What's the Main Idea? Scoot Game

What's the Main Idea? Scoot Game
What's the Main Idea? Scoot Game
What's the Main Idea? Scoot Game
What's the Main Idea? Scoot Game
What's the Main Idea? Scoot Game
What's the Main Idea? Scoot Game
What's the Main Idea? Scoot Game
What's the Main Idea? Scoot Game
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This file contains 9 pages, and each page contains four cut-apart cards for a total of 28 passages. Each card features a short paragraph on topics in American history between 1900-1950. The events on the cards are roughly in order by date but not perfectly so. Because of the content, the cards could be used for reading, social studies, or a decade project. Topics included are:

-The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
-The First License Plates
-The Assassination of President McKinley
-The 1918 Flu Pandemic
-World War I
-The Discovery of Penicillin
-The Discovery of King Tut's Tomb
-Rudolph Valentino
-The Charleston Dance
-The 1929 Stock Market Crash
-The Model T
-The Great Depression
-Bonnie and Clyde
-The Hindenburg Disaster
-Kristallnacht
-The Dust Bowl
-Anne Frank's Diary
-The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
-The Battle of Britain
-D-Day
-The Death of FDR
-Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima
-Harry Truman's Surprise 1948 Election Win
-The Start of the Cold War

Each paragraph has four choices for the main idea. The file also contains a student answer sheet if you choose to use it. (I would recommend printing the cards on card stock and laminating them so you can reuse the activity from year to year.)

While you can customize the rules to suit your particular needs, this activity is designed to both review main idea and get students to move.

Start by spreading the cards around the room. Students start at any number as long as no other student has chosen it. Give the students anywhere from 2-3 minutes to read each passage and choose the main idea, then say "Scoot!" to get them to rotate to the next question. Check answers at the end. You can show the questions on a projector and go over any questions students had problems with.

Look for a future edition covering 1950-1999.

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