One way to promote engagement in the classroom is to provide the kids with a fun activity. Something they can make in class and use both in class and at home. What about using some of your classroom resources (that I think you already have) to make an Alabama Travel Journal? These can be used to take notes in class and mark the state Capital(s) or to draw pictures of fun landmarks around our state. They can be taken home and used during the Alabama Bicentennial to mark celebrations they want to attend or to map out their Alabama road trip for next summer.
Several of you have asked, so I’m going to give you a quick tutorial on how to make your very own Alabama Travel Journal. This activity isn’t just for 4th grade teachers! Parents, Grandparents, etc. - use these instructions and help your kiddos make their very own journal. And why not make one for yourself while you’re at it?!
There is a link to download the map (at the bottom of the page).
Click here to download the map for the inside front cover. When you print it, chose “landscape” printing and either “full size” or “fit to page” and it will print perfectly for your book.
I hope you enjoy enjoy this fun little tutorial. ’ want to hear how your kids liked this project and I’d LOVE to see the finished product. Please shoot me an email so I can share the fun with you!