We’ve finally wrapped up the Civil War! It took us over two months to cover what Winter Promise had assigned for a mere six weeks. (Too many interruptions lately — mostly traveling and sickness. Ah, well, this is why we homeschool.)
We used these resources inside the lapbook:
- RETAIL (bought at Currclick)–Hands-On History: Civil War
- RETAIL (bought at Currclick)–Scribe System – History Scribe Combo which includes a section on The Civil War
- FREE–Homeschool Share Presidents Lapbook – Lincoln layered book
- FREE–sample from HTTA Civil War Time Traveler
- RETAIL (part of Winter Promise curriculum)–Interactive 3-D Maps: American History (Scholastic)
Here’s a great link which we didn’t use simply because we had enough things already — Dynamic Moms War Between the States Lapbook.
The whole set of Civil War lapbook pics are here at Flickr.
The large, light yellow shutterfold started out as a notebooking page. But we kept adding information until it grew two flaps. And then we decided to treat is as a large minibook and as a flap on the lapbook. The back of this book holds two more minibooks.
Our Favorite Civil War Living Books:
- Ghosts of the Civil War by Cheryl Harness. Sprite loved the graphical format of this picture book.
- The Civil War for Kids by Janis Herbert. This was Sprite’s first history book to be read alone. A milestone!
- Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy by Seymore Reit. This one starts out dull, but keep reading! It’s quite suspenseful. Of course, a female soldier and spy really intrigued Sprite.
- Bull Run by Paul Fleischman (a Scott O’Dell Award book) which we downloaded as an audio book from Audible.com at Sandwich’s recommendation. Great call, Sandwich! This was fantastic! And I know I’ll be buying more books from Audible in the future.
Winter Promise gives websites each week to go along with the curriculum. I put them all together here - Winter Promise American Story 2 Links for convenience.
For the notebooking pages, we put them into sheet protectors and affixed them to the lapbook with paper brads. You can see the brads on the cover.
And that wraps it up! Next we’ll be on the wagon train, delving into Westward Expansion.