Sometimes you just need a QUICK way to cover a topic! I needed a way to quickly go over the “basics” of the 1st Great awakening, but keep it active for my students. I came up with this strategy that I call “visual summary” that has worked really well with all levels of my students. The 1st Great Awakening has always been a dry topic for me. This activity "livens it up" a bit.
In this 20-30 minute activity (it's meant to be short) - It is a basic summary activity.
In this lesson, students are put in groups of 2 or 3. Student #1 is the reader of a 1 page summary on the 1st Great Awakening, which is included in this purchase. Student(s) #2/#3 are the picture sorters. They hear cues from the reader and sort pictures (you cut them up and put them in baggies) relating to the summary in the order they hear them. After they are finished, they put the summary away and “retell” the story of the Great Awakening to their group using only the pictures. You could extend this easily into a writing assignment.
After they are finished, you can assess their learning with the assessment page (using the visuals) I’ve included.
What your will receive in this purchase:
-detailed instructions for the teacher
-1 page summary with picture number cues
-pictures to cut out for students (to be put in baggies for each group)
*The answer key is the order the pictures are in on the cut out page.