Friday, July 29, 2016

Native Storytelling Notebooking

The Native Americans would write stories in a circular pattern.  My 8-year-old told a story about a dog.  This is an interesting and engaging way to incorporate notebooking during a Native American study.


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!


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.