This learning grid is in the causes of the Cuban Missile Crisis and can be used in a variety of ways to encourage students the visually link their thinking.
These adjusted resources are for a lesson on the impact of the Berlin Wall.
I first saw Scrabble being applied in lessons by Amjad Ali and his original post can be found here – https://www.trythisteaching.com/2013/07/scrabble-tiles/ – since then, many others have used the idea with variations with great success. Indeed, when I used it in an interview lesson, the students gave it a round of applause they liked it so much.
A variation of this idea I have used recently, is to give the students the Scrabble value of a ‘mystery’ word which is linked to the lesson. Using the Scrabble score card, students have to work out the ‘mystery’ word – it could, of course, be more than one word.
An easy to apply extension is to challenge the students to set each other mystery words and exchanging the value of their mystery words to work out.
These resources are for a lesson on the reasons why the Berlin Wall was built in 1961.