Using Flipbooks During Distance Learning
Chances are that distance learning wasn’t in the cards for you or your upper elementary students. You never planned on teaching your students away from the classroom. However, you have all the tools and resources you need to end the year with fun, engaging, and meaningful lessons for your learners. Using flipbooks during distance learning can help your students experience low-tech learning to get them ready to research, read, and write! Start by trying these social studies flipbooks with your online learners.
Have your students put on their explorer hats and sail into learning! Whether you use this flipbook for a culminating project or as an introduction to European explorers, your students will first enjoy exploring the trials and successes of John Cabot, Henry Hudson, Juan Ponce de Leon, Jacques Cartier, and Hernando Cortez.
The flipbook covers the following topics:
Send the flipbooks to print out or upload PDFs via Google Classroom. In addition, links are provided for each of the explorers that you can share directly to Classroom or whichever online learning platform you choose.
13 American Colonies
Another social studies topic to review or introduce with your students via distance learning is all about the 13 original American colonies. This flipbook will also give your students a chance to read, summarize, find key details, and analyze sites focusing on Southern, New England, and Middle Colonies. This flipbook also gives your students away to incorporate geography through maps.
Each section of the flipbook includes:
Next, have your students showcase their 13 American Colonies flipbooks during online Zoom meetings or share their favorite pages on Seesaw! Finally, your students will love learning more about American history with this flipbook.
Finally, learning about the American Revolution and the inciting events will help your upper elementary students discover more about America’s history. All of the Acts and events surrounding the American Revolution can be confusing for upper elementary learners. Flipbooks are a perfect way to keep them all straight.
Links are included in this flipbook unit for your distance learners. Help them summarize and synthesize information by using various online sources as they record information about the following American Revolution topics:
Overall, your students will love learning through flipbooks! Using flipbooks is an organized way for your distance learners to share what they learn from online history resources. Try these flipbooks about European Explorers, the 13 American Colonies, and the American Revolution to help your students discover more about social studies topics.
Check out other social studies activities to use with your upper elementary distance learners!
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