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“Why do we have to study history?” is a question almost every single history teacher gets from students. To help answer this question, I created a series of engaging activities to help students understand the purpose, and importance, of studying our history. This resource is a perfect beginning-of-t
“Why do we have to study history?” is a question almost every single history teacher gets from students. To help answer this question, I created a series of engaging activities to help students understand the purpose, and importance, of studying our history. This resource is a perfect beginning-of-t
This 18 slide powerpoint teaches students the reasons why we study history. It clearly illustrates how our past influences our present and our future. It is the perfect way to introduce your students to a history course. Utilizing powerful images, each slide is fully animated and illustrated.
Grades:
5th - 12th, Adult Education
Suggested use: If your students are anything like mine, at some point in the year, someone is bound to mumble something along the lines of, “Why do we even need to know this stuff anyway?”. As educators, and history lovers, we know the importance of studying history and how we piece it together. How
If your students are anything like mine, at some point in the year, someone is bound to mumble something along the lines of, “Why do we even need to know this stuff anyway?”. As educators, and history lovers, we know the importance of studying history and how we piece it together. However, sometime
This handout for students asks them to think deeply about why we should study history. It asks them to think, for instance, about why we should study physical conflicts between nations; why we should study the different types of governments; why we should study the different groups that comprise a s
Students frequently ask- "Why do we study History?"....as a History teacher that's easy to answer: its fun and interesting! Before teaching about any specific unit, take the time to do this activity with students to introduce the overall study of History.This lesson set is the perfect way to help s
This bundle contains a slide show and a writing assignment for the first day of any history class. The powerpoint goes through a series of quotes and phrases that present a perspective on why history is important. The timing is set to run on it's own so it runs like a seamless presentation. Music ca
This is a great assignment to give history students on the first day or two of class. They are provided with a long list of quotes about history. The assignment asks them to select two quotes and respond with their analysis and opinion. It's a great way to both introduce students to history and get
This product is a great introduction for students to understand the importance of studying history and geography.This product includes:- 20 slides of notes about studying history- Engaging activities that can be done independently or as a class- 15 key terms and definitions
Grades:
4th - 8th
This is a powerpoint designed to be used on the first day of a history class. It goes through a series of quotes and phrases that present a perspective on why history is important. The timing is set to run on it's own so it runs like a seamless presentation. Music can be played in the background to
A PowerPoint guides the class through reading strategies that will help them read an article by acclaimed historian Peter Stearns where he explains the importance of studying history for young people.
This is a Google Slide that can be easily inserted into a digital interactive notebook that uses the Google Slide platform! Easy to share with your students using Google Classroom or Schoology using the Google Assignments App :)In this activity, students will read four quotes from educational philos
Grades:
6th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
This PowerPoint covers the introduction to any history class--why it is important to study history, the differences between primary and secondary sources, what history tells us about civilizations, archaeology, etc.
A little introductory piece to clarify a number of valuable reasons our society needs to study history.
This lesson takes the song "Waiting on the World to Change," and uses it as a way for students to listen for John Mayer's message about not being apathetic and being a participator in our history and our democracy. The song lyrics and posted along boxes to write student thoughts, followed by crit
I use these towards the end of the unit to help students review key concepts. The six cards cover topics such as why we study history (through a sales pitch), primary and secondary sources, and bias. Students enjoy being interactive with the cards. You can either give the pile to groups of studen
Grades:
6th - 12th
Little Social Studies Thinkers is a complete curriculum specifically for Kindergarten.  It's everything you need to introduce, teach, practice, and assess your kinder friends.  It is cross-referenced and aligned to the main topics of Kindergarten Social Studies Standards. -------------------GET THE
***PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO PREVIEW BEFORE PURCHASING OR SENDING A QUESTION** Thank you!!! PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE PDF FILE AND CLICK IT. THE PRODUCT IS IN A GOOGLE FILE. THANKS! *Updated for virtual learning needs! Now all activities are preloaded in Seesaw! Reading passages and directions are read aloud
A government unit filled with activities, word cards, and printable charts. Focusing around government (why we have it and what it does for us) on a community level as well as citizens and their responsibilities.GOOGLE DRIVE ACCESS LINKS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE PDF DOWNLOAD ON THE GOOGLE DRIVE ACCESS
INSTANT Digital Social Studies Mingle Slides - 50 question starter slides offered in PDF, PowerPoint, Google Slides, AND PNG formats!* * * Questions? Click HERE to Instant Message me! * * *What are the INSTANT Social Studies Mingle Slides?The INSTANT Digital Social Studies Mingle Slides are quick co
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PreK - 1st
This highly-engaging "why study history" lesson engages students on the study of history, why it is important, and why we study it. This resource is an outstanding way to start your year as it promotes critical thinking, requires analysis, and sets the framework for studying history and social stud
This mega bundle features units that focus on 2nd grade community themes in social studies (although it can be used in 1st or 3rd grade as well. This bundle features all of my units 1-6 in a giant bundle that includes over 450 pages! You save when you bundle instead of buying them individually!GOO
It is important for students to understand why we have a Black History Month. Some students may grow up and become adults who think Black History Month is racist, divisive and unfair.Negro History Week was created by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926 because white people, who had once forced Black peopl

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