I have designed my U.S. History Classroom around the theme of investigation. On a daily basis students act as detectives to solve "cases" and answer questions about history.
Every lesson I teach begins with these five slides. They cover procedural and academic basics: entrance task, entrance question, homework, reminders, essential questions for unit and lesson, main idea for the lesson and vocabulary.
Very engaging: sounds, moving visuals and text. Colorful and appealing!
Includes countdown clocks for entrance activities!