US History and Government Examination: January 2017

Looking for a resource that tests both US History and government?  Here's a test that serves as a great way to test comprehension of complex concepts by using a variety of question formats and covering a wide array of topics. The documents pupils must analyze for the essay questions include bills, direct quotes, political cartoons, and maps of the time period.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Consider reviewing the political cartoons at some point in the unit before the test so learners feel prepared when answering test questions
  • Create a before-test activity where scholars answer essay questions and peer review them
Classroom Considerations
  • The test takes about three hours
  • The test checks for more than just rote memorization
  • Easy to differentiate for high schoolers
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