Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Social Studies Lapbooking in Third Grade

I've been playing around with ways to organize the learning materials connected to our Content Area Studies. I had my kids create a lapbook of sorts for our Civics and Government Unit. It was made by taking two manilla folders and stapling the back cover of the first one over top of the front cover of the second one. This makes four sections for gluing learning materials. Here is the first section: The Cover. The middle section has the notes stapled to the top and blank paper underneath the notes to write other important facts. The other section includes the Branches of government tree they made.


This leaves a section to glue an envelope to . Inside the envelope we put vocabulary cards. These are words/illustrations on one card and defintions on the other. They can use these cards as matching cards or to play concentration or memory match.



Stapling one part of the folder on top of the other creates a inside pocket. In here we put other sorting cards. We had a set of cards for National/State/Local government. I don't have a picture of the back but we glued two songs that we sang about our government.




I liked this lapbook approach because it was easy to send home for studying prior to their test.

Check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store for the printables for this lapbook.






35 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this idea! It's so low-tech and looks like it's fun for kids to make and use.

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  2. I would love the print outs for these pages! I am starting my Unit this week!

    Thanks! I love your blog and have gotten awesome ideas for my 3rd grade class

    Helen Jackson

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  3. Love your blog and would love a copy of these pages.

    Thank you!!

    karen.king@hazelpark.k12.mi.us

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  4. Your blog is fabulous! I would love to have a copy of these pages. Thanks so much!

    aisling.craven@gmail.com

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  5. I'd like a copy of your printouts as well! Thanks so much!!!!
    Sherri
    sherri_ireson@yahoo.com

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  6. Count me in for the printable. This would be great for my daughter.
    ajaxphotography@hotmail.com

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  7. CAN YOU SEND ME THE PAGES PLEASE!! :) We are teaching this next week and i need a new and fresh ideas. Thank you in advance.

    amanda.lawless@comalisd.org

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  8. I also teach 3rd and would love them.

    corryn97lwc@aol.com

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  9. Can I get a copy PLEASE!
    hoonaauao@gmail.com

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  10. I would love a copy of these as well. Thanks in advance!

    CaseyCanion@aol.com

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  11. I would love to have a copy of this for my third graders!! Thanks so much!
    mgibson40@gmail.com

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  12. I would love a copy of these pages. My email is pope_al@att.net. .
    Thanks so much!

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  13. LOVE IT! I would love a copy of these pages and exaclty how you put it together! My email is meagan.finley@owensboro.kyschools.us Thanks!!

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  14. I'd love to get a copy! I'm going to be doing this with my homeschool coop next week.

    adventuresinmommydom at gmail.com

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  15. I would love a copy! ajbuan@gmail.com

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  16. I know this is a little late but I'd love to get a copy. Thanks
    smjones@roaneschools.com

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  17. I'm moving from second to third grade in the fall and would love to have a copy of your materials. Thanks so much!!!

    tammie_nagy@ccpsnet.net

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  18. I would love a copy of these pages too please.

    lishapiro@rockwernacademy.org

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  19. Would you mind emailing me a copy of these pages? You are an unbelievable teacher. Thanks a million.

    tiffanydeonananphotography@gmail.com

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  20. Could I please get copies as well. Love this idea!
    daniellejohnson78@gmail.com

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  21. I would love to get a copy of these pages. We had a Social Studies book last year that was consumable, but B-O-R-I-N-G! This year, we have no Social Studies book, so I am looking for creative ideas to get my students engaged. Please email me at bnharvey252@gmail.com

    Thanks a ton! :)

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  22. I teach 3rd grade in San Jose and would love a copy as well if you wouldn't mind! What a great way to organize what can be a boring topic! Thanks for sharing!

    mrsmargarethoang@gmail.com

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  23. I would love a copy. I am teaching 3rd grade this year for the first time. Thank you so much for sharing.
    lschuermann@gmail.com

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  24. I would love a copy of this! I'm going to be teaching third grade for the first time in the fall, and your blog has been really inspiring!

    danielle@sllis.org

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  25. I would love a copy too! I teach social studies to two 3rd grade classes.
    Thank you!
    arambo@ses44.net

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  26. I would love a copy of your lap book pages. They are great!

    Thanks!

    katgordon8@hotmail.com

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  27. I'm a little late to the party, but if you don't mind sending me the printables, I'd really appreciate it! elizabeth.brown@shoj.org

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  28. Hello. Love your idea. If you could send me the printable, I'd really appreciate it. tdaniella94@yahoo.com

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  29. Hi! I am a new third grade teacher (formally known as a first teacher). I like your lap book activity and I would love a copy. My email is bbryant@ecps.us
    Thank you!

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  30. Could I please get a copy of this? nhauenstein@bcsoh.org THANKS!!

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  31. Love this! Thanks for sharing. Please email me a copy jbenitez@ceres.k12.ca.us

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  32. Could I please get a copy as well? mticer@millingtonschools.org
    Thanks!

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  33. Could I get a copy as well? mgatch@stjames.k12.la.us
    Thank you!

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  34. Could I also get a copy emailed, please? annanewcomb@sheridanschools.org

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  35. I would love to look at your store on TPT! What do I search under?

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