This unit teaches the 'Topical Method' of note taking. It is 33 pages in length and includes lesson plan material as well as 3 extensive template activities (4+ pgs. per activity) for students to practice the 'Topical Method'. This method is especially excellent when used in history, economics, government, current events and varied other social studies. Have your students learn this note-taking method at the beginning of the year and enjoy their longterm, improved depth of learning and comprehension!
More information on the 'Topical Method':
- This note-taking method is largely influenced by the need for students to present their learning in the position essay format that often draws on analysis of data.
- The beginning portion of this note-taking method mirrors the 'Classic Method' and is perfect alignment with the needs of a well-written essay.
- The second portion of this note-taking method rounds out the 'Topical Method' by asking student’s to engage in defining terms, categorizing ideologies and sorting important figures and events as they pertain to the main points previously recorded.
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