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Why Study History? - Guided Reading Activity - Great Introduction to History!

Why Study History? - Guided Reading Activity - Great Introduction to History!
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This activity is a wonderful introduction to the study of history. It provides 4 key reasons it is vital to study history. The worksheet is designed to be engaging and help students realize history is fun! The four reasons to study history are listed with a brief student friendly description for each one. Each reason to study history also has a short response question. The questions are designed to create class discussions and guide students to the realization that history is fun and important. My students love this activity. Many times throughout the year students will relate topics we are learning about back to ideas mentioned in this activity.

I use this activity during the first few days of school to introduce students to a love of history. Typically, I will read each description to the class, then ask them to respond to the question listed below the description. After a few minutes I will ask students to share their responses. Usually all the students are eager to share their responses because the activity is fun and at times comical. We will spend time discussing each reason until we have worked through the entire worksheet.

The document is in word format so you can edit to your style (you can take out the spaghetti face saga if you like, but the students love it). I include comical stories to help engage the students and put them at ease.

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