I found a new resource today on the Cuban Missile Crisis that I really like. It is a free packet of four worksheets covering different aspects of the situation. The assignment at the end of each worksheet is to write an essay. If you don’t want your students to write an essay, you can easily modify this assignment into a group or class discussion. I really like these worksheets because it breaks down the Cuban Missile Crisis into various steps and decisions and helps students evaluate the “what-ifs” of the situation. The packet also downloads as a Word document, which would make it very easy edit to suit your classroom needs. This packet is part of a larger grouping of resources found here.
Can you imagine what it would be like if John Wilkes Booth had a Twitter page? Or Adolf Hitler? What would they say? Well, now your students can have fun figuring out what these (and many more) historical figures would say on social media. I have finished my most recent curriculum project for US History, and I’m so excited to finally put it in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!
My new product “Create a Twitter Page for a Historical Figure” includes:
- A blank printable Twitter template for students to fill in
- A digital Twitter template for students to complete
- 46 assignments covering various historical figures from the colonies to Ronald Reagan
- Detailed student and teacher instructions
- Optional rubric
- PowerPoint slides to display the assignment on the board
- An example of a filled in template
In each Twitter assignment, students will have to create the following for their historical figure:
- Basic biographical information
- A unique, creative username
- Up to 6 historically relevant tweets
- Up to 3 suggestions as to who they should follow on Twitter (ties to other figures of the time period)
- Up to 7 trends (historical relevance)
- A small profile picture
- A header image
Wouldn’t your students rather do something like this than complete a worksheet? Click here to purchase or find out more! You get 46 assignments for less than $0.18 each! That’s 46 new ideas for your US History class! You can also use the template for other classes, like World History. Check it out!