Who Hates Social Studies Now?
So in response to Thursday's debacle and in preparation for a mini-unit on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights I made a Powerpoint presentation reviewing everything we've learned. I followed it up with a game of social studies jeopardy to review what I had just gone over with them. Everyone was quiet during the slide show. There were good questions asked, and a few kids begged me at points not to move on until they'd written down everything on the slide. Following that, jeopardy was, well, jeopardy. Kids will never complain about a game. So, I guess I can feel reassured that I do know how to teach social studies without making life miserable for the kids. That doesn't mean they won't complain about social studies (or anything for that matter) when given the opportunity.