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An activity I personally use for social studies: Word Whomp
- Cut/laminate all the letters of the alphabet and put them in the bag.
- You or a student randomly chooses a letter from the bag.
- Start a timer for 1-3 minutes (depending on how challenging you want it to be).
- Students write as many words as they can think of that start with that letter that relate to a particular subject. For example, if the letter drawn is "J," students might write Jamestown, John Smith, James River, Jim Crow Laws, Judicial Branch for social studies. **Differentiations: Students work in pairs/small group
Compile a Word Wall list of all the found words.
- The student with the most words gets to choose the next letter from the bag.
- Create a timeline for all the words. For example, John Smith comes before Jamestown. Some words will be tougher to pinpoint the exact date, so this is a great opportunity to challenge students to justify their answers.