Probably by now (and maybe sooner), you know how these work and are just checking this out for the printables. I’ll post them upfront right here at the top for you!
Just in case this IS your first Geography lapbook with me (where have you been?), here are the instructions!
Print the Plains States Features Printable 2 sided (flip along the LONG side of the paper).
Cut out along the outside of each flip book, and fold in half on the solid lines. The Black Hills and Flint Hills are both Trifolds, so fold them into thirds along the solid lines with the title in front.
Glue these into the middle and bottom part of the sides. The order doesn’t matter this week, however you like to fit them in works. Here’s how I did it!
You can glue stick these in yourself, or have your students take turns gluing them. Read the feature facts out loud and show the pictures as you glue them. Or quiz each other on the features information. “What state is Mount Rushmore in?” Use a dry erase marker if your map is laminated or coloring pencils to draw the features onto the map in the middle!
Have fun reading the fun facts about each feature and looking at the pictures.
Print the cover for your lapbook:
Glue it to the front of the two side flaps. (I glue the page to one side, then use the edge of the file folder as a guide to cut on).
Then to make it fit into your Geography 3 ring binder, use some packing tape. Run the packing tape down the outside of the left side of the Lapbook. Fold it over onto itself, so that about 1/2 of tape is sticking to itself, and the rest to the lapbook. Hole punch through the tape and store in your binder!
You can do the same thing using duct tape instead. There are lots of fun duct tapes out there. This one may be more appropriate than the aliens that we’ve been using.