History Notebooks - Reformation Notebook

Reformation History 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.


Comments for History Notebooks - Reformation Notebook

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 14, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Glad it has been useful
by: Marianne

I'm glad that this notebook with a separate timeline has been useful to you.
I have found it a great way to add as much information as I like in the content area, but also a way to incorporate a time-line.

Apr 10, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Can't wait to incorporate...
by: Anonymous

I've been hoping that a veteran of this timeline notebooking would answer my question. I finally found it!!! Now I know we can add as much information as we want to a section of timeline without feeling cramped because of separating the timeline from the added information. I can have art, music, wars, kings and queens, whatever I want in a section instead of having limited space and feeling like I had to potentially separate subjects. WAHOO!!

Aug 04, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Great idea
by: C Lawson

I like the idea of separating the timeline from the rest of the page - I think I will def. incorporate this idea as we start our timeline book this year.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Masterpieces.

Recent Articles

  1. Living Books History Top Recommendations to Renaissance

    Jan 05, 17 07:47 AM

    Best living books for history; Best historical fiction from Ancients to Renaissance. Make history come to life! Ancient Egypt, Rome,Greece

    Read More

  2. Homeschool history curriculum for Age of Revolutions

    Jan 04, 17 08:50 AM

    Design your own homeschool history curriculum for the age of revolutions with the best history resources, living books and great history project ideas.

    Read More

  3. History Project Ideas - Fun activities to enhance the study of Ancient Greece

    Jan 03, 17 09:39 PM

    Great history project ideas for your Ancient Greece Homeschool History Unit Study. Ancient Greek History crafts

    Read More