The Mini-Book Project

Every once in awhile I find myself without technology access due to school wide testing and I need an alternate Slide1assignment.  This was how the mini-book project came to be.  You could consider this an interactive foldable where students must use class notes and resources to complete. The beauty of these is that they can be used with any age group and can be as simple or as elaborate as you want them to be. Below you will find a few ideas on how mini-books can be used with FACS related topics.  What will you do with a mini-book?  Share in the comments below.

Materials

  • Copy Paper (Letter or Legal)
  • Colored Pencils or Thin Tipped Markers

Activities

  • I have used mini-booklets to have students complete research on a specific food borne illness and write a children’s book about it, especially when I am not able to use this Animoto project because of unavailable technology.
  • Recently, I had my junior high students create one on the importance of eating breakfast from a healthy food’s point of view.
  • After sharing this idea with Sharon Allen of New Albany High School in Indiana she created this booklet activity for use with a breast feeding presentation from Injoy Videos.  She also share a PPT on how to create these foldable booklets that is very easy to follow.
  • I also had one of my senior high classes create one by writing relationship scenarios that included the four stages of the wheel theory of love (rapport, self-revelation, mutual dependency, and needs fulfillment).

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