For homework during my 8th grade US history units, I like to give students a chance to focus on the subjects they are interested in and give them choice in what kind of assignment they would like to do. I came up with weekly assignments for each unit I did.
Included is 4 weeks of assignments on the Civil War, roughly spanning events that led to the Civil War to the end of the Civil War. Each assignment has 3 different options and a variety of ways to express it: including, among others, individual research, marching, and making a video.
I found that certain students were more likely to complete them. Additionally, I found them much more enjoyable to grade than the usual 120 of the same assignment. I hope you enjoy!
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