US History and Government Examination: January 2016

Looking for an exam that uses primary sources to test young historians' analytical muscles? Check out a standardized test that asks learners to answer multiple-choice and essay questions to demonstrate their understanding of American history and government. The test covers a wide range of topics, including railroad strikes in the 1800s, the Lend-Lease Act of 1941, and the 24th Amendment.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Differentiate for GATE by assigning fewer multiple-choice and more open-ended questions
  • Extend learning by going over answers to the test questions with scholars after they receive their grades
Classroom Considerations
  • Test takes about three hours to complete
Pros
  • Uses various testing methods
  • Asks questions that require critical thinking skills
Cons
  • None