VIDEO BELLRINGERS

Each playlist below contains several videos pertaining to that topic. Each video includes questions in the video description for students to answer. These videos could be used for:

  • Class Warm-up

  • Review of topics covered

  • Introduction to topic

  • DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCE

  • Homework assignment

  • Method to flip your classroom

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Early English Colonies

Starting with the failed colony at Roanoke, then Jamestown, the Pilgrims, and Puritans. This playlist includes several key events and short summaries of the early efforts of the English to settle in North America. 

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As the colonies began to expand so did competition with other European powers for control of the continent. This competition would eventually lead to the French and Indian War. 

Growth of the Colonies

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Road to Revolution

As the British attempt to pass new taxes and regulations on the colonies, American colonists grow upset with their lack to representation in British Parliament. This conflict will eventually lead to the American Revolution. 

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The American Revolution

Disagreement with Britain would lead to the American colonies declaring independence and then fighting a war against a superior opponent. The conflict would shape the American spirit. 

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THE US Constitution 

After achieving independence, the United States realized there was a need for a stronger more organized government. A new Constitution was written which laid the framework for the US Federal Government. 

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Presidents of the United States

The office created in Article II of the Constitution would be filled by many leaders each with their own style and approach to the office. This playlist will slowly grow to include all Presidents. 

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The Louisiana Purchase

As the country expanded west President Jefferson negotiated for a large purchase of land. The land was purchased without knowing what was there. Lewis and Clark's expedition west would document this new acquired land. 

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The War of 1812

Tensions with Britain again lead to a conflict. In what many consider to be America's forgotten war America forges an identity. 

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Sectionalism

The issue of slavery becomes the focus as new states are added to the Union. With each new state comes new challenges and conflict which eventually will lead to a civil war. 

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Westward Expansion 

The drive to move west gets into full gear as Manifest Destiny takes hold of the nation. Many Americans will stop at nothing to conquer the west. 

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The Civil War 

The nation is divided over the issue of slavery and states rights. The conflict would be the bloodiest in American History and would redefine the nation forever. 

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Reconstruction

As the nation tried to put itself back together after four years of Civil War, new freedoms were extended to formerly enslaved people but soon those rights were lost. 

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Black History Month

Some short biographies of great African Americans in our nation's history. 

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Women's History Month

Highlighting some of the great women of American History and their many contributions.

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