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How and why to use word walls with older students. This post has some great ways to make this strategy appropriate for older students. Would have to do some modifications if using in special education setting, but a great way to get started. Read more at Vocabulary Instruction, Teaching Vocabulary, Vocabulary Activities, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Reading, Teaching Tools, Teaching Resources, Vocabulary Strategies, Vocabulary Building

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

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. History Class, Teaching History, Us History, American History, 5th Grade Social Studies, Best Teacher Ever, History Timeline, First Event, Review Games

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.

Check out these 4 (not so obvious) ways to give your instruction, especially your whole-group lessons, a boost! Instructional Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Teaching Reading, Instructional Coaching, Instructional Design, Teaching History, 5th Grade Teachers, Elementary Teacher

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!

politics in class and live to tell about it. Ideas for middle and high school social studies teachers.Teach politics in class and live to tell about it. Ideas for middle and high school social studies teachers. 6th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, Teaching Social Studies, Government Lessons, Teaching Government, History Teachers, Teaching History, History Classroom

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.

Centers aren’t just for elementary school. 8 tips for setting up centers in soci… Centers aren’t just for elementary school. 8 tips for setting up centers in social studies for secondary teachers. Ready, set, go! 7th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Projects, Social Studies Notebook, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, History Classroom, Middle School Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, History Education

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!

Tips and ideas for teaching history and making history engaging and interactive. social studies History's Great Mystery (How can I make my classroom more interactive?) - Be your best teacher! 7th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Notebook, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, History Activities, History Classroom, History Education, Teaching Social Studies, History Teachers

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 Political Cartoons in the Social Studies Classroom - engaging instructional strategies for the social studies & history classroom - 7th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Projects, Social Studies Lesson Plans, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, History Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, History Teachers, Teaching History

Using Stations in the Social Studies Classroom

FREE STATIONS | 7 WAYS TO STEP AWAY FROM THE LECTURE PODIUM & REVITALIZE YOUR SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOM

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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.

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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...

In this installment of HISTORY JUDGE, students will analyze seven primary and one secondary source on President Andrew Jackson, the Indian Removal Act, and the subsequent "Trail of Tears" that ensued (albeit mostly after his tenure as President ended, but it was his policy that put it in effect, but I digress). Social Studies Lesson Plans, 5th Grade Social Studies, Teaching Social Studies, History Class, Us History, American History, Teaching Activities, Teaching Resources, Teaching History

Historical Thinking Classroom

Browse over 20 educational resources created by Historical Thinking Classroom in the official Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Your students will love being a part of the story, walking around to collect clues, and competing to see who can find the murderer first! A Classroom, Future Classroom, English Teacher Classroom, High School Classroom, English Classroom Activities, Escape The Classroom, Holiday Classrooms, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources

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 ...

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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 ...