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Making US History Fun in the Classroom

This pin provides six ways to make history fun in the classroom. Students' opinions about history is greatly dependent on the ways in which it is presented to them, so I think this pin would be helpful in inspiring wonder in students.

from Wise Guys

Making US History Fun in the Classroom

Kids often find history "boring" because it's so "old"! Here's how to make US History fun in the classroom – with several great resources to get you started!

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Classroom Debate Outline: How to organize a friendly class debate on ANY topic

Host a friendly classroom debate with your students! This activity can be incorporated into any subject area that requires students to have a comprehensive understanding of a particular topic. A fun activity for all involved, and a great way to get students talking!

The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story.