US History to 1865

General Information

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Our America to 1865 Available to students, parents and staff. Login information available from classroom teachers.
US History Refrigerator Cards Refrigerator cards for review
US History Grade 5 Study Guide SOL review created by SOLPass
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Virginia Department of Ed Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
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Enlarged Essential Knowledge Enlarged Essential Knowledge
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VDOE SOL Resources VDOE Recommended Resources
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Primary Source Learning Work with images of real documents to question, think and gather knowledge
Digital History Supports the teaching of American history in K-12 schools
History Now Online journal of American history
American Memory Primary sources database from the Library of Congress
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Charters of Freedom Information and activities on historical documents
Learning at the National Heritage Museum Primary Sources to Reconstruct the Past
Folkstreams Documentary films about American roots cultures

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USI.1  The student will demonstrate skills for historical and geographical analysis and responsible citizenship, including the ability to a) identify and interpret primary and secondary source documents to increase understanding of events and life in United States history to 1865; b) make connections between the past and the present; c) sequence events in United States history from pre-Columbian times to 1865; d) interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives; e) evaluate and discuss issues orally and in writing; f) analyze and interpret maps to explain relationships among landforms, water features, climatic characteristics, and historical events; g) distinguish between parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude; h) interpret patriotic slogans and excerpts from notable speeches and documents; i) identify the costs and benefits of specific choices made, including the consequences, both intended and unintended, of the decisions and how people and nations responded to positive and negative incentives.

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USI.2  The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables to a) locate the seven continents and five oceans; b) locate and describe the location of the geographic regions of North America: Coastal Plain, Appalachian Mountains, Canadian Shield, Interior Lowlands, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Basin and Range, and Coastal Range; c) locate and identify the water features important to the early history of the United States: Great Lakes, Mississippi River, Missouri River, Ohio River, Columbia River, Colorado River, Rio Grande, St. Lawrence River, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico; d) recognize key geographic features on maps, diagrams, and/or photographs.

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North America Geographic Regions Identify the regions and describe one of the regions
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Regions Quiz Interactive quiz of the US regions
Test Your Geography Knowledge 12 question quiz on oceans and continents
Zoom into Maps This activity introduces historical maps from the American Memory collections. (Extension and Enrichment)
Geography 20 Question Multiple Choice Quiz
U.S. Geography Continents and Regions essential knowledge with quiz
U.S. Regions Gameshow format review of U.S. regions
World Atlas and Map Library Click on an area of the map to find more information. Contains crossword puzzles and quizzes. (Extension and Enrichment)
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US Regions Images and facts about the regions of the United States
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US Geography Review Review the US region PowerPoint quiz
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Sulpher Creek, Utah
Arches National Park, Utah
Payson Canyon, Utah
360 degree interactive photographs of the basin and range region

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USI.3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of how early cultures developed in North America by a) describing how archaeologists have recovered material evidence of ancient settlements, including Cactus Hill in Virginia. b) locating where the American Indians lived, with emphasis on the Arctic (Inuit), Northwest (Kwakiutl), Plains (Lakota), Southwest (Pueblo), and Eastern Woodlands (Iroquois); c) describing how the American Indians used the resources in their environment.

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American Indian Hollywood Squares Gameshow format review Directions
First Americans Fill-in-the-Blank Game

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USI.4 The student will demonstrate knowledge of European exploration in North America and West Africa by a) describing the motivations for, obstacles to, and accomplishments of the Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English explorations; b) describing cultural and economic interactions between Europeans and American Indians that led to cooperation and conflict, with emphasis on the American Indian concept of land; c) identifying the location and describing the characteristics of West African societies (Ghana, Mali, and Songhai) and their interactions with traders.

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Snapchat Template Create a Snapchat profile for a famous explorer
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Explorer Trading Card Template Students have been hired by a trading card company to design a set of explorer trading cards

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USI.5 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the factors that shaped colonial America by a) describing the religious and economic events and conditions that led to the colonization of America; b) describing life in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies, with emphasis on how people interacted with their environment to produce goods and services, including examples of specialization and interdependence; c) describing colonial life in America from the perspectives of large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, free African Americans, indentured servants, and enslaved African Americans; d) identifying the political and economic relationships between the colonies and Great Britain.

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Early Settlements

Matching Quiz

Jamestown Online Adventure The year is 1607. You are the captain of the Jamestown Colony in Virginia in this Flash-based historical simulation. Will your colony survive and prosper or will it become another "Lost Colony"?

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USI.6 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the causes and results of the American Revolution by a) identifying the issues of dissatisfaction that led to the American Revolution; b) identifying how political ideas shaped the revolutionary movement in America and led to the Declaration of Independence; c) describing key events and the roles of key individuals in the American Revolution, with emphasis on George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry; d) explaining reasons why the colonies were able to defeat Great Britain.

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American Revolution Jeopardy Gameshow format review
American Revolution and New Nation Zip Around
American Revolution 20 Question American Revolution
American Revolution Events leading up to the American Revolution - activity based on Sketchbook PowerPoint template
American Revolution Review Gameshow format review activity

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USI.7 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the challenges faced by the new nation by a) identifying the weaknesses of the government established by the Articles of Confederation; b) describing the historical development of the Constitution of the United States; c) describing the major accomplishments of the first five presidents of the United States.

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Song of the First 5 Presidents Sing along
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USI.7a Articles of Confederation Foldable
American Revolution and New Nation Gameshow format review activity
New Nation Gameshow format review

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USI.8 The student will demonstrate knowledge of westward expansion and reform in America from 1801 to 1861 by a) describing territorial expansion and how it affected the political map of the United States, with emphasis on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the acquisitions of Florida, Texas, Oregon, and California; b) identifying the geographic and economic factors that influenced the westward movement of settlers; c) describing the impact of inventions, including the cotton gin, the reaper, the steamboat, and the steam locomotive, on life in America; d) identifying the main ideas of the abolitionist and women's suffrage movements.

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Westward Expansion Guided discussion on Westward Expansion
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Westward Expansion Jeopardy Test your knowledge
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Lewis & Clark Experience westward expansion with explorers Lewis and Clark (Enrichment and Extension)
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Go West across America with Lewis & Clark Be a part of Lewis & Clark's expedition team as they map rivers, meet natives, open the West to trade, and look for a Northwest Passage
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Overland Trail Clickable map from Julesburg to Ft. Bridger (Enrichment and Extension)
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Westward Expansion Gameshow format review
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Westward Expansion II Gameshow format review
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Westward Movement Gameshow format review
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Westward Movement II Gameshow format review

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USI.9 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the causes, major events, and effects of the Civil War by a) describing the cultural, economic, and constitutional issues that divided the nation; b) explaining how the issues of states' rights and slavery increased sectional tensions; c) identifying on a map the states that seceded from the Union and those that remained in the Union; d) describing the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and Frederick Douglass in events leading to and during the war; e) using maps to explain critical developments in the war, including major battles; f) describing the effects of war from the perspectives of Union and Confederate soldiers (including African American soldiers), women, and enslaved African Americans.

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Tweet a Famous American Google Doc activity - Use this single document with the entire class. Students compose a tweet to or from a famous American.
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Tweet from a Famous American Google Slides activity - Use this single presentation with the entire class. Students are assigned a slide and a famous American. Students add items to their slide to create a Twitter profile page.
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Historical Facebook Profile Create a Facebook profile for a historical figure
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Snapchat Template Create a Snapchat profile for a famous American
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North vs South Google Draw activity - Explain differences between the North and the South that eventually resulted in the Civil War.
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Civil War Traveler Podcasts Download and listen to the battlefield podcasts
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Pathways to Freedom Will your choices lead you to freedom?
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Civil War Battles Battle animations
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USI.9d Geographic Influences Foldable
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Civil War Quiz Online quiz
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Civil War Gameshow format review (Enrichment and Extension)
Civil War Brochure
Civil War Brochure Notes
Template for Civil War brochure activity UPDATE THIS

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Review

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h.i.p Pocket Change Coin Information
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Question Packet Question and Answer Packet
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US History Review Interactive essential knowledge review
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US I Bulletin Boards Select a bulletin board, print and assemble.
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Know Your Documents Millionaire gameshow format review
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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Gameshow format review
Review Template Students create a review flyer of all SOLs
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Who Am I? Quiz Game Famous people in US History
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Worksheet Generator Free printable worksheets

SOLopoly Cards


SOLopoly Gameboard and Cards

Review Monopoly game for 5th Grade History SOL's

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MS Publisher
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