Teaching the Civil War was not always fun for me. History was not a strong suit of mine as a student, but I have really learned to appreciate and enjoy both learning and teaching Social Studies over the last few years.
This year I'm working on creating a resource for helping my students take notes while using our Social Studies textbook. The book we use is Timelinks by Macmillan/McGraw Hill. I recently created an interactive notebook for our first unit on The Civil War.
The notes go along with 5 lessons from Unit 1 in our book which also can be used with many other textbooks as well as curriculum. Having an organized way to build my students' note is a priority not only for preparing for regular assessments, but it will be a great resource for them to have at the end of the year before our state assessments. Below are images of each lesson's organizers:
My students have done a great job so far with organizing these notes and it has been a great way to keep all of their information in one place. If you want to check out this resource further, go HERE.