There are many ways to journal in class. This section has links to different website that offer many different ways to journal. Journaling is a method to individualize work and allow for creativity among students.
Demonstrating Comprehension Through Journal Writing
Hannah's Journal Lesson Plan
Then What Happened?
American Revolution: Living Conditions at Valley Forge
More Journal Writing Links
Divide students into groups and provide each group with some material to study. Allow the students to become experts on the particular topic. Then create groups with one person from each group to relay the information to the others.