Author Archives: Turambar

Indisciplinary Project (Museum Spoof)

The museum spoof requires students to draw upon previous knowledge to essentially produce a fictional historical artifact.  In this activity, the teacher gives out small items to individual groups of students.  Each group is required to both find and create … Continue reading

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Semiotic Play

Semiotic play involves the translation of a text from one medium to another, whether it is from a book to a video, from a poem to a song, etc.  It is designed to make students locate the core meaning of … Continue reading

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Silent Conversing

As the title implies, silent conversing involves students interacting with each other through only written text.  If for whatever reason, the teacher desires to create a discussion while keeping noise control entirely at zero, this is one such alternative.  Silent … Continue reading

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Anticipation Guide

This is yet another pre-assessment technique.  The anticipation guide involves giving students a list of statements related to the topic they will be studying, and having them decide whether they agree or disagree.  While simple, this pre-assessment technique is good … Continue reading

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Proposition/Support Outlines

Proposition / Support outlines are designed to help students create a proposition from a factual statement.  Given the how commonplace it is for history essays to utilize position papers to demonstrate a point of view, something to help students get … Continue reading

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Creative Ranking

Creative Ranking is a personal assignment where students are given a list of terms from the topic that they will so be introduced to, and asked to list them based on a given scale.  Each student completes their rankings individually, … Continue reading

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PACA

PACA is an activity that focuses on drawing in student attention and interest through making predictions of the text they are going to read.  Then, as more information is given to them about the text by the teacher, they are … Continue reading

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