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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!
Crash Course Economics Worksheets: Episodes 1-5
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Crash Course Economics Worksheets: Episodes 1-5

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TEACH WITH INSIGHT AND HUMOR USING YOUTUBE AND THESE CRASH COURSE ECONOMICS WORKSHEETS! Produced by PBS Digital Studios, each episode of Crash Course contains about 10 minutes of solid content delivered with humor and insight. Episodes are available for free on YouTube at the following playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPNZwz5_o_5uirJ8gQXnhEO ABOUT THESE CRASH COURSE ECONOMICS WORKSHEETS Each worksheet focuses on a single episode of Crash Course U.S. Economics and typically contains between 10 and 20 items 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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EPISODES INCLUDED IN THIS CRASH COURSE WORKSHEET SET: • 1 Introduction to Economics • 2 Specialization and Trade • 3 Economic Systems and Macroeconomics • 4 Supply and Demand • 5 Macroeconomics -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CREATED WITH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN MIND All Crash Course Economics Worksheets feature questions presented in video order so that students can easily follow along, but these worksheets are not mere outlines that merely ask students to generate their own notes. Instead, they focus in on the key economic issues that students should master!
The Men Who Built America Worksheets -- ENTIRE SERIES + FINAL TEST -- Editable & Examview Formats
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The Men Who Built America Worksheets -- ENTIRE SERIES + FINAL TEST -- Editable & Examview Formats

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This is an editable and Examview edition of my popular "Men Who Built America" worksheet series. It consists of a zip download file that includes: ----One Microsoft Word file of worksheets for all episodes plus a final test. ----Nine Examview test bank (.bnk) files: two for each episode of the series, so that teachers can choose from a "first half" or a "second half" file for the episode being viewed. The ninth file is the final test that covers the entire series. For full details, read on: This download consists of easy-to-correct worksheets designed to go with every episode of "The Men Who Built America," a highly engaging History Channel series covering the industrialization of the United States. MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA WORKSHEETS ARE DESIGNED FOR CLASSROOM CONVENIENCE This worksheet set contains 4 multiple-choice worksheets, each covering one 80-85 minute episode of the series. However, because a class period is frequently less than an hour, each of these worksheets is also divided into a first half and last half. This will let teachers easily show a segment and review answers all within a single class period. EASILY WORKS WITH BOTH WAYS THE SERIES IS SHOWN The Netflix version of The Men Who Built America uses these 80-85 minute-long episodes. However, sometimes when the series airs on the History Channel, it is presented as eight 40-45 minute shorter episodes instead of four "double episodes." Because I have split the double episodes in half when making the worksheets, however, this worksheet set will still work perfectly, even if your classroom showing uses the eight episode structure. WHAT YOU THESE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA WORKSHEETS INCLUDE ----More than 65 questions covering Episode 1 ----More than 60 questions covering Episode 2 ----More than 50 questions covering Episode 3 ----More than 70 questions covering Episode 4 plus: A final exam about the entire series: 80 questions drawn from the previous episode-based sets Hundreds of questions in all!
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!
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
Crash Course U.S. History Worksheets: Episodes 6-10
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Crash Course U.S. History Worksheets: Episodes 6-10

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TEACH WITH HUMOR USING U.S. HISTORY CRASH COURSE! Few classroom strategies are as successful as this simple approach: make learning fun! That, or course, is easier said than done, but when it comes to teaching American history content, the YouTube series Crash Course U.S. History is a fantastic place to start. ABOUT THESE CRASH COURSE U.S. HISTORY WORKSHEETS Time stamps are provided for each and every question to help students zero in on the answers. If you do not care to provide your students with time stamp information, however, the packet also includes a "questions only" worksheet for each episode. Each worksheet focuses on a single episode of Crash Course U.S. History and typically contains between 10 and 20 items 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! QUESTION TYPES INCLUDED: Some worksheets are free answer. Some are true/false -- and in the answer key, all false answers are annotated to give additional information. Some are fill-in-the-blank or cloze format. The worksheets cycle through these formats in order to keep student interest high, so using the worksheets is a varied experience for them. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EPISODES INCLUDED IN THESE CRASH COURSE U.S. HISTORY WORKSHEETS This resource includes a worksheet, a time-stamped worksheet, and a detailed answer key for episodes 6-10 of Crash Course U.S. History: • Taxes and Smuggling: A Prelude to Revolution • Who Won the American Revolution • The Constitution, the Articles of Confederation, and Federalism • Where Did U.S. Politics Come From? -- Federalists and Democratic-Republicans • Thomas Jefferson and His Democracy --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
America the Story of US Episode 8 Quiz and Worksheet: Boom
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America the Story of US Episode 8 Quiz and Worksheet: Boom

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60 Multiple Choice Questions on Episode 8 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 8: “Boom," which means it covers the advent of the petroleum and automobile era in American and events through to the 1920s including the Chicago Race Riot, Red Summer, the Great Migration, Prohibition, and Al Capone. 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: Texas, oil drilling, prospecting, Spindletop, Henry Ford, mass production, assembly line, Great Migration, suburbs, Los Angeles aqueduct, Hollywood, Owens Valley, Chicago Race Riots, Red Summer, Prohibition, 18th Amendment, Al Capone
Crash Course U.S. Government Worksheets Episodes 16-20
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Crash Course U.S. Government Worksheets Episodes 16-20

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TEACH WITH INSIGHT AND HUMOR USING CRASH COURSE GOVERNMENT Few classroom strategies are as successful as this simple approach: make learning fun! For government or civics classes, one easy way to work in some student enjoyment is by showing episodes of Crash Course U.S.Government and Politics. The script of each episode is packed with humorous observations -- ones that help to make strong points about the civics under study. Students like watching the series, which means they pay attention to it and learn! Produced by PBS Digital Studios, each episode of Crash Course contains up to 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 WORKSHEETS Each worksheet focuses on a single episode of Crash Course U.S. Government and typically contains between 10 and 20 items 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! TIMESTAMPS INCLUDED FOR ALL QUESTIONS Every worksheet comes in two version: with timestamps and without. That way, teachers can decide which option suits their needs best. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THESE CRASH COURSE WORKSHEETS This set of worksheets covers the following episodes: • 16 Types of Bureaucracies -- Understanding the executive branch agencies! • 17 Controlling Bureaucracies -- More about the executive branch agencies! • 18 Legal System Basics -- Introduction to the Judicial Branch • 19 Structure of the Court System -- Trial and Appellate Courts, District and Circuit Courts, State versus Federal systems • 20 Supreme Court Procedures -- How a Case Makes it To the Highest Court in the Land, and What Happens Once it's There.... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All questions are presented in video order and come with and without time stamps!
The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross Episode 2 Worksheet: 1800-1860
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The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross Episode 2 Worksheet: 1800-1860

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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 59 fill-in-the-blank problems for them to solve as they watch Episode 2 of The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, which covers the period of 1800 to 1860 in African American history. Summary of Episode 2: The Age of Slavery "The Age of Slavery" illustrates how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution. For free black people in places like Philadelphia, these years were a time of tremendous opportunity. But for most African Americans, this era represented a new nadir. King Cotton fueled the rapid expansion of slavery into new territories, and a Second Middle Passage forcibly relocated African Americans from the Upper South into the Deep South. Yet as slavery intensified, so did resistance. From individual acts to mass rebellions, African Americans demonstrated their determination to undermine and ultimately eradicate slavery in every state in the nation. Courageous individuals, such as Harriet Tubman, Richard Allen and Frederick Douglass, played a crucial role in forcing the issue of slavery to the forefront of national politics, helping to create the momentum that would eventually bring the country to war. Teaching Options with this The African Americans Episode 2 Worksheet 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
Crash Course US. History Worksheets: Episodes 11-15
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Crash Course US. History Worksheets: Episodes 11-15

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TEACH WITH HUMOR USING U.S. HISTORY CRASH COURSE! Few classroom strategies are as successful as this simple approach: make learning fun! That, or course, is easier said than done, but when it comes to teaching American history content, the YouTube series Crash Course U.S. History is a fantastic place to start. The script of each episode is packed with humorous observations about life and culture -- ones that help to make strong points about the history being communicated. Just as importantly, the host, John Green, has what it takes to keep students' interest: enthusiasm about the topics, a quirky way with props, and a funny, sometimes deadpan delivery of content. Students like watching the series, which means they pay attention to it and learn! Where to Find Crash Course U.S. History 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 U.S. HISTORY WORKSHEETS Time stamps are provided for each and every question to help students zero in on the answers. If you do not care to provide your students with time stamp information, however, the packet also includes a "questions only" worksheet for each episode. Each worksheet focuses on a single episode of Crash Course U.S. History and typically contains between 10 and 20 items 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! QUESTION TYPES INCLUDED: Some worksheets are free answer. Some are true/false -- and in the answer key, all false answers are annotated to give additional information. Some are fill-in-the-blank or cloze format. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EPISODES INCLUDED IN THESE CRASH COURSE U.S. HISTORY WORKSHEETS This resource includes a worksheet, a time-stamped worksheet, and a detailed answer key for episodes 11 - 15 of Crash Course U.S. History: • The War of 1812 • The Market Revolution -- The Early Industrial Revolution • Slavery • The Age of Andrew Jackson • 19th-Century Reform Movements
Hitler: The Rise of Evil Movie Viewing Worksheets -- 70 Fill-In Problems -- Fully Editable
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil Movie Viewing Worksheets -- 70 Fill-In Problems -- Fully Editable

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These Hitler: The Rise of Evil worksheets are designed to be used by students as they watch the film. Students will pay better attention to the movie and will focus in on important details as they solve the problems included in the activity. USING THESE HITLER THE RISE OF EVIL MOVIE WORKSHEETS The approach here is cloze, also known as fill-ins: Key statements from the film's script are included on a worksheet, with important words or phrases blocked out. Students are to fill in the missing words or phrases as they watch the film. I have used these worksheets with my classes and have found them to be highly successful at helping students follow the movie better and feel accountable for the class time spent on the movie. Students stay on task more when they feel accountable. As every teacher knows, some students treat an instructional movie as though it were free time. These worksheets will help discourage that notion. The worksheet is several pages long and has 70 cloze (fill-in-the-blank) problems to be solved while students watch the 3 hour-long film. The problems to be solved often guide students to historically significant items, helping them to gain a better understanding of the importance and context of terms such as: Communist, Versailles, Fuhrer, Munich, putsch, swastika, Reichstag, chancellor... and many more! Teacher convenience is a hallmark of my products! Accordingly, I have organized student materials and teacher materials in several ways so that you have a variety of options. Student Materials: Two worksheet versions are provided for your convenience: 1) Re-usable. Make one class set and use it with multiple groups over multiple years. Save on paper, ink, and the hassle of making printouts! 2) Consumable. If you prefer to let students write directly on the worksheets, use this version! Teacher Materials: Two answer keys are provided to you: 1) Answers provided in context for use in class discussions of the material. This answer key includes timestamps of when each key statement occurs during the movie. This answer key is probably the more convenient one if you have students use the consumable worksheets. 2) A more traditional linear answer key to make correcting student work simpler. This answer key is probably more convenient if you have students use the re-usable worksheets.
Gettysburg Movie Worksheets / Gettysburg Movie Quizzes / Gettysburg Movie Tests
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Gettysburg Movie Worksheets / Gettysburg Movie Quizzes / Gettysburg Movie Tests

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______________________________________________________________________ What Buyers Are Saying: ---My students were able to flow along fairly easy with these worksheets. Great job. ---Awesome!!! ---Definitely helped keep student attention. ---Perfect for the movie! ______________________________________________________________________ The movie Gettysburg is a fantastic Civil War experience for students and teachers alike, but to keep your classes fully on-task and watching, what could be better than to provide your students with these ready-made worksheets that will help them follow along? TEACHER CONVENIENCE FEATURES BUILT INTO THESE GETTYSBURG WORKSHEETS • You will receive seven different Gettysburg worksheets , each one covering a different phase of the movie. All worksheets are time-stamped so that you will know exactly which phase of the movie a given worksheet is intended to cover. • All questions are provided in movie order so that students can keep up with their responses without the worksheets distracting them from the events on-screen. • There are nearly 120 questions provided in all! They focus on both the "big issues" connected to the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg, and on key details particular to the plot and characterization depicted in the movie. Help your students enjoy a great history movieeven more with these guided Gettysburg movie worksheets. Movie worksheets by Elise Parker keywords: Gettysburg, Civil War, Robert E. Lee, Joshua Chamberlain, Meade, Pickett's Charge, Little Round Top
Crash Course U.S. Government Worksheets Episodes 1-5
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Crash Course U.S. Government Worksheets Episodes 1-5

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Teach with Humor using Crash Course Government! Few classroom strategies are as successful as this simple approach: make learning fun! For government or civics classes, one easy way to work in some student enjoyment is by showing episodes of Crash Course U.S.Government and Politics. The script of each episode is packed with humorous observations -- ones that help to make strong points about the civics under study. Students like watching the series, which means they pay attention to it and learn! 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 Worksheets Each worksheet focuses on a single episode of Crash Course Government and typically contains between 10 and 20 items 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! This set of worksheets covers the following episodes: • 1 Introduction: Why Study Government • 2 The Bicameral Congress: Structure, Responsibilities, and Eligibility Rules • 3 Separation of Powers and Checks & Balances • 4 Federalism • 5 Constitutional Compromises All questions are presented in video order so that students can easily follow along, but these worksheets are not mere outlines that merely ask students to generate their own notes. Instead, they focus in on certain key issues that students watching the videos should master in order to have a clear and concise understanding of the topic under study.
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
America the Story of US Episode 10 Quiz and Worksheet: World War II
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America the Story of US Episode 10 Quiz and Worksheet: World War II

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60 Multiple Choice Questions on Episode 10 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 10: “World War II," focusing on the role the United States played in the Second World 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 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: Pearl Harbor, radar, mass production, women working, feminism, D-Day, Normandy, segregation, B-17, Oppenheimer, Manhattan Project, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, superpower
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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Marie Antoinette Movie Worksheets and Activity Pack
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Marie Antoinette Movie Worksheets and Activity Pack

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Bring the French Revolution to Life with this Detailed Movie Worksheet plus Puzzle Page to accompany the 2006 Feature Film, "Marie Antoinette!" --117 Multiple Choice Questions, all in movie order --Full Answer Key Included --No Prep -- Just Print and Go! --Multiple Choice means fast correcting too! --Crossword Puzzle Review page makes for a fun recap of the movie, or can double as formal assessment quiz! About these Marie Antoinette Movie Worksheets This movie activity pack is designed to go with the 2006 feature film Marie Antoinette. There is more than one movie with that name – this learning packet matches the version directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Kirsten Dunst in the title role. Marie Antoinette focuses on the life of the title character from shortly before her marriage through the events of the French Revolution which forced her to leave Versailles, never to return. As such, it provides students with a strong background into many of the issues and problems that were to contribute to the French Revolution. Benefits of these Marie Antoinette Worksheets Students who watch the movie will learn far more about the period if they pay close attention. These Marie Antoinette Movie Worksheets and Activities help them focus on key ideas including: • The longstanding antipathy between Austria and France • Marie Antoinette’s Austrian status conveying a disadvantage • The free-spending ways of the French monarchy • Traditional life at Versailles • Marie Antoinette’s resistance to the norms of behavior at the French court • Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his influence on Marie Antoinette • French assistance to the American Revolution • The growing problem of the French national debt • The attack on the Bastille • The Women’s March on Versailles • Louis XVI’s indecisiveness in the face of the crises facing France Student Activities Included in these Marie Antoinette Movie Worksheets This packet contains both traditional and recreational approaches toward the movie: • More than 100 multiple-choice questions for use as a viewing worksheet or test/quiz. • Crossword puzzle with clues and terms drawn from key movie information   Features of these Marie Antoinette Worksheets • All questions presented in “movie order” so students can answer as they watch. • “Movie order” questions also allow teachers to stop and start the film whenever they wish • If the questions worksheet is used during viewing, teachers can reserve the crossword puzzle for a fun final assessment activity – or assign it for extra credit/enrichment if they desire.
America the Story of US Episode 4 Quiz and Worksheet: Division
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America the Story of US Episode 4 Quiz and Worksheet: Division

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63 Multiple Choice Questions on Episode 4 of America: A History 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 4: “Division,” which deals with the early industrialization of the United States alongside the growing disputes between slave states and free states. 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 53 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. 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 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. Since the test is much shorter and covers much more basic information, it can serve as a “basic” level viewing worksheet should teachers desire. The regular worksheet, in contrast, can double as an “advanced” viewing activity. keywords: Erie Canal, industrialization, cotton, cotton gin, white gold, Lowell, whaling, kerosene, slavery, Abraham Lincoln
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.
North & South Industrial Revolution Movie Worksheets and Guide
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North & South Industrial Revolution Movie Worksheets and Guide

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Looking for an *excellent* Industrial Revolution movie? Look no further than North & South, now playing on Netflix! With these North and South worksheets, you'll easily be able to assess your students' mastery of key plot points and real industrial revolutions problems/conditions. ABOUT THE TV MINISERIES NORTH & SOUTH (This is the BBC North & South, all about industrialization, *not* the American Civil War miniseries also called North and South) North & South is a 2004 BBC television production that brings to vivid life Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel of the same name. As such, it is an excellent portrayal of the Industrial Revolution, taking viewers inside not only a working cotton mill in approximately 1850, but also showcasing in detail the living and working conditions that textile workers experienced in northern England at this time. As the title indicates, the movie also delves into conditions in the still-agricultural South at this time, which makes the movie ideal for demonstrating the stark difference in English life that resulted from industrialization. It also makes an excellent tie-in to teaching the Romantics as a reaction against industrialization in favor of the beautiful, green landscapes characterizing the non-industrialized South at this time. Before I found North & South, I couldn’t come up with a good movie to illustrate this key period. As soon as I first saw it, I knew my long search was over. The movie has a romantic frame plot that is hugely engaging for high school students -- they enter into the plot emotionally and literally moan, groan, and cheer as the protagonists suffer through the trials of falling in love. And because the students are so engaged and interested, they really pay attention! That means they absorb a lot of wonderful historical detail, including:  The challenges inherent in forming an early union  The suffering and dynamics associated with strikes  The problems encountered by manufacturers, too  The values and morals of Victorian society  The difficulties ordinary people experience with market forces in action as capitalism takes full sway of the economy  Dreadful living conditions in crowded industrial cities  The reality of working in a cotton mill, including the use of child labor, what happens when a worker falls ill, and the likelihood of fires About the only drawback I have found to using North & South in class is that the full movie lasts four hours (it was a TV miniseries). Given the wealth of useful history it presents, however, I consider it four hours very well spent. WHAT THIS NORTH & SOUTH MOVIE GUIDE CONTAINS --4 detailed worksheets --Answer keys --3 Essay topics --9 Example Essays
Classroom Display: Great Quotes about History
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Classroom Display: Great Quotes about History

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Have you ever looked at catalogs and wished that you could find some classroom display materials that would stimulate a lot of thought and discussion about the nature of history itself -- instead of only about a limited topic such as the French Revolution? Have you wanted to find more mature display materials that would help your high school students feel that they are being treated as reasoning individuals nearing adulthood? If you are like me, you have decided that a lot of classroom displays for social studies are just too "elementary"-looking for high school students to appreciate. You have probably also longed for some permanent displays that could stay up all year and still be relevant every single day. The answer: Great Quotes about History These 48 famous quotations will stimulate thought and discussion even as they challenge students' preconceptions about what history really is, how it gets written, and why it can be interpreted so differently! I find my students looking up at them and studying them during pauses in instruction or when they have seat work to do. They also work as fantastic sponge and transition activities -- particularly if you print them out on a variety of different colors of paper. A great class starter is to challenge students to "find the orange quotation that most closely matches your view, and be prepared to explain why you agree with it." They can also be used as essay and debate topics, encouraging students all the while to do more than simply learn historical facts, but to reach a deeper understanding as to the role and purpose of history itself. Apart from any other instructional use, however, they make for a beautiful, relevant, and timeless set of classroom display materials -- these quotations are "evergreen" and will work well with any historical topic. WHAT YOU WILL GET IN THE ZIP DOWNLOAD FILE: Since teacher convenience and accessibility is a part of my whole philosophy, the full set contains: --a .pdf file to make sure that the pages will display as designed even if you lack the font I used --an editable .rtf file you can customize to suit yourself. I include this since you might want to add to the quotes as you see fit, change the font to an alternate you prefer, or switch away from black text if you have a color printer.