According to my lesson, I was going to review using the CPS clickers and award candy for those questions that had 100% correct answers. However, I was still crying when I got to school this morning. I knew that my plans had to change.
I went to my teacher across the hall for a suggestion. She suggested that I break the chapter into topics and then have them break into that many groups. Within the group they could create one of many review activities: a skit, riddles, jokes, advertisement, or an interview. I gave them about 20 minutes and butcher paper, markers, scissors, and tape. I was so impressed with their output! I had songs about China's geography, a wrap about Taoism, an interview about Taoism and Confucianism, riddles about the Silk Road and China's geography, maps, advertisements for the Great Wall and a few others. I was so proud of them!
|Here is most of fourth period. Notice the Fu Manchu moustache. They were reviewing Taoism.|
|Here is another group. Notice the Great Wall behind them? The Mongols breached the wall and destroyed it.|
|This is the Silk Road group decorating their "silk".|
I hung the output in the hallway.
|Here are some output from first and second. By the end of the day I had fourteen or fifteen posters hanging in the hall.|