Sunday, November 20, 2016

APUSH Hand Turkeys

Are you looking for a simple review lesson as the holiday approaches? Try the APUSH Hand Turkey task. It is written for an AP US History class but could be easily modified for other grade levels.
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An APUSH Hand Turkey

November is time for APUSH Hand turkeys.
Task: You will create TWO Hand Turkeys that review and highlight the periods that you have studied thus far:

Period 1: 1491-1607. ...
Period 2: 1607-1754. ...
Period 3: 1754-1800. ...
Period 4: 1800-1848. ...

Turkey 1
1.   Draw a turkey on 8 ½ X 11 unlined paper of any color.
2.   Decorate each of the five digits as one of the periods above.  Be creative.  Think themes, important events, and ideas, etc.
3.   The palm is open for decorating in any subject or theme of American History up to 1877.

Turkey 2
1.   Draw a turkey on 8 ½ X 11 unlined paper of any color.
2.   Choose, in your opinion, the person in American history from 1491-1877 who is the biggest turkey in history.
3.   Find a picture of that person’s head to become the head of your turkey (thumb).
4.   Decorate the turkey to show who that person was and why he/she is the biggest turkey of the age.