This product includes 105 warm-ups (bellringers) for U.S. History classes- 2nd semester (1920-Present Day). 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 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 1920s all the way through present day and gives you plenty of options. Check out the specific categories and units below to see what is included. If you are looking for warm-ups/bellringers for the entire year, look below for a link that will take you to my full-year warm-up product that includes 195 bellringers at 10% off!
Semester 2 Warm-Ups By Topic
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 105 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.
If you are looking for Semester 1 warm-ups, click the following link for 90 U.S. History Semester 1 Warm-Ups (Foundations to 1920)
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!
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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