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I'm a high school teacher in the United States with more than 20 years experience teaching history and English! I believe in making learning fun and incorporating critical thinking skills, as well as building lessons that provide teacher convenience features!

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I'm a high school teacher in the United States with more than 20 years experience teaching history and English! I believe in making learning fun and incorporating critical thinking skills, as well as building lessons that provide teacher convenience features!
The Help: Worksheets, Tests, and Movie Guide
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The Help: Worksheets, Tests, and Movie Guide

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All good teachers know that many students respond better when they can fully immerse themselves in a topic -- but they also know that all too often, students regard a movie shown in class as "free time" or even "nap time." To keep students on their toes and hold them accountable when watching The Help, use this comprehensive movie guide. Students are guided through the action on screen by filling out worksheets as they go -- or can be tested afterwards using the same questions. Teachers have their choice of presenting students with multiple choice questions or with more challenging free-answer versions of the questions, and to make life even better, the free-answer questions are presented on both consumable worksheets and ones designed to be re-used over and over. Convenience Features of these The Help Movie Worksheets For ease of use, the movie is divided into four segments -- each one has a separate worksheet. This lets teachers hold kids accountable just for the sections of the movie they were present to see. The movie guide also contains a solid selection of discussion questions that can be used after the whole movie has been viewed. These are appropriate not just for class debates, but also for formal essays and other types of presentations. Historical Elements featured in The Help Movie Guide The Help is work of fiction, but the action is set in the Deep South during the Civil Rights Movement -- even touching upon the assassination of Medgar Evers. The movie makes history come alive immersing students in the world of race relations that prevailed in the South and asking important questions about both history and society. The Help can provide an excellent introduction to a unit on the Civil Rights Era, helping students to feel connected to -- and invested in -- the events of this key period in American history. Where to find the film that goes with these The Help Movie Worksheets The Help is available on DVD and also on various streaming services such as Netflix. This movie guide will transform it from "just a film" into a true learning experience. Thanks for reading this far -- I hope you download the preview and enjoy using the materials! Elise Parker keywords: Civil Rights, Civil Rights Era, Mississippi, Medgar Evers, JFK, 1960s, history movies, teaching through movies, movie guides, segregation, discrimination, Jim Crow, separate but equal, separate-but-equal
WWI Puzzle Pack: World War I Word Search and Crossword Puzzles
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WWI Puzzle Pack: World War I Word Search and Crossword Puzzles

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For a fun way to review all the major topics and phases of World War I, let your students have a blast with this WWI Puzzle Pack! Includes 3 word searches and 5 crossword puzzles for well more than week's worth of WWI review and practice! These puzzles are dynamite to use during your WWI unit as well as for review because each one targets a particular topic or portion of the war, making them an easy, no-prep step by step teaching and learning solution! WWI WORD SEARCH TOPICS INCLUDED • MAIN Causes of WWI (Words associated with militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism) • The Crisis in the Balkans -- Help students understand why and how the region became such a "powder keg!: • The Start of the War -- How the alliance system and the Schileffen Plan pulled one nation after another into the conflict! WWI CROSSWORD PUZZLE TOPICS INCLUDED • WWI causes (Another take on the topic, with different clues) • Course of WWI from the start until America declares war • Course of WWI from American entry until the end • Life on the American home front during WWI • The Treaty of Versailles LEARNING FUN FEATURES • Every crossword puzzle comes in both a basic and advanced version. • Basic crosswords include a word bank to assist students having trouble with the clues provided. • Advanced crosswords include only the clues! • Word searches include a definitions list instead of a word list, so students have to come up with the key word they should search for! • Teacher answer keys for word searches include a key for the definitions list in addition to a solution grid for the word search itself. COMPLETE ANSWER KEYS PROVIDED FOR ALL WWI CROSSWORD PUZZLES AND WWI WORD SEARCHES Happy teaching! Puzzles and Fun Stuff by Elise Parker
Nuremberg: Tyranny on Trial Video Worksheets and Primary Source Study -- PDF Version
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Nuremberg: Tyranny on Trial Video Worksheets and Primary Source Study -- PDF Version

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BRING THE AFTERMATH OF WWII TO LIFE USING THESE NUREMBERG WORKSHEETS AND THE COORDINATING HISTORY CHANNEL VIDEO: NUREMBERG, TYRANNY ON TRIAL The Nuremberg Trials were a key moment in world history, demonstrating for the first time that crimes against humanity could and would be prosecuted. Today's World Court is a direct descendant of the Nuremberg Tribunals. With Nuremberg: Tyranny on Trial from the History Channel and these no-prep worksheets, you can help your students master the aftermath of WWII like never before! INFORMATION FOR THE TEACHER Nuremberg: Tyranny on Trial is a short documentary produced by the History Channel. Because it lasts only 46 minutes, it fits perfectly into a typical class period in a middle school or high school. Teachers who have class periods that last about an hour should have time to both show the video and review answers, all during the same class session. Those who can afford to devote two periods to a more in-depth study of the Nuremberg Trials can show the video one day and discuss the answers in more detail the next day. WHERE TO FIND THE VIDEO Nuremberg: Tyranny on Trial is available online at a variety of streaming sites. The best way to find where it may currently be available is to do a simple Google search for the title. It also airs on the History Channel on an infrequent basis and is available for sale on DVD. Teachers who prefer hard media may find the best prices at sites like Amazon and eBay, where used DVDs for educational programs are often put up for sale. ABOUT THESE WORKSHEETS There are 48 multiple choice questions included in this set. These are continuously numbered and are presented in video order so that students can answer questions as they follow along watching the program. However, the questions are split up into 3 separate worksheets, each focusing on a particular phase of the Nuremberg Trials: background information; the Major War Criminals Trial itself; and Verdict, Sentence, and Legacy. This matches the structure of the video, which moves through those three main topics in order. To provide teachers with an easy differentiation option, all 48 questions are also provided in a free-response format, which is considerably more challenging than the multiple choice version. A primary source political cartoon worksheet is provided as a follow up to viewing, encouraging students to think critically about the details included by the cartoonist and the messages those details are sending.
The Iron Lady Movie Viewing Guide and Worksheets / Tests
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The Iron Lady Movie Viewing Guide and Worksheets / Tests

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________________________________ What Buyers Are Saying: ---So easy to use. thank you! ________________________________ Make history and economics exciting with this set of Iron Lady worksheets / tests! This is a complete movie guide, including essay / discussion / debate prompts as well as a primary source study sheet filled with some of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's most famous and significant quotations! This movie viewing guide for The Iron Lady can help you more effectively address a wide range of economics and history topics related to the Cold War and this Reagan/Thatcher shift to conservative economic theory. ABOUT THE MOVIE, THE IRON LADY The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep, examines Thatcher as a woman and politician, tracing her rise to power from the time she worked as a clerk in her father's small grocery store to her final years when she was beset with health problems including Alzheimer's disease. Along the way, students get an insider's view of late 20th-century Britain as it changes from a heavily socialist system to one that is much more capitalistic. ---Teaching Economics?--- This movie is *perfect* for students in high school economic classes as it really is an "up close and personal" look at the contrast between Keynsian and Austrian-school policies -- delivered in a way that is highly engaging. The economics concepts are actually embedded throughout -- students will not feel lectured at. Instead, they will see the real human suffering that resulted when workers dependent on state industries are suddenly released into a new system that expects them to fend for themselves a great deal more. ---Teaching World or European History?--- But the movie isn't *only* about economic policy. The last 25 years of the 20th century are covered in detail. Students will see Thatcher rail against the Soviet Union and celebrate with her when the Cold War finally comes to an end. This whole period of history comes alive in The Iron Lady, making it a great choice for teachers doing modern history sequences. ----About the Movie Guide---- The Iron Lady Movie Guide contains movie viewing worksheets, debate and essay topics, and a quotation analysis activity! keywords: Margaret Thatcher, Cold War, end of the Cold War, economic policy, conservative economics, state supported industries, privatization, Parliament, House of Commons, Falkland Islands War, Maggie Thatcher, old age
WWII in HD Worksheets: Episode 10, "End Game"
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WWII in HD Worksheets: Episode 10, "End Game"

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These WWII in HD Episode 10 Worksheets include 82 questions divided into various worksheets! This episode finishes the 10-part series, covering the end of WWII in both Europe and the Pacific and dealing with all the major issues related to those victories. DIFFERENTIATED LEARNING With this WWII in HD Worksheet packet, all the work that goes into differentiating material is already done for you. The worksheet set includes a True/False worksheet with 40 problems in video order as well as a 42-question multiple-choice worksheet, with all problems also presented in video order. These two worksheets have completely different questions, though of course they do touch on some common topics from the WWII in HD episode. In addition, the multiple-choice worksheet is also included in a variation that poses the same questions (or close variants of them) in a free-answer format. That way, students who need a little boost can benefit from using the basic level multiple-choice worksheet, while advanced learners can be challenged! All this gives teachers three worksheets to choose from -- something for every ability level! Even if you don't need to differentiate within a single class, the true/false worksheet can be used during viewing, for example, while the multiple-choice or free-response worksheet can be reserved for use as a "memory recall" test afterwards -- or vice-versa! TEACHER CONVENIENCE FEATURES • All questions presented in video order so students can use worksheets as a during-viewing activity. • NO PREP NEEDED -- just print off copies and you'll good to go! • Quick correcting with provided answer keys • Full context answer keys also provided -- these are great for reviewing content afterwards with the class SYNOPSIS OF WWII IN HD EPISODE 10 With the end in sight, Okinawa is a bloody obstacle to victory. The Third Reich ends with a single gunshot. America delivers the final blow to Japan and the world celebrates the fall of the Axis. KEY CONCEPTS • Death and funeral of Franklin Delano Roosevelt • Harry Truman becoming President • Victory in Okinawa • Soviets and Americans meeting at the Elbe River • Soviet troops in Berlin • Firsthand testimony about liberating concentration camps • The "Final Solution" • Death of Hitler • Planning for the invasion of Japan • The Potsdam Declaration • The Allied demand for unconditional surrender • Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki • Japanese surrender aboard the U.S.S. Missouri • VE-Day Celebrations across Europe • VJ-Day Celebrations • Troops returning to America • Veterans' retrospective
Conspiracy: Movie Worksheets (Wannsee Conference Movie Worksheets) -- PDF Version
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Conspiracy: Movie Worksheets (Wannsee Conference Movie Worksheets) -- PDF Version

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Conspiracy Movie Worksheets are designed to help students pay better attention and learn more as they watch this highly accurate real-time re-enactment of the 1942 Wannsee Conference. The movie stars Kenneth Branagh and Stanley Tucci as Reinhard Heydrich and Adolf Eichmann, the two chief architects of Nazi Germany's "Final Solution to the Jewish Question." WHAT THESE CONSPIRACY MOVIE WORKSHEETS INCLUDE --Detailed teaching notes including information on how to prep students to watch the movie and what vocabulary to introduce in advance --Detailed rating and content information [The movie is rated R for language and verbal content only; there is absolutely no onscreen violence or nudity.] --128 multiple choice questions in movie order --128 parallel free-response questions in movie order: The free response question prompts are the same ones as used in the multiple choice questions, allowing teachers an easy way to differentiate instruction. --Fast correct student answer sheet with identically formatted answer key for the multiple choice set. Students can record all their answers on a single page, and teachers can rapidly correct all student work! --Detailed answer key for the free-response question set. CONVENIENCE FEATURES All student prompts are in exact movie order so that the worksheets can be used while the movie plays if desired. Alternately, teachers can save the worksheets for afterwards, using them as a test or quiz. 128 questions of each type give teachers lots and lots of options. Differentiate by assigning student groups to do just the odds or just the evens of multiple choice to space the questions out more. This will give you TWO basic level worksheets instead of one. Or do the same with the free-response questions to instantly create TWO advanced-level worksheets. Stop and start the movie whenever you please! The questions are numbered sequentially instead of being divided up into predesignated parts in advance, which makes it easy for you to stop the movie at any time and resume it later. Just for reference, I usually show Conspiracy over the course of three days to allow plenty of time to discuss and debrief, but if you want to stretch that out to four days or compress it to just two [the movie is 96 minutes long], this question set gives you all the flexibility you need!
The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross Episode 5 Worksheet: 1940-1968
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The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross Episode 5 Worksheet: 1940-1968

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, is an award-winning six-part documentary series by noted historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Covering from about the year 1500 through to the new millennium, the series addresses in a detailed yet entertaining way the challenges faced by African Americans throughout these centuries as well as their many triumphs. Each episode lasts approximately one hour, making the series a convenient one to work into a typical high-school class period. About this African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Worksheet This worksheet provides students with 48 fill-in-the-blank problems for them to solve as they watch Episode 5 of The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, which covers the period of 1940 to 1968 in African American history. Summary of Episode 5: Rise! "Rise!" examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable. Beginning in World War II, African Americans who helped fight fascism abroad came home to face the same old racial violence. But this time, mass media — from print to radio and TV — broadcast that injustice to the world, planting seeds of resistance. And the success of black entrepreneurs and entertainers fueled African-American hopes and dreams. In December 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, heralding the dawn of a new movement of quiet resistance, with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as its public face. Before long, masses of African Americans practiced this nonviolent approach at great personal risk to integrate public schools, lunch counters and more. As the civil rights movement scored one historic victory after another, non-violence was still all too often met with violence — until finally, enough was enough. By 1968, Dr. King, the apostle of non-violence, would be assassinated, unleashing a new call for “Black Power” across the country. Teacher Convenience Features Included in this The African Americans Worksheets Packet: ---Time-stamps option for all problems ---A fast-grade answer key ---A full-context answer key
Athens and Sparta Worksheets: Compare and Contrast Activity Set
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Athens and Sparta Worksheets: Compare and Contrast Activity Set

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Help your students master key information about ancient Greece's two most famous city-states: Athens and Sparta! Most world history textbooks give an overview of the two city-states, but few take the next step of helping students compare and contrast them in detail. The more we can get students to think critically, the more they will learn and remember, and these worksheets are designed with that principle in mind. To that end, this packet includes several resources: • A compare/contrast chart with dozens of descriptors about ancient Greece. For each, students identify if the description matches Athens, Sparta, or both. • A set of 26 follow-up questions about Athens, with many of them designed to reinforce key content vocabulary such as democracy, tyrant, and oligarchy. Others take basic information about Athens and work in additional supporting details to give students a clearer picture of ancient Greece. • A set of 26 follow-up questions about Sparta, with many of them designed to reinforce key vocabulary also. Emphasis is given to the military aspect of life in Sparta, but other topics, including their unusual system of government, are covered as well. • Full answer keys to all activities. All follow-up questions are multiple-choice. Whether you are studying the ancient world in detail or quickly reviewing it as part of a "evolution of modern government" emphasis, these Athens and Sparta activity worksheets will help your students gain more insight into the Golden Age of Greece.
Crash Course Economics Worksheets Episodes 21-25
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Crash Course Economics Worksheets Episodes 21-25

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TEACH WITH INSIGHT AND HUMOR USING YOUTUBE AND THESE CRASH COURSE ECONOMICS WORKSHEETS! Few classroom strategies are as successful as this simple approach: make learning fun! Unfortunately for economics teachers, many students think of this subject as one of the most dry and boring courses ever. The good news is, it doesn't have to be this way! One easy way to increase student enjoyment while still keeping them deeply engaged in highly relevant subject matter is to show the class episodes of the excellent free online series Crash Course Economics. The script of each episode is packed with humorous observations -- ones that help to make strong points about the economic concepts under study. Students like watching the series, which means they pay attention to it and learn! Just as importantly, this series has a way of presenting economic models in a clear, concise way using examples and anecdotes that high school students can *really* relate to! Produced by PBS Digital Studios, each episode of Crash Course contains about 10 minutes of content plus a brief time for the credits. Episodes are available for free on YouTube at the following playlist: If you are new to Crash Course, I encourage you to watch a few videos as soon as you can. I expect you'll be just as enthusiastic about the classroom possibilities as I am! ABOUT THESE CRASH COURSE ECONOMICS WORKSHEETS Each worksheet focuses on a single episode of Crash Course Economics and typically contains between 15 and 20 problems for students to complete. Worksheets are formatted to fit on one page for easy copying and a detailed answer key is provided for each episode. In addition to these regular worksheet items, open-ended extra credit or discussion items are also included for each and every episode. These can be used as debate starters, essay prompts, or . . . the sky's the limit, but one thing is sure -- they target the economic concepts covered in the episode and try to get students to go "one step further" and apply those concepts to their own views of life and society. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EPISODES INCLUDED IN THIS CRASH COURSE WORKSHEET SET: • 21 Market Failures, Taxes, and Subsidies • 22 Environmental Economics • 23 The Economics of Education • 24 Revenue, Profits, and Price • 25 Monopolies and Anti-Competitive Markets --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Patton Movie Worksheets / Tests and Guide
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Patton Movie Worksheets / Tests and Guide

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A World War II Classic Students Can Relate To! Teaching with movies can open students' eyes to a whole new world and make history seem a lot more relevant, not to mention alive! For teachers, though, there is always the question of how to hold the students accountable for what they are watching. These worksheets, designed to go with the award-winning motion Picture "Patton," starring George C. Scott, will do more than help hold students responsible for paying attention. They will also guide students through the movie, pointing out key sections of dialog in order to cue students to a better understanding of essential plot elements and supporting details. The Patton Movie Worksheets and Guide consist of: ---Reusable cloze worksheets that take students through the entire movie from start to finish. These worksheets can be copied off and then used with multiple classes across multiple years to save you not only paper and ink, but also your valuable time! ---Parallel consumable worksheets in case you prefer to let students write on the xeroxes you make. For special needs students, this may be the better option. ---A full-context answer key that makes discussing the right answers a snap. ---A simplified answer key to help with fast and easy correcting. ---A full page of essay and discussion topics to help students dive deeper into the film's themes. These topics are ideal not only for traditional essays, but also for all kinds of projects and debates that students can do collaboratively to build their critical thinking skills. Topics Covered in these Patton Movie Worksheets "Patton" is one of those movies that has stood the test of time. A true classic, it delves into a variety of issues that are hugely important to a good understanding of 20th century history. The film does an excellent job of examining these WWII topics, among many others: --- The North African campaign & Rommel --- The invasion of Sicily --- The D-Day "deception" campaign --- The Battle of the Bulge and the end of the war PLUS ---The tensions at the end of the war -- tensions that would soon lead the U.S. and Soviets into the Cold War Along the way, the film explores essential issues such as --- The nature of war. --- The leadership style of Patton versus other generals in the Allied command. --- The responsibility a commander owes to his troops. --- The conflict between following orders and being true to one's own principles and beliefs --- The question of courage -- or the lack of it -- under fire. These issues -- and many others -- are explored in depth via the essay and discussion questions included in the movie guide.
America the Story of US Episode 1 Quiz and Worksheet: "Rebels"
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America the Story of US Episode 1 Quiz and Worksheet: "Rebels"

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America: A History of US Episode 1 Worksheet and Test: 60 Multiple Choice Questions in all! America: The Story of US is a History Channel series that uses engaging imagery, powerful special effects, and a lively script to convey the story of the United States in 12 concise yet comprehensive episodes. This teaching packet covers Episode 1: “Rebels,” which tells the story of America’s settlement and colonial past, right up to the “shot heard ‘round the world” at the Battle of Lexington that opened the Revolutionary War. Using any of the series’ episodes in class opens up several useful possibilities. They are so well presented that they are easily understood by students. This in turn means that episodes can actually be used as an introduction to a topic or a unit. On the other hand, they also make excellent reinforcers, so some teachers will want to show the episodes after the end of a chapter or unit for use as a review or recap. ABOUT THIS TEACHING PACKET I’ve kept this episode versatility in mind when making these materials. This teaching resource contains both a worksheet and a test on the episode it covers. These two components are based on different approaches to the video: • The student viewing worksheet has 50 multiple choice questions, all presented in video order. These questions are fairly detailed. Certainly, many students will have good enough recall to be able to complete the worksheet after the episode has been shown, but because of the detailed nature of the questions, some teachers may want to use the worksheet as a “during-viewing” activity that will help students track information and stay on task . • The 10-question test, on the other hand, is designed to help students synthesize the episode’s information and see larger patterns that span different sections of it. My intent when writing the test was to focus solely on the “big issues” that arise from the targeted timespan of American history. Students who have paid attention to the video might should definitely have mastered these basic, fundamental issues from the targeted time period. All test questions are also multiple choice. • Two answer keys are provided for all questions. One is designed for fast grading. The other one provides the full context of question and answer to help with class discussions of the material. DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION POSSIBILITIES Because the worksheet and test take these different approaches, teachers can also use them to differentiate instruction. The short test can serve as a “basic” level viewing worksheet while the worksheet can double as an “advanced” viewing activity. keywords: American revolution, Revolutionary War, Paul Revere, George Washington, Lexington and Concord, Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre, Jamesto
Life Under Stalin Question Set
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Life Under Stalin Question Set

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A fully annotated question set in which both false and true answers are explained and commented upon. Ideal to use when presenting and teaching the topic and also when testing students on the Stalin era in the Soviet Union. See the preview file for 10 sample questions with annotations. This question set will allow teachers to review key information about Stalin's rise to power in the Soviet Union. It also covers his economic policies and use of terror tactics to preserve his position, including his systematic violations of human rights. It's perfect for classes looking at the rise of totalitarian governments after World War I. WHAT YOU WILL GET The set is comprised of 23 True/False and 9 Multiple Choice questions, each of which can serve as a springboard into discussion and lecture, if you wish. The worksheets are also great for a test, independent assignment, or extra credit opportunity. TWO DIFFERENT FORMATS MAKE TEACHER LIVES' CONVENIENT Both reusable and write-on worksheets are provided, ready made so that teachers can immediately put this resource to work. TWO ANSWER KEYS HELP TEACHERS GO THE EXTRA MILE A fully annotated answer key provides additional information teachers can use to illuminate even more details about Stalin's personality, paranoia, and policies. This answer key makes class discussions a snap and gives the teacher details at his or her fingertips. For quick correcting of student work, however, a simplified answers-only answer key is also included. Content Questions by Elise Parker keywords: Stalin, Lenin, Trotsky, Five-Year Plans, Five Year Plans, communism, Soviet Union, Ukraine, Ukrainian Terror Famine, purges, Hitler, Nazi-Soviet pact, Nazi-USSR pact, Great Depression, civil liberties, freedom of religion, Soviet economy
Crash Course Economics Worksheets Episodes 16-20
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Crash Course Economics Worksheets Episodes 16-20

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TEACH WITH INSIGHT AND HUMOR USING YOUTUBE AND THESE CRASH COURSE ECONOMICS WORKSHEETS! Few classroom strategies are as successful as this simple approach: make learning fun! Unfortunately for economics teachers, many students think of this subject as one of the most dry and boring courses ever. The good news is, it doesn't have to be this way! One easy way to increase student enjoyment while still keeping them deeply engaged in highly relevant subject matter is to show the class episodes of the excellent free online series Crash Course Economics. The script of each episode is packed with humorous observations -- ones that help to make strong points about the economic concepts under study. Students like watching the series, which means they pay attention to it and learn! Just as importantly, this series has a way of presenting economic models in a clear, concise way using examples and anecdotes that high school students can *really* relate to! Produced by PBS Digital Studios, each episode of Crash Course contains about 10 minutes of content plus a brief time for the credits. Episodes are available for free on YouTube at the following playlist: If you are new to Crash Course, I encourage you to watch a few videos as soon as you can. I expect you'll be just as enthusiastic about the classroom possibilities as I am! ABOUT THESE CRASH COURSE ECONOMICS WORKSHEETS Each worksheet focuses on a single episode of Crash Course Economics and typically contains between 15 and 25 problems for students to complete. Worksheets are formatted to fit on one page for easy copying and a detailed answer key is provided for each episode. In addition to these regular worksheet items, open-ended extra credit or discussion items are also included for each and every episode. These can be used as debate starters, essay prompts, or . . . the sky's the limit, but one thing is sure -- they target the economic concepts covered in the episode and try to get students to go "one step further" and apply those concepts to their own views of life and society. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EPISODES INCLUDED IN THIS CRASH COURSE WORKSHEET SET: • 16 Globalization, Trade, and Poverty • 17 Income and Wealth Inequality • 18 Marginal Analysis and Elasticity • 19 Markets, Efficiency, and Price Signals • 20 Price Controls, Subsidies, and the Risks of Good Intentions --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WWII in HD Worksheets: Episode 7, "Striking Distance"
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WWII in HD Worksheets: Episode 7, "Striking Distance"

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These WWII in HD Episode 7 Worksheets include 62 questions divided into various worksheets to help your students closely track information and pay full attention, even as you're better able to hold them accountable for their viewing and learning! DIFFERENTIATED LEARNING With this WWII in HD Worksheet packet, all the work that goes into differentiating material is already done for you. The worksheet set includes a True/False worksheet with 31 problems in video order as well as a 31-question multiple-choice worksheet, with all problems also presented in video order. These two worksheets have completely different questions, though of course they do touch on some common topics from the WWII in HD episode. In addition, the multiple-choice worksheet is also included in a variation that poses the same questions (or close variants of them) in a free-answer format. That way, students who need a little boost can benefit from using the basic level multiple-choice worksheet, while advanced learners can be challenged to generate answers on their own instead of choosing them from a provided list. All this gives teachers three worksheets to choose from -- something for every ability level! Even if you don't need to differentiate within a single class, you'll still have options with this set. The true/false worksheet can be used during viewing, for example, while the multiple-choice or free-response worksheet can be reserved for use as a "memory recall" test afterwards -- or vice-versa! TEACHER CONVENIENCE FEATURES • All questions presented in video order so students can use worksheets as a during-viewing activity. • NO PREP NEEDED -- just print off copies and you'll good to go! • Quick correcting with provided answer keys • Full context answer keys also provided -- these are great for reviewing content afterwards with the class SYNOPSIS OF WWII IN HD EPISODE 7 American forces storm the Philippines while Shelby Westbrook is shot down over Europe. Jack Yusen battles the dangers of the deep when his ship is sunk after a heroic duel. KEY CONCEPTS • Battle of the Philippine Sea / Leyte Gulf • Bataan Death March • MacArthur in the Philippines / "I Shall Return" • Tuskegee Airmen • 442nd Regimental Combat Team • Internment of Japanese Americans • POW camps in Nazi Germany • Shark attacks on downed sailors • Dealing with Japanese snipers
America the Story of US Episode 9 Quiz and Worksheet: Bust
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America the Story of US Episode 9 Quiz and Worksheet: Bust

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60 Multiple Choice Questions on Episode 9 of America: The Story of US America: The Story of US is a History Channel series that uses engaging imagery, powerful special effects, and a lively script to convey the story of the United States in 12 concise yet comprehensive episodes. This teaching packet covers Episode 9: “Bust," focusing on the Wall Street Crash, Great Depression, and Dust Bowl. Using any of the series’ episodes in class opens up several useful possibilities. They are so well presented that they are easily understood by students. This in turn means that episodes can actually be used as an introduction to a topic or a unit. On the other hand, they also make excellent reinforcers, so some teachers will want to show the episodes after the end of a chapter or unit for use as a review or recap. ABOUT THIS TEACHING PACKET I’ve kept this episode versatility in mind when making these materials. This teaching resource contains both a worksheet and a test on the episode it covers. These two components are based on different approaches to the video: • The student viewing worksheet has 50 multiple choice questions, all presented in video order. These questions are fairly detailed. Certainly, many students will have good enough recall to be able to complete the worksheet after the episode has been shown, but because of the detailed nature of the questions, some teachers may want to use the worksheet as a “during-viewing” activity that will help students track information and stay on task . • The 10-question test, on the other hand, is designed to help students synthesize the episode’s information and see larger patterns that span different sections of it. My intent when writing the test was to focus solely on the “big issues” that arise from the targeted timespan of American history. Students who have paid attention to the video should definitely have mastered these basic, fundamental issues from the targeted time period. All test questions are also multiple choice. • Two answer keys are provided for all questions. One is designed for fast grading. The other one provides the full context of question and answer to help teachers review material out loud or facilitate class discussions of the material. DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION POSSIBILITIES Because the worksheet and test take these different approaches, teachers can also use them to differentiate instruction. keywords: Wall Street, radio, Joe Louis, rise of Nazi Germany, Dust Bowl
Queen Victoria's Empire Worksheet and Puzzle -- Episode 4: Scramble for Africa
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Queen Victoria's Empire Worksheet and Puzzle -- Episode 4: Scramble for Africa

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Do you need a couple of fun ways to get students more thoroughly engaged as you take them through key information about the British Empire during the era of New Imperialism? Look no further than this Queen Victoria's Empire Episode 4 Worksheet set! Designed to go along with a showing of Episode 4 of the PBS series: Queen Victoria's Empire, this teaching guide will help students understand in detail issues of the age including: --Gordon of Khartoum's adventures and death in the Sudan --The slave trade in the Sudan --Prime Minister Gladstone's conviction that the British Empire had grown too large --Cecil Rhodes' use of racist policies to his economic advantage in southern Africa --The competition for diamonds and gold in southern Africa --The Boer War --The death of Queen Victoria and the end of an era This Queen Victoria's Empire teaching packet offers you and your students several different choices: --Fill-in worksheet with 36 problems to help students focus in on the concepts that matter most; all problems presented in video order --Fill-in worksheet as above, but including timestamps as well for teachers who like to offer their students this information --Follow-up crossword puzzle with 19 clues and terms --Answer keys for all activities
Lenin Activity Pack: Charts, Propaganda Worksheets, Question Sets, Puzzle!
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Lenin Activity Pack: Charts, Propaganda Worksheets, Question Sets, Puzzle!

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Help your students master the Russian Revolution and its Aftermath with this Lenin Activity Pack. Fits well into any unit on WWI or the Russian Revolution and provides students with a wide range of activities to engage them and keep them excited about history. Includes a wealth of primary source images related to Lenin and the Russian Civil War. STUDENT ACTIVITY PAGES --Marx & Lenin Compare/Contrast Checklist Chart --Marx & Lenin Venn Diagram --Propaganda Analysis Worksheet: Pro-Lenin Political Cartoon --Propaganda Analysis Worksheet: Anti-Lenin poster --Propaganda Analysis Worksheet: Determine if images are pro- or anti-Lenin --Russian Revolutions Crossword Puzzle --Lenin Worksheet #1: Questions on his life through his exile --Lenin Worksheet #2: Questions on the Russian Revolutions, the Russian Civil War, and Lenin's policies up until his death TOPICS COVERED * Karl Marx and his writings and beliefs * Influence of Marx on Lenin * Lenin's family background and his brother's revolutionary activities * Conditions in Russia during Lenin's lifetime * The death of Alexander III and the reign of his successor, Nicholas II * Lenin's troubles at university, his arrest, and his exile * Lenin's revolutionary activities abroad * World War I's impact on Russia * Lenin's return from exile in the sealed train * The October Revolution * The Russian Civil War * Lenin's policies while in power * Lenin's failing health and his death TEACHER CONVENIENCE FEATURES --Several different activities to choose from -- makes no-prep yet effective differentiation a snap! --Complete answer keys provided for every activity --Fully annotated answer keys for both Lenin Worksheets -- every answer explained in more detail! --Rapid grading for Lenin Worksheets since all questions are multiple choice or true/false --All worksheets formatted to fit onto a single sheet so you spend less time at the copy machine and save on your paper budget. Some worksheets are one-sided; some will need two-sided copying. Fun history engaging content activities by Elise Parker
Frontline-Retirement  Video Questions  plus link to free online video
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Frontline-Retirement Video Questions plus link to free online video

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36 Questions to help students follow along with the PBS video "Frontline: Can You Afford to Retire?" This video is available free online (see link at the end of the description). It's perfect for economics classes and shows students how pension obligations have shifted to the worker who needs to save for retirement throughout his or her entire working life. It also heavily treats the subject of corporate bankruptcy and how changes in bankruptcy law have favored businesses over workers. Questions can also be used to test them after viewing the program -- hence this question set is both an activity and a test. Teacher convenience is a hallmark of my products. These video questions are provided in two formats to help you: a file your word processor can open, so you can easily print out worksheets or modify the questions to suit your own needs, and an Examview test bank of the same questions so you can use the questions electronically with Examview or CPS, if you wish -- either way, you won't have to type them in to get them into the format you need. There are 31 True/False and 5 Multiple Choice questions. Some answers are annotated with additional details to help you guide the students through discussion of the material, if you wish. The preview shows you 4 of the True/False and 2 of the Multiple Choice questions. PBS Program Summary: The baby boomer generation is headed for a shock as it hits retirement: many of them will be long on life expectancy but short on savings. The two main strategies for funding retirement -- lifetime pensions and 401(k)-style savings plans -- are in serious trouble. In "Can You Afford to Retire?" FRONTLINE correspondent Hedrick Smith investigates this looming financial crisis and the outlook for middle-class Americans. Video Questions by Elise Parker To watch "Frontline: Can You Afford to Retire?" online go to the following link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/retirement/view/?utm_campaign=viewpage&utm_medium=grid&utm_source=grid
A More Perfect Union Movie Worksheets -- Over 100 Questions! -- PDF Format
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A More Perfect Union Movie Worksheets -- Over 100 Questions! -- PDF Format

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_______________________________________ What Buyers Are Saying: • Awesome... just what I was looking for. • Lots of questions to choose from! • Saved me hours of work! • Thanks it really helped! ______________________________________ ABOUT THE MOVIE "A More Perfect Union" portrays the 1787 Constitutional Convention in detail. If you're like me, you've downloaded the official Teacher's Guide that goes with this movie. It wasn't adequate for my needs. It had only a few questions and (some of them couldn't even be answered from the movie content!) So I created my own assessments for the movie.I find that students are MUCH more attentive and on-task during a class movie if they know they will be assessed on the main ideas and important details in the film. ABOUT THESE A MORE PERFECT UNION MOVIE WORKSHEETS All questions in this set are multiple choice and there are 105 questions in all. Because this is a lot to present in one fell swoop, the packet contains three different worksheets: one each for the beginning, middle, and ending phases of the film. For ease of teacher use, beginning and end time-stamps are provided for all worksheets. This way, teachers will know exactly which sections of the film the student pages coordinate with. Full answer keys provided for all worksheets. Student worksheets are formatted in both "write-on" and "reusable" versions so teachers can easily create permanent file copies if they wish. Movie Questions by Elise Parker keywords: James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Philadelphia Convention, 1787, Alexander Hamilton
Crash Course Economics Worksheets Episodes 11-15
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Crash Course Economics Worksheets Episodes 11-15

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TEACH WITH INSIGHT AND HUMOR USING YOUTUBE AND THESE CRASH COURSE ECONOMICS WORKSHEETS! Few classroom strategies are as successful as this simple approach: make learning fun! Unfortunately for economics teachers, many students think of this subject as one of the most dry and boring courses ever. The good news is, it doesn't have to be this way! One easy way to increase student enjoyment while still keeping them deeply engaged in highly relevant subject matter is to show the class episodes of the excellent free online series Crash Course Economics. The script of each episode is packed with humorous observations -- ones that help to make strong points about the economic concepts under study. Students like watching the series, which means they pay attention to it and learn! Just as importantly, this series has a way of presenting economic models in a clear, concise way using examples and anecdotes that high school students can *really* relate to! Produced by PBS Digital Studios, each episode of Crash Course contains about 10 minutes of content plus a brief time for the credits. Episodes are available for free on YouTube at the following playlist: If you are new to Crash Course, I encourage you to watch a few videos as soon as you can. I expect you'll be just as enthusiastic about the classroom possibilities as I am! ABOUT THESE CRASH COURSE ECONOMICS WORKSHEETS Each worksheet focuses on a single episode of Crash Course Economics and typically contains between 15 and 25 problems for students to complete. Worksheets are formatted to fit on one page for easy copying and a detailed answer key is provided for each episode. In addition to these regular worksheet items, open-ended extra credit or discussion items are also included for each and every episode. These can be used as debate starters, essay prompts, or . . . the sky's the limit, but one thing is sure -- they target the economic concepts covered in the episode and try to get students to go "one step further" and apply those concepts to their own views of life and society. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EPISODES INCLUDED IN THIS CRASH COURSE WORKSHEET SET: • 11 Money and Finance • 12 The 2008 Financial Crisis • 13 Recession, Hyperinflation, and Stagflation • 14 Economic Schools of Thought • 15 Imports, Exports, and Exchange Rates --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------