It's an election year! Have a Coke vs. Pepsi election in your classroom to teach all about the electoral college! This blog post outlines how to present it, and includes a book recommendation and a video clip to use.
Quiet critters-when you decide it is important for students to be quiet pass out quiet critters- take them away from students who talk. At the end of the activity anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a prize, point, whatever you use. Brilliant!