History Notebooks - Reformation Notebook
Reformation History Notebook
To make our History Notebooks, we use a large A3 spiral bound Art Diary.
We decided to separate the time-line from the writing and drawing pages so they could move independent from each other. In that way, we can turn to the Martin Luther page and move the time-line to appropriate date, showing who else lived and the events at that time.
In order to make this independent time-line, we cut the page about 10-12 cm from the top, drew a horizontal line in the middle of this strip and added the dates. We calculated the number of years we were studying in the year and divided the time-line appropriately. For example, in the Renaissance/Reformation period, we covered 50 years over the double page spread. When we made our notebook on the 1800's, we covered 10 pages per double-page and this year, my son made one notebook page for each year in the 20th Century.
Underneath the time-line, we add drawings, famous artists of the time, writings, essays, scientists of the time, maps, flap books, layered books and so on. The younger children do not add a time-line to their history notebook.
Joel's History Notebook:
The Flight into Egypt by Giotto;
The Dome by Filippo Brunelleschi.