Compile a set of these sheets (printed front to back) in a comb-bound book, spiral bound book, or three-ringed binder. Use it as a bellwork activity at the beginning of the school day or class period. If the illustration portion takes too much time, save that for special days or eliminate it.
There are many Web sites available that offer events on today’s day in history. Students may also want to consider their own personal history such as birthdays and anniversaries. Additionally, maybe students will want to consider when their family immigrated or when they were naturalized.
Invite students to share their Today in History sheets.
This sheet could be enlarged and used as an anchor chart or it could be displayed on an Elmo for students to copy into their own personal notebooks.
Consider doing this as a whole class, at least initially, until students feel confident independently.
Considering using this as a center for social studies or language arts classes.
Pages can be cut out on the lines and glued into an interactive notebook. The print size may have to be reduced depending on the size of interactive notebooks being used by each student.