Reconstruction – 1900 DIGITAL Interactive Notebook American History Gr 4, 5, 6


Subject: Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grade Levels: 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Resource Type: Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
File Type: PDF
File Size: 3MB
Number of Pages: 225 plus Google forms
Answer Key: Included
Teaching Duration: 3 Weeks


Reconstruction – The Spanish – American War Digital Interactive Notebook Unit

This resource is a Growth of the Nation DIGITAL Interactive Notebook for upper elementary. This unit covers American History from Reconstruction – The Spanish- American War, or events from about 1865 – 1900. The file is 225 pages long and includes a complete answer key and a unit assessment.

Please note, this unit includes the same activities as my Reconstruction – 1900 U.S. History Interactive Notebook Unit, but these graphic organizers are digital. Teachers may want to use both versions with students to meet different needs.

Digital pages can be used without cutting or gluing. The graphic organizers can also be printed to use as note sheets. The answer keys can also be printed for students with IEPs requiring written notes.

There are 67 colored graphic organizers, and those same organizers are also included in black and white. The answer key is included, and it is written on the black and white organizers so that teachers can print them for students with printed notes in their IEPs.

A unit assessment is included in Google Forms. The assessment is also included in the PDF, so teachers can choose which one to use.

Are the units editable?

The topics and questions are not editable. The answers in the answer key are editable, so teachers can edited them to fit the resource or textbook they have.

The organizers have text boxes placed on top of them, so they are ready for student use.

What is included in the unit?

Included are graphic organizers, primary source document studies, and other activities. The organizers are created to support students’ reading skills and are meant to be used with a textbook or other source. The guiding questions and topics provided help students to determine which facts are main ideas.

This unit also includes four activities that can be used in conjunction with a textbook or by themselves. These lessons include a short reading passage, primary sources, tables, and comprehension questions. The activity topics are:

Freedmen: Were They Really Free?
Propaganda (Freedman’s Bureau)
Transcontinental Railroad – examining primary source maps.
U.S. Immigration
Topics covered in this product include:

Essential Questions Prompts
1st Reconstruction Act
13th, 14th, 15th Amendments
Plessy v Ferguson
Jim Crow Laws and Segregation
Cattle Drives
Transcontinental Railroad
Homestead Act
Plains Wars
Battle of Little Bighorn
Wounded Knee
March of the Nez Perce
Carnegie Steel & Standard Oil
Labor Unions
Growth of Cities
Jane Addams & settlement houses
Immigration Act of 1917
Johnson-Reed Act of 1924
Spanish-American War
The Philippines
Vocabulary Flashcards
Chapter Test
Please note that content is not included. In this file are graphic organizers and activities to help your student organize his or her history notebook. On the graphic organizers are topics and/or questions to guide him/her.

How to Get the Files

Teachers will obtain the file by using links in a pdf file. Clicking those links will take teachers to an webpage that will have them make a copy of the original files in their Google Drive. Please make sure you are logged into the Google account when you click the links, as it will copy the files to whatever Google account you are logged into at the time.

The files can be downloaded and moved to Microsoft One Note or another online platform.

Teachers have permission to post the images online for their students on a password protected site.


This unit is available in a year-long bundle. Purchasing the bundle saves 20% off the individual cover prices.


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