This time of the year, okay well anytime of the year, I am obsessed with creating planning forms. My blog move was the huge shot in the arm I need to feed my passion to create, share, plan, and blog.
I am not sure if that is a good or bad thing…tee hee hee. I am thinking it is a win win situation because I get to create and share and hopefully you get to use them too.
I use to restrain myself to creating and sharing my planning forms only during the summer, but not so anymore. Too much pressure to do that because I want to share when the mood strikes. Besides, I am up for the challenge anytime when it comes to keeping my planner updated.
Too though it allows me to school and share my learning printables alongside my organizing forms.
So today because I want to stay on track somewhat with our school because of how crazy my summer has been, I am sharing my first set of history maker freebies. You can download it at the bottom, but I wanted to give you a quick glance at the textbook we have been using off/on and that inspired this set.
The geography book which is by World Cultures and Geography that I mentioned last week turned out to be real useful when I had little time to plan while hubby has been at the hospital.
The thing that I don’t like about textbooks, because you know I normally loathe them, is actually exactly what I need right now. Sometimes just a sprinkling or smidgen of facts is what I need so that I can plan and still do my own thing.
Just the fact the book had cultures in the title told me the book wasn’t just about spatial things or physical geography, but had some tidbits of history or the people which is what keeps us eagerly coming back to studying geography.
The section we used over the last few weeks is the History Makers section. The people mentioned in each box scattered throughout the book are from ancient to modern periods. This has gone along well with my focus on wanting to cover history in some broad strokes as well.
So I created the first set of History Makers from the textbook.
Here is a bigger picture of one of the pages so I can explain how we are using it. It has just a few lines at the top to jot down some of the important facts. In the middle section, I added the time period so that your child can lightly shade it in or check it off if they want to.
When they are finished it is easy to put the pages in chronological order or in your timeline notebook.
Making it something that even the youngest or most reluctant writer can use, I created a space at the bottom to draw or illustrate. So if your child is not up for much writing or you either, then have them illustrate something about that person.
The whole idea is to do a little bit of independent research, become familiar with some of these people and locate them In the stream of time.
I hope you enjoy this set because this has helped me to kick off my year as I need a slow start.
You’ll also love these other posts. The Ultimate Guide to Brave Explorers (Great and Small), 5 BEST Books to Create an Around the World Unit Study (and Hands-on Activities) and Free Ancient Egypt Mehen Printable Board Game (Hands-on History).
Also, grab the Set 2 here at History Makers Notebooking Pages – Famous Persons from Ancient to Modern – Set 2.
Hugs and love ya,