Tweak to fit your discipline!
- CONSTRUCT IT!
- Give students in groups of 3-4 a set of basic
materials ( toothpicks, cups, straws, paper clips, etc )
- Give student the theme they are to
- Students have 1 minute to discuss as a group their
- Students have 4 minutes to construct
- All groups present their construction and defend why
a thematic unit
used for literature, voc, historical themes
students to collaborate, teamwork, problem solve, and discuss
- Pictures are worth 1000
- Find cartoons that represent themes of study- have
students identify the picture in key terms
- Can be done individually or in partner
- Use as extra credit- or prizes!
or review key point/ terms from thematic units
students to problem solve, analyze, and think—outside the box!
- Groups students into 2-3 partner groups
- Assign each a specific person, place event, organ,
- They may use their notes, text, internet to quickly
review and research
- Give each group newspapers, grocery bags, and recycle
item will do!
- One student becomes the person, place, organ, etc- through the
construction of the other partners use of the newspapers, and grocery bags,
- They have 10 minutes to re create the person, place,
and organ and display it to the class as they explain their purpose and role
in front of the class.
used for historical bios, literature characters, parts of systems in Biology and
Allied Health, Earth Science and planets, Chorus –Theatre Arts for
students to collaborate, research, orally review information, and instill
creativity with limited products- efficiency!
- Facebook page…
- Give students print out of a Facebook page
- Students are to create the page using:
- Friends/ enemies
- List of favorites
- Fill in their Wall dialogue
- Frequent contacts
- Bio of themselves
disciplines as a key person review- History, Biology, Chorus, English Lit,
Theatre Arts- introduce the body systems parts in Allied Health, Foreign
Causes students to draw on their own technological
experiences and make relevant to education studies, be creative, and
- CUBE IT!
- Students are given the printed handout of the cube
(or if in drafting courses or geometry courses have them create the
- They are to fill in according to the directions given
using their notes, etc
- Students will need to cut out the cube and tape,
glue, or staple the cube into its 3-D form.
disciplines- Wars in history, Math theories and equations, Literature with
Theme, plot, characters, Artist, Economics – types and systems, etc
used as a review of History with all wars and hang on a rod
students to review information and place topic into the correct sequence or them
point, allows students to be creative and think!
Uses the same theory as your
grandmother when making a quilt--- only you do not have to sew ☺
- Students are given pieces of square tiles (
- Students are assigned a specific person, place,
- Students will write information on one side of the
tile and make a collage on the opposite side. All pictures/ information must
represent the key ideas assigned.
- They will present these to the class.
- Laminate the tiles and hole punch for yarn to tie it
- Hang on your wall, hall, media center
world theme period (Renaissance), Cold War, Civil Rights
and their works
– literature and authors
Causes students to research, use technology, be
creative, and display their work while reviewing important concepts.
- Can you guess me?
- Place key terms in a hat after putting on
individual piece of paper
- Students are to sit in a circle ( for larger groups
one can create 2 circles)
- Your team member is the person to the left of you (
the order of operations)
- Once person picks the term out of the hat and has 1
minute to give the person to the left clues- you cannot make a rhyme with the
- If the person guesses the name they keep the slip of
paper- if not, the slip goes back in the hat.
- You only have 1 pass
- At the end when all terms have been guessed people
add up their slips of paper and they can be used as prizes, extra credit,
bonus points, etc
Disciplines for review of key terms, people, places, events
students to work together as a team, dialogue, retrieve and review information,
and prepare for internalizing information.
- WHO AM I?
This requires moving around the room and allowing them
to TALK ☺--
Great review game to get them up and out of their seats—
- The teacher should take pieces of a paper and write
key people on them form the theme of study.
- Students will line and the teacher will tape
randomly- the pieces of paper their backs
- Students will walk around and ask YES and NO
questions about themselves to the other students until they figure out who
Disciplines- Chorus ( time period artist), English literary characters review,
Allied Health and Biology with cell part and body systems, Chemistry and the
element chart, History people and geography, Foods with utensils and
Causes students to problem solve, think critically
about information while constructing responses, review information, dialogue and
collaborate, and be creative!
- PIZZA BOX
You will need to save pizza boxes- or use paper box
- Students are given a pizza box
- They are to create a marquee advertisement coming to
as review of material
- Must include:
- Who? What? When? Where? Description of the event
literary works and authors from various time periods, Artist, Foreign Language,
History- time period people, Science and planet / systems. Etc
students to be creative, research and review.
- Collect T- shirts or have a copy of a T-Shirt on
- Assign students the key point to
- Student are to create a design that encompasses the
meaning of the point given
- Students will be given a form to be signed by 10
people they encounter as the students are to wear ( or tape) it at school.
They must explain the design and how it represents the theme point. If
sufficient, the person may sign off. Six of the people must be
Disciplines- English terms and literature, History people, events, Amendments,
Science themes, Math themes, etc
Causes students to analyze, be creative, dialogue
within the school environment, share information, review, and have
- Lyrical Review
- Choose songs with lyrics that represent and parallel
theme points being studied
- Groups students in to partners
- Play the song fist and have students listen to the
- Provide students with lyrics
- Have the students fill in the chart evaluation of the
lyrics in comparison to the time period
- Oral discussion of thought and ideas
History, Chorus and Theatre, Science
Causes students to use their active listening skills,
make inferences about the song writer’s intentions and the theme period of
study, oral dialogue, and formulate fact based opinions while listening to
- Provide students with a person, thing, or
- Provide students with paper and color
- Based on their study and knowledge, they are to
create a caricature of the person, thing, or object
- On the back of the paper , students must defend their
Causes students to research and review, creatively
exploit and exaggerate important details about the person, place, or
plastic eggs to place clues for a quest
plastic eggs- fill them with slips of paper with different questions to
be used for:
who am I
are Worth a 1000 words:
pictures, newspaper photos, magazine photos- engage groups with questions stems,
discussion points, writing assignments.
engage all learning styles with a new approach- STUDENT CHOICE!
quadrant will align with a different learning style.