Hey guys! With the start of school right around the corner, I thought I would take some time to discuss the importance of utilizing a good bell ringer for your US History classes. Some teachers call them bell ringers, warm ups, hooks, and other titles. Each of these titles refers to your strategy to get your lesson started. What you do in the first 5 minutes of any class is CRUCIAL. It is vital to get the students to transition into the content and get them interested in the lesson for the day.
On USHistoryTeachers.com, we have a MASSIVE amount of bell ringers to help you do this very thing. I’ll attach a free one for you to sample on here 🙂 . Feel free to use this in your class! Bell ringers do NOT have to be elaborate. Simplicity will be your friend as you seek to pull kids in to a lesson.
In this bell ringer, the students simply examine Paul Revere’s depiction of the Boston Massacre and answer a couple of questions. This is a great stepping stone to dive in to a lesson on the American Revolution! We hope you enjoy this FREE source. If you would like more, come sign up for a membership today to get editable files AND answer keys for all materials.
Click below for today’s free resource! Click ON the item titled: “C-1 Boston Massacre” that is below, not the picture.