Friday, July 15, 2016

Underground Railroad Notebooking





I searched online for an Underground Railroad page we could make, and I saw a lantern like this, but it wasn't homemade and had typed material in the windows, which would have been great for a middle school project.  I needed something for 3rd through 5th, though.

After thinking on it awhile, I decided to highlight some prominent vocabulary associated with the Underground Railroad.  The quilt is actually a "reproduction" of real code quilts made by slaves.  For "Wade in the Water," I drew a stick dog with question marks and the slaves' footprints with the slaves hiding in the bush.

PS:  Contrary to my family's belief, this isn't a Tardis from Dr. Who!  Haha!


Julie

Friday, July 1, 2016

Treaty of Paris Notebooking (American Revolution)



A quick creative summary of the Treaty of Paris after the Revolutionary War to help remember the details.  I suggest this for middle school.


Julie


Friday, June 17, 2016

Erie Canal Notebooking - How it Changed Everything



This page is for middle school, going deeper into the history instead of just the basic facts.  


Julie


Friday, June 3, 2016

French and Indian War Notebooking



Sorry for the quality of this picture.  The lighting today wasn't optimal.  This page I made for about 3rd through 5th grade.  I decided to go for a newspaper theme notebooking page this time.  I simplified it down to just the basic facts for an introduction to this time period.

Happy notebooking!


Julie

Friday, May 20, 2016

Continental vs. British Army Notebooking Pages




This is an excellent visual way for middle schoolers to record the advantages and disadvantages of both sides in the Revolutionary War.  This will lead to a great discussion as well on how the Continental Army actually pulled off an eventual win, as you can clearly see the British Army had a huge advantage.  The quarrel between England and France comes into play with this.

I hope you have gained some inspiration!


Julie

Friday, May 6, 2016

Gold Rush Notebooking Page


I used scrap construction paper to make this collage notebook page.  I think a change of colors could make this even more interesting, maybe purple for mountains, green for the treeline, etc.  My dd drew in the stick people.  She loves doing this, and she remembers a lot from history by placing them in the correct setting and giving them character by dressing them up appropriately and giving them beards, etc.

Regarding the information included, go ahead and use the books you are already reading to fill in the information and don't forget to label!  Get creative with your notebooking!

Julie

Friday, April 22, 2016

Wright Brothers Homemade Notebooking



Here is a homemade page to hopefully inspire you.  My girls seem to take more pride in their notebooking if they make it themselves, even if they have step-by-step directions.  The completed product will look different than my example, and that's the beauty of it!  I hope you like it!

If you would like a more complete unit, check out my Wright Brothers Notebooking Unit.


Julie