Hello, all- I'm teaching 6th Gr. World History at a private school, and have so far been pretty "by the book" about it. I hate textbook teaching (my comfort level is moreso in ELA, so you'd think this could be easily done...). Are there any strategies you use that the students love and are effective, particularly for test taking purposes? (hate that, too). So far, we've used activities like: skits Jeopardy But I only have a 40 min block 3 times a week with them. So time is of the essence. WE have about 20 chapters to cover, some of which I'm thinking of scrapping, but it's the usual Prehistory-Modern times, with emphasis on themes and chronology (over memorization). Also, how do you use your time? I've been doing: -HW review -minilesson on the next chapter section -Study hall time for them to preread and read/notetaking. HW: Reread, Q/A. I find this a lil boring. Anything better? Thank you!