What do you have your older children include in their history notebooks in middle school and high school? Narrations? Maps? Anything else? We like to use the composition notebooks but then maps are separate.
We are currently using a SCM module. Some of my children are still transitioning to written narrations so they aren’t daily entering their history narrations. Their notebooks don’t have continuity and it bothers me. Is it something I should be concerned about? Right now they are just entering all their narrations from literature and history into one notebook.
Hints, tips, thoughts??
Anyone able to shed some light?
I’ve been doing some searching and finding a little of what Charlotte Mason would have kept in a notebook. I could use a bit more guidance though.ShellyjlParticipant
I’m sorry, I don’t have any advice, but am checking to see what others have to say, as I’ve curious about it too!Melanie32Participant
Hi there! I don’t have much to offer since we don’t keep a separate history notebook. I just thought I’d respond and share what we do since you aren’t getting much feedback.
My daughter does weekly mapwork along with written narrations on her history books. We keep these in her main portfolio with her other paperwork. She has a separate Book of Centuries that she works on weekly as well.
I don’t think you should be concerned about it at all. 🙂 Sounds like your kids are doing great. I don’t think it matters if you divide their narrations by subject and give each it’s own notebook or if you keep them all in one spot.
My daughter only does 1 written history narration a week and she makes one entry in her science notebook each week. She chooses to keep a separate science notebook because her science entries are more artistic and she will be using the same one until it’s full-not just for this year.
Thank you for the encouragement. I tend to be a perfectionist and I like to have “beautiful works of art” for every thing we do. 🙂 The trouble is that I forget my children are learning and progressing as they are able.SueParticipant
I wouldn’t worry too much about what is in the history notebooks for the children who are just beginning written narrations. I’m guessing, not knowing their actual ages, that they will be covering the history module you are currently studying at a later time while in high school. When the time period comes around again at that point, you will be expecting more from them in their history notebooks. The upside of that is the material will already be somewhat familiar from the earlier year’s studies.
I have two children in high school and their history notebooks don’t amount to much. Should I be expecting a written narration from them every day in history?
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