Do you want to start the year off on a fun and exciting foot? History can be an extremely boring or daunting subjects for some students. Spice up your 1st day lesson with some fun activities that will not only have your kids smiling, but activities that will help your students' practice their historical thinking skills. This lesson bundle can be taught in one 80-minute block or can be broken up into smaller lessons (I teach it in one 42 minute period & one 55 minute period). It consists of an introduction lesson that includes many different ideas for 1st day activities. The Introduction lesson PowerPoint (with questions to ask students & teaching ideas included in the speaker notes), Artifact notes sheet, historical skills worksheet, and lesson plan writeup, are all included in this bundle. The artifacts included in the PowerPoint are all mine, but you can personalize it with your own ideas. The syllabus is not included (sold separately).