Whether they are in procedures in Science or the important events in the Lewis and Clark Expedition, reading and sorting are the starts of identifying and learning. We did this type of activity with science and had a big talk about how scissors and glue are useful tools for study. Here the students are taking 14 different events and gluing them into their Social Studies notebook after first organizing them into the correct order.
Cooperative Learning here is sharing information and helping each other make sure the information is correct. This type of work is very hands-on and allows very positive interactions about the content.