It also requires students to practice their conversation skills--including good listening.
So, I wasn't sure how this one would go over with my 6th grade history students.
But, when I tried it last year, it went pretty well.
I am an activist who has worked hard to extend rights to women and African Americans.
I wrote a newspaper called the North Star in the hopes of advancing the abolitionist cause and was a friend of Abraham Lincoln's." The person across from them may or may not be their match.
First, I created my "matches," or pairs of historical figures that I had taught throughout the year that had some clear connection to one another.
Some examples of the pairs that I used are: For each pair, I wrote down one of the 2 names on a notecard in blue and the other in red.Everyone in the outer circle in search of their "soul mate" will rotate one seat to the left.They now have a new partner that they will share their interests, hobbies, and accomplishments with.The objective of the activity is for students to take the perspective of the individual they have been assigned and find someone with whom they have a common bond.As you can see above, the students will be sitting across from a partner.Running with this assumption, it will be useful for participants to make contact cards with their a) names b) twitter handles c) email addresses d) blog sites and so on.