One of the best ways to get students to engage with history content and think critically about a topic is to use Interactive Notebook pages. These allow students to demonstrate creativity and their own understanding of whatever topic you're covering in your World or US History lesson.
I have been using them for years and now have hundreds of pages available for both World and US History! These pages are tailored perfectly for the content with cutting, pasting, and foldable pages that allow students to interact with each page.
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There are also over 500 other amazing lesson plan activities on World and American History just waiting for you with a simple subscription to Students of History! Each lesson is hands-on and engaging for today's students. This includes PowerPoints, project-based learning, Google Drive digital notebooks, review games, quizzes, tests, and more! I promise you will not be disappointed!