"History Talk" Print & Go Emergency Lesson Plan

Rated 5 out of 5, based on 9 reviews
9 Ratings
Language Arts Excellence
Grade Levels
7th - 12th
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8 pages
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I used this resource to make sub plans in the even that I have an emergency. This made writing and organizing my plans so much easier. Thank you.


If you have ever found yourself in need of a no-prep, print-and-go lesson plan that meets standards and upholds a high level of student learning and engagement, this resource is the perfect tool for your teacher's toolbox! It is ideal for days prior to and returning from vacations, between units, emergency sub plans, or simply those days when we just "can't." (And let's face it, we've all been there!)

This product features an engaging "History Talk" activity that will have your students thinking, writing, speaking, and moving all in one class period. In this activity, they must choose between 5 different quotes about history and articulate why the quote aligns with their own perspective. They will have a chance to discuss their opinions in small groups and as part of a full class discussion. The full-length lesson plan can literally be used any day of the school year and is sure to spark thoughtful discussion among your students.

Product includes:
- Comprehensive Lesson Plan
- "History Talk" Sheet for students to fill out
- 5 Corresponding "History Quote" signs to hang up around your room

Please note that this resource is similar but not identical to First Day of School "History Talk" Activity and End of Year "History Talk" Activity. If you have already purchased these lessons, please email language.arts.excellence@gmail.com with your order number and date of purchase to receive this lesson for free! (This must be done prior to purchasing this product.)

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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