This product includes 90 warm-ups (bellringers) for U.S. History classes- 1st semester (Foundations through 1920). 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, common core themes (and more!), and come with keys when appropriate. The warm-ups are organized by unit and I have included a table of contents 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 a 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! This set of warm-up covers the foundations of the country (settlers/colonies) through 1920. Check out the specific categories and units below to see what is included. If you are looking for a full year of U.S. History warm-ups, check out the link below to purchase 195 warm-ups/bellringers at 10% off!
Semester 1 Warm-Ups By Topic:
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
*Please note: The 90 warm-ups come in PDF format. 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.
Looking for more Warm-Ups/Bellringers?
If you are looking for Semester 2 warm-ups, click the following link for 105 U.S. History Semester 2 Warm-Ups (1920 to Present Day)
If you are looking for warm-ups for the entire year, click the following link for 195 U.S. History Warm-Ups- Full Year (Foundations to Present Day) at 10% off!
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