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The age old question: Why do we have to study this? This is a great resource for how to get students excited about studying the past in the first few days of school. Hook them before they even have a chance to ask the question!

This is my favorite US history website for finding primary resources, ideas, and for students.

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2007 ap lang synthesis essay prompt examples AP® ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION This year’s first prompt represented the debut of a new type of question for AP English Language, the synthesis essay.

I just love the way this lesson for teaching history is all together for you. It includes primary sources, a reading and spectrum activity that allows students to explore the question "Why study history?" What a great way to start out the school year!

Why Study History? Reading and Primary Source Activity

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A complete school year's worth (120 slides!) of daily warm up or bell-ringer questions for American History! The slides start with Jamestown and the early colonies and continue through to 9/11, the Patriot Act, and even President Obama!

Daily Warm Up Questions for US History

A complete school year's worth slides!) of daily warm up or bell-ringer questions for American History! The slides start with Jamestown and the early colonies and continue through to the Patriot Act, and even President Obama!

A resource for students, educators and all lovers of American History // Videos, activities, links, resources - "Because History is Fun!"  :)

A resource for students, educators and all lovers of American History // Videos, activities, links, resources - "Because History is Fun!

Freebie from The Pensive Sloth.  Add a PBL to your Civil War unit with the Civil War Museum Project.  Appropriate for 5th through 8th grade social studies and history classes.

Freebie from The Pensive Sloth. Add a PBL to your Civil War unit with the Civil War Museum Project. Appropriate for through grade social studies and history classes. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Your students will be engaged with this common core-aligned activity. Students will work in pairs to analyze 8 propaganda posters from World War I. The posters are from several different countries (The U.S. , France, Britain, Germany, Russia and Austria-Hungary). A power point introduction to propaganda and “Total War” is included. World History Lesson Plans

World War I Analyzing Propaganda Posters (World History)

Students will work in pairs to analyze 8 propaganda posters from World War I. The posters are from several different countries (The U. , France, Britain, Germany, Russia and Austria-Hungary).

Looking for a fun way to review Reconstruction? These doodle notes cover the major points of Reconstruction from 1865-1877 in 2 pages. They are perfect for an end of unit review or mid-term or final exam review and a great background if your course picks up with American history from 1877. US History will come to life for your 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students! Middle school and high school approved! $

Reconstruction Doodle Notes

These doodle notes are a great and fun way to learn about Reconstruction! I love it because they are different and change of pace for notes. Students will hopefully enjoy this activity with different learning processes.

DBQ: The Causes of World War I  looks at militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism as causes for starting World War One.

DBQ: Causes of World War One - Common Core

DBQ: The Causes of World War I looks at militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism as causes for starting World War One.

Tom Richey's World History and US history site (AWESOME) Full of PowerPoints, and more

Tom Richey's World History and US history site (AWESOME) Full of PowerPoints, and more This site is has a ton of resources for history teachers. I could use the powerpoints and videos as references for my own lessons.

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