This is when I get to have fun with my elective, sociology. I'm fortunate to work close to a town square and that we are on the block schedule, so walking field trips are no problem, with permission slips, of course.
But even if you're not so fortunate, these things can be assigned for homework and discussed in class.
Last Tuesday, my students and I took a walking field trip to the town square to complete a socialization scavenger hunt. We walked and talked and listened to music--it was fun.
When we got to the square, I turned them loose to begin the scavenger hunt. They went into various shops and observed various people and answered questions about gender and age expectations.
This is the Socialization Scavenger Hunt that we used:
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Getting the students out of the classroom is a great way to engage them in whatever you're doing.
When do you get your students out of the classroom? What types of activities do you do? How has it worked out? Leave a comment below and let me know!
Check back next week for more in the interactive notebook saga. I'll be revealing my Renaissance and Reformation Interactive Notebook.