Begin each class with a quick write journal and discussion based on a historical event that happened each day in history. This evergreen document has 20 topics with multiple questions to last the entire school month of February.
Save 30% by getting the winter pack of December, January, and February journals combined:
or Try my individual months of journals and discussion starters based on historical events of each calendar day!
December Historical Journals
January Historical Journals
February Historical Journals
This is a fantastic way to engage students in more material than just the standards or reading you scheduled for the day. Students get their minds warmed up to thinking, practice writing, and learn something "extra" for their day in history! It also sparks great conversations. Prompts range from all aspects of society, art, history, sports, and more important events! Starting in January with this series is a great way to set the course for the second half of the school year. You can even have students research and report on more details about events they find intriguing.
Screenshots and video intro: https://youtu.be/PlooP8waglg
This resource contains a month's classes worth of journals for Journal. There are probably a few additional topics given most schools go on break. Be on the lookout for my other months as well:
December - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/December-Whole-Month-of-Historical-Journal-Topics-Discussions-Hauger-History-3535503
January - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/January-Whole-Month-of-Historical-Journal-Topics-Discussions-Hauger-History-3536076?aref=k95brxhp
Multiple question prompts are given for each event, so it can work on many levels of depth and catch students interested in different portions of each prompt. Lines are given for writing space and easy printer to student writing or projecting to the room like I do.
Get your students actively journal writing and discussing today. Excellent for grades 4-12! Elementary and Middle School students can enjoy these writing or discussion topics.