1. Go up to two students and say “I’m going to need your help on this.” Then say “If you can hear me clap once” then clap once. Some students will clap. Then say “If you can hear me clap twice” then clap twice with them. Go up until you have everyone’s attention. Then make an announcement.
Inference Lesson Plans: As historians and readers, we are constantly making “inferences” about a source, text, character, plot, etc.
What is an inference? - inference (noun) a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning.
It would be interesting to a weeks’ worth of hook activities in which you introduce material by having some sort of activity planned in which the students are forced to make inferences about materials provided to them.
For example: - Two Minute Mysteries (where they are the detective / like the historian) - Advertising (look at ads and ask “what are they really selling?” what do they suggest about our society?) - Archeological Activity from social studies class - The Head Smashed In Bull activity