Hello, what a great site this appears to be that I somehow stumbled upon! I teach junior high social studies and I started using a bellringer for geography last year where I have a map outline on a promethean board and I color in a country and make the kids answer 4 questions about it. The kids seem to like it. For US History class I often would post a daily riddle. Most of the kids like to come in and try to figure it out while I'm taking role, etc. I feel it helps them work on critical thinking skills. One of the administrators is big on bellringers and while he likes the riddle idea he would like me to try to find a history bellringer. I do have the Take 5 Minutes book but I use that for after test assignments. Does anyone out there have any US History Bellringer ideas that they are willing to share?