Social Studies / History
A collection of ready-to-use lessons and activities from Inspired Teaching® to help foster engaging learning with students at all grade levels, in all subject areas.
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Using basic observation and listening skills, this activity can serve as a catalyst for building community in the classroom and deepening understanding of how each of your students thinks.
As teachers, embracing an improvisational mindset can help us think creatively about problems, and building this kind of thinking in our students can do the same for them. This activity is a good place to start.
This activity invites students to step into the role of someone (or something!) else, imagine what they would say, and listen to what those around that person are saying too.
Considering the size of our problems in the relation to a bigger context can help us understand the nature of the issue better, and sometimes even make the problem seem less huge.
This activity combines observation and inquiry as learners exercise their imaginations to find multiple answers to the same question.
How are you preserving the stories that document this unprecedented time in modern world history?
In this activity, students plan a trip from start to finish including where they wish to go and what they wish to see when they go there.
Some of the most interesting and useful artifacts from history are the first-person accounts we find in journals and interviews.
Even if your local park is off limits, a walk down the street can be good for the intellect and imagination. This activity offers ways to turn that walk into a learning experience.
This activity is designed to fuel conversation and creative thought about what objects represent, how we elevate them to the level of treasured artifacts, and what particular items best represent our own particular persona.