This fun, engaging Reconstruction activity is designed to reach all levels of learners. The Power to the Students activity is broken into four sections of questions. For each section the students are directed how many questions they must answer. For example, one section lists four separate questions, but the students only have to select two questions to answer. It is their choice, and the students love being able to choose! Differentiation is implemented through the varying range of questions. Students can choose to identify a term in writing, or challenge themselves to create a song or rap about the term. The first time I assigned this activity I was sure most students would take the easy road and choose the less challenging tasks, but I was wrong! I am always amazed at the number of students that choose the high-order thinking questions. The best part is when we check over our answers and students share their pictures, songs, raps, and skits with the class.
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Check out this gripping story of Hoboes during the Great Depression. This primary source account with response questions will leave your students with an unforgettable understanding of the Depression Era.
Hoboes during the Great Depression Activity
Need a quick activity to introduce, review, or test prep Westward Expansion / Great Plains? This NO PREP reading passage summarizes Westward Expansion / Great Plains and includes a response worksheet with short answer, graphic organizers, and cause and effect questions. Works well as a quick textbook free in-class activity, homework, or sub plans. Just print and go!
Westward Expansion and the Great Plains Reading Passage with Response Questions
Battle of Little Bighorn Primary Source Reading Passage and Worksheet
The Battle of Little Bighorn Primary Source Reading Passage
Thrilling primary source account of a Japanese Kamikaze Attack
Kamikaze Attack Reading Passage
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