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Power Basics United States History Teacher's GuidePower Basics United States History Teacher's Guide
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This teacher's guide to Walch's U.S. History Workbook contains the goals for each lesson, along with "words to know" lists. Notes on application activities in the student text, additional activity suggestions, tips, thinking skills ideas, tidbits to intrigue students, graphic organizers, reproduction of the Declaration of Independence, glossary and practice answers included. 41 pages, softcover.

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 Plays for Ancient History Classes

24 Exciting Plays for Ancient History Classes24 Exciting Plays for Ancient History Classes
Dean Bowman
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Students get personally involved in events and cultures from ancient history with these entertaining dramatizations. This reproducible book gives you 24 short plays designed primarily for in-class readings of 10-15 minutes. They also can be adapted easily for stage presentations. Grades 7-9.
     
  • 20 Exciting Plays for Medieval History Classes
  • 20 Plays for U.S. History Classes

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     Cooperative Learning Activities

    61 Cooperative Learning Activities in U.S. History61 Cooperative Learning Activities in U.S. History
    Kate O'Halloran
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    This handy resource gives you 61 reproducible activities that get your students thinking about, reacting to, and talking about global history. Designed to promote the national standards in Historical Thinking, these ready-to-use activities, arranged chronologically, explore the history of the world from its ancient past to its turbulent present.

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  • Reading and Thinking in World History, Book 1 Teacher's Guide
  • Reading and Thinking in World History, Book 2 Student Text
  • Reading and Thinking in World History, Book 2 Teacher's Guide

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     A Participatory Approach

    Key Decisions in US History Vol. 1: 1450-1860, Participatory ApproachKey Decisions in US History Vol. 1: 1450-1860, Participatory Approach
    Patrick Henry, John Croes
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    Invite students to make key decisions in U.S. history! Promotes critical-thinking and decision-making skills through comprehension activities. Focuses on key decisions and provides background to fuel informed discussion. Grade level: 6-9. 160 pages.

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     The Era of...

    The Era of Exploration & Discovery (to 1600's)The Era of Exploration & Discovery (to 1600's)
    Kathy Sammis
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    American history is about to become more fascinating for your students with Walch's Focus on U.S. History series. Each reproducible book in this series spotlights a key era in U.S. history - as outlined in the latest national history standards.

    In a style that is highly engaging and thought-provoking, these books offer a wide array of creative activities that reinforce and extend any U.S. history curriculum. Excellent primary source materials, compelling reading selections, abundant illustrations, and stimulating activities will help your learners develop critical-thinking skills as they master core content and more!

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  • The Era of Colonization & Settlement (1600's-1760's)
  • The Era of Revolution & Nation Forming (1760's-1800)
  • The Era of Expansion & Reform (1800-1860)
  • The Era of the Civil War & Reconstruction (1860-1877)
  • The Era of Industrial Growth and Foreign Expansion (1865-1900)
  • The Era of Modernization Through the 1930's (1900-1930s)
  • The Era of World War 2 Through Contemporary Times (1939-present)
  • The First Global Age and the Age of Revolution

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     Choosing Your Way Through America's Past

    Choosing Your Way Through America's Past, Book 1: Adventures from the 1700'sChoosing Your Way Through America's Past, Book 1: Adventures from the 1700's
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    You become the central character in these stories about important issues and events in our nation's history. At crucial points in each episode, you choose the next course of action. Then you read on to learn how that decision determines your fate. Each story has four possible endings.

    The five stories in this volume include:

    • On The Auction Block (1730)
    • Servant for Sale (1760)
    • Sons of Liberty (1765)
    • Winter Camp at Valley Forge (1777-78)
    • Tennessee or Kentucky Pioneers (1790)
    Grades 6 and up. 53 pages, softcover.
         
  • Choosing Your Way Through America's Past, Book 2: Adventures from 1800-1850
  • Choosing Your Way Through America's Past, Book 3: Adventures from 1850-1900
  • Choosing Your Way Through America's Past, Book 4: Adventures from 1900-1920's
  • Choosing Your Way Through America's Past, Book 5: Adventures from 1930's-1960's
  • Choosing Your Way Through America's Past, Book 6: Adventures from 1970's-1990's

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     16 Extraordinary Americans Series

    16 Extraordinary Asian Americans16 Extraordinary Asian Americans
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    Have your students explore the sometimes-controversial roles played by some of the most important figures in History. Using extensive primary and secondary source materials, these case studies provide a balanced treatment of the lives and times of many notables.
         
  • 16 Extraordinary Asian Americans
  • 16 Extraordinary Native Americans
  • 16 Extraordinary Americans with Disabilities
  • 16 More Extraordinary African Americans

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     Hands-On Ancient Cultures

    Hands-on Culture of Ancient EgyptHands-on Culture of Ancient Egypt
    Kate O'Halloran
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    This reproducible text is part of a unique new series designed to introduce foreign cultures through hands-on, interdisciplinary learning. Activities in geography and social studies, language arts, math, science, and fine arts will captivate students' interest as they learn about Egyptian history, culture, and geography - and make connections to their own lives.

    Each activity includes step-by-step instructions for authentic, culture-based projects. You are also provided with materials lists, student objectives, teacher background information, and a listing of related Internet sites.

    Help your students explore Egyptian culture, history, and geography with these engaging interdisciplinary projects! Grades 5-9.
         

  • Hands-on Culture of Ancient Egypt
  • Hands-on Culture of Japan
  • Hands-on Culture of Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Hands-on Culture of Southeast Asia
  • Hands-on Culture of Mexico and Central America

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     Individual Books

    Daily Warm-Ups: U.S. History, Level 2Daily Warm-Ups: U.S. History, Level 2
    Lisa French
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    Never waste a single minute when you fill in 'down time' with Daily Warm-ups! Give your students the skill to become confident at solving problems, and help prepare them for standardized tests with these quick and fun problems that will prepare them for U.S. History. Students will learn about early colonists, the Civil War, U.S. citizenship, and more. 214 reproducible warm-ups, answers in the back. PDF Downlod. Softcover. Grades 9-12.
         

     
    Daily Warm-Ups: World HistoryDaily Warm-Ups: World History
    Wendy Wilson
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    Looking for a way to make the most of free moments here and there? Perhaps some extra credit assignments? 180 world history lessons allow you to space these quick discussions whenever you'd like; each has a short introduction to a famous leader, event or concept, and follows up with questions to promote knowledge and increase critical thinking skills. From Hammurabi to September 11th, these little warm-ups will give your students a thorough overview of the most important aspects of world history. Answer key included. 200 reproducible pages, softcover.
         

     
    Critical Thinking Using Primary Sources in U.S. HistoryCritical Thinking Using Primary Sources in U.S. History
    Wendy S Wilson, Gerald H. Herman
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    Have your students explore the sometimes-controversial roles played by some of the most important figures in U.S. History. Using extensive primary and secondary source materials, these thirteen engaging case studies provide a balanced treatment of the lives and times of such notables as Samuel Adams, William McKinley, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, and Cesar Chavez. Use the document based questions about people and key eras in US History to build critical-reading, thinking, and analytical skills. Or, you can truly expand your students knowledge of the individuals and the times in which they lived through the option of putting them "on trial".

    You get: Captivating studies of the roles played by 13 prominent figures in US History, including Christopher Columbus, Andrew Jackson, Harriet Tubman, Sitting Bull, Harry Truman, and many others. Thorough background information on each person and the historical era in which he or she lived, followed by insightful key questions. Engaging primary and secondary source materials that provide multiple views of the highlighted events and that shed light on the environment that shaped the individuals actions. An extensive compilation of resources, including a carefully selected bibliography of secondary resources, and a detailed list of multimedia resources. The option of holding a mock trial of each individual, completely supported with "witness lists" student trial guidelines, and more.
         


     
    Beyond the Cherry Tree: Stories of the PresidentsBeyond the Cherry Tree: Stories of the Presidents
    Anne E. Schraff
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    Enliven the study of history with fascinating untold stories! Brings history to life with easy-to-read, true stories of 41 U.S. presidents. Expands knowledge with brief biographies, comprehension exercises, and interdisciplinary activities. Supports teachers with additional discussion questions and answers to all exercises. Grade level: 8. 175 pages.
         

     
    African-American Heroes of the Civil WarAfrican-American Heroes of the Civil War
    Mike Walbridge
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    Explore the untold stories of African Americans who played a role in our nation's bloodiest conflict. Written with the National Standards for U.S. History in mind, this reproducible book brings to light the valuable contributions of 20 African Americans during the American Civil War. Six engaging in-depth biographies explore the rich lives of André Cailloux, William Carney, Robert Smalls, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Charlotte Forten. Additional mini-biographies describe the roles played by 14 other African-American heroes, including Martin Delany, Sojourner Truth, and Francis Dumas. You will also find extensive teacher notes, worksheets for building comprehension skills, suggestions for culminating assessment projects, and more. Grades 6-9.
         

     
    Latino Heroes of the Civil WarLatino Heroes of the Civil War
    Mike Walbridge
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    Give students a fresh, multicultural perspective on the Civil War while sharpening their reading, vocabulary, and critical-thinking skills. This unique book focuses on six individual Latino heroes who impacted this critical period in American history - half of them in the eastern United States, and half in the West.

    Extensive, easy-to-read background information about the Civil War itself is also provided. Each chapter concludes with stimulating follow-up activities.

    The six heroes examined in this fascinating book are David Farragut, Loreta Velázquez, Federico Cavada, Santos Benavides, Rafael Chacón, Manuel Chaves. Softcover, 119 pages.
         


     

     

     
    American History MysteriesAmerican History Mysteries
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    Spark discussion and sharpen critical-thinking skills! Engages readers with 52 mysteries based on relics from the past. Provides cases for students to use other sources for answers, as well as a set of cases with more obvious clues for students who find research difficult. Provides teaching notes, questions, and answers. Grade level: 7-9. 150 pages.
         

     

     
    Games and Strategies for Teaching U.S. HistoryGames and Strategies for Teaching U.S. History
    Marvin Scott
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    Learning history can be much more than dry textbooks, and rote memorization. Get students to dig into their history lessons (and remember important events!) with this collection of games and strategies. Instructions, materials needed, class briefings, reproducible activity sheets and other materials are all included. Your students can play a colonizing game, discover the real "Wild West", revisit the stock market crash of 1929 and more. 148 pages, softcover. Grades 7-12.
         

     

     
    Great Studio Projects in Art HistoryGreat Studio Projects in Art History
    William Reid
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    Build a better understanding of key events and movements in art history more easily and effectively! Your students will love doing the hands-on studio art activities in this handy reproducible book. These 65 multicultural art projects help students trace art history from its earliest history through the late 20th century - using low-cost materials and easy-to-follow directions. Through these activities, your students also get insightful overviews of important historic periods and styles. Softcover, 138 pages. Walch.
         

     
    History of Rock MusicHistory of Rock Music
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    "As the styles of rock music proliferated like rabbits from the late 1960s on," notes rock expert and author Richard T. Dasher, "new musical mixes and technological advances played an increasing role in the development of the broad channel of msuic lumped together under the title of 'rock.'"

    During the same period, Dasher himself was listening, analyzing, and tracking the new styles, then distilling his observations into this book. History of Rock Music presents an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the past and present innovators of rock and the music they made great.

    This updated 1995 edition traces the development of new jazz forms, the merging of jazz and rock, the origins of rap, the history and proliferation of rock video, and the huge successes of Michael Jackson and Madonna. Grades 8 and up.
         


     

     
    Of Many Times & Cultures: Fascinating Facts & Stories from World HistoryOf Many Times & Cultures: Fascinating Facts & Stories from World History
    Marvin Scott
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    These stories are designed to connect students with an event, person, or idea imporant in world history. Some give famous happenings a new twist. Others are jokes or intriguing bits of information. Each of the book's twenty-seven chapters gives you an overview, with ideas for bulletin boards, papers, and discussions.

    Tell your students about the three-million-year-old Ethiopian skeleton named after a Beatles' song... how Mayan traders counterfeited cocoa beans to use as money... or why U.S. B-26s painted to look like Cuban planes failed to do the trick in the Bay of Pigs invasion.

    The wide selection lets you choose just the right piece of information to enliven any history course or interdisciplinary study with world history content. Grades 6-9. 278 pages, softcover.


         


     
    Popular Music in American HistoryPopular Music in American History
    William Reid Jr.
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    Shows the lyrical link between American historical events and the music they inspired! Examine pop lyrics, themes, melodies, and rhythm, as well as composers, performers, and publishers. Grades 9-adult.
         

     
    Teaching American History through the NovelTeaching American History through the Novel
    Sharon Bannister
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    Your students can experience the struggles of America's earliest settlers as they read Roanoke by Sonia Levitin... or feel the sting of discrimination as they absorb the pages of Native Son by Richard Wright... or speculate about future civilizations as they ponder The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

    This reproducible book outlines more than 300 novels that can add a motivating human dimension to history classes from middle school through high school. A primary listing by author provides a summary of each novel, placing it in its historical and geographical settings. There also are chronological and thematic listings. In addition, you get 51 creative activities to use with many different novels, along with complete teaching notes.
         


     
    U.S. History Map ActivitiesU.S. History Map Activities
    Richard Churchill, Linda Churchill
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    History can't be taught without geography! These map activities are designed to supplement US history studies for students at varying levels of ability. Twenty-five reproducible maps and worksheets are included to give students opportunities to reinforce their historical knowledge, map-reading, and research skills. Students will label locations, explain geographic terms, color places, trace voyages, and answer historical geography questions. Covers the American Indians here before Columbus through the Vietnam War. 85 reproducible pages, softcover.
         

     
    World History Map ActivitiesWorld History Map Activities
    Marvin Scott
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    Why was the Nile so important in Ancient Egypt? Why did Japan need the Dutch East Indies in 1941? Why was Europe divided during the Cold War? Answering these questions requires a solid knowledge of world geography. Packed with activities and 35 ready-to-use reproducible maps, this resource features 70 units to help teens understand the role of physical geography in global history. 140 pages, softcover from Walch.
         

     
    World History on the Screen: Film and Video Resources,World History on the Screen: Film and Video Resources,
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    Help your students develop critical-viewing skills while they deepen their understanding of world history!

    • Enhances exploration of world history through the study of compelling films
    • Engages students with thought-provoking questions
    • Fosters critical-thinking skills
    • Reinforces and extends any world history curriculum
    • Includes a student introduction to historical films, a film analysis guide sheet, an index of feature films, a glossary of film terms, lists of video resources and related web sites, and a note on copyright and fair use
    For each of the 16 featured films, you get background about the making of the film, a synopsis of the plot, ideas for classroom discussion, lists of print and media resources, a student viewing guide, a vocabulary list, and questions. Grades 9-12.
         

     
    Great Documents in US History, Vol 1: 1620-1870Great Documents in US History, Vol 1: 1620-1870
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    Take a look at American history through the eyes of those who lived it! Great Documents in U.S. History Volume 1 includes historical context, a glossary, and a range of questions that help students understand both the documents and their importance. Volume I covers Early Settlement to Reconstruction (1620-1870), including:

  • The Mayflower Compact
  • Common Sense
  • George Washington's Farewell Address
  • The Trail of Tears
  • The California Gold Rush
  • "The Nature of Slavery"

    Helping students to understand and appreciate the people who stood behind great decisions in our past, as well as the ways in which significant documents affected the time, this is a perfect supplement to any U.S. history course. Twenty lessons included. 138 pages, softcover. Grades 9-12.
         


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    Great Documents in US History, Vol. 2: 1880-2001Great Documents in US History, Vol. 2: 1880-2001
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    Take a look at American history through the eyes of those who lived it! Great Documents in U.S. History Volume 2 includes historical context, a glossary, and a range of questions that help students understand both the documents and their importance. Volume I covers The Age of Reform to the Present Day(1880-2001), including:

  • The Jungle
  • Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points
  • Eleanor Roosevelt and the DAR
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • "I Have a Dream"
  • September 11, 2001

    Helping students to understand and appreciate the people who stood behind great decisions in our past, as well as the ways in which significant documents affected the time, this is a perfect supplement to any U.S. history course. Twenty lessons included. 138 pages, softcover. Grades 9-12.
         


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    Holocaust Literature: Study Guides to 12 Stories of CourageHolocaust Literature: Study Guides to 12 Stories of Courage
    Kathleen Gagon, Dianne Ruxton
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    Holocaust Literature provides an imaginative, comprehensive guide to 12 moving stories. The book's interdisciplinary approach combines strong language arts instruction with thoughtful discussion of important social and cultural issues. A diverse range of literary styles and subjects appeals to students across a wide spectrum of interest and abilities.

    This book

    • Gives helpful day-to-day lesson plans for each story
    • Highlights grammar and stylistic devices to develop and improve student writing
    • Focuses on group projects with well-defined roles that encourage participation and responsibility
    • Uses text-based activities to explore prejudice and historical context
    Grades 7-10. 208 pages.
         

     

     
    Understanding the HolocaustUnderstanding the Holocaust
    Betty Merti
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    With remarkable clarity and absorbing personal narratives, this Worktext gives students readings and activities for learning about the Holocaust. It traces the history of anti-Semitism in Europe, the rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany, the Jewish resistance movement, and the aftermath of the Holocaust. Chapter reviews include questions, puzzles, vocabulary and reasoning exercises, ideas for reports and projects, and reading lists. Grade level 9+.
         

     

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