Today we did an activity that I really liked and I think the student's benefited from. It's called " Chalk Talk". Usually you're supposed to use a chalk board, but we h=only have white boards. What you do is you pick a word that goes along with what you have been teaching. We used the word "Change". The students came up to the board and would write down what words came to mind or a sentence when they thought about the word on the board. In the first period, they started with "good" and "bad" and we ended up talking about the government, school, and civil rights. The second period we talked more about politics. It's a great game and I think that the students really have enjoyed and benefited from the activity! This would be a good idea to do when there will be a lot of students missing from class.