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Full Year US History Bellworks - Predictions!

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Full-year US History bellworks from the Colonies to the Civil War! 

These "Prediction Bellworks" are the best way I know of to start class and to get students bought into the lesson while also helping them to stay engaged throughout the lesson!

Prediction bellworks turn learning goals into prediction questions so that students start-off by taking a logical guess about what they might learn and what history will unfold over the course of the lesson!


  1. Colonial America - 13 Topics
  2. Revolutionary America - 11 Topics
  3. Early Republic - 11 Topics
  4. Antebellum America - 15 topics
  5. Westward Expansion- 12 Topics
  6. Civil War & Reconstruction - 11 Topics

Prediction bellworks are awesome because they:

  • When students make predictions, they have ‘skin in the game.’ It increases motivation to learn by giving students something to pay attention to and see if they’re right or not. Doing this in the first minutes of class, can make students more curious about a topic they otherwise wouldn’t really care about.

  • It improves learner outcomes because students are more likely to remember the lesson since they had something at stake during the lesson. When they finally discover if they’re correct or not, the lesson is more likely to ‘stick’ since students have an emotional investment in the topic.

  • If you do this routinely, it will become very efficient and students will feel very confident every time they come to your class!

See the picture previews for a sample of what these predictions look like! Here are a few others though:

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