Ancient History Pre-Test & Post-Test Boom Cards™ (Distance Learning)

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7 PDF + 19 Boom Cards
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If you teach Ancient History, use this Boom Learning℠ resource to save yourself some preparation time at the beginning of the year to find out what your students already know about Prehistory and the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Ancient India, and Ancient China. You can use the same digital task cards again at the end of the year as a post-test to see how much your students have learned.

The first card in this deck of Boom Cards™provides detailed instructions for students. There are 11 multiple-choice questions on the test. Students read the text and they can also click on the audio symbol to hear the directions on the first card and the multiple choice questions on the other cards read aloud.

Also included in this resource are 7 cards with a drag and drop matching task, which asks students to match pictures representing each time period with the name of the correct time period. You can use this as a challenge for early finishers or with all students as another formative assessment at the beginning or end of the year.

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* To use Boom Cards, you must be connected to the Internet. Boom Cards play on modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge). Apps are available for Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires. For security and privacy, adults must have a Boom Learning account to use and assign Boom Cards. You will be able to assign the Boom Cards you are buying with "Fast Pins," (play provides instant feedback for self-grading Boom Cards). Fast Play is always a free way for students to engage with Boom Cards decks. For additional assignment options you'll need a premium account. If you are new to Boom Learning, you will be offered a free trial of our premium account. Read here for details:

* When you purchase and download this resource, you’ll receive a PDF file with instructions on how to access the Boom Cards. The actual cards are not included in the PDF file.

* This resource is adapted from the Back to School Ancient History Pre-Test & Post-Test Lesson Plan resource, which includes additional materials besides the 2 tasks in this Boom Learning resource.

This resource is aimed at English Language Learners with an intermediate level of language proficiency or higher and can be used by other students as well. ELLs with a lower level of language proficiency may be able to do the test questions and matching task on their own if they can comprehend the audio instructions or if someone reads the questions and answers to them.

Benefits of Using Boom Cards:

* They exist only online: You’ll save paper because you don’t need to print them.

* They are visually appealing: Since they are digital, they are in color and you don’t have to worry about using up printer ink.

* They are low-prep: You’ll save time because students just need an internet connection and a device to use them.

* They are self-grading: You’ll save time assessing students’ work because the cards automatically indicate right and wrong responses.

* They are interactive: Students must engage with the cards in a game-like manner, which helps keep them motivated.

* They are self-checking: Students will immediately find out if their answers are correct or incorrect.

* They can be used as a whole class activity on an interactive whiteboard or individually if students all have a device.

* Use on computers, tablets, and smartphones: Offers greater access if you don’t have enough computers for every student; it also means they can be used at home as long as students have access to a smartphone.

* You can assign Boom Cards with Google Classroom™.

* Depending on the type of your Boom Learning account, you can get reports that track how your students did when they use decks.


What you get in this product:

In the PDF file:

★ Cover (1 page)

★ A table of contents (1 page)

★ A Notes to the Teacher section with background information & link to the resource on the Boom Learning site (2 pages)

★ Descriptions of the 2 types of cards in this deck (2 pages)

★ Copyright, social media & credits information (1 page)

In the Boom Learning resource:

★ Directions to students and the list of target vocabulary words (1 card)

★ 11 cards with multiple-choice questions about ancient history (11 cards)

★ 7 cards with a drag and drop matching task about ancient history (7 cards)


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7 PDF + 19 Boom Cards
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