Hexagonal Thinking - Texas History: hexagon cards of important terms/people/events/dates from the units Spanish Missions and Empresarios in Texas.
Note to Teacher:
Hexagonal thinking is a method of learning for considering the connections between ideas and finding the nuances in those connections. Each student, group, or class can make unique shapes, and connections using this hexagon cards. This is a fun and creative way to review for a test and to get your students to work together as a team.
Before class, cut out all hexagons. (I also recommend printing them on cardstock and laminating the sheets, before cutting them out.) You can do this activity in small groups, or make it an activity for the entire class if you have a large floor space to utilize. Pass out the Hexagons to students, except for one piece that you will keep. Put down your piece first and have your students build off of it. Each hexagon can connect to up to six others. Students should Arrange and rearrange until they feel they have the strongest hexagon web in place that they can and all hexagon cards have been used. Students cannot place a hexagon down if they cannot explain the connection to each of the surrounding hexagons that it will touch.