When a student asks a question no one knows the answer to, including the teacher, the question will go up on this board. Students can bring back a written answer to one of the questions of their choice each week for extra credit.
Studying land forms and drought? Integrate the history of the Dust Bowl in America and its impact on Americans. Then challenge your students to this FREEBIE History Mystery about the fascinating photographer who captured the faces of the Dust Bowl.
Chat Stations can also dramatically improve whole-class discussions. Because students have fully explored each issue in the less-threatening Chat Station setting, they will be better prepared to participate in a larger class discussion next.