US History

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Virginia Council on Economic Education
Ruth Cookson
Stephen Day
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Economics
Geography
U.S. History
4, 5
Elementary (K-5)

In this performance assessment, students role-play a character who is seeking to immigrate to the New World during colonial times. Students will each create a decision-making model determining where they would like to settle in the New World: New England, Mid-Atlantic, or the South. They will...

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Janet R. Price
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World History
8, 9, 10
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

This is a short module, combining primary and secondary sources, that "explores" (pun intended) the voyages of Christopher Columbus and their consequences for the native peoples he "discovered." The student product is a proposal for a school assembly to be held just before or after the Columbus...

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Vivian Masket
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U.S. History
10
High (9-12)

This module is a case study situated at the end of the high school United States history course's second unit: Industrialization and Immigration. Prior to beginning this module, students should have already studied industrialization and been introduced to immigration. With a narrow focus on...

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Vivian Masket
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U.S. History
10
High (9-12)

This module is designed as a case study within Unit 7, "Cold War and Vietnam." Students take an in-depth look at confrontations between the United States and the Soviet Union over Cuba: the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Students ground their understanding of these events in...

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Casey G. Plouffe
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U.S. History
8
Middle (6-8)

In 1846 the United States went to war with Mexico. Like several wars the United States has fought this war had its supporters and critics. 

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Mary Humphreys
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History / Social Studies
11, 12
High (9-12)

Civil rights is a recurring theme throughout American history. It can be explored from different time periods and with various events and documents. The focus of this module happens to be the P.A.T.R.I.O.T Act passed in 2001. From its passage it has been controversial because of limits imposed...

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Rod Powell
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U.S. History
11, 12
High (9-12)

The Gilded Age after the Civil War saw many industrial innovations that impacted the attainment of " The American Dream" to varying degrees. Students will consider the political and industrial innovations of the Gilded Age and their impact on attainment of the American Dream. 

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Melissa L. Workman
Linda L. Crocker
Jill L. Guffey
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4
Elementary (K-5)

In this module, students will investigate the period in Colorado History in which Spanish explorers began to explore the area that became the state of Colorado. Students will examine the relationships between the explorers and the native populations. Students will explain the effects of Spanish...

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Kelly Ratliff
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10
High (9-12)

This module was implemented at the end of a unit on the Industrial Revolution. It achieves the unit objective of evaluating the impact of Industrial Revolution institutions on modern society.

Purposes include:
1. Identifying problems within a system and suggesting relevant solutions...

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Carol A. Duke
Danny W. McMillan
Cory Duty
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Other
11, 12
High (9-12)

This module sits inside a unit in which students study several primary and secondary sources relating to American Imperialism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. After engaging in this research, students will write an argumentation essay. 

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Becky L. Culbert
Danielle M. Painton
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4, 5
Elementary (K-5)

During the mid 1800's, many slaves risked their lives to escape from their slave owners and achieve freedom. How could they do this without being caught? Who would help them along their way to freedom? The state of Pennsylvania provided key locations that made it easier for slaves to escape to...

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Kim J. Offerman
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Other
5
Elementary (K-5)

5th grade students will read articles about the Boston Massacre from the Patriot and Loyalists' points of view. Following close reading of the articles, students will write an essay explaining the the similarities and differences in each article's point of view about the Boston Massacre.

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Martha J. Mickler
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History / Social Studies
Other
8, 9
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

Revised: Oct. 18, 2014.

The inspiration for this module comes from a module written in the fall of 2011 by 5th grade teachers at Wakulla County Schools, FL, titled: Patriot or Loyalist: Whose Point of View?

During the time in the 1770's leading up to the Revolutionary War...