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Mr. Matthew Cummings
United States History & World History

Bridgeway Island K-8
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US HISTORY ASSIGNMENTS
 
This page contains all the worksheets and assignments that appear throughout the year.  Most of them are contained within the Interactive Notebook. 
If you are a teacher, you are welcome to change the assignments, but please let me know via this link
Students, you are not allowed to change these assignments without my permission. (*) indicates assignments that will not be used this year.
 
SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS YEAR - Downloadable
 
 
 
INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK (Pre-Instruction)
- Textbook Scavenger Hunt
- ASSESSMENT: Notebook Evaluation #1
 
7th GRADE REVIEW
 NATIVE AMERICANS (Chapter 1)
- UNIT PREVIEW - "The World Before 1600"
 
 EUROPEAN EXPLORATION (Chapter 2)
 
ENGLISH COLONIES (Chapters 3 & 4)
- UNIT PREVIEW - "Colonial Life"
- CCE: "Colonial vs. Contemporary Children"
  
BEGINNINGS OF AMERICAN IDENTITY (Chapter 5)
- UNIT PREVIEW - "Colonial Life"
- "Beginnings of American Identity": For Word 2003; For Word 2007
 
AMERICAN REVOLUTION (Chapters 6 & 7)
- UNIT PREVIEW - "The Revolutionary Era"
- CCE: "Causes for Revolution"
- GUIDED NOTES:
Guided Notes - "Reteaching Activity 6.4"
- TEST PREP: Am
erican Revolution Test - Study Guide
- SOAP: Joseph Plumb Martin (retired)
 
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION (Chapter 8)

CONSTITUTION (CHAPTER 8a)
- Graphic Organizer: "Confederation to Constitution"
- GUIDED NOTES:Guided Notes: "Creating the Constitution - Qs"
- GUIDED NOTES:Guided Notes: "Ratifying the Constitution - Qs"
- Guided Notes Interpretation (10/10)
- Guided Notes: "Foundations of Government"
- GUIDED NOTES:Guided Notes: "Article I, Sections 1-3"
- GUIDED NOTES: "Article I, Sections 4-10"
- CCE: "Checks and Balances"
- PROJECT: "Preamble Visual Aid" (retired)
- Schoolhouse Rocks: Video; Audio
- PROJECT: "Federalism Venn Diagram"
- WEB RESOURCE: Electoral College Map (2008 Election); (2012 Edition)
- Use pg. 256 of your textbook or this link to see Electoral College delegates
- GUIDED NOTES: "Article 2"
- DIRECTED RESPONSE: "Roles of the President"
- WEB RESOURCE: Visit the White House's Website
- EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISE: "Get to Know Your President"; Biography
- GUIDED NOTES: "Identifying the President's Cabinet" (retired)
- GUIDED NOTES: "The Judicial Branch"
- PROJECT DIRECTIONS: "Cases of the Supreme Court" (retired)
- PROJECT TEMPLATE: "Cases of the Supreme Court" (retired)
- WEB RESOURCE: Use this link, which contains MOST of the cases (retired)
- EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISE: "The Need for Laws"
- CORNELL NOTES: "The Bill of Rights" (website OR PDF)
- CCE: "Bill of Rights Scenarios"
- GUIDED NOTES: "The Bill of Rights"
- GUIDED NOTES: "Amendments I-III"
- GUIDED NOTES: "Amendments IV-VI"
- GUIDED NOTES: "Amendments VII-X"
- PROJECT: Bill of Rights Collage (Directions; Example)
- GUIDED NOTES: "Amendments XI-XV"
- GUIDED NOTES: "Amendments XVI-XXI"
- GUIDED NOTES: "Amendments XXII-XXVII"
- WEB RESOURCE: Prep for the Amendments test using the Flipcards
- WEB RESOURCE: Prep for the Constitution test using this site
- Learn your political party: Take the SHORT or LONG quiz
- Try taking this quiz as well!
- EXTRA CREDIT: #1; #2; #3; #4
 
INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK - SEMESTER 2 (Pre-Instruction)
Table of Contents - Semester 2
Table of Contents (BLANK WORD - For teachers)
SOAP
 
THE NEW REPUBLIC (Chapters 9 & 10)
* UNIT PREVIEW: "Forging the New Republic"; See the earliest version of Lady Liberty
* Unit V Title Page (for visuals); Unit V Title Page (for topics)
* PROJECT ANCILARIES: Worksheet; Hamilton/Jefferson Matrix
* WEB RESOURCE: States by Order of Entry
* CORNELL NOTES: "Lewis and Clark"
* PROJECT: "New Nation Acrostic" (Directions)
* GUIDED NOTES: "Jefferson & The New Nation" (Reteaching 9.2)
* WEB RESOURCE: Play this cool game about Lewis & Clark
* WEB RESOURCE: See examples of American flags HERE, or HERE, or HERE
* WEB RESOURCE: The oldest known versions of the SSB: 1901 & 1916
* GUIDED NOTES: "War of 1812 Timeline"
 
NATIONAL GROWTH & SECTIONALISM (Chapters 11 & 14)
* ESSAY & VENN DIAGRAM: "Sectionalism vs. Nationalism"
* GUIDED NOTES: "A Wave of Immigrants" 
 
ANDREW JACKSON (Chapter 12)
* Unit VI Title Page
* GUIDED NOTES: "Andrew Jackson"
* GUIDED NOTES: "Indian Removal"
 
MANIFEST DESTINY (Chapter 13)
*ART INTERPRETATION: "American Progress"
* CORNELL NOTES: "Manifest Destiny"; Worskheet
* WEB ACTIVITY: Play this game about the Oregon Trail
* GUIDED NOTES: "The War with Mexico"
* CHART: "Manifest Destiny Review" - Directions; Timeline Example
* CORNELL NOTES: "The Gold Rush"; Worksheet
  
STAR TEST PREP (6th - 8th Grades)
* 6th Grade Study Guide: PPT/Worksheets
* 7th Grade Study Guide: PPT/Worksheets
* 8th Grade Study Guide: PPT/Worksheets
Released Questions (Large File - 1MB)
 
CIVIL WAR (Chapters 15 - 18)
* UNIT PREVIEW/REVIEW: "The Civil War"
* Unit VII Title Page (for visuals and topics - AMEND TITLE); EXAMPLE 
* CORNELL NOTES: "The Civil War"; Worksheet
* GUIDED NOTES: "Growing Tensions"
* GUIDED NOTES & ESSAY: "Building Vocabulary"
* VIDEO NOTES: "Civil War Battlefields" #1;#2; #3; #4
* GUIDED NOTES: "The Tide of War Turns"
* WEB RESOURCE: See photos of Lincoln at Gettysburg HERE and HERE
* WEB RESOURCE: See images from Gettysburg; Burning of Atlanta; Fall of Richmond
* WEB RESOURCE: See images from Lincoln's Funeral ...and plans to steal his body!
 
RECONSTRUCTION (Chapter 18)
* UNIT PREVIEW/REVIEW: "Reconstruction"
* CORNELL NOTES: "Reconstruction"; Worksheet
 
INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (Chapter 19)
* ASSESSMENT: Notebook Evaluation #8 
 
THE UNIQUE & THE ODD

AMERICAN CULTURAL ICONS
* See the expansion of the US Capitol Building