Don’t you love teaching during an election year?
To be honest this is actually only my second election as a homeschooler.
But this year I’m really excited because this is the first year that I’ll have TWO students
that actually understand and grasp what I’m teaching.
So, I decided that now would be a great time to start a notebook on American Government.
I say “start” because I think this is going to be something we add to over the years.
One of my favorite things about notebooking is that you can open
up the notebook and add another sheet. It’s buildable knowlege.
The goal is that over the months and years the notebook will become familiar. Memorable even.
A visual representation for facts and truths that my children can draw upon in future years.
So to set-up the notebook I simply divided our binder into sections.
Obviously, I had to make printables….cause normal store bought dividers would NEVER do.
I also premade a few thematic minibooks for the children to fill in as we learn.
I used these resources:
For each section I thought I’d share some of the resources we’ll be adding in this year:
Printable Consitution Booklet
Last year we took a trip to our state capitol! I would highly recommend taking your children too!
We are including the photos, postcards, flattened pennies and other memorabilia in this section.
I hope we can expand this section when my children are older.
Hmmmm….a trip to the courthouse maybe?…
About our State:
So that’s what we’ve got so far!
I’d love if you’d leave me any links or ideas for teaching about the Judicial branch,
that one has me creatively blocked for some reason :)