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Bell Ringers Made Easy. Scott Bradley & Rebecca Sealock, Graves County High School. Why Use Bell Ringers? . Transition from hallway leisure to classroom learning RAP a lesson Review And Preview Teacher Duty Time Attendance Student Needs Shuffle Focus students on the Learning.
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Bell Ringers Made Easy Scott Bradley & Rebecca Sealock, Graves County High School
Why Use Bell Ringers? • Transition from hallway leisure to classroom learning • RAP a lesson • Review And Preview • Teacher Duty Time • Attendance • Student Needs • Shuffle • Focus students on the Learning
Administrative Concerns • Folders kept in classroom • Standard form for completing the Bell Ringer • They are collected and graded every 5th class period. • Completeness • Participation • Accuracy • If a student is absent, they can copy the prompt from a neighbor
Bell Ringer Ideas • Political Cartoons: Historical and Current • Video Clips • KCCT Coach Questions • Games and Activities • Art and Images • Documents • Pre-assessment & Review • This Day in History • Short Readings • Frayer Model
Political Cartoons • Use APPARTS or SOAPS to analyze cartoons Author Place and Time Prior Knowledge Audience Reason The Main Idea Significance Subject Occasion (Context) Audience Purpose Speaker
Video Clips • KET Encyclomedia • TeacherTube; YouTube
KCCT Coach Questions • Antitrust laws, designed to prevent monopolies in the United States, would most likely be implemented in which situation described below: • Several steel factories lay off employees in order to increase profits • A small company sells products or services under contract to a larger company. • A national bank buys up most smaller banks within a geographic area • Newspaper workers go on strike when contract talks with company officials fail
KCCT Coach Questions • During World War II, the United States experienced many shortages of resources. Identify two shortages the United States experienced during World War II.
Games • With your partner, play Paper, Rock, Scissors for 5 minutes and keep score of who wins each game, including the ties • Good introduction to the 3 Branches of Government/ Separation of Powers. After 5 minutes of play, wins and ties should be roughly equal….balance of power. And students can associate Paper with the Legislative branch, Rock with the Executive branch, and Scissors with the Judicial Branch
Activities • When teaching the Protestant Reformation, have the students create a Top 10 List of things they would change about their school. Relate this activity to Luther’s 95 Thesis.
Art and Images • In AP European History, finding Point of View of documents, including works of art, is vital to the success on the AP exam. • Ask students to: • Identify the era which the work was created • Analyze the point of view of the artist (who is he, what does he know, how does he know it?)
Art and Images • When analyzing images, ask students to try to put the image in context: • What is going on the in the image? • What is the subject(s) doing, thinking? • What message is the creator trying to convey? Is there bias?
Documents • We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. • What are the six goals stated within the Preamble of the United States Constitution? • Restate these goals in your own words
PreAssessment • This could take the form of a short quiz, or a simple ID: List 3 things you know about Native American culture.
This Day in History • The History Channel offers a minute video on their “Lead Story” in This Day in History. • Browse through different topics ranging from Old West, Disaster, Automobile, to World War II. • http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history.do • www.amomentintime.com
Short Readings • Primary Source Documents • Paul Harvey: The Rest of the Story
Frayer Model Reconstruction People Involved