Friday, September 30, 2016

Cultures Homemade Notebooking (Oceania)

I'm finishing up an Eastern Hemisphere class at our co-op this year, and this is the page we created in class as we learned about various aspects of Oceania.  This is very versatile and could be used with any culture study.  I used a children's and student's atlas to read from during class, then the students chose which pieces of information they wanted to highlight in their sheets.  You could require more writing than I did here, but our focus was on the information and not the writing in this class.  They turned out absolutely beautiful.  Here are a few examples from the co-op class!

Happy notebooking!


Friday, September 16, 2016

Results of American Revolution Notebooking

Next up, an idea for middle schoolers.  To the right is a rifle, and the cloud in the middle is the gunpowder cloud.  Various arrows coming out of the cloud depict all the changes the American Revolution jumpstarted.

I really liked this idea for 6th through 8th, and the graphic organizer helps to retain it in memory and is interesting to look at.


Friday, September 2, 2016

Native American Notebooking

One of our daughter's assignments from co-op was to present information about a specific tribe.  I'm always looking for creative ways for our kids to show what they've learned, so we came up with this.  We've marked off sections for the things we learned, including kids, food, home, and words.  DD8 illustrated it all and decided what to include and where to put it.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Betsy Ross and the First Flag Homemade Notebooking

My daughter really got into the first flag and the story of Betsy Ross.  We conjured up this page together.  She wanted to draw it, and I wanted some good information on it.  We used our reading selections for the information.  :)


Friday, August 5, 2016

Compare and Contrast Homemade Notebooking

After a selection of reading, this is the page we came up with.  I asked her to dictate to me the main part of the story, which is what I've written on the top.  Then she illustrated her dictation.  Comparing and contrasting worked well here.

You can compare and contrast any reading selection and use a page like this.  Homemade notebooking is awesome and engaging!


Friday, July 29, 2016

Native Storytelling Notebooking

The Native Americans would write stories in a circular pattern.  My 8-year-old told a story about a dog.  This is an interesting and engaging way to incorporate notebooking during a Native American study.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Underground Railroad Notebooking

I searched online for an Underground Railroad page we could make, and I saw a lantern like this, but it wasn't homemade and had typed material in the windows, which would have been great for a middle school project.  I needed something for 3rd through 5th, though.

After thinking on it awhile, I decided to highlight some prominent vocabulary associated with the Underground Railroad.  The quilt is actually a "reproduction" of real code quilts made by slaves.  For "Wade in the Water," I drew a stick dog with question marks and the slaves' footprints with the slaves hiding in the bush.

PS:  Contrary to my family's belief, this isn't a Tardis from Dr. Who!  Haha!