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Interactive Social Studies Journals {K-2}

Primary Graffiti
Grade Levels
K - 2nd
Formats Included
  • PDF
158 pages
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Interactive notebooks are widely used in classroom. If you were to walk in mine today, you would see interactive notebooks for reading, math, and science. The purpose behind these notebooks is to keep students organized and assist in synthesizing lessons taught. It’s common to see vocabulary, notes, graphic organizers, and reflections. Overall, interactive notebooks is one of many important components to promote student learning!

I created this journal to meet my district expectations of a student and teacher side of the journal. Each district is different and many have specific expectations. Mine is no exception to the rule. I currently teach off the gradual release. One page from this file can be stretched over several lessons. It’s not intended to complete both teacher and student portions in one day. Expect the teacher side to be several lessons before student side is addressed.

*NOTE due to a request, I included pages throughout the file so that the buyer can have examples of how to set up the journal pages. The table of contents (below) states there are two pages for each topic. One is a preview the second is the journal pages. Kindly consider this format before purchases and dropping the rating of this product.

Table of Contents

Pgs 3-5 Background Information
Pgs: 6-11 Journal Set-Up
Pg 12 Basic Understanding
Pgs 13-14 Who are school workers? How can school workers help?
Pgs 15-16 What are emotions?
Pgs 17-18 Why are rules important? What are manners?
Pgs 19-20 What are families? How do families grow and change?
Pg 21 Culture
Pgs 22-23 What is culture? What are customs?
Pgs 24-25 What are rules? What are beliefs? What are traditions?
Pg 26 What is multiculturalism? Who are immigrants?
Pg 27 What is a legend? What is a folktale?
Pgs 28-29 What are needs? What are wants?
Pg 30 Communities
Pgs 31-32 Who are workers? What are incomes?
Pgs 33-34 What are goods? What are services?
Pgs 35-36 Who are community helpers?
Pgs 37-38 What is a producer? What is a factory? What is a consumer?
Pgs 39-40 Natural Resource, Human Resource, Capital Resource, and Industry
Pgs 41-42 Geography and Our World
Pgs 43-44 How are globes used? What is an ocean?
Pgs 45-46 What is a compass rose used for? What is a continent?
Pgs 47-48 7 Continents and Earth
Pgs 49-50 Me on the Map: country, state, county, and city
Pgs 51-56 50 States and Map
Pgs 57-59 What are region? Map
Pgs 60-61 What is a nation? Who are citizens?
Pgs 62-63 What is a pole? Where is the equator located?
Pgs 64-65 What are hemispheres?
Pgs 66-67 What is a map? Why do maps have a map key? What is a symbol?
Pgs 68-69 What is a community? What is a neighborhood?
Pgs 70-71 What is an address? Envelope? Stamp?
Pgs 72-73 How have communities changed?
Pgs 74-75 What is life like in the country? What is life like in the city?
Pgs 76-77 What are rural areas? Urban areas? What is a suburb?
Pg 78 Social Science
Pgs 79-80 What are landforms?
Pgs 81-82 What are biomes?
Pgs 83-84 How does weather influence our lives?
Pgs 85-86 How does weather change and move?
Pgs 87-88 How does seasons change the way people live?
Pgs 89-90 What is temperature? What is climate?
Pg 91 Government
Pgs 92-93 Who is a citizen? What is responsibility? What is citizenship?
Pgs 94-95 (option 1) What is government? What are laws?
Pgs 96-97 (option 2) What is government? What are laws? What is authority?
Pgs 98-99 What are taxes? Why do people pay taxes?
Pgs 100-101 Who is a mayor? Who is a governor? Who is the President?
Pgs 102-103 What are rights? Who can vote? What is an election?
Pgs 104-105 What is a Democrat? What is a Republican? Who are candidates?
Pgs 106-107 What is the job of a president? Presidents Listed
Pgs 108-110 What is the job of a vice president? Additional Presidents Listed
Pgs 111-112 What is the legislative branch? Executive branch? Judicial branch?
Pgs 113-114 What are US symbols? What are US monuments?
Pgs 115-116 What does the flag represent? What is a pledge?
Pgs 117-118 What is a veteran? What is honor?
Pg 119 History
Pgs 120-121 Define Past, Define Present, Define Future
Pgs 122-124 What is history? What does chronological mean?
Pgs 125-126 What was life like in ancient times? Modern times?
Pgs 127-129 What are settlements? Who are Native Americans? American Indians?
Pgs 130-131 Who are famous New World Explorers?
Pgs 132-133 What is independence? Who are patriots?
Pgs 134-135 What is conflict? Boycotts? Protests? Ruby Bridges? Rosa Parks?
Pgs 136-137 Who is a hero? What is equality?
Pgs 138-139 What are different holidays?
Pgs 140-142 How do holiday celebrations differ?
Pg 143 Health
Pgs 144-145 What is the food pyramid? What are the recommended servings?
Pgs 146-147 What is a cavity? How can you prevent a cavity?
Pgs 148-149 What are germs? How can you fight germs?
Pgs 150-151 How can you prevent spreading germs? Washing hands?
Pgs 152-155 Vocabulary
Pg 156 Thank you
Pg 157 Acknowledgements

I have full visuals of EVERY page in the interactive journal featured on my blog. Please check this journal out before purchasing to ensure this purchase will meet your needs.

Interactive Social Studies Visual Blog Post

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