This product includes 195 U.S. History warm-ups (bellringers), enough for an entire year! The warm-ups include critical thinking prompts, content review, and questions to tap into students' prior knowledge. Open each day with a prompt to engage your students and help them review and think about content they are learning. Warm-ups include images, several common core themes (and many more!), and come with keys when appropriate. The warm-ups are divided into two PDF files- Semester 1, which covers the foundations of the country through 1920 and Semester 2, which covers 1920-Present Day. Each file is organized by unit and I have included a table of contents for each semester that will allow you to easily identify and use these warm-ups in your classroom no matter what order you teach your content. I have also included an editable template so you can add to your collection of your warm-ups/bellringers. These prompts are simple to project in presentation form or print for students in your classroom. You can also use prompts as exit slips or tickets out the door. I use them during the first few minutes of class to get my students engaged while I take attendance and check homework- it's a great classroom routine! Check out the specific categories and units below to see what is included.
Warm-Ups By Topic
Semester 1: 90 Warm-Ups
1. 1st Week of School- Get to Know Your Students (History related)- 5 WUs
2. Foundations of the Country (Colonies to Constitution)- 17 WUs
3. The New Nation (1790s-1861)- 13 WUs
4. The Civil War and Reconstruction- 13WUs
5. Industrialization and Immigration (1870s-1910s)- 15 WUs
6. Progressive Era and the Rise of America as a World Power- 14 WUs
7. World War 1- 13 WUs
Semester 2: 105 Warm-Ups
1. The 1920s (12 Warm-Ups)
2. The Great Depression and the 1930s (11 Warm-Ups)
3. World War II- (14 Warm-Ups)
4. Post-War World and the Roots of the Cold War- late 40s and 50s- (18 Warm-Ups)
5. Civil Rights- 1950s-1970s- (16 Warm-Ups)
6. The 1960s/Vietnam War (12 Warm-Ups)
7. The 1970s- Nixon-Carter (8 Warm-Ups)
8. The 1980s to Present Day (14 Warm-Ups)
*Please note: The warm-ups come in PDF format to secure photos and allow you to see all fonts. You can easily play them as a slideshow by clicking "view" and then "slideshow" if you have a Mac or "view" and then "full screen mode" if you have a PC. If you would like to create your own additional warm-ups, I have included an editable pptx format that matches the PDF theme.
You save 10% by purchasing this full-year warm-up bundle, but if you are interested in purchasing a semester separately, you can click the following links:
90 U.S. History Semester 1 Warm-Ups (Foundations to 1920)
105 U.S. History Semester 2 Warm-Ups (1920 to Present Day)
Check out these other great U.S. History and U.S. Government resources, available in my store:
ColdWar Timeline Review Activity
Civil Rights: Affirmative Action Lesson
FREE! Vietnam War Timeline Review Activity
"Create a New Government" Activity and Discussion
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