I’ve been collecting pictures, websites, and clip art about China for a long time, but the trip to Xian made it all so real to DD. The time had come for a lapbook on Ancient China! We’d just finished all the history in Sonlight Core 2, so we studied Ancient China for two weeks as our history.
The book that is open is about the Silk Road and the production of silk. I found this great printable about making silk!
I have posted more detailed photos of the lapbook at Flickr.
I have also uploaded to HSLaunch some of the mini-books that we made —
- Qin Shi Huang Di tri-fold— Emperor Qin, the “first” emperor of China
- The Great Wall mini-book
- The Terracoatta Warriors tri-fold
- Ancient China Timeline Figures
These are PDF templates that you can print or save. I couldn’t find graphics that I liked, so I made my own drawings!
Remember, you don’t have to make an entire lapbook to use mini-books. A mini-book can stand alone as its own project.
For more information about creating a unit study about Ancient China, please see my latest Squidoo lens Ancient China: a Homeschool Unit Study.