One way to keep my high school students motivated is to have them think outside the box. Literally. The cookie box! As the terms wind down for the holidays or the summer, I give my students my Great Cookie Challenge. The terms – make a scene from history on your cake! Just bring the cake and you design it in class. Then – we eat it.
The students always remember this activity as one of their favorites. Just make sure your students don’t have any allergies before you begin and maybe even swing the idea by your AP just for brownie points (get it?!). Here are some of the samples from my students. Have you ever tried incorporating baking into your lessons? Let me know your thoughts and try to figure out these scenes below: