DEBATING THE DOCUMENTS: U.S. History

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Students think like historians as they analyze sources, debate points of view, and write short essays for document-based questions.

Each reproducible unit contains groups of documents with differing views, six worksheets (two interpretive, one comparative for each pair), a background essay, a teacher introduction, student directions, two DBQs with suggestions for writing, and a DBQ scoring guide. Each set comes with a guide with reproducible student pages that contains three whole-class debates.

The COLONIAL AMERICA–CIVIL WAR subset includes:

  • THE PILGRIMS: Image and Reality
  • BANISHED: Anne Hutchinson and the Antinomian Crisis
  • SLAVERY AND VIRGINIA’S ENLIGHTENED ARISTOCRACY
  • THE COVENANT CHAIN: The Iroquois and Colonial America
  • BEN FRANKLIN: A New American Identity?
  • LOYALISTS AND PATRIOTS
  • WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS: The Meaning of the Declaration
  • WHAT DID THE GREAT AWAKENING AWAKEN?
  • THE “GRAND COMPROMISE” AND THE MAKING OF THE CONSTITUTION
  • JOHN MARSHALL’S COURT
  • “A KNACK AT CONTRIVING”: Why Americans Invented Things
  • HENRY CLAY’S AMERICAN SYSTEM
  • THE MONROE DOCTRINE: Was It Necessary?
  • THE LOWELL EXPERIENCE
  • JACKSON AND THE INDIANS
  • REVIVALISTS AND UTOPIANS: Reform in Antebellum America
  • THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE
  • CALHOUN VS. THE ABOLITIONISTS
  • THE WAR WITH MEXICO
  • UNCLE TOM’S CABIN
  • “BLEEDING KANSAS”: A Failure of Compromise
  • WAS JOHN BROWN A HERO?
  • BLUE OR GRAY: Why Men Fought in the Civil War
  • THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

The GILDED AGE–EARLY 2000s subset includes:

  • THE IMPEACHMENT OF ANDREW JOHNSON
  • ROCKEFELLER: Monster Monopolist or Marketplace Hero?
  • ARRIVAL: The Immigrant and the City
  • THE HAYMARKET SQUARE RIOT
  • WHY RECONSTRUCTION FAILED
  • DEMOCRACY & THE RAILROADS: Friends or Foes?
  • THE WEST: Paradise, or Paradise Lost?
  • WHY FIGHT FOR CUBA?
  • BRYAN’S CROSS OF GOLD
  • HOW “PROGRESSIVE” WAS PROGRESSIVISM?
  • WHY WOMEN WON THE VOTE
  • SHOULD WILSON HAVE KEPT US OUT OF WAR?
  • THE FIRST “RED SCARE”
  • THE SCOPES TRIAL
  • THE NEW DEAL: DID IT WORK?
  • AMERICA FIRST: ISOLATIONISM AND WORLD WAR II
  • THE JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT: Bigotry or Security?
  • HOW THE WAR CHANGED AMERICA
  • 1945: THE POST-WAR MOOD
  • ANTI-COMMUNISM: Mass Hysteria or Reasonable Fear?
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND THE “BLACK POWER” DEBATE
  • TET: Victory or Defeat?
  • PLURIBUS AND UNUM: The Diversity Debate
  • IDEALS AND VIOLENCE: The Sixties Youth Rebellion
  • THE NEW FEMINISM AND ITS CRITICS
  • REAGAN AND THE FALL OF COMMUNISM
  • SUBURBIA: American Dream or Stifling Dead-End?
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Copyright

2004–07

Publisher

MindSparks

Grade

7–12

Titles in this series (51) :