***Can your students beat the puzzle code and find out about the first people to populate America? ***
This word code puzzle is about how Native Americans travelled across the Bering Straits in the last ice age. It is an interesting topic and this task works well as an introduction to the Native American cultures or as a bellringer. I have particular success with my classes as a home work task.
You could also set this as a brain teaser for any lesson including morning registration to get those brain cells working!
Students have to work out the letter/number code and fill in the paragraph accordingly. Five letters have been given already to help start them off. I introduce an element of competition to keep my classes focused. Not only do they have to fill in the paragraph they must pick out at least 3 key facts and be the first to tell me. This keeps the students heads down and learning!
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Teach your students 4-figure grid referencing in a fun way with this full animated powerpoint lesson. Go through each step of working out a grid reference on the board or it can be printed out for individual use (I've added the same slides to the end of the powerpoint but without the overlapping animation so they are easy to print out and use. Then get the class to draw their own maps and then test each other's map skills. Great for AFL and Peer assessment activities.
The should take one teaching lesson but can also take up to two depending on your class’s age and stage. I tend to spend the second part letting the students use their imaginations to create their own detailed maps. You'll get some great display material out of your class.
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