Genius Tricks to Teach History in Classrooms
History is considered as THE BORING subject since all time. Students mostly don't take part in history lessons actively and they try to skip that class. But as a teacher we all know that how much knowledge this subject can deliver to our children.
History is a record of mankind's journey from the time they appeared on the earth, fought wars for kingdoms and ushered in the age of technology. Now the question of the moment is how we can improve instructions for the young people in this hour? Let's explore some better ways:
- Teaching Tools - Help children memorize dates by using fun mnemonics. History has an endless number of dates that need to be remembered. Seeing a list of them alone can be extremely off-putting. So how can you help your students remember them better? One way is by using mnemonics, which is a way of translating information into a form that the brain can remember better.
- Personalized Elaborations - Beyond learning and teaching styles there are other ways to assist students toward educational success. Each of us processes and distinguishes information differently based on our personality patterns, how we interact socially and a general like or dislike for the subject matter or interest. We all like to learn about subjects we are interested in and often struggle in areas that hold no interest.
- Play Dress UpIt doesn't need to be fancy or even realistic looking. The learning will happen when they are trying to figure out what they are supposed to wear. Just let their imaginations run free. We used bike helmets, sheets, and pipe cleaners for our Romans vs. Greek day. Rubber bands, pens as arrows and scale as swords.
- Digital MediumsHistory documentaries aren't what they used to be. Shows like Drive Thru History and America: Story of Us, present historical facts in entertaining and engaging ways. Check your local library. Most libraries offer DVD check out. History channel, Netflix, Amazon Prime and some other brilliant platforms are there