Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Nation and Government Nonfiction Articles and How I do Interactive Notes in our Social Studies Journals {Opportunity to WIN!}






Whoa!!  Three posts in one week!!!  Shocking, right???

Well, you asked and I have delivered!  So many of you have been so sweet with your feedback of our Causes of the American Revolution and Events of the American Revolution nonfiction articles!  And then, you asked for more S.S. units!

Well, here is another unit!  New Nation and Government!  Take a look at what's included:

Here is an example of the articles with the flipbooks:
Sometimes I use the flipbook but other times we take interactive notes.  It just depends on how much information is in the passage and how much I feel is important for them to remember.  Here are what our interactive notes look like:
I have mentioned this before HERE but in case you want a refresher, this is how we organize our notes:
I read over the article (beforehand) and decide how I want to break it up into sections.  It's USUALLY by paragraph, but sometimes I chunk more together depending on how much meat each paragraph has.  I could have chunked all the legislative section together, all the executive together, and all the judicial together, but it was too much information.  I wanted to switch colors so the different aspects of each branch stood out.  So for each section I find important, I change the color of the marker or colored pencil.

Whenever possible, we draw pictures.  But sometimes, like with government, it's difficult to draw a picture.  So, we include words.

If you have any questions about how we do this, just let us know!  We'd be happy to go into more detail!!

If you can use these nonfiction articles for your New Nation and Government unit, you can check them out in our TpT Store.  Or...you can pin it to win it!!  Yep, you got it!!  You have the chance to win them!!

Here is the pin:  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/515451119824823686/

Click on the pin and repin it.  Then, copy the URL of your pin and paste it in the comments.  Also, leave your email address so if you win, I know where to send it!  I'll choose two winners!!  

I hope everyone enjoys the 4th of July tomorrow!!  A big thank you goes out to all of the men and women who serve our country to keep us free!!

41 comments:

  1. This looks great! I could definitely use these activities! Enjoy your 4th of July!

    Bethany
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    Awesome! I would love to use these S.S. Close Reading articles this new school year.

    Susan
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  4. This looks fantastic! Thanks for creating it!

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  9. Thank you for this great unit! You guys are awesome!

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  11. The unit looks great! I have my fingers crossed!

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    Meagan
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  12. I LOVE this!! I don't teach social studies, but I'd be interested in having the unit anyway, because these articles look PERFECT for our interactive READING notebooks for the nonfiction text studies!!! Thanks for sharing!http://www.pinterest.com/pin/351773420867464869/

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  13. Hi! This is awesome! Would love it for non fiction work in our classroom too! Thank you for the giveaway fun and Happy Fourth! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/327285097894104062/

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  14. This is awesome! Your products are fabulous! I teach 3rd grade, and this would actually be great for my government unit! Thanks for this giveaway! Happy 4th weekend!
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    Jamie
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    Thrills in Third Grade

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  15. I am super excited to see these awesome resources and will definitely use them in my 6th Grade Language Arts class. Keep up the awesome work.
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  18. Just found you on pinterest. Love interactive notebooks for social studies and this looks great :D Thanks so much!! Jackie

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  19. These look terrific! I love your products! Thanks for sharing. Have a great holiday!
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  25. Very cool!!

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  26. Looks great! Would love to use with my students! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/245305510928453852/

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  27. This would be a great addition to my resources as I move into 5th grade!

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  28. Ack! The dreaded government unit. This would take some of the pain away. Here's my pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/56013589091050119/
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  29. Why have I not purchased these other two products yet?! I've also had something like this on my to-do list, so I can happily cross those off!

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  31. This looks great! I can't wait to try them next year.
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  32. Awesome! Amazing! So glad that someone pinned it so I could find it! We no longer have SS textbooks (NC cut its textbook funding to $15/year per kid, and our texts were consumables.) so I'm buying the Westward Expansion pack now. Will save so much time and stress!
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  34. I really like that your pages are text-heavy. This is a wonderful way to teach students HOW to do a close reading AND take notes. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/59532026299186541/

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  37. I would love to have this resource! Pinned it: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/102527328992045132/

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  38. I would love to use this for our New Nation as many students have a hard time with government. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/256071928787477463/
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  39. I love all of these!!! I've been trying to find more ways to integrate Social Studies and LA, and these are perfect :) My pin is at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/42995371417591050/ and my email is thepoolepages@gmail.com. Thank you!!!

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  40. These look great! I pinned them at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/142285669452275463/ and my e-mail is aphelila@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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