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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Westward Expansion Unit Bundle
This product is part of an engaging American Imperialism/Spanish-American War Unit BUNDLE. Save time and money while increasing student growth!
American Imperialism/Spanish-American War Unit BUNDLE
Battle of Little Bighorn Primary Source Reading Passage and Worksheet
The Battle of Little Bighorn Primary Source Reading Passage
Need a quick activity to introduce, review, or test prep Westward Expansion / Great Plains? This NO PREP reading passage summarizes Westward Expansion / Great Plains and includes a response worksheet with short answer, graphic organizers, and cause and effect questions. Works well as a quick textbook free in-class activity, homework, or sub plans. Just print and go!
Westward Expansion and the Great Plains Reading Passage with Response Questions
You and your students will love this American Indians Stations Activity!
American Indians Stations Activity
You and your students will love this engaging immigration and urbanization stations activity!!
Immigration and Urbanization Stations Activity
Engaging primary source account of a young girl’s harrowing journey to America
Immigrating to America – A Young Girl’s Journey – Primary Source Reading Passage
Check out this gripping story of Hoboes during the Great Depression. This primary source account with response questions will leave your students with an unforgettable understanding of the Depression Era.
Hoboes during the Great Depression Activity
You and your students will love this engaging Spanish-American War stations activity!
American Imperialism/Spanish-American War Stations Activity
Enhance, extend, review or add assessment to your unit!
Spanish-American War / American Imperialism Task Cards
You and your students will love this gripping reading passage about the Invasion of Poland
WWII - Invasion of Poland Reading Passage
Astonishing reading passage of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis - the worst shark attack in history!
Sinking of the USS Indianapolis - The Worst Shark Attack in History
Thrilling primary source account of a Japanese Kamikaze Attack
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