Today is Chinese New Year. Yesterday was Mardi Gras. Monday was President's Day AND It's Black History Month! Have you connected any of these to your lessons yet?
It's hard not to get bogged down in the day to day of moving through the content, but it is important to take time out to teach global and societal issues and make connections. If you don't have time to create your own lesson, here is easy way to recognize events your students might like - Play a Kahoot. Above are some photos of trailblazer Ms. Thornburg's students playing a social studies review she created.
There are ready made fun game quizzes for each of these on Kahoot's featured page. Click the link below for these holidays and more.
(you do have to sign in or create an account to view the Kahoots)
If you can't easily think of a curricular reason why any of these relates to your class, email me what you're learning and I will connect it for you- I like the challenge!
I am Lisa Gurthie the PD facilitator at Piedmont IB Middle School. She specializes in tech and arts integration, interdisciplinary, holistic education, and unschooling school to make it more real and relevant. One day I will modernize my "about" page. Check out the other blogs on this site for Lesson Ideas, Celebration of Good Teaching, and Piedmont PD