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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!
Selma: Movie Worksheets, Essay Questions, and Discussion Prompts
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Selma: Movie Worksheets, Essay Questions, and Discussion Prompts

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Few movies have captured Dr. Martin Luther King so thoroughly as the Academy Award-winning "Selma," which details the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the landmark Civil Rights movement Selma-to-Montgomery march for voting rights. A great movie is one thing, but making it work in class can be another. That's where these Selma Movie Worksheets come in. Providing more than 60 fill-in-the-blank problems based on the movie characters' statements, it makes the movie a lot more accessible to students, helping them understand the people and events far more thoroughly than they otherwise would. Since students need to fill these out as they watch, the movie worksheets not only hold students accountable for paying attention, they also help them learn *more* as they take in the events of Selma in 1965! ---All problems focus in on key terms and phrases that really matter for understanding the Civil Rights era. ---All problems provide students with the name of the character delivering the dialog, so it's much easier to keep track of who is who and who did what! MORE THAN JUST WORKSHEETS The Selma Movie Worksheets set also contains a wealth of follow-up prompts that can be used as project assignments, discussion starters, essay topics, or research prompts. EVER WONDER ABOUT THE HISTORICAL ACCURACY OF A MOVIE SHOWN IN CLASS? With these Selma Movie Worksheets, the research into historical accuracy is already done for you. Teacher resource materials in the packet include a brief discussion of the main historical issues critics have identified with the movie, as well as helpful links to places online where teachers can learn more if they wish. In general, however, Selma was praised for its high degree of historical accuracy, which makes it an excellent movie to use in class. Perfect for Black History Month or Martin Luther King Day, "Selma" would also fit well into any unit on the Civil Rights Movement / 1960s or one that focuses on President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Movie worksheets by Elise Parker Keywords: MLK, LBJ, Coretta Scott King, Sheriff Jim Clark, Andrew Young, John Lewis, James Abernathy, Bayard Rustin, Malcolm X, non-violence, non-violent protest, Voting Rights Act, Civil Rights Act, segretation, poll tax, literacy test, voting vouchers, intimidation tactics
Crash Course Economics Worksheets: Episodes 6-10
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Crash Course Economics Worksheets: Episodes 6-10

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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: • 6 Productivity and Growth • 7 Inflation and Bubbles and Tulips! • 8 Fiscal Policy and Stimulus • 9 Deficits and Debt • 10 Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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!
WWII in HD Worksheets: Episode 1, "Darkness Falls"
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WWII in HD Worksheets: Episode 1, "Darkness Falls"

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These WWII in HD Episode 1 Worksheets include more than 45 questions 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 *both* a multiple-choice worksheet on the episode, and a parallel free-answer worksheet. Both have the same question prompts, but students who need a little boost will 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. Even if you don't need to differentiate within a single class, you'll still options with this set. The basic worksheet can be used during viewing while the free-response variant is saved for 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 1 As Europe falls under Nazi control, America is unprepared for war and the attack on Pearl Harbor. The first bloody battles are fought on Guadalcanal and in North Africa. KEY CONCEPTS • Isolationism • Holocaust / Anti-Semitism • Pearl Harbor • Selective Service Act • North African campaign • Guadalcanal campaign
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!
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
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.
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
Great Depression: Dust Bowl Farmers Questions (Examview + Word)
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Great Depression: Dust Bowl Farmers Questions (Examview + Word)

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Students respond really well to humor, and you'll see some in this fun question set about the plight of the American farmer in the 1920s and 1930s. A major focus is the Dust Bowl, but the questions also cover how WWI contributed to farmers overproducing and borrowing too much money, all of which contributed to economic woes even before the Dust Bowl hit. 39 true/false and multiple choice questions in all -- a lot of them amusing so that students will be engaged, enthusiastic, and learn a lot! TEACHER CONVENIENCE IS A HALLMARK OF MY PRODUCTS. Therefore, the download includes several different formats: ----- Word processing (.rtf) file that Microsoft Word can open. Use these files to make printouts or to edit the questions to customize them for your curriculum. ----- Examview Test file (.tst). Use these files to print tests or conduct electronic testing using computers with Examview or clickers with CPS. ----- Examview Test bank (.bnk). These files can be combined with each other or with other .bnk files to build larger tests. YOu could, for example, easily append these questions onto other examview banks you might already have. No matter what format works best for you, the hard work has already been done -- the questions are already typed in! A full answer key is provided for each of the question sets.
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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Queen Victoria's Empire Worksheet and Puzzle -- Episode 2: A Passage to India
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Queen Victoria's Empire Worksheet and Puzzle -- Episode 2: A Passage to India

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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 2 Worksheet set! Designed to go along with a showing of Episode 2 of the PBS series: Queen Victoria's Empire, this teaching guide will help students understand in detail how the British dealt with the most "valuable valuable jewel in the crown," their all-important colony of India. Along the way, students will also become acquainted with the Crimean War and the "missionary spirit" that would characterize so many aspects of the Age of New Imperialism. This Queen Victoria's Empire teaching packet offers you and your students several different choices: --Fill-in worksheet with 35 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 17 clues and terms --Answer keys for all activities
Spanish Interactive Exercises -- Present Tense of Regular -er Verbs
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Spanish Interactive Exercises -- Present Tense of Regular -er Verbs

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A set of 11 exercises to help students get a solid foundation in Spanish verb meanings and conjugations. Self-checking individually paced learning that really makes differentiation a snap -- and that promotes true mastery of the language! INTEGRATE WORD MEANINGS WITH GRAMMAR TO PROMOTE TRUE COMPREHENSION INSTEAD OF ROTE LEARNING When students are practicing conjugations, they should at the same time be acquiring the MEANING of the words they are using. What sense does it make to have them write charts of rompo, rompes, rompe, etc, when they don't know what the words MEAN? My exercises are designed to constantly reinforce the meaning of the conjugated forms. As students advance through the exercises they will master increasing numbers of word meanings, and all the while, they have been acquiring the target conjugations as well. TARGET SPECIFIC TROUBLE AREAS THAT LEARNERS STRUGGLE WITH No matter what textbook I used, the book always took for granted that students would understand when to use the nosotros versus the ellos/Uds. forms. You probably know that students have HUGE difficulty in figuring out which form is needed in any given plural situation. Sure, they'll use the ellos form when the sentence says "ellos," and they can handle a simple nosotros, too, but what about when the sentence says "Marta y Luis," or "Maria y yo," or "Los profesores y Ud.?" Sentences like that would absolutely baffle my students until we started doing massive practice sets on how to know when you need a nosotros versus an ellos/ellas/Uds. form. But these exercises take care of that for you! I built them that way from the start so that students would have tons of practice in recognizing real-life subjects -- which as we know, do not always consist of the pure subject pronouns. So yes, sometimes the exercises cue them with "Ella," but sometimes they use a name or a title (La alumna) or even a non-person noun when the verb is suitable (El libro...). And when it comes to the plural forms, students will work with complex subjects from the start: Maria Elena y tú, El director y los estudiantes. Tú y yo. Uds. y yo. Juan, Elena, y Teresa. Etc, etc, etc. This exercise set has a special multiple-choice section that requires students to focus on when they would need the nosotros or the ellos forms for complex subjects. THE NITTY-GRITTY: HOW THESE SPANISH INTERACTIVE EXERCISES WORK All exercises are computer based and designed to run in any web browser. All you have to do (as explained in the included Read Me file) is copy the exercise set to a computer's hard drive and double click on the START HERE file!
Guns, Germs and Steel Video Worksheets -- PDF Printable Version
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Guns, Germs and Steel Video Worksheets -- PDF Printable Version

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Few teaching units can effectively capture the breadth of human history since the dawn of farming to the present day, but Jared Diamond's breathtaking series, Guns, Germs and Steel does so with aplomb. High school students being what they are, however, they may not fully appreciate Diamond's fascinating episodes for their own sake. That's where these worksheets come in. They will help hold students accountable for paying close attention to the videos so that much more content is learned and absorbed. This bundle contains video worksheets for episodes 1 and 2 of Jared Diamond's 3-part series. (There is no worksheet provided for episode 3 simply because, after having used this series with World History and Economics classes for several years, I have concluded that the third episode is the weakest. The most important content is well-covered in the first two episodes, which is what my classes focus on every year.) ABOUT GUNS, GERMS and STEEL This series is *perfect* for World History courses and fits in well when studying the ancient world and again when looking at the age of European imperialism. Basically, the series is an exploration of one of the key questions about the modern world: why are wealth and power distributed so unequally? Why are some continents so rich while others seem to be so poor? Because this is the major focus of the series, it is also ideal for Economics classes. During the Age of Imperialism, a number of explanations were floated to explain these discrepancies. By and large, they were based on racism. Diamond debunks these skillfully, presenting the idea that won him a Pulitzer Prize: the physical geography of the earth has had a controlling influence on the development of key technological breakthroughs that gave some areas a head start over others. It all starts with farming, and with the fact that not all world areas started off with the same wealth of animals that were capable of being domesticated. The shape of the continents has actually been a key historical force, according to Diamond; those with a long east-west axis enjoyed a great advantage over those with a north-south orientation. From these factors, much of the modern world has sprung. WHEN TO USE THE VIDEOS AND WORKSHEETS Guns, Germs and Steel fits into the curriculum at a number of key places -- it truly is a very versatile video to add to your teaching library. You could show episodes when the class reaches any of the following moments in history: * Neolithic revolution * Fertile Crescent * Age of Exploration * Age of Imperialism * Spanish Conquest of South America * Age of New Imperialism
America the Story of US Episode 5 Quiz and Worksheet: Civil War
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America the Story of US Episode 5 Quiz and Worksheet: Civil War

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60 Multiple Choice Questions on Episode 5 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 5: “Civil 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 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 instructio into basic/advanced levels. keywords: Abraham Lincoln, North and South, railroads, telegraph, amputations, Clara Barton, ether, chloroform, bromine, formaldehyde, battlefield photography, Antietam, Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, Lee, Sherman
Thirteen Days Movie Tests -- 138 TF and Mult Choice Questions -- Editable and Examview formats
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Thirteen Days Movie Tests -- 138 TF and Mult Choice Questions -- Editable and Examview formats

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______________________________________________________ What Buyers Are Saying: ---Excellent resource for the movie. ---I used it today with the movie. It was awesome. Nice job ---Great questions for the end of the year assignment ______________________________________________________ These Thirteen Days Worksheets consist of a comprehensive set of questions covering the movie "Thirteen Days" about the Cuban Missile Crisis. 138 questions in all, but super-fast to correct since they're all True/False or Multiple Choice! STRUCTURE OF THESE THIRTEEN DAYS MOVIE QUESTIONS WORKSHEETS You will get two full sets of questions, each covering the entire movie. 1) One set is divided into files that address very specific timed portions of the movie, so if you show from the start to 25 minutes in, for example, you will have an assessment ready to go for just that portion of the movie. 2) The other set is made up of general files that don't have time-stamps on them but cover approximately 1/4 of the movie each. See the free preview file, which has 20 True/False, 11 Multiple Choice, and 1 Numeric Question. This file is a general one that covers about the first fourth of the movie. HOW TO USE THESE THIRTEEN DAYS MOVIE QUESTION WORKSHEETS Because you will have TWO complete sets of movie questions, you can use one set as quick assessments during the showing, and the other as a final assessment! This is a good way to use the materials, since it means that the final test is not made up of the exact same questions students have already worked with, even though it will cover the same material. The "time stamped" question sets provide 44 questions while the "general" sets provide 94 additional questions. Formats provided: --->Examview .tst so you can print tests out or use them with CPS/Examview electronic testing systems --->Examview .bnk so you can combine the various question banks in any way you please to make your own tests (For example, combine one set of files to make a during-viewing paper/pencil worksheet and combine the other set of files to make a post-test.) --->.rtf Microsoft Word and other word processors can open these files. The rtf files are perfect for making worksheets or adding other enhancements to the files. Movie Questions by Elise Parker
My Boy Jack Tests or Worksheets -- 68 TF and Multiple Ch. Questions -- Editable and Examview Formats
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My Boy Jack Tests or Worksheets -- 68 TF and Multiple Ch. Questions -- Editable and Examview Formats

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My Boy Jack Movie Worksheets are designed for use with the excellent WWI film "My Boy Jack" starring Daniel Radcliffe and David Haig. ABOUT THE MOVIE: MY BOY JACK My Boy Jack is a dramatic presentation (not a documentary) telling the true story of Rudyard Kipling and his son, who was killed in World War I -- but who arguably should not have been allowed to join up at all, since he didn't meet the vision requirements for battlefield work. As such, the movie raises profound questions about the duties of patriotism and of parenting, even as it portrays *both* life in the trenches and on the home front. TOPICS COVERED IN THESE MY BOY JACK WORKSHEETS Topics covered in the movie include • nationalism • British empire • Motivations for war / Causes of WWI • Total War • Life on the UK home front • Trench warfare As you can see, all very appropriate and topical for world history and European history classes! SET UP WITH TEACHER NEEDS IN MIND The questions are organized into three separate files, each one covering a specific portion of the movie. The segments are timed such that in a normal high school period, you would have enough time to show a full segment of the movie and then use the associated question set with the students as either a quiz or discussion-starter activity. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING: A THREE-DAY PLAN OR A TWO-DAY PLAN In this way you could show the 90 minute movie over a three day period and do assessment on it as you go. Another option would be to print out the Word files included in the download and have students fill them out as worksheets while the movie plays. In this way the entire movie could be completed in two class periods, including assessment being done as it plays. 68 Questions total, all true/false or multiple choice for super-fast correcting! FULLY EDITABLE FILES All questions are provided in both Word format for paper/pencil use and also in Examview format so that if you want to use them in CPS or Examview, you will not have to type them in. Either way, you can edit the files if you want to customize them! LOOKING FOR A CRITICAL THINKING OPTION? To help students analyze the film in more detail -- and to help personalize the experience of watching it, so students feel much more drawn into the action, you might want to look at my My Boy Jack Critical Thinking Questions, also here at TES. Movie Questions by Elise Parker.
Sicko Worksheets, Movie Guide, and Debate/Essay/Project Topics
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Sicko Worksheets, Movie Guide, and Debate/Essay/Project Topics

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GET REAL IN GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMICS CLASSES WITH A CRITICAL LOOK AT OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM Sicko, released in 2007 by famed documentary-maker Michael Moore, addresses the crisis in health care in the United States. The film heavily focuses on the problems of Americans who actually have health insurance – but it is insurance that in many ways leaves them in the lurch when they have a major problem. INCLUDED IN THIS SICKO MOVIE GUIDE AND WORKSHEETS PACKET You will get 120 Sicko movie questions, all presented in video order so that students can follow along, answering as they pay attention to the movie – though it is equally possible to use the questions after viewing as a test or quiz follow-up, or even as a way to review content and spur class discussion. All questions are provided as both multiple choice and free response problems. You will also get 7 follow-up topics to get students thinking more deeply about the movie’s issues so they can formulate their own points of view. These topics work equally well for debate and discussion, essays, and projects, giving teachers a lot of flexibility. Full answer keys are provided, along with detailed introductory teaching notes as well as guidance notes on the discussion and essay topics. EASY DIFFERENTIATION WITH BOTH BASIC AND ADVANCED LEVELS PROVIDED! All 120 questions are provided in both multiple choice and free response formats so that teachers can easily differentiate, with both basic and advanced worksheet versions available at their fingertips. TEACHER CONVENIENCE FEATURES Questions are numbered sequentially so that teachers can start and stop the movie whenever it suits them, instead of trying to match their instruction to worksheets that divide the movie up into pre-established segments.
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
Industrial Revolution Worksheet Crossword Puzzle -- The Beginnings of Industrialization
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Industrial Revolution Worksheet Crossword Puzzle -- The Beginnings of Industrialization

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In my own classes, I see the value of making learning fun. That’s why I try my best to develop activities and puzzles that students find engaging, even as they make a teacher’s professional life just a little bit easier! This Industrial Revolution Crossword Puzzle Worksheet focuses on the most basic issue of all when it comes to industrialization -- how and where it all started: the beginnings of industrialization! Teacher Convenience Features in this Industrial Revolution Puzzle This Industrial Revolution Puzzle includes a variety of options designed to give teachers instant options. The puzzle included is designed for differentiated learning, with two difficulty levels provided. First you will see a standard presentation with just the crossword grid and the lists of clues. On the very next page, however, you will see a “basic” version of the same puzzle. This one includes a word bank so that students who need more guided assistance can also succeed on the puzzles, learning along the way. The answer keys are also designed for teacher convenience. First you will see the puzzle grid filled in with the answers. This page also includes the clues for teacher reference. On the next answer page, you’ll find a handy table that pairs up each answer with its corresponding clue. This page will let you review terms and names with your students without having to hunt for the answers on a puzzle grid. Ways to Use This Industrial Revolution Puzzle Worksheet The information included on this puzzles matches what is typically presented in a high school history textbook, but of course if students have internet-capable devices – even their own smart phones, if that works per your school’s policies – they can always augment the textbook with a spot of online research. This Industrial Revolution Worksheet puzzle works great for: • Reviewing key concepts after the text has been read and discussed • Homework assignment • Sub plans – even months after industrialization has been taught, you can use these for emergency substitute lesson plans! • Open-book Industrial Revolution test • Industrial Revolution quiz • Group / Cooperative Learning Activity • History contest activity Thanks for reading this far! I wish you a very happy and productive school year, and lots of fun teaching! Elise Parker
American Imperialism Worksheets -- Set 2: Spanish American War Worksheets
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American Imperialism Worksheets -- Set 2: Spanish American War Worksheets

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Three Spanish American War worksheets: Multiple choice with 60 questions for a thorough review or test, plus 2 matching worksheets -- one basic, one advanced so you can have differentiated learning materials at your fingertips! How did the United States first start to become a world power? That's a complex question, but one of the key factors was the nation's victory in the Spanish-American War. About the student materials you will get in these Spanish-American War worksheets This teaching resource contains three different worksheets. All of them cover the same basic content: the causes, course, and consequences of the Spanish-American War. The first worksheet is a comprehensive multiple-choice overview of the Spanish-American War, containing 60 questions that can be answered using most high-school level textbooks or online resources related to the war. The last two worksheets consist of matching problems designed to help students do a targeted review of key people and items that they should have mastered. Because the matching worksheets focus only on these highly important historical entries, they work very well as quizzes or tests. Matching Worksheet A is the “basic” version of such a test because it contains only 10 definitions, each one of which matches to a person or thing on the provided list. That is, there are not extraneous answers provided as distractors. Teachers may find that Worksheet A is perfect for students who benefit from more streamlined materials. Matching Worksheet B, on the other hand, is the “advanced” version of the same test. Questions and answers are identical to those on the “ basic” matching worksheet, but additional unused answers are also mixed in so that students have more entries to choose from. Content Included in these Spanish American War Worksheets These question sets are titled “American Imperialism: The Spanish-American War” because they are not intended to be a comprehensive view of all 19th century American imperialism. Instead, they cover a limited range of topics: • Cuba’s ongoing conflicts with Spain in the late 1800s • American business interests in Cuba • Jose Marti’s rebellion and Spain’s response • Yellow journalism and growing war fever in America • The destruction of the U.S.S. Maine • Initial fighting in the Philippines • War readiness of the U.S. Army in 1898 • Fighting in Cuba; African American regiments, Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders • The provisions of the Treaty of Paris • American reactions to the idea of empire Other American imperialism topics, such as the Panama Canal and the Open Door Policy, will be covered in forthcoming question sets.
My Boy Jack / WWI Critical Thinking Questions -- Can Double as Essay Topics
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My Boy Jack / WWI Critical Thinking Questions -- Can Double as Essay Topics

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ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS TO ENGAGE DEEPLY WITH HISTORY USING THESE WWI CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS KEYED TO THE FILM MY BOY JACK What would it be like to actually fight in the First World War? How would it feel to watch a beloved son go off to fight -- and what could you do on the home front to help support him? How much should a government lie to its citizens about the conditions and progress of the war -- do the ends justify the means? These are just a few of the powerful questions addressed by the keenly insightful film, My Boy Jack, produced by the BBC and first aired on Decoration Day (the equivalent of Memorial Day in the United States). Unlike many war movies, this one is not fiction. It is the true story of Rudyard Kipling and his son, who wanted to go off to fight for king and country, and and after many struggles, finally got his wish -- much to the regret of the father who had encouraged him to go off to war at the tender young age of 17. WHY THIS MOVIE WORKS IN CLASS Because the main character is just 17 years old, high school students can really relate to him and put themselves in his shoes! They see him dealing with a difficult home situation (something many of our students have on their plates), applying for military service only to be rejected, pressing his case, going through basic training, serving as an officer training his own battalion, and finally, going "over the top" on the Western Front and confronting the very ugly realities of trench warfare. Students find it interesting and really pay attention -- and it doesn't hurt that John Kipling is played by the same actor many of them recognize as Harry Potter! These questions focus on issues raised by the film and will help students personalize and internalize how total war affected individuals in families. They will provide a springboard for class discussion and debate about issues such as nationalism, propaganda, and patriotism. Because the character of Jack is so close to the age of high school students studying the war, it's easy for students to put themselves in his shoes and really feel involved as they watch the film. These critical thinking questions expand on that angle and turn the movie into a much more powerful teaching tool. LEARNING IS THINKING! These 23 questions are not your usual "who did what?" kinds of problems. In fact, they aren't really designed to test students on the movie, but rather to get them thinking hard about life in 1915 Britain -- about the issues that real people had to face in that challenging era. Each question can open up the door for discussion and debate, encouraging students to dive deep into history and put themselves in another place and time. Great for essays, debates, and projects as well as class discussions!