How and Why to Use Word Walls with Older Students - Building Book Love
I’ve been using a Word Wall with my high school students for 9 years now, and the results have been incredible. How: I have 90-minute classes, so I’m able to give my students 8-10 minutes of free reading time each day. I put this time at the BEGINNING of the class for several reasons. 1. ... Read More about How and Why to Use Word Walls with Older Students
American History Timeline Review
This is not your typical timeline review activity. It was able to be a competition and an engaging way to review over 30 different events from the whole year. I was able to check for understanding by them having to decide which event came first and push them to think through the extension questions.
4 (not so obvious) Ways to Amp Up Your Instruction
Check out these 4 (not so obvious) ways to give your instruction, especially your whole-group lessons, a boost!
How to Teach Politics in Class (And Live to Tell About It)
Teach politics in class and live to tell about it. Ideas for middle and high school social studies teachers.
Social Sundays: Stations are for High School Social Studies
Centers aren't just for elementary school. 8 tips for setting up centers in social studies for secondary teachers. Ready, set, go!
History's Great Mystery (How can I make my classroom more interactive?!) - Be your best teacher!
One of the great mysteries of teaching a class like history, is how to get your students involved and interested in the material. Although the trend is towards “group work” which, in all honesty, tends to lead to “group-think”, there are other ways to get your students out of their chairs, and yourself away from… Continue reading →
Using Stations in the Social Studies Classroom
FREE STATIONS | 7 WAYS TO STEP AWAY FROM THE LECTURE PODIUM & REVITALIZE YOUR SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOM
Are You Pushing Or Pulling Students In Your Classroom?
No longer does the teacher need to be only responsible for 'covering' content, a practice that often feels like climbing the down escalator.
Attack - A FREE Review Game for the Secondary Classroom
Your students will love "Attack" - the review game that can be played in any middle or high school classroom!"Attack" is now Interactive! Playable on any whiteboard, PC, MAC, chromebook, etc.. Click the links below to try out the new Interactive versions:FREE Interactive version of "Attack"FREE In...
Historical Thinking Classroom
Browse over 20 educational resources created by Historical Thinking Classroom in the official Teachers Pay Teachers store.
How to Host a Classroom Murder Mystery – Engaging and Effective Teaching
My murder mystery lesson is by far my students' favorite - and for good reason! They get to be a part of the story, walk around and engage with classmates, and compete to see who can solve the mystery first! Here's a link to my classroom mystery resources via TeachersPayTeachers, or read on to learn ...
Reconstruction: Black Codes Gallery Walk
I can explain how freed Blacks were prevented from exercising their newly won rights. This product includes five Black Codes "posters." Two papers listing the common Black Codes and three listing some of the specific state codes (South Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana). Each page lists some of ...