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U.S. History to 1877 (5th Grade and 8th Grade)

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Eras in U.S. History Mix-n-Match
















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Eras - Placards and Strategy

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Eras in U.S. History - Step In Time
















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Talk to the Picture

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Talk to the Presidents

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Colonization

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Jamestown 1619 - Reading
















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Colonial Cause and Effect Mix Up

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Colonial Economics
















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Colonial Diamonds Puzzle

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Colonial Economics Maps
















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Mother Country Compare and Contrast

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Colonial Diamonds Puzzle #2
















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Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

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Growth of Representative Government
















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Magna Carta & English Bill of Rights

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Jamestown - Pick a Spot
















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Trade and Mercantilism

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Pre-Revolution

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Pre-Revolution Pocket Game

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Revolution

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Breaking Down the Declaration
















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Revolution - Matching Game

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Colonies vs. Britain - Compare and Contrast Game
















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Revolution - Diamonds Puzzle

Confederation Period

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Articles of Confederation - Founding Principles
















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Weaknesses of the Articles - Experiential

Constitutional Convention

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Anti-Federalist Quotations
















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Conventional Influences - Diamonds Puzzzle

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Constitutional Compromise - Mixup
















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Constitutional Convention - Cause and Effect Mixup

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Influences GO
















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Constitution Mix-n-Match

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The Convention Diamond Puzzle
















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Constitutional Compromises - Poster

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Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists
















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Federalist Papers - 10, 39, and 51

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Steps Towards a Convention Poster
















The U.S. Constitution

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3 Branches Posters
















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4 Documents - Folder Game

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It’s All About 8.15d
















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Addressing the Grievances in the Declaration

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Amending the Constitution
















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Article 1 - What Does It Say?

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Article 2 - What Does It Say?
















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Article 3 - What Does It Say?

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Federalism - Where Is It?
















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Bill of Rights - Diamonds Puzzle

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Bill of Rights - Shuffle Game

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Checks and Balances Shuffle

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Constitution Overview
















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3 Branches - Cubing

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Electoral College - Graphic Novel

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Founding Documents - Level 1 Vocabulary

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Founding Documents - Level 2 Vocabulary
















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From Idea to Law - Graphic Novel

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Influences on the U.S. Government - Placards

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Separation of Powers Mix and Match

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Seven Principles - Poster
















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Seven Principles - English and Spanish

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Seven Principles - Random Roller Game

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Power Scramble Game

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Washington - Adams

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Washington - Madison - Monroe
















Age of Jefferson

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Political Parties I - Folder Game
















Manifest Destiny

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Expansion Map
















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Accordion Book of Westward Expansion

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Expansion “Big Chunks”
















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Manifest Destiny - Diamonds Puzzle

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Manifest - Matching Game

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Age of Jackson

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Election of 1824
















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Election of 1824

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Age of Jackson - Diamond Puzzle
















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Age of Jackson - New Political Parties

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Age of Jackson - Nullification
















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Age of Jackson - Indian Removal Policies

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Age of Jackson - Nullification Flag
















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Movers and the Shakers - 2nd Great Awakening

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Trail of Tears Reading
















Antebellum

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Antebellum - Diamond Puzzle
















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Compromises to Civil War

Reform Movements

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141 Documents on Slavery

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Declaration of Sentiments

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Reforms & Industrialization - Diamonds Puzzle
















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Underground Railroad - Placards and Game

Civil War

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My Civil War Book
















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Civil War Diamonds

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Lincoln’s Speeches
















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Civil War Pizza

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Civil War Timeline
















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Civil War Timeline Mixup

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Primary Document Mixup
















Reconstruction

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Reconstruction - Diamonds Puzzle
















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Reconstruction Mixup

U.S. History to 1877