Interactive Notebooks provide students with a way to organize their thoughts as they learn. They also act as educational portfolios for teachers to monitor and track student performance. Interactive Notebooks are a great resource for student learning and they provide neat spaces for students to keep their learning over the course of a year in one place.
These performance standards aligned pages were created to help you and your students prepare their Social Studies Interactive Notebooks.
This packet includes:
-"Think & Talk" activities to guide an opening discussion for each topic
-11 performance standard aligned reading passages that are age-appropriate yet incredibly detailed
-a graphic organizer to be used with each reading passage
-answer sheets for most graphic organizers included
-vocabulary cards with definitions
-"People to Know" cards with definitions
-"Important Terms" cards with definitions
Topics covered include:
-the telegraph and Morse code
-the transcontinental railroad
-supply and demand
-conflicts among Native Americans and America
-the battles of Sandy Creek, Little Bighorn, and Wounded Knee
-the impact of Westward expansion on Natives
-inventors (Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver, and the Wright brothers)
-the Spanish-American War
-the building of the Panama Canal
This packet is just one of many other Social Studies units I have. Check out The Civil War Unit here!
Check out The Reconstruction Unit here!
Check out The Roaring 20s Unit here!
This unit also works well with my Turn of the Century Jeopardy Game. Check it out here!