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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.
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.
Get your historians some practice before the big test day! In 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.
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.
Discover the natural resources in Iowa by studying it's history. In this environmental instructional activity, 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.
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.
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.
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.
In this Wisconsin state history worksheet, 4th graders read two pages of information about Wisconsin then complete 10 true and false questions.
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.
Learners examine different Supreme Court cases and discuss First Amendment rights.
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 plan, 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.
Learners 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, young scholars 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. 
Students evaluate how the impact of building of towns affected slavery.  For this United States History lesson, students work in small groups to construct a map, then they participate in a role-playing activity.
Students investigate the life of the pioneers. In this United States history lesson, students read the book Little House on the Prairie and research one aspect of pioneer life.
For this geography worksheet, students read a 3 page information text about the history, climate, resources and economy of the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes. Students then answer 10 multiple choice questions.
In this United States history activity, students review and analyze ten states and their capitals in a crossword puzzle format.
Students role play the voyage on the Mayflower. In this United States history lesson, students play the parts of Pilgrims and sailors and discuss how to solve various conflicts during the "journey."

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