Friday, April 28, 2017

Interactive Notebook Pages for ALL of World History!

This one download features 15 complete sets of engaging interactive notebook pages for ALL of World History! This one bundle covers prehistory and early humans through the end of the Cold War!


This one download combines both the its companion, the World History 1 and World History 2 Interactive Notebook Bundles, to give you all 182 pages of graphic organizers, creative foldables, timelines, and more!
These are incredible resources for getting students engaged and active in their learning and allowing them to be creative with their notes.
All of the following sets of Interactive Notebook pages are included in this bundle (click on each of the links for a detailed preview!):
By purchasing this massive bundle, you get all of the above units — that’s close to 200 pages of interactive activities. You’ll save countless time planning and save money on buying individual resources throughout the year as you need them.
These are amazing resources sure to help your students enjoy learning about ALL of World History while gaining a better understanding of important concepts, events, and people.
A similar resource to this is also available for all of American History through Interactive Notebook Pages here.
Thank you so much for looking!
PS: As a reminder, you can get all these notebook sets PLUS over 500 more amazing teaching activities for World or American History through a simple monthly subscription to my site StudentsofHistory.org! Joining gives you immediate access to every engaging resource — each highly reviewed by thousands of teachers across the world! Save yourself time, energy, and sanity by joining today!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

George Washington ESOL & SPED Activity Set

This George Washington reading and lesson set features a 1-page biography of George Washington and 5 different resources to pair with it!


The biography of George Washington is written in very simple English and designed for early ESOL classes or SPED students.I first used this with classes of 9th & 10th grade ELL students very successfully. These students were mostly Level 1 and 2 students who had only been in the US for a year or less. This was a great way to introduce them to our Founding Father!
This resource would also be an excellent activity for SPED students who are struggling readers. The activities include:
  • A timeline for students to complete based on the reading
  • A cut & paste interactive notebook-style graphic organizer on Washington’s life
  • The same graphic organizer on Washington’s life, but without cutting or pasting
  • A worksheet of 7 questions based on the reading
  • A vocabulary page for students to use with words from the reading

A teacher directions page is also included along with answer keys for the timeline and worksheet. Pictures of a completed graphic organizer are included as well to help students visualize what it should look like when they are finished.
These activities are definitely engaging and will help students learn about our first president while working on their reading and writing skills. Check out the preview here for a closer look at each page from the download!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
PS: As a reminder, you can get this resource PLUS over 500 more amazing teaching activities for World or American History through a simple monthly subscription to my site StudentsofHistory.org! Joining gives you immediate access to every engaging resource - each highly reviewed by thousands of teachers across the world! Save yourself time, energy, and sanity by joining today!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

World War II Lessons and Activities Unit Plan Set

This World War 2 Unit Plan includes over 50 awesome lessons and classroom activities in one easy download!
In one clearly-organized folder you will receive 10 PowerPoints, 8 student projects and cooperative learning activities, 10 reading resources and worksheets, review games and materials, a unit test with answer key, and more! There's over 50 resources in all!

Imagine having 3+ full weeks to a month completely planned out, FULL of visually-engaging, interactive activities for each day!
All of the following awesome teaching materials are INCLUDED with this one simple download:


You will also receive all of the great resources in this World War II Teaching Resource Bundle included as well!
PLUS even more great resources not available online, including a mapping the war PowerPoint, Jeopardy-style review game, and test and answer key! Also included is a simple directions page explaining pacing and the best way to use all of the resources over about 12 class periods.
Please download the free preview here for a more in depth look at all of the included resources. You can also click on all the links above for more about each specific resource.  
Priced individually, all of these resources would be over $60, so this bundled lesson plan set is a fantastic deal! 
Thanks so much for checking it out!

PS: As a reminder, you can get this resource PLUS over 500 more amazing teaching activities for World or American History through a simple monthly subscription to my site StudentsofHistory.org! Joining gives you immediate access to every engaging resource - each highly reviewed by thousands of teachers across the world! Save yourself time, energy, and sanity by joining today!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Propaganda from North Korea and the Korean War Activity

This amazing activity on the Korean War utilizes incredibly hard-to-find documents from a rare North Korean museum guidebook to analyze the Korean War from North Korea’s viewpoint!
These images and documents give a fascinating insight into the hyper-propagandistic perspective of North Korea and why the current regime is so antagonistic toward the United States.
With the current tension over Kim Jong-un’s threats and missile tests, this is a wonderful resource for you to use in your classes!
Included in this one download are:
  • A 2 page worksheet for students to use
  • One page of directions and suggested lesson extension activities
  • 20 pages of documents from the “Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum” in Pyongyang, North Korea (DPRK)!

The “Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum” in Pyongyang is entirely dedicated to showing how North Korea "humiliated" the United States in a crushing defeat. It covers over 500,000 square feet, with 18 halls of 80 showrooms all on the “Fatherland Liberation War”.
This is a rare opportunity to get a glimpse of an entirely different perspective of US or World History and a truly a fascinating lesson. The activities can be adapted for AP or IB classes down through traditional middle school students based on the suggested extensions and included resources!
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Cold War Primary Source 2-Pack on Nikita Khrushchev

This fantastic primary source 2-pack includes 2 resources related to Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev, both from 1961: a famous speech and a secret telegram about his impressions of John F. Kennedy.



Khrushchev's speech was given at the annual Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. This is an abbreviated excerpt from it that details his views on the competition between capitalism and communism, America as an imperialist, and the plan for disarmament. 

The second primary source is a top secret US telegram sent after Khrushchev met with President Kennedy in June 1961. The telegram explains Khrushchev's initial impression of Kennedy and how it changed over the course of their discussions. 

Worksheets for both resources with open-ended questions designed to guide your students' understanding of the Cold War. Answer keys for both worksheets are also included for your convenience. 

These resources can also be downloaded as part of my Cold War Complete Unit Bundle

Thanks so much for looking! 

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PS: As a reminder, you can get this resource PLUS over 500 more amazing teaching activities for World or American History through a simple monthly subscription to my site StudentsofHistory.org! Joining gives you immediate access to every engaging resource - each highly reviewed by thousands of teachers across the world! Save yourself time, energy, and sanity by joining today!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Interactive Notebook for Islam and Islamic Civilizations

This download features 8 Interactive Notebook pages all about the rise of Islam and Islamic Civilizations of the Middle Ages! These amazing Interactive Notebook pages include graphic organizers, creative foldables, pop-ups, timelines, and more!


These are incredible resources for getting students engaged and active in their learning and allowing them to be creative with their notes.
Topics covered include:
  • Muhammad's life and the origins of Islam
  • The growth and spread of Islam in the Middle East
  • The 5 Pillars and key beliefs of Islam
  • Early Caliphs and Islamic Dynasties
  • The Sunni-Shi'a division
  • Achievements of Islam's Golden Age 
  • The Seljuk Turks
  • Vocabulary activities and more!
These resources are guaranteed to help your students enjoy learning about these ancient civilizations while gaining a better understanding of important concepts, events, and people.


Each interactive notebook page is designed to engage students and get them thinking critically while also forming a personal connection to the material. Your download is filled with pictures of completed pages so you and your students can easily see how each page should be cut, pasted, folded, or completed.

An online, digital version of pages like thee can be found here in the Islamic Civilizations Google Drive Interactive Notebook. You can also find more great resources for teaching about this era with this Islamic Civilizations Unit Bundle.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Civil Rights Movement Activity Bundle

This awesome Civil Rights Movement Lesson Plan bundle includes 25 engaging activities to teach a student-centered unit on the people, events, and history of the Civil Rights Movement in America. 
The whole unit is based on state standards and years of successful classroom experience!

All of the following individual resources are included. Be sure to click on each one for images, details, and reviews:
  1. Civil Rights Road Trip Lesson inspired by the "Freedom Riders" with 7 one page readings on major events of the Civil Rights Movement that students read as they travel around the room.
  2. A visually-engaging 26-slide Civil Rights Movement PowerPoint Presentationwith embedded videos, great images, quotes, and more.
  3. Rosa Parks Primary Source Documents Activity - with 3 documents and questions.
  4. A worksheet on the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court Case with a reading and questions.
  5. An overview of the Kent State Shootings that includes a background reading and comprehension questions.
  6. A worksheet titled Stetson Kennedy & Superman Vs. the Klan on how the popular children's radio show helped humiliate the KKK.
  7. A fantastic "craftivity" - Rosa Parks Bus 3D Foldable Project & Reading in which students create 3D buses based on Rosa Parks achievements.
  8. A worksheet titled Supreme Court & Civil Rights that details landmark Supreme Court Cases like Brown v. the Board of Education.
  9. A selection of pages from the Interactive Notebook Pages for the Cold War and Civil Rights Movement
  10. This fantastic, hands-on primary source of Eisenhower's Response to the Little Rock Crisis Reading & Interactive Notebook
  11. This fun and engaging pop-up Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream" Primary Sources and Interactive Notebook
  12. This new Civil Rights Movement Google Drive Interactive Notebook set!
PLUS you will also receive an additional 14 more resources! These include short biographies of civil rights leaders, additional worksheets, another PowerPoint, a quiz, review materials, and more!
All of these great activities are organized to follow a complete 2 week unit, including a unit guide that you can see in the free preview.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Barbarian Invasions (Angles, Saxons, Vikings, Magyars) Interactive Notebook Activity

An important aspect for students to learn about the Middle Ages are the Barbarian Invasions that ended the Roman Empire and set the stage for future European monarchies.
This download features 11 Interactive Notebook pages all about the Middle Ages in Europe and Medieval Times, including this great visual for understanding Barbarian Invasions.
All 11 of the amazing Interactive Notebook pages include graphic organizers, creative foldables, pop-ups, timelines, and more!
These are incredible resources for getting students engaged and active in their learning and allowing them to be creative with their notes.
Additional topics covered include about the European Middle Ages include:
  • The Roman Catholic Church’s role in Medieval Society
  • The Manor System
  • Feudalism
  • Knights and Chivalry
  • Charlemagne and the Franks
  • The Vikings, Angles, Saxons, and Barbarian Invasions
  • Education in the Middle Ages
  • Trade Routes
  • The Black Plague
  • Vocabulary activities and more!

These resources are guaranteed to help your students enjoy learning about these ancient civilizations while gaining a better understanding of important concepts, events, and people.
Each page is designed to engage students and get them thinking critically while also forming a personal connection to the material. The download is also filled with pictures of completed pages so you and your students can easily see how each page should be cut, pasted, folded, or completed.
An online, digital version of pages like these can be found here in the Middle Ages Google Drive Digital Interactive Notebook.
You can also find more great resources for teaching about this era with this World History Middle Ages Unit Bundle.
Thanks so much for looking!

Imperialism Activities for World History

Teaching about Imperialism for World History can be a great unit to help students better understand our world today!

When I teach it to my sophomore students, we will spend about 2 weeks on our Imperialism unit and cover a wide range of cultures, events, and history.


I often start with some of my Interactive Notebook pages. The set I have available includes 16 pages of graphic organizers, creative foldables, timelines, and more.

These are incredible resources for getting students engaged and active in their learning and allowing them to be creative with their notes. The set includes pages on:

  • Motives for European Imperialism
  • Forms of Imperialism
  • The White Man’s Burden
  • Responses to Imperialism

I will also start the unit with a very fun Imperialism game that helps students understand the major players in the “Scramble for Africa” and how some countries were able to conquer so much land during the Age of Imperialism.

I will then use a 3D PowerPoint I created on Imperialism to cover the key forms, vocabulary, and countries involved. My students LOVE this activity and getting to wear a set of 3D glasses. The PowerPoint uses traditional, cheap red/cyan 3D glasses which can be purchased cheaply on eBay in bulk.

Finally, throughout the rest of the unit, I will have students complete some mapping activities, analyze primary sources, and work in a Google Drive digital interactive notebook on Imperialism.
In the Digital Notebook, 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.

You can download all of these great resources plus a lot more in my Imperialism Complete Unit Bundle!

Monday, March 27, 2017

World War 2 PowerPoint & Printable Guided Notes

This thorough PowerPoint on World War II covers all the major battles and events that your students will need to know in one dynamic lesson!



There are over 50 slides of fantastic pictures and graphics to keep your students engaged as well as easy-to-follow notes that break down essential understandings. Each is based on state standards and focused on the most important info in what can be an overwhelmingly large topic.
Plus you also get 2 free guided notes worksheets to download that match the PowerPoint!
The PowerPoint begins with a warm up to get your students on task right away then moves from the rise of Adolf Hitler all the way through to the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In between, slides cover events including: 
  • The invasion of Poland
  • Fall of France
  • Miracle at Dunkirk
  • Battle of Britain
  • Stalingrad
  • Pearl Harbor
  • D-Day
  • Midway
  • Guadalcanal
  • Iwo Jima
  • And more!

This is an incredibly thorough overview of the battles of World War II and can be covered in one or broken out over 2 class periods if you want to spend more time discussing each battle.
This PowerPoint can also be downloaded as part of the Complete World War II Unit Plan Bundle.

Thanks for looking!

PS: As a reminder, you can get this resource PLUS over 500 more amazing teaching activities for World or American History through a simple monthly subscription to my site StudentsofHistory.org! Joining gives you immediate access to every engaging resource - each highly reviewed by thousands of teachers across the world! Save yourself time, energy, and sanity by joining today!