Black History Scoot Activity
Playing Scoot turns using a set of task cards into a game. You play by placing one task card on each student’s desk. For easier recording, place the cards in numerical order. Give each student one copy of a sheet to record answers.
Each student will read the question on the activity card on his/her desk and will record the answer. After a length of time (approximately 1 minute),a signal is given for the students to scoot to the next desk. The signal may simply be the teacher saying “move” or a noise such as a bell. The procedure repeats at each desk. The activity continues until all students end up at the desks where they began the activity.
Playing Scoot is a great activity for several reasons:
- Students must stay on task because after a short time, they will be asked to move to the next task.
- Students get to move a bit. This is great for those students who need a movement break.
Black History Month
Black History Month, I have created a set of task cards that will work well for Scoot. In this set of 30 task cards, students read a short description of a famous African American. Students then select the person’s name from a bank and write it on their “Scoot Recording Sheet.”
A page to record answers is also included.
An answer key is also provided.
If you have not given this activity a try, you are in for a real treat. You may download this free printable activity at Teachers Pay Teachers.
Feedback and Teaching Idea
I posted this outside my SC (School Counseling) office during Black History Month and the kids loved it. The teachers would send their kids down to complete the scoot. I used it right next to my Black History Month bulletin board. One day I overhead kids educating each other, and having conversation about their history. I will definitely use this next year.