After we started our World War II homeschool unit study with a hands-on activity from Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself, I played a bit of time period music for us both to get the spirit of the 1940s.
The tune is catchy and reminded us of Tiny’s ballroom dance classes, which he really enjoyed. So we started our day with a bounce from that music.
Before I share the free minibooks, Tiny chose and read in one day the book Story of the Second World War and we liked it because it gave a quick overview of facts.
What life was like in the 1930s to 1940s along with World War II are such extensive topics that it could overwhelm a student.
Reading a book like Story of the Second World War gives us facts in a nutshell. From there we can then take trails about what we want to learn in this unit study.
World War II Homeschool History
The other spine we are using and reading through is a high school textbook online which is Digital History.
So the first two minibooks in this lapbook I have for you are Staged for War and Quick Facts.
Remember too, like most all of my minibooks, I have a blank minibook, which allows your student to add in his own research.
In addition, most of the time I offer a minibook with a few facts added. I do this because our lapbooks have always been an enrichment to our homeschool unit studies and time can be limited for your student to research each subject.
For example, on this minibook, Tiny researched for one of the minibooks and the other one he used the premade one with a few facts.
Because this is a high school unit study, I also use the cursive font I have paid for to prepare these minibooks and for this unit study.
My goal with all of my unit studies is to continue to strengthen Tiny’s skills in both reading and writing cursive. So some of the minibooks are in cursive.
This unit study is easy enough to use with a middle school kid too, but still at a higher grade level.
Download below, print, research and have your students write in the minibooks and keep them in a ziploc bag until the end of the unit study and lapbook when we place them on the file folder. I will have a picture for you then.
Because we do our unit study and lapbooks too as we plod along, I never have lapbooks in one giant download.
I also do it this way so that you can grab just the parts you need instead of downloading minibooks you may not need.
Grab the rest of this unit study and lapbook books below.
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