History lessons.. activities?

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  1. iluvteachin

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    Looking for both general and specific (to ancient world history) activities ... I have all the information to give them but really would like to avoid having to stand up there every time and presenting it. Looking for fun/different ways to keep students engaged in history... any ideas greatly appreciated. :thanks:
     
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    What's the first unit you're planning for? I'm sure we could come up with some ideas!
     
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    just looked.. next unit we are onto the middle ages in Europe - Byzantine empire - Russia - feudalism -etc . .

    definitely not my favorite period in history! ;-)
     
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    Here's a link to a great web site that I use all the time in my World History classes. Since it's a UK site, all the activities are slanted towards Brit History but during the time period you are study it should work. Those lesson plans are free

    http://www.thinkinghistory.co.uk/ActivityBase/utilities/AllActivities.html

    If you are willing to spend money, this is a great place to pick up complete unit plans with activities, worksheets, info sheets ect... www.performance-education.com

    I have lots of others that I have gathered just googling - try googling the board topic of "world history lesson plans", then time periods "middle ages lesson plans" then specifics - "feudalism in the middle ages lesson plans" You should be able to lots
     
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    i find that students really enjoy role playing activities and simulations...just have them step into the shoes of the 'characters' they're learning about. there are a lot of those online if you google them (that's how i find most of mine)

    there is also somethign called History Alive - it has a lot of hands on activities for students that i just love...try googling that one too! ;)
     

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