CCSS Writing Standard: ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.1b Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.
Do you ever get the feeling that your students struggle understanding just how important history is and how it relates to them today? This simple activity will get students to think about how they can make an impact on history by comparing themselves to important people from history. This is a great way to introduce a U.S. History class, or it can be used as an extended bellringer or bellwork activity to engage students. Enjoy!