What is a lapbook?
In a nutshell, a lapbook is a hands-on learning tool that enables each child to recount what they've learned about a particular subject in a creative style with a written narration as they go. Each fact is noted on a creative paper cut-out that will be affixed to a specially folded file set. When finished, the student has a permanent record of their work.
|One section of a finished lapbook|
|Second section of a finished lapbook|
|Fun and easy to do! Lapbooking is for all ages!|
|All this information folded up into an easy to store file-folder!|
The beginning of this guide takes the student through the creation, history and location of the Grand Canyon with a look at the ecology of the area all with a Biblical Worldview. This lapbook works well as a stand alone study -OR- along side another curriculum.
We are not strangers to lapbooking. The beautiful thing about this hands-on style of learning is that it is so flexible. We've done lapbooks on plain paper, colored paper, written then all out first before affixing to the folder and on and on. This time we chose to cut out all the activities and paste them onto the folders first before writing the answers.
Working through the study, my children answered questions such as:
*How did God create the Grand Canyon?
*What three factors cause the Canyon to continue to change and erode? Give two examples of the erosion process.
*What did Major John Wesley Powell and his expedition team do?
*Describe a butte, mesa and valley.
And much more!
In the Hands of a Child also gives you the option of making the elements easier (for younger children) or more difficult (for older). The Grand Canyon lapbook is targeted for grades 3-6. But, you can add to it for older children or scale it back for younger.
|For younger students - cut and paste or trace and paste answers.|
View a sample lesson . And, if you prefer Notebooking, this study also comes in Note Pack form. View a sample of the note pack.
If you've never tried this method of learning, you owe it to your homeschool to try!
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I received a copy of The Grand Canyon from a Creationist Perspective free of charge in exchange for an honest review.