This activity is designed to get students looking through their social studies textbooks when they first receive them. It's a great activity to use when you distribute books.
Students must identify such things as: title of book, table of contents, chapters, glossary, index, map, chart, photo with caption, and key terms. Students must also find a page and photo that look especially interesting to them (like a "sneak preview" of what's to come) and explain why they are interesting (as well as recreate the photo).
This textbook scavenger hunt is not in great depth but is more a way to get kids to open their books and start exploring them...even on Day One!
Please see the thumbnails for preview pages.
★You may also want to check out my "Less Mess" Social Studies Interactive Notebook Activities as well.
The pages of this scavenger hunt are designed with the same border/size formatting to fit seamlessly with my interactive notebook pages.
Check out my Social Studies Questionnaire (Back to School) as well.
Please note: This scavenger hunt also comes in a science version here:
Science Textbook Scavenger Hunt