"Less Mess" Social Studies Interactive Notebook Activities

Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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121 pages
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(Social Studies Interactive Notebook; Social Studies Interactive Activities)

My “Less Mess” Social Studies Interactive Notebook Activities allow for two simple steps: cut around the border and glue it in. That’s it! They are perfect for teachers who may have their students for just one short period per day. However, if you are a big fan of the “folds and flaps” that usually come with interactive notebooks, this resource can be a nice supplement to add to what you already have or to use on days when you may have less time.

★ You can view my entire "Less Mess" Interactive Notebook Activities line by clicking the links at the bottom.

Do you want this resource AND my "Less Mess" Map Skills and Geography Interactive Notebook Activities at a discounted rate? Then check out the "Less Mess" World Bundle!

This resource can be used for most areas covered in social studies which is why the directions are very general. Although the pages are not editable, sometimes there are no directions at all on the pages. This allows YOU the freedom to use the pages any way you wish. Since YOU decide on the directions and details for many activities, they can easily be adapted for a variety of grade levels. In addition, each activity has an idea/direction page before it to share ideas for use in your classroom and many samples are included as well.

Although there are some note taking pages (which are very general for all social studies content), the majority of this resource involves activities that allow students to "show what they know" in a fun and engaging way and also apply creatively apply their knowledge. This resource also provides students with opportunities to create visual aids through pictures to assist in memory retention.

Many activities allow for perfect integration of reading/language arts right into your social studies curriculum.

The pages are designed so that they will work in spiral notebooks, composition books, three hole binders, or as individual activity pages if you are not yet fully ready to commit to interactive notebooks in your classroom.

The pages included are:
Options for Use Beginning a New Unit
• What Do I Already Know
• My Current Questions
• Creating a KWL Chart
• Show What You Know
• The Fact Aquarium
• A Penny for Your Thoughts

Taking Notes
• The Royal Note Taker
• Spotlight On…
• My Notes

Chapter/Unit Activities
• Vocab/Fact Graffiti
• Doodle the Details
• The Fact Jar
• High Five
• Hot Topics/Burning Questions
• Spinning a Web
• Timeline of Events

Creative Application Activities
• May I Present This Award?
• Music to My Ears
• On My Calendar
• A Day in the Life of…
• Historical Haiku
• Writing a Cinquain
• A to Z Challenge
• Communication Station
• Text Me!
• Email Me!
• Drop Me a Line
• My Coat of Arms
• Magic Carpet Ride
• My Hopes and Goals
• What a Character!
• Time Travel Adventure
• The Vocabulary Challenge
• Compare and Contrast
• Two Important People

Visualization/Artistic Activities
• Sticker Souvenirs
• My Wallpaper
• Filming History
• Picture This
• Snapshots of History
• On the Walls of History
• I, Historian

Please check out the FIVE PAGE PREVIEW to see a large variety of sample pages as well as options for use in your classroom.

You may also want to check out my Social Studies Textbook Scavenger Hunt as well. The pages are designed with the same border/formatting to fit seamlessly with these interactive notebook pages.

You may also want to check out my full line of interactive notebooks:


"Less Mess" Reading/ELA Interactive Notebook Bundle
"Less Mess" Fiction Interactive Notebook Activities
"Less Mess" Nonfiction/Informational Text Interactive Notebook Activities
"Less Mess" Fiction and Nonfiction Bundle- Interactive Notebook Activities
"Less Mess" ELA Superheroes: Fiction Story Elements
"Less Mess" Figurative Language Interactive Notebook Activities"Less Mess" Poetry Interactive Notebook Activities"Less Mess" Poetry & Figurative Language Interactive Notebook Activities BUNDLE ★ PARTS OF SPEECH:
"Less Mess" Nouns Interactive Notebook Activities"Less Mess" Pronouns Interactive Notebook Activities"Less Mess" Nouns and Pronouns Interactive Notebook Activities
"Less Mess" Verbs Interactive Notebook Activities

"Less Mess" Social Studies Interactive Notebook Activities
"Less Mess" Map Skills and Geography Interactive Notebook Activities
"Less Mess" World Bundle: Social Studies, Map Skills & Geography Interactive Notebook Activities
"Less Mess" Interactive Notebook Activity: The Five Themes of Geography
Time Travel Adventure (Creative & Interactive Notebook/Journal Activities)"Less Mess" Doodle the Details: Ancient Egypt Visual Note Pages

"Less Mess" Study Skills Interactive Notebook Activities"Less Mess" Back to School ELA Interactive Notebook Activities
Total Pages
121 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
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