This bundle contains everything needed for students to successfully master map and globe vocabulary.
Often what holds students back in social studies is the difficult vocabulary. With this bundle a teacher can introduce vocabulary words, but more importantly help students maintain knowledge of these terms throughout the year through quizzes and the innovative “Notecard Review” strategy.
The Process: At the beginning of the unit, the teacher will use the power point to introduce students to the map and globe vocabulary while the students complete a note sheet.
After this point the teacher can start each class period with the two-minute Notecard Review strategy:
One student acts as the “contestant” and comes to the front of the room and sits down facing the class.The teacher stands behind the student and holds up a notecard facing the audience so that the contestant cannot see. The teacher starts a two-minute timer. One at a time, the students in the class give a clue about the vocabulary word, and the contestant guesses the word. For example, if the notecard reads, “Cardinal Directions” the clue-giver might say, “North, south, east, and west are the what?” The goal is to see how many vocabulary terms a student can guess within the two minutes. Explain to the class that it is a game to see how well the contestant knows the words but also to see how well the class knows the words. A teacher might hold a contest between different class periods to see which group of students can get the highest score.
The teacher has the option to administer the provided eleven-part test as a summative assessment at the end of the unit or as a series of formative assessments along the way.
Prep Required: Ahead of time the teacher should print the notecards on card stock, cut them out, and laminate them. Once this is done these notecards can be used year after year.
This package consists of:
• vocabulary slide show (Microsoft Powerpoint and Adobe PDF)
• ready-to-print notecards (Microsoft Excel and Adobe PDF)
• student note sheet (Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF)
• student note answer key (Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF)
• assessment (Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF)
• assessment answer sheet (Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF)
• assessment answer key (Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF)
This is a fantastic yearlong maintenance program to use in any social studies class.
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Thanks, and I hope this makes your life a little easier.