Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks {Homeschool Review Crew}

We haven't gotten full-swing back into our full school schedule yet; still waiting on curriculum. In the meantime, we have been working on some fun projects. One of them is a lapbook from A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks. Since my youngest was not born in the 20th century, like the rest of my offspring were, we were pleased to learn more with An Overview of the 20th Century learning lapbook and study guide.

Another reason I chose this lapbook, is my grandfather was alive for nearly the whole of the 20th century (he was born December, 1900, and died about 3 weeks short of his 98th birthday). So, many of the inventions, changes, wars, etc., discussed in this lapbook, my grandfather experienced himself.
This lapbook is geared specifically for grades 2-7, but even though my youngest is in 8th grade now, he is still enjoying it, and has learned some interesting facts. This lapbook requires 3 file folders (although we used cardstock, and hole-punched them to go in a three-ring binder instead, on which to place the booklets).

I appreciate that all of the information is presented in chronological order. It makes it much easier to keep things properly organized.

Some of the people learned about are Henry Ford, the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, and John F. Kennedy. Other topics covered are World Wars I & II, the Cold War, and the Persian Gulf war, as well as women's suffrage and the civil rights movement. Let's not forget the Great Depression, and the first man on the moon. The discussion of the Great Depression includes a few depression-era recipes!

Of course, a study of the 20th century wouldn't be complete without talking about the many changes in modes of transportation, and the technology explosion, nor the Y2K "scare."

I like the information pages that match up with each of the booklets. For example, a brief biography about Henry Ford; a page discussing what the Persian Gulf War was, when it was, and it's cause; and where and what the Hoover Dam is, and why it was built. The final booklet is a review of some of the major highlights from the 20th century.

There are directions for each booklet, with diagrams to show how to fold it and even where to place it on the file folder. There are also directions for assembling the file folders to create the lapbook, complete with photos for us visual people. There are also book suggestions, or web links, to enhance your child's learning experience.

Lapbooks are such a useful resource for hands-on, kinesthetic learners, like my youngest. They are also wonderful for reviewing the information, over and over. Since my youngest has Expressive-Receptive Language Disorder, frequent review is necessary. Also, since the information is in small "bites," these lapbooks are perfect for children who have ADHD.

Crew members reviewed several other lapbooks: Classical Conversations; Apologia Elementary; and another stand-alone lapbook, Great Inventors. To read about the other Crew members' experiences, click the banner below.

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Lapbooks for Classical Conversations, Apologia, Inventors & 20th Century {A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks Reviews}

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