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Whether you're new to lapbooking and are trying to get an idea of what minibooks are or whether you're an old hand at lapbooking and want some fresh ideas, welcome to the minibook gallery! Browse the images for some creative inspiration. Follow the links for directions and templates. Each photo featured on this page comes from a minibook that my daughter made as part of her homeschool experience over the past seven years.
Use coloring pages printed from the Internet to make figures for your diorama. You can do a websearch in your favorite search engine by entering "your topic" coloring pages . Here are two really nice coloring pages sites -- Edupics and Kids Coloring Pages . Color your images and consider how you want to mount them to the diorama.
Writing in social studies is more common than in many other content areas. Because you are studying about people and events, there are endless opportunities for students to “think things through” while writing. Quick Writes As previewing activities, social studies teachers ask students to List as many names of people important in the Civil War as you can in thirty seconds.