The Similes in History strategy will challenge your student’s creativity while requiring them to demonstrate content knowledge. In this literacy activity, students must document their learning by constructing seven similes that touch upon Conflict Theory. All literacy strategies can easily be aligned to CCSS. You can assign or students can decide the topics. This activity can be done individually, with partners or groups, or split between both to encourage collaboration. It includes a brief 10 minute video clip explaining what a simile is, directions, examples, and an answer template for students to record their creativity. This activity serves as a great non-traditional assessment piece. It usually takes me one (50 minute) class period and every time it is used several students amaze me with the creative examples they generate. They will do the same for you too!
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