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Mini-Qs in California History

Mini-Qs in California History

Twelve High-Interest Units of Study

Mini-Q Topics for 4th Grade

  • Confined and Controlled: How Did California’s Mission Indians Resist?
  • The California Gold Rush: A Personal Journal
  • How Did the Transcontinental Railroad Change California?
  • Photographing Dust Bowl Migration and Japanese Internment: What Is Dorothea Lange Saying?
  • What Was the Primary Consequence of Building the Los Angeles Aqueduct?
  • Walt Disney or Steve Jobs: Who Should Be the Face of California?

Mini-Q Topics for 5th Grade

  • Why Did Isabella and Ferdinand Sponsor Columbus in 1492?
  • April 27, 1521: Was Magellan Worth Defending?
  • Jamestown: Why Did So Many Colonists Die?
  • Money or Power: What was the Main Reason for the Boston Tea Party?
  • The Oregon Trail: Go or Stay Put?
  • What Types of Citizen Does a Democracy Need?

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Mini-Qs in Louisiana History

Ten High-Interest Units of Study

Mini-Q Topics for Louisiana History

  • How Did the Mississippi River Shape Louisiana’s Early History?
  • What Drove the Acadians to Louisiana?
  • The Louisiana Territory: Would You Have Supported the Purchase?
  • Why Was the Battle of New Orleans a Watershed Event for the United States?
  • How Free Were Free People of Color in Louisiana?
  • Why Did Louisianians Join the Confederate Fight in the Civil War?
  • From Plessy to Ruby: How Did Black Louisianians Resist Jim Crow Segregation?
  • Huey Long: Would You Have Voted for “The Kingfish”?
  • What Was Louisiana’s Most Significant Contribution to the WWII War Effort?
  • Hurricane Katrina: Why Did So Many People Die?

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