This is an engaging PowerPoint presentations that is culturally relevant and grabs each student's attention.
The PowerPoint also contains several set pieces to ensure that the lesson continues moving and keeps the students engaged. Askin' All Them Questions is my periodic review. Pop Culture Moments ties in a clip from a TV show/movie/song that pertains to this unit. Making Statements is for the students to decipher and/or create historical Twitter accounts. Assuming is where the students use higher order thinking skills to discuss possible causes and effects of certain historical events. Lastly, Primary Source Daily allows the students to interact with historical sources on a regular basis.
The PowerPoint also contains YouTube links to John Green's successful Crash Course US History videos as well as higher order questions for the students to respond to while watching.
**I have also used and modified these PowerPoints for American History Honors and Standard with great success (96% pass rate on state of Florida US History End of Course Exam).**