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That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back Fun Activities

Thomas Friedman
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 153 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Fun Activities

The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.

1. News Article

Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the text and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the text or persons.

2. Political Debate

Give students the opportunity to recreate a past political event or a contemporary one discussed in the book. Students may vote on the winner.

3. Presidential History

Give students the opportunity to conduct research as necessary and complete a presentation...

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