WHOLE YEAR of block schedule journals and bell work topics! WOW!! It took quite a while to compile, and I am so excited to share the favorite part of my class' routine.
Daily historical events and questions to boost bell work, journals, conversations, creativity, and warm-up. Built to be modified for other dates, calendars, or your own school schedules - there is one entry for every other day of the year (traditional block schedule). There are examples from pop culture, media, art, society, war, politics, historical events, and modern conversations. Suitable for every class level, depending on the depth of conversation that you want to lead your class into.
I LOVE starting each day with these, they really jump start an interesting history, social studies, or English class, but can be used in any subject matter.
Also includes a daily 3-2-1 for self-assessment (3 things students learned, 2 interesting items, and one question they still have, and can research). I fill this with current events at the start of my classes.
Writing practice always comes in handy. Engage your students with extra learning in these journals.
Updated regularly with new entries. A wonderful resource that will pay off ALL YEAR long and provide countless classroom memories if engaged by the teacher as a regular part of classroom routine.