Middle Ages Lapbook

by Jimmie Lanley on February 5, 2007

We finished our Middle Ages lapbook today!  Horray!

I’ve discovered a fabulous time saver for lapbooking — adhesive paper!  I bought a whole ream for about $2.25!  (Everything is cheap in China!) Instead of gluing, we can simply print or draw onto adhesive paper, cut it out, and affix it.  No edges sticking up; no lumpy glue marks; no smeared marker from wet glue!  Horray!

We used a lot from our Hold That Thought Notebooking Pages — a really GREAT resource!  I highly recommend this product!

I also used some Knowledge Quest maps, online resources (such as this make your own coat of arms site and this excellent old style clip art site), free samples from Dover books (sign up for their weekly freebies), and of course books!

Our books for the Middle Ages:

  • Good Times Travel Agency — Adventures in The Middle Ages by Linda Bailey (humourous, comic book style but very informational)
  • Coat of Arms (with stencil) by Catherine Daly-Weir
  • Art in History — Art of the Middle Ages by Jennifer Olmsted
  • The Making of a Knight by Patrick O’Brien (a picture book with a lot of facts)
  • Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam by Diane Stanley  (This book is really about the Third Crusade and not just about Saladin.)
  • Castle and Cathedral by David Macaulay

novels from our Sonlight Core 2:
Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess by Richard Platt
The Door in the Wall by De Angeli
The Minstrel in the Tower by Skurzinsky
Tales of Robin Hood by Allan

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Tracie October 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Adhesive paper for lapbooking–how clever is that! Thanks for such a smart idea:)


Lisa April 13, 2014 at 11:56 am

Hi, I really love the whole lapbooking idea and my daughter does too, but I also like using Sonlight for all the great book selections. I notice that you have Sonlight listed. How do you incorporate the lap books with Sonlight? Do you take breaks after reading for a week or just do them as narration responses? Thanks.


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