ELA: Holocaust Research for Panel Discussion

  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, has a large collection of artifacts and educational displays about the events and people of the Holocaust.
  • In their ELA Classes, students will work collaboratively to research and take notes on their assigned topics by exploring the museum’s website, starting with the page

“The Holocaust: A Learning Site for Students.”


  •  Students will research assigned topic  (column) and individual subjects within that topic of research. They will use a  graphic organizer to copy key dates and events on index cards
    • Topic 1: Nazi Rule
    • Topic 2: Jews in Prewar Germany
    • Topic 3: The ‘Final Solution’
    • Topic 4: Nazi Camp System
    • Topic 5: Rescue and Resistance
    • Topic 6: Oral Histories


Click on the following link:


–> click on the interactive map to open the answers to the following questions:

  1. Most servicemen believed that the Japanese planes were not an actual attack but another what?
  2. Kermit Tyler received what message at 7:15 in the morning?
  3. What happened with the Japanese’s primary targets in Pearl Harbor?
  4. What was the problem with the soldiers jumping ship as battleship row was being attacked?
  5. What stuck out in Giles Bacon’s mind, the older he gets?
  6. What was the most devastating blow of the attack?
  7. How many Japanese planes were lost during the raid?
  8. How many civilians were killed in Honolulu?
  9. How long did the attack on Pearl Harbor last?
  10. How many people voted against declaring war on Japan after Pearl Harbor?
  11. After recovery, how many of the US’ ships were returned to service compared to Japanese ships and submarines?

ACCESS 2.0 Test Prep

A. Test preparation website for ACCESS.  Click the following link:


  1. Under the “ACCESS for ELLs 2.0” box, click “Test Practice,”
  2. Then click the domain that you would like to work on (either Listening, Reading, Speaking, or Writing).
  3. Once you have completed this, click “Grades 6-8” and login to the test using the generic login information
  4. This is listed on the Login page directly above the Username and Password boxes.

B. For Listening practice:.http://www.esl-lab.com/

1. Go to Listening Quizzes for Academic Purposes

.2.  Complete any 6 quizzes

3. Don’t forget to write the name pf the quiz and the score in your Test Prep packet.

C. For additional practice, please visit the following websites:
Grammar Practice
Capitalization and Punctuation
typing club

The American Civil War Review Scavenger Hunt

The American Civil War Review Scavenger Hunt


Use the underlined sites to find the answers to the questions. Click the link after each question to locate your answer.


  1. Who was the president of the Confederate States of America? ____________________ http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/Jefferson_Davis_Vice_Stephens.htm


  1. _____________________ became the first president of the American Red Cross. http://www.redcross.org/museum/briefarc.html


  1. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on __________(date) in Washington D.C. by _____________? http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alrintr.html


  1. Union General _____________________ was responsible for burning Atlanta and then marching his troops to the sea in Savannah. His fighting technique which destroyed civilian resources and homes as well as fighting armies was known as ________________. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman’s_March_to_the_Sea


  1. ____________________ is best known for her role as leader of the Underground Railroad. http://education.ucdavis.edu/NEW/STC/lesson/socstud/railroad/whatis.htm


  1. ____________________ became famous for writing the controversial book Uncle Tom’s Cabin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Tom’s_Cabin


  1. _____________________ was the site of Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant on ____________ (date) after being cornered. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1865RELee-surrender.html


  1. This was the southern military fort that remained under federal control after the formation of the Confederate State of America? ______________________. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/tl1861.html


  1. _________________ was the capital of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_States_of_America


  1. The Confederate Army first attacked the Union at Fort Sumter, which is located in what city? ___________. http://www.nps.gov/fosu/pphtml/planyourvisit.html


  1. During the Civil War ______________________ was the capital of the United States.


  1. ___________________ near Durham, NC was the site of the last and largest surrender of the Civil War on __________ (date). http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/bennett/bennett.htm
  2. 23,000 people died at ____________________, which was the single bloodiest day of fighting during the Civil War. This battle occurred on _____________ (date). http://www.civil-war-battles.com/battles/Antietam.html


  1. The ______________________________ marked the turning point in the Civil War, where the North began winning most of the battles over the South. It occurred on _________________ (date). http://americancivilwar.com/getty.html


  1. The Civil War was fought between the years _______________. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War


  1. The ___________________________ was signed by Abraham Lincoln on _________________ (date) and freed slaves in the Confederate States of America. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/almintr.html


  1. Lincoln gave the speech known as the _________________________ on __________ (date) to honor the memory of people killed during this great battle to protect democracy. http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/gettysburg.htm


  1. The siege of Fort Sumter by the Confederate States of America occurred on ______________ (date). http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/tl1861.html


  1. The South hoped for Europe’s support during the Civil War because the South ___________________________________________________________________________________. http://www.civilwarhome.com/kingcotton.htm


  1. _________________ were people in the South who wanted to withdraw from the Union.


  1. The _____________________ was a NC ironclad ship used to ram Union vessels. http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-us-cs/csa-sh/csash-ag/albmrl.htm


  1. The ___________________________ was a ruling by the Supreme Court that black slaves were property and did not have the same rights as white citizens. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h2933.html


  1. The ___________________________ called for Union _________________ of southern ports in an effort to cut off food and resources and cripple the South’s economy. http://www.civilwarhome.com/anacondaplan.htm


  1. __________________ actually killed more men than fighting during the Civil War. http://civilwarhome.com/civilwarmedicine.htm


  1. NC got their nickname as the “Tar Heels” because http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_Heel


  1. Explain the phrase “rich man’s war & poor man’s fight.” http://www.wtv-zone.com/civilwar/usdraft.html


  1. Define the word Conscription.



  1. When was the first draft instituted in the United States (month, day, and year)?



  1. Find three ethnic groups that fought in the Civil War.



  1. What was the average of a soldier during the American Civil War? http://www.civilwarhome.com/potpourr.htm


  1. What were the oldest and youngest soldiers recorded? http://www.civilwarhome.com/potpourr.htm


  1. How many people died for the Union? http://www.civilwarhome.com/potpourr.htm


  1. How many people died for the Confederacy? http://www.civilwarhome.com/potpourr.htm


  1. What was the major cause of death in the Civil War? http://www.civilwarhome.com/potpourr.htm


  1. What were the top 5 costliest battles of the Civil War? http://www.civilwarhome.com/potpourr.htm


  1. What form of anesthetic was used for field surgery? http://www.civilwarhome.com/civilwarmedicine.htm


  1. Why is the Civil War considered the “First Modern War?” (min. 6 reasons) http://www.uwgb.edu/DutchS/WestTech/X1STMODW.HTM


  1. What was the daily amount of food a Union soldier was entitled to? http://www.civilwarhome.com/civilwararmies.htm


  1. At the beginning of the Civil War, how much did Privates receive in pay each month in the Union and how much did they receive in the Confederacy? http://www.civilwarhome.com/civilwararmies.htm


  1. Find one method of conducting field surveillance. http://www.civilwarhome.com/balloons.htm


41 Where was Ulysses S. Grant born (City & State)? http://www.granthome.com/grant_home.htm


  1. Where was Robert E. Lee born (City & State)? http://www.stratfordhall.org/learn/lees/robert_e_lee.php

Unit 5, Lesson 2: Impact of Civil War on Georgia, Georgia’s Role in the Civil War

Standard – SS8H5: The student will analyze the impact of the Civil War on Georgia.

  • Element b.: Explain Georgia’s role in the Civil War; include the Union blockade of Georgia’s coast, the Emancipation Proclamation, Chickamauga, Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and Andersonville.

Use the following PowerPoint study presentation to complete your  5ws+1H graphic organizer on Unit 5, Lesson 1: Civil War Divides the Nation

PowerPoint Notes – Unit 5 Lesson 2 – The Civil War-17h7fh4

Unit 5, Lesson 1: Impact of Civil War on Georgia, Civil War Divides Our Nation

SS8H5 Analyze the impact of the Civil War on Georgia.

  • a. Explain the importance of key issues and events that led to the Civil War; include slavery, states’ rights, nullification, Compromise of 1850 and the Georgia Platform, the Dred Scott case, Abraham Lincoln’s election in 1860, and the debate over secession in Georgia.

Use the following PowerPoint study presentation to complete your  5ws+1H graphic organizer on Unit 5, Lesson 1: Civil War Divides the Nation

Answer Key – Unit 5 Lesson 1 – Civil War Divides Our Nation-1sm5nha

Unit 4, Lesson 3: Georgia and the Westward Expansion, Indian Removal from Georgia

SS8H4 Explain significant factors that affected westward expansion in Georgia between 1789 and 1840.

  • d. Describe the role of William McIntosh in the removal of the Creek from Georgia.
  • e. Analyze how key people (John Ross, John Marshall, and Andrew Jackson) and events (Dahlonega Gold Rush and Worcester v. Georgia) led to the removal of the Cherokees from Georgia known as the Trail of Tears.

Use the following PowerPoint study presentation to complete your  5ws+1H graphic organizer on Unit 4, Lesson 3: Indian Removal from Georgia

Skeleton Notes – Unit 3 Lesson 5 – Indian Removal Answer Key! – Copy-1qy9a4g

Family Stories from the Trail of Tears

Personal accounts of Trail of Tears:

  1. Click on your assigned link (Your Group).

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      2. Read two accounts of Family Stories from the Trail of Tears.

      3. Answer the following questions for each account.

  1. Who did you read about?
  2. Describe their experience. (What did they see/hear?)
  3. How did they feel? How did it impact them?
  4. Based on what you read, discuss with your partner/ group how you would react/feel/respond if you were forced to move from your home walk the Trail of Tears.

Practice the Key Vocabulary

SS8H1 Flashcards | Quizlet


SS8H2: Colonial Georgia Flashcards | Quizlet


SS8H3-American Revolution Flashcards | Quizlet


SS8H4-Western Expansion & the Removal of Native Americans – Quizlet