American LANDMARKS Interactive Notebook for Google Slides

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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  1. Use this bundle of TWO online Notebooks to practice using research skills and citing evidence while learning about America’s symbols and landmarks. The slides support the students with web and video links and instructions on for each slide. These social studies resources are for students in grades
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Students use this 39 slides online notebook to practice using research skills and citing evidence while learning about America's landmarks. This social studies resource is for students in grades 3 - 5.

UPDATE 5/6/2020: There will be links to 2 versions. One version uses links and the other version has direct links to YouTube.

How It Works:

1. Use it as a traditional Interactive Notebook.

2. Use it one slide at a time to compliment a particular lesson on America’s landmarks.

3. Use it as independent work such as classroom work, project work, or even homework.

This Interactive Digital Notebook has been paired with Common Core State Standard for English Language Arts for grades 3 - 5 so that you can integrate it with Language Arts. All student slides feature one particular American landmark to research.

The Interactive Digital Notebook includes the most iconic landmarks in America. The Interactive Digital Notebook is in 7 parts: The White House, The Lincoln Memorial, The Washington Monument, The Jefferson Memorial, Mount Rushmore, The Statue of Liberty, and Writing Tasks.

One slide includes 10 HYPERLINKS to trusted, reliable, kid-friendly free sites that the students can use for research and information gathering in conjunction with the print resources you provide. Some are print only, some are video sites and some are a mix of various media.

There are an additional 10 HYPERLINKS to VIDEOS to use for research. HOWEVER, EACH slide also has links to a particular WEB and VIDEO link tied to the content of that slide that is in addition to the other 20 hyperlinks.

Please make sure your district/school/classroom has access to or YouTube.

The 39 slides include:

* Slide 1: Cover Page

* Slide 2: Table of Contents

* Slide 3: Researching and Citing Evidence

* Slide 4: Instructions for Students

* Slide 5: Hyperlinks for Research

* Slide 6: Part 1 Cover Page: The White House

* Slide 7: Facts About the White House

* Slide 8: Rooms of the White House

* Slide 9: White House Grounds

* Slide 10: Famous White House Occupants

* Slide 11: Part 2 Cover Page: The Lincoln Memorial

* Slide 12: Facts About the Lincoln Memorial

* Slide 13: Inside the Lincoln Memorial

* Slide 14: Details of the Lincoln Memorial

* Slide 15: Famous Events at the Lincoln Memorial

* Slide 16: Part 3 Cover Page: The Washington Monument

* Slide 17: Facts About the Washington Monument

* Slide 18: Around the Washington Monument

* Slide 19: From the Top of the Washington Monument

* Slide 20: Washington Monument Restoration

* Slide 21: Part 4: The Jefferson Memorial

* Slide 22: Facts About the Jefferson Memorial

* Slide 23: Inside the Jefferson Memorial

* Slide 24: Jefferson Memorial Design

* Slide 25: Jefferson Designed Buildings

* Slide 26: Part 5: Mount Rushmore

* Slide 27: Facts About Mount Rushmore

* Slide 28: Carving Mount Rushmore

* Slide 29: Mount Rushmore Presidents

* Slide 30: Mount Rushmore - Who’s Next?

* Slide 31: Part 6: Statue of Liberty

* Slide 32: Facts About the Statue of Liberty

* Slide 33: Statue of Liberty Symbols

* Slide 34: Statue of Liberty Everywhere!

* Slide 35: Statue of Liberty Takes Shape

* Slide 36: Writing Tasks

* Slide 37: Opinion Writing Task

* Slide 38: Narrative Writing Task

* Slide 39: Informational Essay Writing Task

Step by step student directions for each slide are included in the Speaker Notes at the bottom of each slide (similar to PowerPoint Presenter Notes).

Culminating research includes writing:

* an opinion: the student writes an opinion on which is America’s Greatest Landmark.

* a fictional narrative: student writes a fictional narrative about building America’s Next Landmark

* an informative essay: Student picks a landmark and writes a 3 - 5 paragraph essay on that landmark

What are some other unique features of this Interactive Digital Notebook

* Table of Contents has links to each slide for easy navigation and return navigation

* HYPERLINKS to websites on the page for easy access

* Video Links use for safe viewing from YouTube

* Answer Key included

* Scoring Guide included

* List of Common Core State Standards for ELA pairings by grade level

* Tutorial for the teacher on how to assign the Interactive Digital Notebook in Google Classroom

* Teacher Tips for using Google Slides

* All student instructions are in the SPEAKER NOTES

* PDF file for the teacher of all the slides for reference

* PDF file for the teacher of the slides and SPEAKER NOTES

* There is a PRINTABLE for the student on which to take notes by hand

What are some advantages of going PAPERLESS with a cloud-based, digital resource?

→ with Google Classroom, you can view your students work live from your own computer or device

→ students turn in work digitally for you to grade

→ students can log in at home to complete assignments

→ students utilize 21st-century learning tools

→ students prepare for similar tasks they will encounter with online standardized tests

→ student motivation is high

→ replaces traditional paper/pencil tasks practice pages

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Total Pages
39 slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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