Scott Joplin, composer of “The Entertainer” and “The Maple Leaf Rag,” was the King of Ragtime. Yet, when he died in 1917 at about age 49, he was nearly forgotten. Here is his story using cartoon storyboards, then reinforced with fun activities for a wide range of learning styles. Activities include creative writing, answering questions from 2 (linked) videos, reading comprehension of primary source newspaper articles, word search puzzle and an art project. This printable is in full color but looks great when printed in grayscale, too.
Here’s the important story of how ragtime composer Scott Joplin was influenced by Theodore Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington. This unit is based on Joplin’s works The Strenuous Life (inspired by the speech written by Theodore Roosevelt) and A Guest of Honor (an opera based on the event when Booker T. Washington was invited to dinner at the White House, a first for a man of color). The story is told using cartoon storyboards, then reinforced with fun activities for a wide range of learning styles. Activities include creative writing, answering questions from a video, listening to music, word search puzzle This printable is in full color but looks great when printed in grayscale, too.
Colorful cartoon storyboards are used to tell how the creative genius of Scott Joplin has been acknowledged and celebrated since his death. Activities include a timeline (can be used as a review), a word search, a video to watch with questions to answer in writing or to discuss, planning a Joplin memorial. This printable is in full color but looks great when printed in grayscale, too.
Answer key and links to additional resources are included.
Flowcharts and resource pages teach the basics of U.S. copyright for middle school and up, including product creators. Printable charts make reference fun and easy. Ideal for writing reports or research projects, but also for those of any age wishing to create in other media, such as printables, film, or crafts. No “pencil work” in this one, but you will refer to the material over and over again.
Frame current events with a historical perspective of the impeachment process. This is a non-partisan look at impeachment that highlights the vocabulary of impeachment, a look back at how impeachment has been used in US history, and a look at the steps that must be taken for impeachment and conviction. This product will be updated as current events warrant.
First, Some Definitions
What Does the US Constitution Say?
The House of Representatives
Jumbled Timeline (activity)
Questions to Consider (activity)
Impeachments in US History
Impeachments By the Numbers (activity)
Notes to Educators, Answer Key, and Resource