A VISUAL HISTORY CURRICULUM
DOODLING AMERICAN HISTORY is a visual history curriculum divided into unit studies. It is a fun interactive and visual History curriculum. It focuses on understanding the big picture of History not just empty memorization.
Will Students Remember What They’ve Learned?
If the curriculum only involves text with a few sporadic pictures, retention rates will fall.
However, IF the curriculum or unit study has the right elements that aid understanding and concept retention, then students will remember because they understand. Doodling American History Curriculum has all the right elements!
VISUAL History: Pictures, Symbols Aids Retention
In any type of resource, when visual elements are added, children or adults can recall up to 50% more material than text alone.
– Visuals Improve Learning By Up To 400% –
It is well known that anything visual helps students retain at least over 45% more of the subject studied over just reading text. Sometimes, retention jumps to over 100%.
Doodle The Constitution Notes
Works with any curriculum! See more information on this resource at the end of the post.
Doodle The Constitution A Step Beyond Just Visual
Visuals improve learning. There is no doubt about it and research proves it. Doodling History units go a step beyond. The unit involves the student in drawing the pictures and symbols. So, retention rates soar!
That is why DOODLING AMERICAN HISTORY Visual Curriculum uses:
It also includes charts and summaries for a deep understanding of the historic events and concepts. The key difference, however, is that the students help make these charts and summaries.
VISUALIZATION = RETENTION
Kids will retain what they have learned because they created it. The concept has to be well understood to create the symbol or drawing. And as they visualize, they internalize.
Perfect For Study & Review
Reviewing text is not easy and it takes much longer than a picture. The old saying is still true: ‘a picture is worth a thousand words”.
Once kids complete each page, the charts that they helped to create become a perfect review tool!
The charts are visual, uncluttered and summarize the most important information.
– Our brain can process images 60,000 times faster than words. –
From Big To Small
History is a big subject and involves many moving parts. However, if we take each part and study the big picture and then focus a bit on each event in more detail, it is easier to understand and remember.
Doodling American History Units overview each topic first. Then, break it down into segments.
Kids will UNDERSTAND History, because they will see the big picture broken down segments: background, event and impact of the event.
Layouts Maximize Learning
The study units are professionally designed so that its not only pleasing to the eye but maximizes learning. The printed units are a bit thicker than most. We preferred to add more pages than having a cluttered page. Therefore, each page is clean and organized around one main concept.
Visualizing American History & The World
American History can not be studied isolated from world events. Events shaping America had worldwide influence. And the world also influenced American thought and events.
Which is why our Unit Studies have a “World Question?” section that prompts students to research. A better perspective on History is gained when students learn find what was going in the rest of the world while historic events were developing in America.
The American History unit studies are developed for third grade on but we have done this one along with our kindergartener who loves looking and making pictures.
DOODLING AMERICAN HISTORY
THE CONSTITUTION UNIT STUDY
DOODLE THE CONSTITUTION UNIT STUDY is one of our Doodling American History Units. It is a visual, practical, and interactive unit on the Constitution for third grade on up to MIDDLE SCHOOL.
An ALL-IN-ONE textbook and workbook, Doodle The Constitution is a standalone curriculum for the study of the Constitution.
Now Updated to include Middle Schoolers!
We have updated and included another option that includes additional material and can be used from third grade to middle school.
Includes more than 70 pages of visually appealing material that focuses on understanding key points and section reviews that help evaluate your child’s understanding of each of the chapters.
Visual, Practical & Interactive
EXPANDED DOODLE THE CONSTITUTION SECTIONS
The textbook/workbook covers the following:
- Timeline of events leading to the writing of the Constitution.
- The Articles of Confederation
- The Constitutional Convention
- The Preamble
- The Articles Section: reviewing each article.
- The Branches of Government
- The Checks and Balances
- Separation of Powers
- The first 10 amendments (Bill of Rights)
- Section reviews/evaluations
Thanks to visuals from infographics to symbols, students will not easily forget the preliminary events that led to the writing of the Constitution.
They will not only clearly see the big picture that framed the Constitution but they will understand the ideas behind the Constitution and each of its parts.
Doodle The Constitution Unit Study
The Constitution Study is visually interactive and covers:
- The Constitution’s Big Picture of events and concepts
- What events led to the writing of the Constitution?
- What is the Constitution?
- Is it better than the Articles of Confederation?
- What are the parts of the Constitution?
- What are the three branches of government created by the Constitution?
- What is an amendment?
- Reading & Spelling & Writing
- Paraphrasing & summarizing
- Drawing & Coloring
- Creating symbols and comics to illustrate concepts.
New! Doodle The Constitution Notes
Just created, this resource works with any curriculum or textbook!
It can be used from third grade onto middle school.
Guided Pages Enable Independent Learning
In Doodle The Constitution Notes, the book pages are targeted for fun visual learning and will maximize any study of the Constitution.
It is a great tool for independent learning. Students can use it as guide for researching and noting concepts as each page centers on one concept and gives ample space for doodling, writing, and drawing.
Use it as a guided research workbook or as notebook to summarize what your student is currently learning about the Constitution.
Unlike Doodle The Constitution textbook/workbook, this resource does not teach concepts. Instead, it provides a framework for the student to build on. The title and important visual clues give the student the structure on what to research or what to summarize.
What does ‘Doodle The Constitution Notes’ cover?
Constitution Notes covers a summary of the Articles of Confederation, the Constitutional Convention, Constitution Preamble, Constitutional Articles, Branches of Government.
The Bill of Rights is covered too!
If you already have a curriculum that covers the Constitution, you can help students retain those concepts better with Doodle The Constitution Notes!
Great For Homeschooling Different Grade Levels Together
Great option for homeschool families with children of different ages. Can be used from 3rd grade on to middle school as the license covers a copy for each student in your immediate household.
There are co-op licenses available. Just contact us 🙂
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