SS Notebooking: Famous Americans
I am finally getting around to posting pictures of our Famous Americans unit. Today definitely left me with a headache as I came to the realization that I had a few girlfriend/boyfriend couples in my room. I had no idea that they were even there yet. Oh the knowledge that comes from reading passed notes! The drama that followed was unbearable, “We broke up yesterday but I know he still has feelings for me.” WHAT?!?! However, after my “third graders are too young for boyfriends and girlfriends” spiel I did have some students say “ewww gross”. So thankfully they’re not all there yet!
Anywho back to social studies…..The way most of my lessons for the unit went were:
-Read page in text (This is their first year with a Social Studies textbook so they are super excited and love to look at all the glossy pictures!)
-Find definition/description of person on vocabulary sheet
-Brainstorm ideas for a brain picture to represent that person
-Independent or partner work in notebooks
The students and I really had fun with this unit. I can’t wait to teach it again next year so I can tweak and improve the unit.
This is so great! Thanks for posting. I'm creating a unit on famous Americans for my 2nd grade student teaching placement. This gave me some great ideas 🙂
I pinned this! I love your Notebooking. I am planning on starting notebooking in the content areas next year, I will definitely be using you as a resource.
P.S. I can't believe you are a first year teacher, you are definitely rocking it out.
Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher
I just found your great blog and am your newest follower! I can't wait to share ideas!
I love your notebooking activities. I'm getting ready to blog about trading cards myself 🙂
The campaign poster is great! Definitely using that in the future.
Thanks for the ideas.
Fun in Room 4B
Woooowww!! LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these ideas. I'm student teaching in a 3rd grade classroom right now and we are learning this very thing! These are some fantabulous ideas for having them present their info that they are collecting!! Thanks for sharing. LOVE this.