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1. Strategy: Movers and Shakers
Application: Review for any course
Educator: Sarah Hadmack, Faculty, Religion, University of Hawaii and Windward Community College, HI
Implementation: For a classroom of 24 students, create 12 3×5 index cards with one review question on each card. Have the students stand in two rows facing one another. Give each student in one of the rows a card with a review question. These are the Shakers. Have each Shaker identify the answer to the question; then have them ask the student directly across from them their question. The students answering the questions are the Movers. As soon as the Mover answers correctly, he/she moves to the right and is asked a question by another Shaker. Have the Movers move down the whole line of Shakers. When all the Movers have answered each question, have the students switch roles and repeat the activity. Option: give the Shakers star stickers and the Movers blank 3×5 index cards. If the Mover answers correctly, the Shaker gives him/her a star sticker. The student with the most stars get +5 points on his/her quiz/test.
2. Strategy: Jigsaw
Application: Political Science
Educator: Deanne Repetto, Faculty, Political Science, Folsom lake College, CA
Implementation: When teaching students the significance of 4 court cases, ask them to assemble into teams of four.
Examples of possible court cases: Pressy v. Fergeson, Dennis v. US, Bron v. Board, Lemon v. Kurtzman, Miranda v. Arizona, Schenk v. US, Gibbons v. Ogden, Barron v. Baltimore, and Marbury v. Madison.
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