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Mini-Qs in American History

Volume 1

Twelve High-Interest Units of Study

  • Cabeza de Vaca: How Did He Survive?
  • Early Jamestown: Why Did So Many Colonists Die?
  • What Caused the Salem Witch Trial Hysteria of 1692?
  • Valley Forge: Would You Have Quit?
  • How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny?
  • How Free Were Free Blacks in the North?
  • Remembering the Alamo: A Personal Journal
  • Was the United States Justified in Going to War With Mexico?
  • The California Gold Rush: A Personal Journal
  • What Was Harriet Tubman’s Greatest Achievement?
  • The Battle of Gettysburg: Why Was It a Turning Point?
  • North or South: Who Killed Reconstruction?

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Mini-Qs in American History

Volume 2

Twelve High-Interest Units of Study

  • North or South: Who Killed Reconstruction?
  • The Long Drive: Will You Re-Up Next Year?
  • The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie: Did It Make Him a Hero?
  • Should the United States Have Annexed the Philippines?
  • Progressivism: Where Will You Put Your Million Dollars?
  • Prohibition: Why Did America Change its Mind?
  • What Caused the Dust Bowl?
  • Why Did Japan Bomb Pearl Harbor?
  • Berlin, Korea, Cuba: How Did the US Contain Communism?
  • Politics or Principle: Why Did L.B.J. Sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
  • What Made Cesar Chavez an Effective Leader?
  • Should the US Drill for Oil in Alaska’s Wilderness?

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Mini-Qs in World History

Volume 1

Eleven High-Interest Units of Study

  • Hammurabi’s Code: Was It Just?
  • How Did the Nile River Shape Ancient Egypt?
  • Citizenship in Athens and Rome: Which Was the Better System?
  • Education in Sparta: Did the Strengths Outweigh the Weaknesses?
  • The Great Wall of Ancient China: Did the Benefits Outweigh the Costs?
  • How Great Was Alexander the Great?
  • Asoka: Ruthless Conqueror or Enlightened Ruler?
  • Why Did Christianity Take Hold in the Ancient World?
  • The Silk Road: Recording the Journey
  • What Were the Primary Reasons for the “Fall” of Rome?
  • The Maya: What Was Their Most Remarkable Accomplishment?

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Mini-Qs in World History

Volume 2

Eleven High-Interest Units of Study

  • What Were the Primary Reasons for the “Fall” of Rome?
  • The Maya: What Was Their Most Remarkable Achievement?
  • Why Did Islam Spread So Quickly?
  • What Is the Primary Reason to Study the Byzantines?
  • Mansa Musa’s Hajj: A Personal Journal
  • Samurai and Knights: Were the Similarities Greater Than the Differences?
  • Should We Celebrate the Voyages of Zheng He?
  • The Aztecs: Should Historians Emphasize Agriculture or Human Sacrifice?
  • April 27, 1521: Was Magellan Worth Defending?
  • How Did the Renaissance Change Man’s View of The World?
  • Exploration or Reformation: Which Was the More Important Consequence of the Printing Press?

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Mini-Qs in World History

Volume 3

Eleven High-Interest Units of Study

  • The Enlightenment Philosophers: What Was Their Main Idea?
  • The Reign of Terror: Was It Justified?
  • How Should We Remember Toussaint Louvertoure?
  • Latin American Independence: Why Did the Creoles Lead the Fight?
  • Female Workers in Japanese Silk Factories: Did the Costs Outweigh the Benefits?
  • What Was the Driving Force Behind European Imperialism in Africa?
  • What Was the Underlying Cause of World War I?
  • How Did the Versailles Treaty Help Cause World War II?
  • The Soviet Union: What Should Textbooks Emphasize?
  • What Made Gandhi’s Nonviolent Movement Work?
  • China’s One Child Policy: Was It a Good Idea?

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Mini-Qs in Elementary

Volume 1

Ten High-Interest Units of Study

  • What Does the Longhouse Teach Us about the Iroquois?
  • Why Should We Protect the Wolf?
  • Valley Forge: Would You Have Quit?
  • Why Does Our Hindu-Arabic Number System Work So Well?
  • Why Is Freedom of the Press Essential to a Democracy?
  • An Early American Diary
  • Grimms’ Fairy Tales: Was Grimm Too Grim?
  • Why Are Hurricanes So Dangerous?
  • Life on the Plains: A Letter Home
  • Should Your Town Ban the Sale of Plastic Water Bottles?

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Mini-Qs in Elementary

Volume 2

Eleven High-Interest Units of Study

  • How Did the Buffalo Shape Arapaho Culture?
  • The Oregon Trail: Go or Stay Put?
  • What Was Harriet Tubman’s Greatest Achievement?
  • Is Coyote a Good Role Model?
  • How Does Haiku Spark the Senses?
  • Early Jamestown: Why Did So Many Colonists Die?
  • How Can Your School Reduce Food Waste?
  • What Caused the Dust Bowl?
  • Young Activists: How Can You Change the World?
  • Why Was Thomas Edison Called the “Wizard of Menlo Park”?
  • How Do We Remember 9/11?

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Mini-Qs in Georgia History

Nine High-Interest Units of Study

  • Why Were Early Georgia Cities Located On The Fall Line?
  • How Did the Cotton Gin Shape Georgia’s Economy?
  • The Trail of Tears: Why Were the Cherokees Removed?
  • Was Sherman’s March to the Sea Justified?
  • Booker T. Washington or W.E.B. DuBois: Who Had the Right Strategy for Black America?
  • Georgia Women in World War II: What Stories Should Be Told?
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: Whose Philosophy Made the Most Sense for America in the 1960s?
  • Grit or Goodness: What Best Explains the Accomplishments of Jimmy Carter?
  • Were the 1996 Olympic Games Good for Atlanta?

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Mini-Qs in Texas History

Ten High-Interest Units of Study

  • Cabeza de Vaca: How Did He Survive?
  • Why Did Texas Almost Fail as a Spanish Colony?
  • Remembering the Alamo: A Personal Journal
  • What Was Sam Houston’s Most Heroic Decision?
  • The Civil War: Why Did Texans Fight?
  • The Long Drive: Will You Re-Up Next Year?
  • Texas Oil and Social Change: What Story Should Be Told?
  • What Caused the Dust Bowl?
  • Was World War II a Watershed Event for Texas?
  • Politics or Principle: Why Did L.B.J. Sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

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Mini-Qs in Florida History

Eight High-Interest Units of Study

  • What Types of Citizens Does a Democracy Need?
  • Why Are Hurricanes So Dangerous?
  • Cabeza de Vaca: How Did He Survive?
  • Why Did Spain Settle St. Augustine?
  • What Is the Main Reason Seminole Resistance Was So Strong?
  • Pioneer Florida: A Personal Journal
  • What Was Henry Flagler’s Greatest Achievement?
  • What Is the Primary Reason to Protect the Everglades?

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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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