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Student Information Scavenger Hunt
Use this activity at the beginning of a course to introduce
students to each other, and to the idea that this class will require all
students to participate and contribute. It can be the first step in helping students develop the skills
necessary to function effectively in groups.
- Before you start, you'll need a set of 3 by 5 index cards printed with
descriptions of people to search for; one for each student. You may create those by downloading
and editing the Microsoft Excel 2007 file
ScavengerHunt.xlsx to create the exact number of story segments you'll
need, then using Microsoft Word's merge printing feature to print them onto
Avery 5388 (or equivalent) index card sheets from the Word 2007 file
ScavengerHunt.docx Be sure to note
the location on your hard drive where you save these two files, so you can
locate them and make the merge process work properly. Instructions for
editing the Excel file (and printing the cards) are contained
within the Excel file, on its Instructions tab. If you do not have MS Word
and Excel, click here for a page that
contains 20 possibilities. You may copy them to any word processing
program for editing into the number necessary to match the number of
students in your class, and then to print them onto Avery 5388 (or
equivalent) index cards.
- Conducting this activity.
- You may also want to try other Classroomtools.com activities that deal with
- History and other Social Studies
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