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Texas Independence Day Lapbook

As part of our Texas Independence Day celebration, we’d planned on visiting the San Jacinto Monument and making a lapbook. I looked for a pre-made lapbook for Texas Independence Day, but couldn’t find one so I made one up. It’s in two parts thanks to being on two different computers, and uses one main file folder and one inner flap (I added a piece leftover from a previous lapbook – you may choose to add two smaller inner flaps if you like).

(Part 1) and (Part 2)

The cover is in part 2 and there are a total of 14 mini-books inside, including a timeline (this one is just cut and pasted in; you may choose to let your kids make one using the info on the included list), the six flags over Texas and two poems/songs. I also found a video on YouTube that goes over the highlights of the Texas Revolution here. It’s a little over 4 minutes, so nothing in-depth, but good for busy kids who don’t like long boring history shows. I also found this one (music ends/commentary begins at :55). It’s good once you get past the music.

Here are the insides:

If you use this lapbook, please comment and link to your blog with pictures. I’d love to see additions and modifications for older or younger kids.

Warmly,

~h

 

5 responses

  1. Pingback: Happy Texas Independence Day! « This Adventure Life

  2. Thank you so much. This was very helpful. I ended up with three seperate books because I have three children at seperate levels. My youngest did the symbols. My middle did the Alamo, and my oldest worked on the flags and customs. Will post pics soon. :)

    April 13, 2011 at 11:27 am

  3. Pingback: NSYP Day (Part 2) & Lesson Updates « This Adventure Life

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this lapbook!

    July 7, 2012 at 9:16 am

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