This addresses one of my pet peeves: particularly when the first English migrations occurred I'm so tired of reading Pilgrim X: Born 1587 in Massachusetts Please learn important dates in US History(& in other countries).
Making US History Fun in the Classroom - Wise Guys: Kids often find history "boring" because it's so "old"! Here's how to make US History fun in the classroom – with several great resources to get you started!
Tom Richey's World History and US history site (AWESOME) Full of PowerPoints, and more This site is has a ton of resources for history teachers. I could use the powerpoints and videos as references for my own lessons.
This made me think of the game "Headbands" which would be used in group work to help students study for tests. Students would work in groups to give the person with the card clues about whatever event or person is on the card.
Make your STAAR review time FUN and ACTIVE! Purchase this US History STAAR Review Game – California Gold Rush to review the ENTIRE YEAR of US History from Colonization through Reconstruction. Each of the review activities in the game is designed to review key content and to practice skills necessary for dual coded questions. This game can be played during your STAAR review week, in after school tutorials, small group instruction or even a Saturday STAAR Blitz!