This packet contains everything you need to teach your students about the Articles of Confederation in a fun and meaningful way. Included in this pack are center cards and a student brochure.
Center cards are my favorite way to teach social studies content. My students travel around in groups learning about the Articles of Confederation by reading short passages and completing a student-led brochure. I set a timer for 10 minutes and each group is assigned a center card. From there, students are reading the passages about the content material and completing the brochure. I like to have a “reader leader” in each group, which is that student who reads the passage aloud and helps model for any student that needs extra help. Then, I can travel around the room with my lower group. Once the timer goes off, each group rotates to the next card. I like to spread this activity between two class segments, or you could complete it within 60-90 minutes, depending on your classroom needs.
I love using this approach in social studies because it keeps my kiddos moving, and it keeps them engaged. Plus my students don’t realize they’re actually reading more social studies material! Yes!
Just print out the center cards( I like to print 6 cards-since I have 5-6 in a group), make copies of the brochure and you’re ready to go!
Please check out the preview to see a sneak-peak at the cards. If you have any questions, please let me know! :)