Recently in class my seventh graders compared and contrasted the Ancient Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta. As a class we read and annotated a few articles on Athens and Sparta. Next we broke into small groups. Each group was given two hula hoops to create Venn Diagrams, sticky notes and markers. The groups worked collaboratively to compare and contrast the two city-states. Afterwards we got a chance to share out and made a class chart.
I am a future empty-nester with two boys, a husband and a passion for writing, creating and teaching. I teach 7th and 8th grade Social Studies in Massachusetts. I am a self proclaimed history geek and proud of it! In my spare time ( Spare time, ha ha that's a joke! ) I enjoy photography, reading and hanging out with my family.