Columbus Lapbook

More lapbooks! This is the first lapbook that we did for our "official school year". The previous ones we did during our summer vacation.

We are enjoying learning about the beginning of America and we started reading about none other than Christopher Columbus. Some of the books that we enjoyed were: A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus, Animals Christopher Columbus Saw, Columbus by Ingri & Edgar D’Aulaire and You Wouldn’t Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus. We are also reading through a book entitled This Country of Ours by Henrietta Marshall. This covers the discoveries of Leif Eriksson to the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. It is a reprint of a 1917 book and you can find several different reprints of it if you search for it on Google. You can even get it free in an ebook format. We were also fortunate enough to find it in an audiobook format so we often listen to it playing while we are working on our lapbooks. This is really our core book, and we get the others to supplement what we are reading in this one. Some of the above mentioned books we found at our library. Some were unfortunately reserved for the forseeable future (Obviously they are good ones.) so we purchased them.

Now for the lapbooks. The first one is JDboy’s (age 5);

His cover:
Two shots of the inside:
A couple of close ups:

Her cover:

Inside of lapbook:
Closeups of minibooks:

Too see more closeups of Zippy’s minibooks in her Christopher Columbus lapbook, click here.

We got the components for this lapbook from New World Explorers Time Travelor series by Amy Pak and from History Pockets: Explorers of North America. (History Pockets are also in ebook format.) By the way, I love both of these resources. They have very nice illustrations and make great components for lapbooks. I made the minibook on the knots myself. (If I knew how to post pdf’s on my blog, I would, but I’m kind of new to this whole blogging thing and I can’t figure it out. If somebody tells me how, I’ll put it up. I don’t even know how to post it in homeschoolshare.com, so if I figure it out, I’ll do it and put a link.)

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