- If you were a news reporter for CNN Student News, what would be three good follow-up questions you’d ask about today’s main story?
- What struggles do you see people being faced with in the news today?
- What made you feel good about the world based on what you saw today?
- What are you doing this weekend?
- What is a goal you have for this quarter?
- How were you helpful yesterday?
The possibilities are endless with this one. Thirty kids in class, five seconds each, takes only 2 1/2 minutes to get kids up and sharing a question they can easily answer in a safe environment that is fun and fast-paced. It hasn’t failed me…yet.
The owner of Surviving Social Studies has created over 200 products that have been used in his classroom over his 16 year career teaching middle level social studies. This was done in between raising a family, chaperoning students to Washington, D.C., serving nine years as vice-president for his city’s organization that puts together the Veteran’s Day program and Memorial Day parade, and running a small woodworking business out of his home. He also once got stuck under a fence while playing little league baseball when he was 10.