September 15, 2013

Social Studies Interactive Notebook

Sorry I've been MIA lately.  I've been swamped with everything back to school, as well as having my first observation last week.  Yes, the new OTES evaluation (If you teach in Ohio, you will know why I've been all kinds of busy lately). It's been a crazy first few weeks of school!  In my free time, which admittedly has been lacking, I have been tirelessly working on my "Social Studies Interactive Notebook" set. Check it out by clicking on the image below.  Also, snag a FREEBIE at the end of this post! :)


 It includes the following:

Section 1- 8 Strands of S.S.
*1 activity

Section 2- S.S. Skills Pages
*4 activities
*One on primary and secondary sources, one for the 5Ws and 1 H, one yes/no opinion activity, and one KWL

Section 3- Map Skills
*1 activity
*Cardinal directions/compass rose
*See my feature of a map FREEBIE

Section 4- Landforms
*2 variations for the following landforms: isthmus, hill, mountain, basin, mesa, plateau, lake, bay, peninsula, desert, island, and canyon

Section 5- Continents
*2 activities

Section 5- Regions in the U.S.
*1 activity to use for all of the 5 regions

Section 6- Ancient Civilizations
*1 activity for Maya, Inca, and Aztec 

Section 7- Native Americans
*1 activity to use for the following groups: Eastern Woodlands, Great Plains, Southwest Desert, and Northwest & Arctic

Section 8- Christopher Columbus
*2 activities

Section 9- Louisiana Purchase
*1 activity

Section 10- Revolutionary War
*2 activities
*One on important figures: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Betsy Ross, King George, and Redcoats
*One on the taxes for the 13 colonies

Section11- Civil War
*4 activities
*One on important figures: Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, Ulysses S. Grant, Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and Robert E. Lee, one on Union and Confederate states, one on events leading up to and after the war, and a Venn diagram activity

Section12- Government
*2 activities
*One on the branches of government and one on democrats and republicans

Section13- Economics
*4 activities
*One on supply and demand, one on goods and services, one on wants and needs, one on economic terms

Section14- Martin Luther King, Jr.
*1 activity

Also, here is a FREEBIE on the features of a map!


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  1. Found your blog through Maniac Monday! I'm your newest follower! Love your freebie! We finished our geography map unit already this year but your interaction notebook freebie would have been perfect for our unit. :) I'm snagging it for next year! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing! I'm also going to check out the rest of the interactive notebook. I'm new the world of interactive notebooking but I did purchase one to use with my reading workshop this year and so far my 5th graders are responding well!!!

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  2. Thank you SO much! I'm happy that you will be able to use the freebie! I purchased some reading interactive notebooks too, and my students have really enjoyed them. That was my inspiration for making some for social studies. It's such a fun way to present information to students! Also, thanks for following me! :)