Thursday, October 27, 2016

Amistad Primary Source Analysis Activity

This excellent activity for the famous Amistad case is an excellent way to get your students to engage with primary source documents and learn about this fascinating moment in American History!

This download includes a 1-page introduction reading that explains all about the case of the Amistad, from the capture of Africans in Sierra Leone through to the Supreme Court case. There are then 6 excellent primary source documents for your students to analyze. Each includes an actual image of the document along with a typed, easy-to-read transcription of the text. Additionally, each includes a QR code that links to a full-color online high-resolution version of the document. Great for getting your students to put their devices to educational use in class!


Finally, there is a worksheet that students complete based on the documents that can be done in cooperative learning groups or individually.  A brief directions page explains how I use the resource in my classes. An answer key is included as well for your convenience.

You can download this awesome resource on the Amistad case and primary sources here!

Thanks so much for looking!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

American Revolution PowerPoint Lesson

This is a beautiful, visually-engaging 17-slide PowerPoint that covers the major battles of the American Revolution along with both the British and American colonists' strengths and weaknesses.

Each slide includes fantastic pictures and easy-to-understand notes that cover the essential information students need to know, all based on state and Common Core Standards. However, if you are looking for a PowerPoint written at a higher level with greater detail, this American Revolution for AP and Honors PowerPoint could work better for you.

Each of the following major battles and events of the Revolutionary War is covered in this PowerPoint lesson:

★ Lexington & Concord
★ Bunker Hill
★ Washington's Crossing of the Delaware
★ Trenton
★ Saratoga
★ The Treaty of Alliance with France
★ Valley Forge
★ Yorktown

This Revolutionary War PowerPoint can also be downloaded as part of the money-saving American Revolution Resource Bundle. In it, you'll find a guided notetaking page for this PowerPoint plus over 30 other amazing resources for a complete unit!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ancient Greece Digital Interactive Notebook

This amazing digital resource features a link to a set of 10 fully-editable Interactive pages on Ancient Greece in World History for Google Drive!

These super-engaging pages can be completed all online with laptops, tablets, or any other device that supports Google Drive!

Topics covered include:

•  The geography of Greece
•  The Minoans and Mycenaeans
•  Greek mythology
•  Comparing Athens and Sparta
•  The Persian Wars
•  Athens during the Golden Age of Pericles
•  Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Greek philosophy
•  The Peloponnesian War
•  Alexander the Great & Hellenistic culture
•  Vocabulary activities and more!

Students type directly on the pages, insert images, and drag and drop information for a variety of engaging, interactive activities! This is a fantastic way to integrate technology into your classroom and can be completed without printing any paper! Awesome for a 1:1 school or just a trip to the computer lab.


An answer key for all 10 pages is included along with 2 pages of teacher directions. All you only need is a Google account and you're ready to go!

This will also be available in the Ancient Greece Complete Unit Bundle along with primary source materials, PowerPoints, projects, and more for a complete unit!

You can grab this awesome resource for your students by downloading it here!

Thanks so much for looking!

PS: This and more of these amazing Google Drive notebooks are also included in my Complete World History subscription plan. This includes not only the Google Drive lesson plans, but PowerPoints, projects, tests, review games, and many more materials you'll need for the entire school year! 

That's over 600 amazing teaching resources - project based learning, PowerPoints, primary source activities, interactive notebooks - they're all there waiting to be download and used.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Paleolithic and Neolithic Eras PowerPoint and Guided Notes

This excellent, visually engaging PowerPoint covers the Paleolithic and Neolithic Eras and also includes Guided Notes for your students to use!


Each of the 14 slides includes fantastic images and easy-to-follow notes that focus students in on important concepts and vocabulary.

Some of the topics covered include:

•  Nomads and hunter-gatherers
•  Religious beliefs and animism
•  Early tools and weapons
•  Cave paintings
•  Çatalhöyük and Neolithic villages
•  Plus a lot more!

This PowerPoint and guided notes set can also be downloaded at a discount as part of the Prehistory Complete Unit Bundle

Thanks for looking!

PS - You can also get this PowerPoint and guided notes set along with literally HUNDREDS more as part of a subscription to my World History curriculum! This amazing package includes immediate access to over 600 of the most exciting and engaging World History resources available anywhere. And by subscribing, you get immediate access to ALL of them right away! It's amazing deal that will save you countless hours!

Monday, October 3, 2016

The History of Thanksgiving Activity

On this date in 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation designating the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving.

You can celebrate in your classroom while teaching your students more about the history of Thanksgiving in America with this fantastic reading activity.

This reading and worksheet explains how the holiday grew from its roots in England to the major event that it is today. Over the 1 page reading, students will learn about the contributions of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and more to creating Thanksgiving as it is today.

Following the 1 page reading, students answer a set of Common Core-aligned comprehension and opinion questions, including writing about their favorite traditions, understanding the difference between primary and secondary sources, and explaining what hey are thankful for.

For more great holiday teaching activities, see this complete bundled set of History Common Core Readings!

Thank you for looking and a Happy Thanksgiving to you!