Continuing our theme of sharing engaging activities, here's a fun teaching resource that lasts between 15 and 20 minutes called 'Face It' - a resource that has been extremely popular when we've used it during our teacher CPD events. On the grounds that it may still be too early to test understanding of a particular topic, this version asks 10 questions about topical politicss news stories to see how closely your students have been following the news!
'Face It' is a multiple choice quiz with a typical tutor2u twist! Students are shown the questions at the start of the quiz (but not the possible answers) and asked to work out which questions they feel most confident in answering. Then the fun really starts!read more...»
Here's an engaging 5 to 10 minute activity to try with your new AS Politics students. The 'Eliminator' quiz does not cover any specific topic but acts as a way of finding out what your students may already know or to stimulate discussion.read more...»
Business Studies can have the Biz Quiz, so here comes the Politics Quiz, a weekly round up of news and interesting political stories in the form of 10 questions! Helping you to live the Subject!
I think I blogged on this previously, but here is a reminder of a neat little exercise for teachers and students. It doesn’t take long, and proved highly popular with my students last year.
Here is a starter activity that might help get your new Politics students (and the old, experienced, cynical ones too) working well together at the start of term.
This is a series of bingo cards, each of which features a 4x5 grid of well-known UK politicians. I say well known - but will your students know them too?
The bingo game works so simply. At the back of the file (linked below) are a couple of call cards. You dont have to shout them out in the order provided, so long as you tick the names off as they are called.
Call out the politician’s name from the call card. If the student (s) recognise him/her, they can tick it off their bingo card.
First student / team to get a column of four correct can win a prize or points. Then the first to get a completed row of five correct. Finally, more points or prizes available for the first to complete a whole card. There are two bingo cards on each A4 page, and 40 pages in total - so plenty to use (and they are all different). Enjoy.
If you like this resource, come over to our Facebook page and let us know. Perhaps suggest some other politicians you’d like us to include in the next version. Perhaps suggest another list we could could use for a new image-based bingo game (e.g. international politicians, world leaders, famous political buildings or events?).
Many thanks to Andy Lawrence for producing this revision quiz on Huntington’s Clash of Civilisations:
Launch quiz on Huntington’s Clash of Civilisations
There’s a useful two page spread on Obama’s presidency one year on in today’s Independent—here is the link to the web version.
The BBC devotes a special section to the one year anniversary.
And see how you get on with the one year quiz!!!
I’m definitely going to use all the abundant material for students to do a webquest presentation on his first year. A nice way to start Unit 4C having just completed the 3C exam. Andy Lawrence has posted details of a similar exercise on Cameron the t2u Pol teachers forum.
Many thanks to Andy Lawrence for putting together this Auction House starter activity / quiz on Anarchism…read more...»
A few quick questions to work on for students starting a US Politics courseread more...»
The Independent today contains a feast of politics for students and teachers.
First off is their Great American Quiz The same links takes you to the answers. Teachers should be able to plunder this for many end of terms to come!
Some entertaining presidential trivia here
Away from the US elections, here’s a good feature for UK issues coverage on the allegedly increasingly fluid nature of social mobility in the UK in the Big Question
What better than to have a genuine Barack Obama Action Man figure on your desk or to display in the staff room. We’ve got one of the last Barack Obama action figures left in NYC as the prize for this quick Politics Teacher Quiz…read more...»
Looking for a quick starter activity? Try this crossword on the 2008 US Presidential Election.
Many thanks to Andy Lawrence for the latest series of questions in our weekly politics quiz - Question Time
Many thanks to Andy Lawrence for producing this quick quiz on today’s Cabinet reshuffle…
The latest edition of Question Time, our quiz for Politics teachers and students, is now available.read more...»
Here is a challenge you could set for your students. The task is to create an A to Z of famous UK politicians. To help define the rules:
(1) Each entrant must have been elected to Parliament within the last 25 years
(2) May be alive or dead
(3) Can represent any party
(4) A to Z letter represented by the surname
(5) Should be genuinely well-known or infamous - not some obscure MEP!
Can you help us complete an A to Z. We’ll put some names in to start and then update the list with your suggestions via the comments boxread more...»