawaii, Acquisition of Guam, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Cuba following the Spanish American War, Open Door Policy, Trade with Japan (Matthew Perry), and MORE.....All Materials are INCLUDED in this packet! You are purchasing: U.S. Imperialism EXHIBIT materials for 9 stations, U.S. Imperialism Article, all student handouts/graphic organizers and STEP-BY-STEP teacher directions for how to conduct the lesson. Meets Common Core Standards and students actually ENJOY this lesson, I use it every year!
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U.S. History: Progressive Movement- How did America Progress? A Document Based Activity

U.S. History: Progressive Movement- How did America Progress? A Document Based Activity

Unit: America during the Progressive Movement. This 7 page DBQ worksheet packet allows students to answer the question "How did the Progressives address: Government inefficiency,suffrage for all, social problems (child labor, poor working conditions, alcohol problems) and Big Business corruption?" using primary source documents, articles and photographs that they have analyzed. Documents (excerpts) included: Principals of Scientific Management, NAWSA letter, source on Keating Owen Act, National Child Labor Committee Poster, Factory Inspector report from 1896, Temperance Movement article from 1854/ political cartoons on the Temperance Movement and the Sherman Anti-Trust Act 1890. This activity allows students to practice their Common Core skills (critical thinking) as they analyze primary sources in order to answer guiding questions and complete the packet with a conclusion writing activity that requires students to synthesize their overall understanding of the documents. Answer Key Included
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Protestant Reformation: What were Luther's arguments (In his own words) DBQ worksheet

Protestant Reformation: What were Luther's arguments (In his own words) DBQ worksheet

This 10 page packet is designed to allow students to answer the question "What were some of Martin Luther's arguments against the Catholic Church-In his Own Words?". Students will start by reading a short 1 page background reading on life in the Middle Ages, the role of the Catholic Church etc. then they will visit 6 stations to read multiple excerpts of Luther's original writings including the 95 Theses to answer that overall question. Document-Based questions on each excerpt, will guide students understanding of each document. At the conclusion of the activity, your students will complete a creative EXIT CARD activity...All materials, teacher directions and an answer key is included.
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U.S. History: Cold War Conflicts ~ A Document Based Activity ~

U.S. History: Cold War Conflicts ~ A Document Based Activity ~

This 5 page mini-DBQ with critical thinking questions is the perfect addition to a lecture on the major Cold War Conflicts. (Berlin Airlift, Berlin Wall, Korean War, Cuban Missile Crisis and Bay of Pigs, Vietnam War) I introduce the Conflicts of the Cold War using my Power-point & Map Activity (located in my TPT store) and then use this product to dig deeper. Great homework or independent assignment!
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