Review Activities using Foldables

Engaging Students with Foldables for Virginia Studies

Engaging Students with Foldables was created by Susie Orr, an elementary social studies specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools. These templates were modeled after the folding techniques of Dinah Zike.  These models correlate to specific Virginia SOL objectives and essential knowledge for Virginia Studies.  It is strongly recommended that teachers either demonstrate the folding techniques or refer to Dinah’s book when sharing the templates with colleagues.  A reference book, Dinah Zike’s Big Book of Social Studies for Elementary K-6,,  includes clear technique directions on how to complete each of the folds used in these templates. 

Overview of the Folding Techniques
Here are some tips for teaching with foldables.
Overview  

For examples of how to create foldables, check out Example 1 and Example 2.

Permission for Use
Teachers, specialists, coordinators, and/or other school personnel may use the templates and materials with students.  The contents may be shared with other colleagues so that they may also use the templates with students. 

Permission is not granted for:
 Selling the materials for profit
 Using the materials in presentations for which the presenter is being paid a stipend or fee for the presentation
 Posting the materials on the internet 

Examples

For a folder with images that can be used with the foldables, please CLICK HERE.

For a folder with maps that can be used with the foldables, please CLICK HERE.

VS.2a
Bordering States

VS.2b
Locate and Descibe Virginia's Five Geographic Regions

VS.2c
Important Rivers in Virginia that Flow into the Chesapeake Bay

VS.2c
Dismal Swamp and Lake Drummond

VS.2d,e
The Native Peoples of Virginia

VS.2d
Indian Language Groups of Native Peoples

VS.2e
American Indians Relating to their Environment to Secure Food

VS.2g
Virginia State-Recognized Tribes

VS.3b
Reasons for Jamestown Site Choice

VS.3b
Jamestown -- Island Today and Peninsula in 1607

VS.3c
The Charters of the Virginia Company

VS.3d
The General Assembly of 1619

VS.3g
Interactions Between English Settlers and Native Peoples

VS.3g
Interactions of Native Peoples and Contributions of Powhatan to Survival of the Jamestown Colonists

VS.4a
Agriculture’s influence on slavery

VS.4b
Place names reflecting culture

VS.4b
Culture of Colonial Virginia

VS.4c
Reasons for moving Virginia's capital

VS.4d
Economics

VS.4e
Everyday life in colonial Virginia

VS.4e
Everyday life in colonial Virginia -- resources

VS.4e
People of colonial Virginia

VS.5a
Disagreements about how the colonies should be governed

VS.5a
Declaration of Independence

VS.5b
Contributions and roles of Virginians during the Revolutionary War

VS.5b
Roles of Virginians in the American Revolution mini-book

VS.5c
Battle of Great Bridge and victory at Yorktown

VS.5c
Jack Jouett

VS.6a
Mini-book about James Madison

VS.6b
Virginia Declaration of Rights and Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

VS.6c
Explaining the influence of geography on the migration of Virginians into western territories

VS.6c
George Washington

VS.7a
Events leading to secession and war mini-book

VS.7a
Creation of West Virginia

VS.7a
Differences between northern and southern states that led to secession

VS.7b
Major Civil War battles fought in Virginia

VS.7c
Describe roles played by various Virginians during the Civil War

VS.8a
Problems faced by Virginians during Reconstruction

VS.8a
Reconstruction solutions

VS.8b
Effects of Reconstruction on African Americans

VS.8b
Effects of "Jim Crow" laws mini-book

VS.8c
Growth of cities

VS.9a
Why people moved to Virginia in the 20th and 21st centuries

VS.9b
Impact of two 20th century Virginians on international events

VS.9b and d
Contributions of 20th century Virginians and photo resource links

VS.9c
Desegregation and Massive Resistance

VS.9c and d
Harry F. Byrd

VS.9d
Contributions of 20th and 21st century Virginians

VS.10a
Three branches of Virginia state government

VS.10b
Products and industries of the five regions of Virginia step book

VS.10c
Virginia's prosperity and role in the global economy