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Elise Parker

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!
Zeppelin Terror Attack: WWI Video Quiz / Worksheet / Teaching Packet
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Zeppelin Terror Attack: WWI Video Quiz / Worksheet / Teaching Packet

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57 Objective Questions and 10 Essay/Discussion/Project Prompts designed to accompany the video Nova: Zeppelin Terror Attack I BELIEVE IN GIVING TEACHERS CHOICES SO THEY CAN DIFFERENTIATE LEARNING AS NEEDED Therefore, all of the 57 objective questions are presented in four different ways: ---As multiple choice items in a reusable format (the same printed worksheet can be used multiple times) ---As multiple choice items in a consumable format (students write on the worksheets and use them up) ---As free response items in a reusable format ---As free response items in a consumable format I like to think of the multiple choice format as the "easy" level and the free answer format as the "advanced" level. A full answer key is included for both the easy and advanced levels of the objective questions. I BELIEVE IN CRITICAL THINKING That's why my Video Teaching Packet for Nova: Zeppelin Terror Attack also includes a "Level III," which consists of subjective prompts that teachers can use as essay topics, discussion starters, or student project guidance. ABOUT THE VIDEO: NOVA: ZEPPELIN TERROR ATTACK If you've seen this episode of Nova already, you know how skillfully it combines solid history information with a compelling narrative that will get students interested in that very history. If you haven't seen it, just run a Google search of the title to find sites where you may be able to find it as a streaming video. Some PBS titles are also available on services such as Netflix. If you prefer not to use streaming video to show it in class, you can look for it in DVD format at www.pbs.org. It may also be playing on your local PBS station -- just check the listings for the Nova series. WHY ZEPPELIN TERROR ATTACK IS A GREAT MATCH FOR WORLD OR EUROPEAN HISTORY CLASSES Nova is an acclaimed PBS series that concentrates on topics of both scientific and historical interest. The Zeppelin Terror Attack episodes runs very nearly an hour in length and explores in detail the German use of zeppelins against Great Britain during World War I. Raining down "death from the air," zeppelins were used to bomb major British cities. The video does an excellent job of teaching students about how WWI was transformed into a "total war" in which civilians, not just front-line soldiers, began to be regarded as legitimate targets to attack. It also fascinates my students every time I show it. This is because Nova's focus on the "how" of warfare skillfully draws the students into learning about the why, when, what, and where elements of the story as well.
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
America the Story of US Episode 1 Quiz and Worksheet: "Rebels"
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America the Story of US Episode 1 Quiz and Worksheet: "Rebels"

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America: A History of US Episode 1 Worksheet and Test: 60 Multiple Choice Questions in all! America: The Story of US is a History Channel series that uses engaging imagery, powerful special effects, and a lively script to convey the story of the United States in 12 concise yet comprehensive episodes. This teaching packet covers Episode 1: “Rebels,” which tells the story of America’s settlement and colonial past, right up to the “shot heard ‘round the world” at the Battle of Lexington that opened the Revolutionary War. Using any of the series’ episodes in class opens up several useful possibilities. They are so well presented that they are easily understood by students. This in turn means that episodes can actually be used as an introduction to a topic or a unit. On the other hand, they also make excellent reinforcers, so some teachers will want to show the episodes after the end of a chapter or unit for use as a review or recap. ABOUT THIS TEACHING PACKET I’ve kept this episode versatility in mind when making these materials. This teaching resource contains both a worksheet and a test on the episode it covers. These two components are based on different approaches to the video: • The student viewing worksheet has 50 multiple choice questions, all presented in video order. These questions are fairly detailed. Certainly, many students will have good enough recall to be able to complete the worksheet after the episode has been shown, but because of the detailed nature of the questions, some teachers may want to use the worksheet as a “during-viewing” activity that will help students track information and stay on task . • The 10-question test, on the other hand, is designed to help students synthesize the episode’s information and see larger patterns that span different sections of it. My intent when writing the test was to focus solely on the “big issues” that arise from the targeted timespan of American history. Students who have paid attention to the video might should definitely have mastered these basic, fundamental issues from the targeted time period. All test questions are also multiple choice. • Two answer keys are provided for all questions. One is designed for fast grading. The other one provides the full context of question and answer to help with class discussions of the material. DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION POSSIBILITIES Because the worksheet and test take these different approaches, teachers can also use them to differentiate instruction. The short test can serve as a “basic” level viewing worksheet while the worksheet can double as an “advanced” viewing activity. keywords: American revolution, Revolutionary War, Paul Revere, George Washington, Lexington and Concord, Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre, Jamesto
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.
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
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!
America the Story of US Episode 3 Quiz and Worksheet: Westward!
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America the Story of US Episode 3 Quiz and Worksheet: Westward!

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66 Multiple Choice Questions included in this America: A History of Us Worksheet and Test Packet for Episode 3: Westward! 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 3: “Westward,” which explains how America settled the West in only 4 generations -- a far cry from the 1,000 generations that Thomas Jefferson had expected the endeavor to take. There's a lot more than heroism at play, though -- the pioneer migration and settlement takes a heavy toll on the native populations that were displaced. 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 56 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 with basic/advance levels. keywords: Native Americans, Trail of Tears, steamboats, Mississippi, Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone, Jedediah Smith, Lewis and Clark, Sacajawea
Life Under Stalin Question Set
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Life Under Stalin Question Set

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

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Liven up your government teaching with this guided Constitution worksheet that takes students through the details of Article I, all about the legislative branch. These worksheets let students really get into the primary source text instead of relying on textbook authors to tell them what the Constitution says about Congress -- and because it is a complete look at Article I, it covers a lot of ground that textbooks tend to overlook. Give your students a really complete view of the rights, roles, and responsibilities of Congress! I BELIEVE IN CRITICAL THINKING The worksheet is more than a reading comprehension activity. At key points, it asks students the critical "why?" questions that are so essential to true understanding. To complete the worksheet, students will have to do a close reading of Article I to discover key details, but then they will have to apply critical thinking skills to figure out what reasons the Framers probably had in mind for including certain provisions regarding the legislative branch. For example, the Constitution specifies that Congress members can't be held to answer in a court of law for anything they say while in Congress. No reason for this prohibition is given, but of course there is a very good one. Students are challenged to think for themselves as to why it was a good idea to make sure that Congress members feel free to speak their minds without worrying about being sued for their remarks. And this is just the tip of the iceberg -- these worksheets are about clear reading and careful analysis, always providing the guidance that students need to get at the heart of these important matters. Students are also challenged to think through what some of the somewhat advanced vocabulary used in Article I must mean. What are "habeas corpus" and "duty of tonnage?" The Constitution uses the terms without explanation; with this worksheet, students are asked to go beyond the surface level of the text to reach a level of true understanding. TEACHER CONVENIENCE IS NUMBER ONE WITH ME! As a teacher myself, I know that you have plenty to do. You need support materials that make your life easier, not harder. When it comes to this Article I Constitution Worksheet, that means: ---Two different difficulty levels provided, ready made for you to differentiate instruction. ---Convenient division into sections that match the Constitution to make printing easy! ---A reusable option -- all problems presented not only in worksheet format, but also as a question list. A class set of these can be reused from year to year since students won't write on the pages. ---A full answer key is provided as well as helpful ancillary information!
America the Story of US Episode 7 Quiz and Worksheet: Cities
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America the Story of US Episode 7 Quiz and Worksheet: Cities

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60 Multiple Choice Questions on Episode 7 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 7: “Cities," which means it covers the industrialization of America and its effects on the growing urban population. 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: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, immigration, Andrew Carnegie, steel, Bessemer process, skyscrapers, Flatiron building, urban crime, sanitation, Jacob Riis, tenements, Thomas Edison, light bulb, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, worker safety regulations
The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross Episode 3 Worksheet: 1860-1896
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The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross Episode 3 Worksheet: 1860-1896

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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 44 fill-in-the-blank problems for them to solve as they watch Episode 3 of The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, which covers the period of 1860 to 1896 in African American history. Summary of Episode 3: Into the Fire "Into the Fire" examines the most tumultuous and consequential period in African-American history: the Civil War and the end of slavery, and Reconstruction’s thrilling but tragically brief “moment in the sun.” From the beginning, African Americans were agents of their own liberation — forcing the Union to confront the issue of slavery by fleeing the plantations, and taking up arms to serve with honor in the United States Colored Troops. After Emancipation, African Americans sought to realize the promise of freedom — rebuilding families shattered by slavery; demanding economic, political and civil rights; even winning elected office. Just a few years later, however, an intransigent South mounted a swift and vicious campaign of terror to restore white supremacy and roll back African-American rights. Yet the achievements of Reconstruction would remain very much alive in the collective memory of the African-American community. 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
The Iron Lady Movie Viewing Guide and Worksheets / Tests
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The Iron Lady Movie Viewing Guide and Worksheets / Tests

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________________________________ What Buyers Are Saying: ---So easy to use. thank you! ________________________________ Make history and economics exciting with this set of Iron Lady worksheets / tests! This is a complete movie guide, including essay / discussion / debate prompts as well as a primary source study sheet filled with some of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's most famous and significant quotations! This movie viewing guide for The Iron Lady can help you more effectively address a wide range of economics and history topics related to the Cold War and this Reagan/Thatcher shift to conservative economic theory. ABOUT THE MOVIE, THE IRON LADY The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep, examines Thatcher as a woman and politician, tracing her rise to power from the time she worked as a clerk in her father's small grocery store to her final years when she was beset with health problems including Alzheimer's disease. Along the way, students get an insider's view of late 20th-century Britain as it changes from a heavily socialist system to one that is much more capitalistic. ---Teaching Economics?--- This movie is *perfect* for students in high school economic classes as it really is an "up close and personal" look at the contrast between Keynsian and Austrian-school policies -- delivered in a way that is highly engaging. The economics concepts are actually embedded throughout -- students will not feel lectured at. Instead, they will see the real human suffering that resulted when workers dependent on state industries are suddenly released into a new system that expects them to fend for themselves a great deal more. ---Teaching World or European History?--- But the movie isn't *only* about economic policy. The last 25 years of the 20th century are covered in detail. Students will see Thatcher rail against the Soviet Union and celebrate with her when the Cold War finally comes to an end. This whole period of history comes alive in The Iron Lady, making it a great choice for teachers doing modern history sequences. ----About the Movie Guide---- The Iron Lady Movie Guide contains movie viewing worksheets, debate and essay topics, and a quotation analysis activity! keywords: Margaret Thatcher, Cold War, end of the Cold War, economic policy, conservative economics, state supported industries, privatization, Parliament, House of Commons, Falkland Islands War, Maggie Thatcher, old age
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
America the Story of US Episode 11 Quiz and Worksheet: Superpower
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America the Story of US Episode 11 Quiz and Worksheet: Superpower

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60 Multiple Choice Questions on Episode 11 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 11: “Superpower," focusing on the postwar boom in the United States as well as the world role the nation played in the decades following 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 time span 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: Interstate Highway System, Baby Boom, postwar boom, suburbs, Levittown, Cold War, Space Race, moon landing, Apollo 11, Cuban Missile Crisis, Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Movement, March on Washington
The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross Episode 6 Worksheet: 1968-2013
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The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross Episode 6 Worksheet: 1968-2013

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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 45 fill-in-the-blank problems for them to solve as they watch Episode 6 of The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, which covers the period of 1968 to 2013 in African American history. Summary of Episode 6: A More Perfect Union After 1968, African Americans set out to build a bright new future on the foundation of the civil rights movement’s victories, but a growing class disparity threatened to split the black community in two. As hundreds of African Americans won political office across the country and the black middle class made unprecedented progress, larger economic and political forces isolated the black urban poor in the inner cities, vulnerable to new social ills and an epidemic of incarceration. Yet African Americans of all backgrounds came together to support Illinois’ Senator Barack Obama in his historic campaign for the presidency of the United States. When he won in 2008, many hoped that America had finally transcended race and racism. By the time of his second victory, it was clear that many issues, including true racial equality, remain to be resolved. Now we ask: How will African Americans help redefine the United States in the years to come? How These African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Worksheets are Structured These The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross worksheets present students with fill-in problems to encourage them to pay close attention to the video as it plays. Cloze problems largely eliminate the problem of students guessing, and when they are well-constructed, they have the added benefit of helping students to zero in on main ideas and key details – exactly the content they should be mastering from the video. Each hour-long episode comes with between 40 and 70 fill-in problems, appropriately spaced out so that students can keep up. Some students, however, may feel that the pace is too brisk. In that case, teachers can simply assign some students to do the odd problems and others the evens, a strategy that can also help to discourage students from copying from classmates instead of paying attention as they should.
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
America the Story of US Episode 6 Quiz and Worksheet: Heartland
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America the Story of US Episode 6 Quiz and Worksheet: Heartland

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60 Multiple Choice Questions on Episode 6 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 6: “Heartland," which means it covers the domination of the West by the railroad and mass settlement in the decades following the Civil War, including the heartbreaking saga of Native American experiences at the hand of the U.S. government and military during this period. 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. 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. keywords: transcontinental railroad, prairie, farming, soddies, locusts, logging, Custer, Little Big Horn, Wounded Knee, Indian Wars, open range, range wars, barbed wire, Sears catalog, buffalo, cattle, Texas longhorn
Crash Course U.S. History Worksheets: Episodes 1-5
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Crash Course U.S. History Worksheets: Episodes 1-5

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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. QUESTION TYPES INCLUDED ON THESE Crash Course U.S. History Worksheets 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 each episode 1-5 of Crash Course U.S. History: • The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards • When is Thanksgiving? • The Native Americans and the English • The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies • The Seven Years War and the Great Awakening --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross Episode 4 Worksheet: 1896-1940
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The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross Episode 4 Worksheet: 1896-1940

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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 45 fill-in-the-blank problems for them to solve as they watch Episode 4 of The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, which covers the period of 1896 to 1940 in African American history. Summary of Episode 4: Making a Way Out of No Way "Making a Way Out of No Way" portrays the Jim Crow era, when African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the harsh, narrow confines of segregation. At the turn of the 20th century, a steady stream of African Americans left the South, fleeing the threat of racial violence, and searching for better opportunities in the North and the West. Leaders like Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey organized, offering vastly different strategies to further black empowerment and equality. Yet successful black institutions and individuals were always at risk. At the same time, the ascendance of black arts and culture showed that a community with a strong identity and sense of pride was taking hold in spite of Jim Crow. “The Harlem Renaissance” would not only redefine how America saw African Americans, but how African Americans saw themselves. 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
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.