"Stations are great to keep students actively in engaged." Says one teacher whose class used these muckraker activities as part of their study of the Progressive Era. Love to take on the role of investigative reporter.
Polka Dot Lesson Plans: Social Studies Menu - will need to adapt and clarify for students.but I really do like the idea of letting them choose how they want to present their project. Especially in social studies content.
If you teach the Declaration of Independence, you need this six minute video from the movie about John Adams.~~~I'm pinning without reading so I can't verify the validity of the claim but I love history so I'll keep it for later
American Revolution - "Too Late to Apologize--A Declaration." If I'd known this video existed, I wouldn't have spent an hour this afternoon trying to explain the Declaration of Independence! I'm pretty sure that's Mr. Jefferson on the violin, too.
Sponge activities: What to Do on Lame Duck School Days - When you’re still technically in school, but the conditions just aren’t great for teaching, what do you do to make the most of the time? Here’s a list of ideas.
California Gold Rush, Pony Express, & Transcontinental Railroad Lesson