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Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, 2005, #1
Get your historians some practice before the big test day! For this United States history and government standardized practice test, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 2 essay prompts, and 12 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 51 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, January 28, 2004
For this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 37 Downloads
New Review A President's Vision: Lyndon Baines Johnson
Learners take a closer look at the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, including the Great Society and the passage of the Voting Rights Act, through image analysis and primary source worksheets.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, August 16, 2007
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, learners respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 27 Downloads
The Times, Are They A-Changing?
Learners read and discuss article, "We Agreed to Agree, and Forgot to Notice," participate in anonymous mock presidential primary ballot, and share reactions to Iowa caucus results. Students then collect statements made by candidates on hot-button issues, and write reaction to statement made by one of the candidates.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 15 Downloads
The Delicate Balance - Iowa's Natural Resources
Discover the natural resources in Iowa by studying it's history. In this environmental lesson, your learners will observe a topographical map of Iowa and identify where its most valuable resources are. They complete an Iowa name matching game and other activities based on the state's history.
3rd - 12th Science 4 Views 37 Downloads
The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen
Here is one of the best resources I've come across in quite a while. It's a series of six lesson plans produced by the US Government that have to do with the State Quarters. The titles of the six lessons are: Double Your Money!, How Much?, This Great State!
4th - 6th Language Arts 23 Views 68 Downloads
Rendezvous at Promontory: A New Look at the Golden Spike Ceremony
Students complete a variety of activities as they examine the historical significance of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Golden Spike Ceremony in Promontory, Utah, which honored its completion. In one activity they plan and recreate a grander, more appropriate Golden Spike ceremony.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 54 Downloads
Prairie Voices: Iowa and the Civil War
Students study how the Civil War affected Iowa natives. In this Iowa history lesson, students read the provided article on Iowa and its Civil War experiences. Students analyze the article to determine how the war affected civilians and soldiers.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Philanthropy and Philanthropists' Qualities
Students explore the meaning of the term "philanthropy" and the qualities that philanthropists share, especially good character and personal virtue. They list and describe how three volunteer groups act for the common good and summarize how five individuals in United States history demonstrated good character and personal virtue.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 6 Downloads
New Review The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise of these regimes by debating as either isolationists or interventionists.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Poetics of Hip Hop
The Bard, Mikki Giovanni, Mos Def? “Sonnet 18,” Ego Tripping,” and “Black on Both Sides”? Sure! It’s the poetics. Class members compare the lyrics, rhythm, and rhyme in classic poetry to hip-hop in a richly detailed resource that includes audio and video features.
9th - 12th Language Arts 59 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 147 Views 101 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Life in Letters
If you could read the personal diary of any famous person, living or dead, who would it be? Explore the life of an influential American through primary sources such as letters, books, and speeches. The class compiles a biography of this person focusing on the major issues that shaped his or her public life.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Gay '80s, '90s and '00s
After reading and discussing a news article from the New York Times regarding gay and lesbian issues of the last thirty years, students engage in several activities to explore current events. They create a timeline, either electronically or on paper, that documents the events of the last few decades.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Paul Conrad's Perspective on Civil Rights
Students review a political cartoon and discuss desegregation. For this cartoon analysis lesson, 11th graders discuss the impact of a political cartoon and its relation to a Supreme Court case. Students read additional information and answer questions related to Civil Rights.
11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 29 Downloads
A Light in the Storm
Examine the genre of historical fiction while reading A Light in the Storm. They extract events in chronological order to make a timeline. Then, they use information in the book important to the characters to create a presentation of an event in the book.
4th - 6th Language Arts 10 Views 60 Downloads
Creating a Classroom Belief Statement
Fourth graders cooperatively develop a classroom belief statement that serves as their classroom constitution. Each student is involved in the creation of the statement. Each group presents their belief statement to the class.
4th Social Studies & History 4 Views 12 Downloads