Energising Smart Starters - Humanities and Social Sciences
Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain
Smart Starter activities change "extra" moments in a classroom into teachable moments. They are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend.
Kick-Off a New Unit
The starters are grouped by subject strands. One or more of them might help to ease students into a new area of study. For instance, start off a unit on economics with Economically Speaking. Or, use No Words Allowed to introduce students to important cultural concepts.
Spark a Longer Lesson
Any one of these short activities can be expanded. A starter may inspire your students to develop questions along the same lines, expanding the warm-up into a full-blown Humanities and Social Sciences lesson.
Review a Concept
Dust off those rusty skills with a Smart Starter. For instance: Have students been away from the study of geography for a while? Refresh what they know about world countries with The Shortest Path. Or, strengthen their knowledge of world history events with Which Came First? Any of these Smart Starters will help to reinforce concepts previously introduced.
Charge-Up Thinking Skills & Ignite Creativity
The Smart Starters are not only for Humanities and Social Sciences lessons. Use them any time to stimulate minds. Doing a Smart Starter will sharpen thinking processes and challenge brains. In addition, Smart Starters work well as starting points for students to create other (similar) questions and problems.
|Publish date||2018-03-21 00:00:00|
|Partner Name||World Book Inc formerly Incentive Publications Inc|
|Key Learning Area||Civics and Citizenship, Cross-Curricular, English, Geography, History|