Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom? Try historical journals! A great way to integrate narrative writing and history! Instead of pioneer journals maybe American Revolution journals or titanic journals
FREE The printables in this sample are perfect for the "Reflection" side of your students' Social Studies Interactive Notebooks. They are very easy to use with any lesson, most grade levels or topic. From Brain Wrinkles FREE
This interactive historical thinking task engages students to learn about what this would have been like to participate in a fur trade at the time. I would use this as a interactive activity to really help students to think historically.
Design a Prairie Homestead Historical Thinking Activity