(those garish white rectangles are where my son's name is)
I posted a few weeks ago about my new (and simpler!) plans for having our kids write and draw about the history they learn this year. I knew I wasn't doing anything actually new, and that's been proven to me again and again as I've found numerous websites dedicated to just what we're doing--basically, "notebooking." That's what we're doing. It's been done, and now we're joining in.
The most helpful site I've found is this:
She has billions and zillions of templates for notebooking pages. I don't really want billions and zillions of templates, because simplicity is part of the point here, but I did download a few that I thought were both really useful and really flexible at the same time, such as:
We will use those pages to supplement our more general notebooking pages. I suspect our goal will be one or two Book of Centuries entries per kid per week, plus one of the many outside images I hope the books are filled with. When our older son begins Essentials at CC in a year, any papers he writes relating to history can also be filed into his Book of Centuries.
Two of the Notebooking Fairy's posts that I found valuable:
Is Notebooking Useless Busywork or Real Learning?
Fifty Things to Put in a Notebook
If any of the handful of readers of this blog have done notebooking, do you have any advice to share??