When teaching about ancient China and the Qin Dynasty, this activity gives students the opportunity to evaluate Shi Huangdi's role as emperor of China. Guided questions challenge students to respond to information by applying new concepts and evaluating his role in uniting China and the legacy he le
Conduct Socratic Seminars in your middle school ancient civilization classroom!
This bundle includes:
-A powerpoint with both teacher guidance and class presentation slides on how to easily run an effective Socratic Seminar. Assessment rubric is included!
-5 Lesson Plans
1. Hammurabi's Code- H
After students research and become experts on one side of the Chinese Civil War (either the KMT or the CCP) Students will tutor their partner on the opposite side in order to weigh it's advantages and disadvantages. This will be in order to predict which political leader/party will win the Chinese C
The Social Studies literacy toolbox includes over 40 instructional tools to develop students reading, writing, speaking and listening. Reading Tools includeReading Cycle MenuHabits of Document AnalysisAnticipation GuideCATCH AnnotationSOAPSToneHIPPEvaluating Credibility and Usefulness (Primary Sourc
Essential Questions: Is nationalism a form of unity or disunity? How do people respond to institutions that do not meet their needs?
Socratic Seminars are one of my favorite methods of instruction because its is student facilitated discussion in its truest form. Although some teachers are hesitant
This investigation of the Holocaust incorporates both nonfiction and fiction excerpts. Primary Documents, video and audio are also included. The study leads the reader through the process of "Dehumanization"; the slow and steady removal of rights of people the Nazis deemed inferior, to the eventual