When I first started teaching history, it was difficult for me to incorporate reading passages in a productive and interesting way. I remember looking at a section in my textbook and thinking “how can I keep my students on task when I can barely concentrate on this stuff?”
Let’s face it, ancient history isn’t the easiest subject to get middle and high school students excited about.
The flipped classroom allows students to build background knowledge outside school, freeing up time for more hands-on learning in the classroom.
This geography activity makes maps applicable to student lives bygetting students out of their chairs and interacting with the material.