Early American History ~ Assembling the Student History Journals

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This post describes how to assemble the Student History Journals for the Early American History lesson plans. For an introduction to this series please read the introductory post.  If you plan on following my 13 lesson plans, you may want to assemble your journals before the first class. Alternatively, you can hand out the appropriate pages each week for your students to work on and include in their notebooks.

Are you planning to extend the lesson plans with other significant events or historical figures?  If so, you can find more printables for your History Journals from education.com (basic membership is free), raisingourkids.com (free), and many other sites – just do an internet search on your subject.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I am an affiliate of Amazon, and will receive a small commission if a link on this page is used to make a purchase.

Supplies Needed

Assembly Instructions

1.  Copy or print out each page of the history journal following the list below – one set for each student.  Use the correction or cover-up tape to cover the page numbers when you copy the pages from the The Light and the Glory : Children’s Activity Book.

If possible, copy the double-spread pages (32/33 and 60/61) on 11″ x 17″ paper (these posters are used as Additional or Take-Home Activities – set these aside and do not include in journals).

2.  Punch holes in the pages using the 3-hole punch except for the double-spread pages (32/33 and 60/61) .  If you are using a “View” binder with a pocket in the front of the binder for a cover, do not hole punch the cover page.

3.  Separate the pages into one set per student, in order, and insert into binders or 3-Prong folders.

4.  Insert one Timeline Folder into the back pocket of the binder or folder.

History Journal Pages

LGCAB = The Light and the Glory : Children’s Activity Book

Journal Cover: Flag Cover Page (download free printable below)
Page 1: Coloring page of the Jamestown Settlement (LGCAB – page 17)
Page 2: Pocahontas Coloring Page from raisingourkids.com
Page 3: Packing For the Journey (LGCAB – page 21)
Page 4: Mayflower Coloring Page (LGCAB – page 22)
Page 5: Maze (LGCAB – page 24)
Page 6: Squanto and Pilgrim Coloring Page (LGCAB – page 30)
Page 7: Food Dot-to-Dot (LGCAB – page 31)
Page 8: Sarah Morton Coloring and Tracing Page (download free printable below)
Page 9: Map of the 13 Colonies Coloring Page from eduplace.com
Page 10: Benjamin Franklin Coloring Page from daniellesplace.com
Page 11: Kite Maze (download free printable below)
Page 12: Phillis Wheatley Coloring Page from education.com
Page 13: Unfair Taxes (LGCAB – page 44)
Page 14: Boston Tea Party (LGCAB – page 47)
Page 15: Paul Revere Coloring and Tracing Page (download free printable below)
Page 16: Daniel Boone Coloring and Tracing Page (download free printable below)
Page 17: Declaration of Independence Coloring Page (LGCAB – page 56)
Page 18: Liberty Bell Dot-to-Dot (LGCAB – page 65)
Page 19: American Soldiers: The Revolutionary War from education.com
Page 20: Flag Maze (LGCAB – page 62)
Page 21: Surrender of Yorktown Coloring Page (LGCAB – page 63)
Page 22: Creating the Constitution (LGCAB – page 66)
Page 23: Johnny Appleseed Coloring and Tracing Page (download free printable below)

* The publisher of the The Light and the Glory : Children’s Activity Book NO LONGER requires a $10 payment for a license if you plan to reproduce the pages in the book for a classroom. (Page 2 indicates that they require this payment, however I received a letter from the publisher saying it is no longer required.) You may also reproduce the pages for no additional cost if you are making copies for just your family members.

Free Printables

Terms of Use: These printables are provided at no cost for personal or classroom use. Print as many as you like!  If you are linking to this blog post for a round-up type post on your blog, you are welcome to use the button image above in your post.

Restrictions: Please do not sell these documents or upload it to your web site or any other web site. If you would like to link to these printables, please link to the blog post and not the PDF files.

Click on a thumbnail below to open, download and print the PDF documents.  For best printing results, open in Adobe Reader before printing.

Early American History Notebook Cover Page Color Early American History Notebook Cover Page BW 1627 Sarah Morton Coloring Tracing Page 1752 Kite Maze For Ben Franklin 1775 Paul Reveres Ride Coloring Tracing Page Daniel Boone Coloring Tracing Page

Johnny Appleseed Coloring Tracing Page


Copyright 2015 Kathryn Depew



Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I am an affiliate of Amazon, and will receive a small commission if a link on this page is used to make a purchase.

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