I can’t help it. We love geography and we love starting our unit studies off with something about geography when we can. So in preparing the first set of the Trail of Tears Notebooking Pages, I started with a bit of easy geography.
Even easy geography is important to understanding the trek that not only the Cherokee made, but several other tribes took because it helps to build appreciation for the harsh conditions they endured.
Too, because I like big graphics for any age, young grades or middle school, it is good sometimes to add a few notebooking pages to your study because you can use the full page for a map.
You know I have never fallen for the popular homeschooling mentality that lapbooks are just for young learners and notebooking pages for older learners. I always try to incorporate the two types of pages when I can. Don’t limit homeschooling tools like lapbooks and notebooking pages to preassigned ages and you will be able to make a well rounded out unit study.
Back to what I was talking about. I also like to build background information first about any topic. Earlier, I had shared a minibook about the 7 Clans which is a minibook to build appreciation for the culture of the Cherokee.
Then today, I am sharing some notebook pages will which help with understanding about the different types of tribes that lived along the southeastern part of the United States. This will also help to build appreciation for the way they care for the land and depended on it for survival. They were hunters, farmers and they fished.
By locating the tribes on the southeastern part of the United States in their atlas, your children can understand that they lived in log homes, and planted squash, beans and corn in the rich soil. The land they loved and built on was wooded and had rivers. As they worked the land, they enjoyed the bounty provided by it.
Grab the rest of the minibooks and resources below for the Free Trail of Tears Lapbook & Unit Study.
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