Create a checklist of strategies! I like the "House" idea. Using primary documents, photographs, letters, and other forms of media can be a great way to engage students in history. 30 Ways to Teach History WITHOUT a Textbook.
YW CAMP IDEA: Getting to know the girls.Great "get to know you" game. Everyone scoops a small dixie cup full of m’s. One at a time picked out a single m, and shared a thought that correlated with the color of the candy and the chart