If you're struggling to "get it all in" and add depth to your social studies course, you're not alone! Do you want to spend less time on planning and grading, while seeing your students delve more deeply into unit-related topics of their choice?
This poster may be of use to you. I've developed several ways to save myself time and allow students greater autonomy and creativity in my middle school history classroom.
I've included a detailed PDF with student work, data, and suggestions on how you can take these ideas into your classroom and save yourself some work while ensuring your students have a top-notch, memorable history class experience.