Monday, January 16, 2012

Spanish Explorers in NM Foldable

I love foldables. They mean less copying for me (which also saves the school $), and the kids do ALL the work. There are no fill-in-the-blanks or multiple choice guessing. Here, then, is the foldable my class will be working on in social studies this coming week. We have read about the Spanish exploration of NM and discussed our thoughts as a class. Now, the students will create a timeline to help solidify the learning and to give it a time context. I’ll give them time, once the foldables are made, to quiz each other and use them as a study tool.

The base is just a regular sheet of colored, copy paper divided in half length-wise. The “booklets” are 2” x 5” strips that are folded in half. The cool part about creating stand alone timelines like this is that as we make others for later explorers to NM, they can be attached to create a ‘big picture’ of history and exploration in our state!


  1. Simple yet genius! I love it.

  2. Love it. Yours looks all perfect and professional. Mine would look like a first grader did it. :-\

  3. thanks for your precious time in this blog. It's a grat help¡¡