I always liked it best when students were the ones doing the talking about a topic. Activities like these are perfect because students are working together toward a common goal, and collaborating with each other to get there. Maybe they get some right, maybe they don’t, but that isn’t the point of these activities. It’s about getting them talking, thinking, and organizing in a way that works for them.
This activity also gave me a chance to pop in to each group and ask them about their group’s thought process. I’d give fun little hints like, “You can do what you want as your group, but if I were you, I’d definitely put Mount Rushmore in South Dakota!” (Enter the quick change of cards!! )
These also come as interactive bulletin boards, too!
Have a great start to your year! -Matt @ Surviving Social Studies