I have adapted the Abolitionist Mixer and the U.S. Mexico War lessons for my 11th grade U.S. history class. Students were highly engaged in the interactive activities, with high student-to-student interactions. They were able to recall information about specific abolitionists and have a better sense of the issues involved in the U.S.-Mexico War. I will continue to use these resources in my class.
Teaching Activity. By Adam Sanchez, Brady Bennon, Deb Delman, and Jessica Lovaas.
This mixer role play introduces students to the stories of famous and lesser-known abolitionists, through biography and investigation.
Teaching Activity. Lesson by Bill Bigelow and student reading by Howard Zinn. 21 pages. Rethinking Schools.
Interactive activity introduces students to the history and often untold story of the U.S.-Mexico War. Roles available in Spanish.