Here is a quick and funny activity for history, drama, English, and communications type classes.
Make Your Own History Lesson Plan:
Hook (Anticipatory Set): Play Rock, Scissors, Paper. Where do you think the game came from?
Direct Instruction: Read play below: "Rock, Sword, Firecracker!" (a short comedy about the legend behind the game of Rock, Scissors, Paper).
Guided Practice: Create ideas for a short play where you make up the history behind something ordinary such as Knock, Knock Jokes.
Closure: Tell about the short play ideas.
Independent Practice: Write a script from the idea.
Follow-up: Practice and perform the script as a play or a movie.