Benjamin Franklin was onto something when he said, "Involve me and I learn." We learn, retain information, and explore further when we are engaged in the pursuit.
Interactive journals involve students in every step of the process.
We all gotta start somewhere, and that's our foundation to all our education. Reading from a book or a website and jotting down notes in an interactive journal is a good foundation to start building off of.
Interactive journals make it easy to explore interests in relation to the topic at hand. Split a page up, one side with notes, the other side giving them room to write questions, doodle things, and write down crazy ideas to explore.
Cross music with history, history with technology, technology with biology. All of it's possible when you realise you can scribble outside the lines of a textbook. Imagination and curiosity is the limit.