The Old West Pioneers Differentiated Interactive Notebook and Lapbook Activities with Test Prep and Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson Differentiated Reading Activities Bundle
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Interactive Notebooks and lapbooks are a type of portfolio or collection of student work on a variety of topics using flaps and/or folded displays. Most lapbooks are created out of office file folders which are then folded in half. Lapbooks allow students to showcase their work by providing them an interactive space for sketches and drawings, story summaries, graphical information, timelines, charts, and other forms of written work. Best of all, they can range from any topic or unit study. They truly let students creatively display their work in a way that interests them the most, which allows for a multitude of differentiation for each individual student.
This bundle also includes our new Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson Differentiated Reading Activities Bundle! Perfect for a read aloud connection to your Oregon Trail unit!
Interactive Notebook Contains:
• Vocabulary cards
• Important places/landmarks cards
• Venn Diagram: Compare and contrast the Oregon Trail and the California Gold Rush
• Compare and Contrast Amanda’s Pies and Levi’s Jeans
• Newspaper Headline: Create a persuasive newspaper headline designed to convince people to head west either to Oregon or California.
• Advertisement: Create your own advertisement designed to introduce customers to the new denim jeans sold by Levi Strauss.
• Timeline: Create a timeline describing important moments in America’s westward expansion
• Cause/Effect: Analyze the causes and effects of the Oregon Trail and the California Gold Rush
• How To: Show how resourceful the pioneers were
• Political Cartoon: Create a political cartoon designed to convey a message and make a point to your audience: Bringing Oregon Trail landmarks to life, like Devil’s Backbone and Snake River or showing what “Gold Fever” would look like if we took this figurative phrase literally and humorous scenes describing Boomtowns and Ghost Towns.
• Acrostic Poems: Create an acrostic poem using the word “Oregon” and “Gold Rush.”
• Pioneer Song: Create your own pioneer song designed to describe what life was like during this exciting period of American history.
• Historical Fiction Journal Entry: pretend you were a pioneer during this period of history and create a realistic journal entry describing your experience.
Common Core Aligned.
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