The evaluation tool my school uses is Marzano based. It was adopted when I was hired there four years ago. Unfortunately, all the resources my school had available for me had been purchased as much as a decade earlier. Rather than complain, I took it as an opportunity to create my own Marzano-aligned activities!
One of the first I created was my Identifying Similarities and Differences in the Ancient World activity. This activity can be used in several ways:
1) A printed out cooperative learning activity in which pairs (or larger groups) examine images of how two cultures did something (ex: Mesopotamian's built ziggurats and Egyptian's built pyramids) and collaborate to answer provided prompts out loud.
2) An individual activity with the same concept as number one, but with a space for students to individually answer questions in writing.
3) A class-wide version in which the two images are projected on a white board for a class-wide discussion.
* I stumbled on the idea for number three when my school's copiers were not working.
Click the link below to take a look at my Identifying Similarities and Differences in the Ancient World Activity, and be sure to check out my store for other great World History products!
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