History Activities to Engage All Students
What is multiple intelligence? There are several types of intelligence that everyone has: visual/spatial, logical/mathematical, musical/rhythmic, bodily/kinesthetic, naturalist, interpersonal and intrapersonal. It has to do with how we learn and retain information. This books offer ideas for activities to meet each of these different components under the topic of history. As a parent/teacher, you can choose to do as many or few of the options offered according to what will work best for your learners.
In Experience U.S. History, each chapter has a short summary of a historical event under the larger heading of Jefferson's Democracy to the Era of Good Feelings. Kids are asked to create a campaign slogan, graph election outcomes, draw a political cartoon, write a song, act out events, visit places, discuss consequences, and describe their feelings. You may learn more about how your student learns best! There are 84 blackline masters that you can copy and use and over 1500 ideas for assignments. 174pp, pb
Adventures Through World History has 100 ready-to-use blackline masters and over 800 ideas for activities. It follows the same format as the U.S. book. Topics covered include: ancient Egypt & Rome, the Dark & Middle Ages, Africa, South America, and more through the present day. While the content is not able to go too in depth on any one topic, the activities will guide your student in doing more research and developing their own take on historical events. 186 pgs, pb ~ Sara