Social Studies Enrichment
Crazy for Comprehension: Who's Who in World War II Matching Activity
This matching exercise can be used as an in-class activity, homework, or an add-on when studying the key players in World War II. Fifteen names are given. Students match the names with the roles played during the war. Includes prominent American, British, Japanese, German, Italian, and Russian government and military leaders. This exercise can also be expanded into an individual or group research project. Answer key is provided. Targeted to middle school or high school level.
Crazy for Comprehension Impeachment True or False Quiz
Twenty True or False questions cover all aspects of the process of impeachment. Created to be used with "Let's Discuss...Impeachment" (available on this site), this quiz can also be used independently of that text. It can also be used as a partner activity or to initiate a group or solo research project or presentation. Answer key is included. Targeted towards upper elementary grades to high school.
Crazy for Comprehension Election Vocabulary with 4 Activities
Fifty terms relating to a presidential ( or other) election are given with definitions. A matching activitiy (using a word bank), fill-in-the-blanks, word search and true-false activity are also part of this comprehensive list. Targeted for middle grades and up.
Answer keys included.
Crazy for Comprehension Bonus Army March Quiz
The Bonus Army March of 1932, which occurred during the Great Depression, called attention to the plight of World War I veterans and ultimately led to the G I Bill. The Bonus Army March is taught in high school American history courses. This quiz hits the highlights of this event by assessing knowledge with 10 short answer questions. An optional word bank is included for students who need additional support. Answer key is also included. Targeted towards Grades 7-10.
Crazy for Comprehension Presidential Election True or False Quiz
There's no better time to teach students about a presidential election than in an election year. This True or False activity consists of 15 statements that test a student's understanding of this democratic process. Use this product as a classroom or homework activity. Pair with Election Vocabulary Plus Four Activities (offered on this site) or use independently. Answer key is provided.
Presidential Trivia Quiz: 50 Facts about Our Presidents Past and Present
The President of the United States is the most important job in the world! It is a serious position and it is important that we recognize all of the responsibilities that come with being president. But It is also fun to learn a little bit about the things that made these men the presidents they were. This Presidential Trivia handout can be used in a multitude of ways: as a web-search activity (which can lead to a short research project or Power Point Presentation), a partner activity, extra credit, or taken a few questions at a time, as a homework assignment. Or hand it out for fun to those students who show promise in United States history. The handout is especially meaningful around Presidents' Day or other patriotic holidays. Answer key is provided.
The Great Depression:15 Question Quiz
The Great Depression is an important topic taught in middle and high school. This 15-guestion quiz contains True and False and short answer questions that touch on the highlights of this important period in United States history. This quiz can also be used as a worksheet, homework, Web search or partner activity. Answer key is included.
The Underground Railroad: Two Quizzes: True or False and Short Answer
While the exact number who made it to freedom through the Underground Railroad is not definitively known, historians believe that about 100.000 enslaved people traveled this route in the years before the Civil War. This True/False and Short Answer Quiz (two quizzes are provided) also touch on other events that are linked to the Underground Railroad. The topic of the Underground Railroad is sensitively presented within a historical framework. These quizzes can be used as assessments, in-class activities, homework assignments or partner activities. Topics can also be used as suggestions for research activities. Answer keys to both quizzes are provided.
Stock Market Crash of 1929 True or False Quiz
A 10- question True/False Quiz that highlights the causes, effects, and time period relative to the Stock Market Crash of 1929. In addition to its use as a quiz, this product can also be used as a partner activity, homework assignment, or in-class activity. Answer key with explanations is provided. Targeted towards middle school and higher.
Two Quizzes to Assess Understanding of the United States Constitution
Here are two quizzes that can be used to assess student understanding of the high points of the United States Constitution. One quiz requires short answers and fill-in-the-blanks, while the other is a True or False assessment. Constitutional topics addressed are the Federal Papers, the Constitutional Convention, bicameral form of government, prominent historical persons associated with the creation of the Constitution and more. These quizzes can also be used as partner activities, home work, and in-class independent work. Answer keys for both quizzes are provided.
The Boston Massacre: True or False Quiz
The Boston Massacre is sometimes referred to as the first battle in the war for American independence from Great Britain. This 10-question, True or False quiz emphasizes the highlights of this historic event. This activity can be used as a partner activity, classroom activity, and homework assignment in addition to assessment of content understanding. Answer key is provided.
Please take a look at my other social studies activities that address topics such as Impeachment, Branches of Government, the Great Depression, the Underground Railroad, the Bonus Army March and World War II.