Traditionally, school children create theme books about the various people groups of southern Africa, but as homeschooling moms and teachers, we have realized that for younger children, even with help and supervision, this can be quite an overwhelming task.
We have created these history file folder projects (lapbooks) to create convenient, printable mini-booklets for children to compile into a theme unit. All the relevent reference material, instructions as well as templates to print and cut are provided.
Doing projects are great fun when they are linked to your children’s topic of study and not just done for the sake of having something to show others.
Lapbooks get children colouring, cutting, folding and narrating all at the same time as you create an easy-to-store and-display folder related to their studies.
Sample pictures of South African History file folder projects Many people question the importance of studying History. Here is a good explanation:
“The way in which the world develops has a relation to the way in which it was in the past. A community without history is like a person without a memory – incoherent.” (Bernard Baylyn of Harvard University)
Homeschool families have discovered that learning about South Africa is so much fun with our literature-based curriculums.
We know that some folk only want the South African history section of Footprints but since it is a complete unit study, we are unable to split up our program to suit them.
BUT here is the good news! With this series of file folder projects, commonly known as “lapbooks”, you can choose an era in history or a specific South African people group and do a fun, easy study of the topic of your choice.
You can uses these projects to complement your homeschool curriculum, to supplement a… Read more…