American History Interactive Notebooks - Learn US history and have fun! This notebook #4 is part of my top selling Social Studies Interactive Notebook series. This 5th grade social studies notebook (also suitable for other grades!) includes 23 Passages and flippable note-booking activities!! Goes from World War One/WWI, to World War II (Two) to September 11th (War on Terror. You and your kids will LOVE it!! I designed it for 5th grade, but you can use it with higher grades if you are covering the same content. With history, the facts don't change. :-)
UPDATE: I now offer this in my MEGA SS bundle
Before you read the details about this Social Studies interactive notebook (notebook #4) that includes 23 passages on 19 topics PLUS interactive activities,
I want to share a few details about the notebooks that precede this one.
If you are interested in getting information on my popular bundled pack that I and many others absolutely LOVE click HERE.
It includes my interactive US history notebooks #1-2 , which includes 25 passages and activities, plus a flippable notebook pack for maps/globes/landforms, and a government flippable notebook. The passages in notebooks #1-2 take you from Native Americans all the way through Westward Expansion.
In addition, you can purchase notebook #3, which picks up in history where notebook #2 left off. Notebook #3 takes you from the Civil War to US Immigration in the early 1900's. It has a total of 11 passages and activities. Click HERE
to get more information.
Have you watched my YOUTUBE VIDEO?
******Watch my Youtube Video by clicking HERE. You will gain insight into what's included in the notebooks. The video was made before notebook 4 was completed and focuses on the bundled pack mentioned above********
Social Studies Interactive Notebook #4 Information
Please read carefully, as there are a lot of details about this notebook pack. If you have any questions or are unsure about anything, please ask before you buy. I take my ratings very seriously:-) Plus, I don't want anyone to be disappointed with what they buy. I want you to LOVE it as much as I do!
About this notebook
....This notebook #4 pack has been a labor or love. It has literally taken me months to write the passages. I am very pleased with the finished product and I hope you are too.
************** NOTE.... these are all separate files, as you are buying a BUNDLE, please know that ahead of time, especially if you are looking to send to bind this. For every day printing, it is just fine. For printing an entire bound notebook, it will take a few extra steps.
This interactive social studies notebook covers historical topics from World War I all the way to September 11th-9/11. It is sure to get your students excited about studying U.S. History. Your students will read about historical events while practicing reading strategies. In addition, they will reflect and write about what they have read as they complete the interactive journal activities.
My students in the past have always loved and taken great pride in their journals. Their interactive notebook/journal is also a great resource to pull out at the end of the year for state testing and reread about important events. What a great bonus!
This interactive social studies journal includes the following:
*23 close reading passages on 19 topics
*Teacher discussion questions for each passage
* 23 interactive comprehension flippable notebook activities (one per close reading)
*Answer Key for all interactive activities
~~Please note ahead of time that I do NOT include student samples of each page. I have never done that, as I don't feel it is necessary. I include one single sample to show you what one of the activities might look like in the notebook.
Please do click the 'preview' above to get a glimpse of included items.
The 23 close reading passages were written with 4th-5th graders in mind, but you may find they are also valuable resources for older students that need the social studies concepts broken into smaller parts to better understand.
Because these passages are non-fiction, and because they cover some of the same topics that are touched on in even high school classes (after all, the facts are the facts, no matter what grade you are required to teach them), there may be a few situations where these passages would work for grades well above fifth.
NOTE: These passages can all be purchased separately in my store, but when bought separately, you do NOT get the interactive activities
Click the links below to see each passage listed separately in my store.
1.) WWI/World War One- Joins Forces against Germany
2.) Treaty of Versailles
3.) Jazz Age - Roaring 20's
4.) The Great Depression
5.) The New Deal
6.) World War II- Causes of WWII
7.) WWII- World War II in Europe
8.) Hitler and the Holocaust
9.) WWII- World War II in the Pacific
10.) WWII- The Homefront during World War Two
11.) Civil Rights Movement
12.) Cold War Origins
13.) Cold War Conflicts
14.) John F. Kennedy (JFK)
15.) Vietnam War - US Involvement
16.) Middle East - US Involvement
17.) Soviet Union Collapse and End to Cold War
18.) Persian Gulf War - US Involvement
19.) NOTE: I use the same passage as this pack, September 11th- click here, but it has a different flippable activity. The format is set up the same as the other 18 passages above.
*********Several of the packs above have 2 passages, making it a total of 23 passages.
Just a few more notes…. When I write my passages, I try to sum up the major events surrounding the topic of the passage. There may be other details you would like to include that I did not include, so you can pull other resources for that.
My goal is to write an article about the topic that is not as overwhelming as the often wordy textbooks. Textbooks can sometimes provide so much information that fourth and fifth graders cannot even figure out what the important event is.
The push today in the elementary classroom is to teach the kids the skills of close reading. Focus on and analyze a shorter passage. Hold the details of the passage under a microscope to really examine it. Teach a reading lesson while also introducing a social studies topic... it makes covering the social studies content so much easier.
**** These readings are not going to be as detailed as say a history book. All information is accurate like a history book would be, but they are short, sweet, and to the point. My purpose in writing these was to include as many of the important details as possible in a short article.
I did not use any clip art with the individual passages (they are on the flippables in the notebook packs) because I wanted the focus to be on the words and not images.
Click the link below to see all of my close reading passages.
Other Close Reading Passages
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.