Let me begin by saying this is not how I would run my social studies/history block... this plan is coming from administration so I have no choice. That being said I need help and would love any suggestions. We are no longer going to be teaching social studies/history. Our admin wants us to use this time (30 minutes) to run intervention blocks for reading or math with a small group. We have been directed to sit at the horseshoe table with our 6 intervention students and work with them uninterupted for 30 minutes. During that time the rest of my class (22 kids left) are expected to work silently and independently on something related to social studies or history. Here are some concerns I have. Depending on who I work with in my intervention group, the rest of my students (grade 5) have reading levels that range from 1st grade to 7th grade. There is no time to introduce a topic or go over instructions. Also, we don't have any textbooks. The intervention groups can vary so you may be with me one day but working on your assignment the next day. What on earth can I have them do?? Essentially it feels like they'll be teaching themselves... I'm at a loss..