Need a fun, creative, quick-to-use way for students to think about people from history? This inspires students to see multiple dimensions of a person from their history textbook or history research.
Fun to use at the end of a Social Studies quarter, when motivation is lowest. Students want to fill this out. Also, it's a great grab-and-go to use for a substitute teacher because it fits with any era of studies. Have them printed and waiting in your sub folder.
This utilizes multiple Bloom's Taxonomy levels
1. Students will REMEMBER what they read.
2. Students will UNDERSTAND complex people.
3. Students will APPLY historic events to a new time and scenario.
4. Students will ANALYZE peoples' personality traits and motivations.
5. Students will EVALUATE why they responded how they did on certain questions.
6. Students will CREATE their own conjectures and interpretations of their reading.
You can assign different figures to different students or let them choose.
You will also get a page with over 20 discussion questions to use before this assignment (as scaffolding) or after (as closure).
An example of one of the questions:
If Thomas Jefferson used the hashtag #tbt, what kind of post would it have been on? What in your reading or studies makes you think that?
(throwback Thursday – used when reminiscing about past event while posting an old photo)
Great for CCSS Strands grades 6-12.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
By the end of grade __, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades ____ text complexity band independently and proficiently.