*UPDATED* Here are 70 bell work or bell ringer questions/prompts ranging from U.S. History to Government to Civics. These are general enough that they can be used during any unit, but they do require students to think critically, which helps engage them at the beginning of class. They are geared toward Junior High and High School students. I hope these questions save you some time!
*I have added several regular questions, as well as twenty questions that can be considered divisive or controversial. My goal is not to get people angry or worked up, but rather to let students discuss real events that significantly impact their daily lives.