US History and Government Examination: August 2011

Using primary source documents, pupils consider how the United States' democratic story has evolved over time. A second essay question examines the role of geography in history, and multiple-choice questions sharpen test-taking skills.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a group project to unpack the geography essay question
  • Use the documents and prompt to create a scaffolded activity on democratic ideals
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource is the August 2011 US history and government exam for the New York state regents exam
Pros
  • Resource is an authentic assessment, allowing for valuable practice
  • Essay prompts are easy to adapt to a variety of project or discussions
Cons
  • None