CREATIVE ADVENTURES IN SOCIAL STUDIES
Engaging Activities and Essential Questions to Inspire Students
These teacher-created lessons bolster students’ writing, test taking, debating, public speaking, notetaking, research, technology, analytical, and critical thinking skills. The activities incorporate multiple intelligences and can involve elements such as improvisational acting, popular culture, humor, and political satire. Examples: writing colonial-era rebus letters, holding an "American Revolution Game Show," debating whether the U.S. should pay reparations to the descendants of slaves, staging a "1920s Celebrity Convention," and doing content analyses of I Love Lucy and Seinfeld.
8½" x 11"
Rowman & Littlefield