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United States Social Studies

Engaging Cooperative Learning Activities

Stefanie McKoy (Grades 3–5)

  • Ten step-by-step structures to engage every learner.
  • Over 100 ready-to-use interactive activities students love.
  • Top U.S. history eras, themes, events, and documents.
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Make U.S. history fun for students with this extensive collection of engaging activities. You'll find activity after activity arranged by U.S. themes and eras: Native Americans, American Colonies, American Revolution, Historical Documents, Formation of a New Government, Westward Expansion, Civil War and Reconstruction, Industrialization, World Wars I and II, Great Depression, National Symbols. Use Find Someone Who to have students pair with many partners to answer questions about the Revolution. Use Think-Write-RoundRobin to have students share with teammates their writing about the dangers of the Pony Express. Play Showdown in teams to respond to questions about the Constitution. Move beyond the textbook and dive deep into U.S. history with these interactive activities, all based on engaging Kagan Structures. Loaded with reproducibles. 240 pages.

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