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In 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.
Get your historians some practice before the big test day! For this United States history and government standardized practice test, learners 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.
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, young scholars 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.
In this Wisconsin state history learning exercise, 4th graders read two pages of information about Wisconsin then complete 10 true and false questions.
Students study how the Civil War affected Iowa natives. In this Iowa history instructional activity, 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.
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.
Students 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.
For this United States history worksheet, students use the 14 clues in order to fill in the crossword puzzle with the appropriate answers pertaining to Iowa.
Discover the natural resources in Iowa by studying it's history. In this environmental lesson, your students 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.
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.
Students examine different Supreme Court cases and discuss First Amendment rights.
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!, Colonial Vacation, ABC's of Statehood, and Nifty Fifty State Trivia. This 33-page packet is chock full of everything you need to introduce your class to the wonderful world of State Quarters
In this 8th grade social studies standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 45 multiple choice and 12 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
In this Missouri activity, students read a detailed 2 page history of the state. Students answer ten true and false questions about the passage.
Seventh graders research and learn the causes and effects of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, 7th graders complete a packet of activities that help them understand the causes of the Great Depression, its impact on America and the world, and the solutions to the drought and economic downfall.
Students form conclusions regarding the motivational effects of music on the mind during the Civil Rights era. In this Civil Rights movement lesson, students describe how music motivates, describe the motivational role in freedom songs played during the Civil Rights movement, explain how music affects the mind, and evaluate the importance of service to the community. Students complete a research paper for assessment.
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.
 Students review a political cartoon and discuss desegregation.  In 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. Students draw their own political cartoons.
Students examine the United States electoral college system as it applies to the 2004 presidential election. They investigate the impact of the twelve battleground states in the 2004 election and develop informative pamphlets on the electoral college.
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. Students split into groups to research topics such as religion, politics and law, schools and youth, popular culture, and science and health. 

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