This book is a wonderful resource. Struggling students will come to class eager to learn new content if they know they are going to be involved in an exciting activity. They will love the hands-on activities contained in this book. It consists of 50 social studies lessons that make real life application and connect students to their world. In each lesson, a product, project, or performance is completed by each student. A rubric is provided for each lesson as well as the critical thinking verbs that are specifically used in the lesson. The book enables the implementation of differentiated instruction to help ensure successful learning.