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U.S. Constitution: Free Resources
Category: Social Studies
Tags: constitution constitutional amendments preamble to the constitution amendments to the constitution 10 amendments us constitution

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Read about the Founding Fathers: 

Documents of Freedom: Online Text

iCivics Games and Resources

Constitution Interactive Reader

PBS Learning Media Resources

Free Downloads: 

Civics Today - High School text chapter on the Constitution

U.S. Constitution Lapbook

Constitution Carousel: Who Has the Power?

Bill of Rights Bingo

Constitution Word Search

BrainPop: U.S. Constitution

Congress For Kids Resources

American Revolution: Domino Effect
Category: Social Studies
Tags: american revolution causes of the american revolution american revolution timeline

Show how one thing led to another with these free resources exploring the causes of the American Revolution: 

Differing Points of View - Visit Project Look Sharp for an elementary teaching kit on the Causes of the American Revolution. For each cause, there's a downloadable teacher's guide and student worksheet, plus a list of supplementary resources. The materials include accounts of incidents from different viewpoints -- for example, a description of the Boston Massacre from both the colonist and British perspectives. Other lessons include analyzing a Phyllis Wheatley poem, and comparing two 18th century "George" portraits (George Washington and King George III).

Chain Reaction: Examine the events leading to the start of the American Revolution in The Road to War reader for grades 5 - 9.

 

Make various mini lapbooks and foldables for each cause using this Hands-On-History download. Includes instructions for: a Q & A flip book on taxes; Boston Tea Party step book; mini book of Paul Revere's ride; and other projects.

  

Role-Play Activities:

Download a Grade 4 reader on the American Revolution, with nine chapters. Download the accompanying Activity Book, with review questions, vocabulary, grammar, and writing activities.

                                

More American Revolution Resources:

Animated Battles:

Interactive Game:

 



Free World History Textbooks and Resources
Category: Social Studies
Tags: world history world history textbook ancient history ancient civilizations

The following free textbooks for middle- and high-school learners are available as pdf files that can be downloaded or added to your Google drive. In addition, at the end of this post are a couple of elementary world history readers and additional resources.

Journey Across Time Activity Workbook

Journey Across Time Printable Worksheetswith blank outlines, reading check questions and vocabulary for each chapter.

                    

For both of these textbooks, at the site, click on individual chapters under the book's cover. Click on the cover and you're taken to the companion website. Continue scrolling down the page, and you can download a variety of world history readers such as these: 

 

Hieroglyphic Typewriter 

                

 

World History Human Legacy Study Guide

Scroll down the page for book chapters, Powerpoints and worksheets.

 

Crash Course fill-in-the-blank notes to go with Crash Course World History videos.

Elementary Readers: 

Knights, Castles and Chivalry

 

Renaissance: Patrons, Artists, and Scholars

Download paper dolls to explore world history and fashion through the ages.  At the site, there's clothing for Romeo and Juliet (1500s), Jane Austen t(1800s), the Edwardian Age (1900s) and others. There's also clothing to make dolls for Ancient Egypt and Rome, the Vikings, Asia, and North American Indians. It's all free.  

Quizlet Set to help review world history topics.

 

               

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