Texas Regions Jigsaw Activity - Texas History

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Texas Regions Jigsaw Activity

This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about the four regions of Texas really stick! The jigsaw method of teaching allows students to be the experts and teach one another the content that they need to know by breaking the information down into chunks.

Included in this resource:

-Directions for the jigsaw method

-Research based rationale for the jigsaw method

-A set of research passages broken down into jigsaw chunks

-A list of ideas for how students can share their information with their group

-Student note taking pages for accountability

-3 types of notes pages are included to differentiate:

1. a blank notes page with topics only

2. a scaffolded notes page with fill in the blanks

3. a completed notes page with all pertinent information

-Student assessment for accountability with answer key

-Both multiple choice and open ended questions available

By making students the experts in their content area they take ownership of their learning and flourish as both learners and teachers.

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For more jigsaw method activities click HERE.

What does the research say about the jigsaw method?

• Cooperative learning has been identified as one of the nine instructional methods proven by research to make a significant difference in student performance

(Marzano, Pickering & Pollock, 2001).

• Cooperative learning consistently yields higher levels of achievement than either competitive or independent learning

(Johnson, Johnson, & Holubec, 1994).

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To see a video of how jigsaw works check out this video from Jennifer at Cult of Pedagogy.

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Regions of Texas Task Cards with QR Codes

Regions of Texas Puzzle Match Up

Regions of Texas Notebook Kit

Regions of Texas PowerPoint

Regions of Texas Jigsaw

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Total Pages
19 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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