of the History Portfolio Junior, please CLICK HERE.
First Civilizations Through the Classical Age
Hands on History for Ages 5 - 9
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Excerpt from Introductory Material
A Note to Parents
The 5 - 9 years can be a time of pleasant exposure to the subject of world history. The Portfolio Junior is designed especially for that purpose, with care taken to offer plenty of variety while not over burdening the young student with laborious writing tasks. The Portfolio Junior offers a gentle introduction to history and notebooking with plenty of games and puzzles, images to color, and as much or as little writing as is appropriate for each child.
The second section contains the parent guide. To get started each day, turn to this section to find instructions for what to read, and to put on each notebooking page. This section contains pages with materials to be colored, cut out, and pasted into the notebooking pages. Remove the pages from this section entirely, as necessary. There are three ability levels. Level 3 is for the child who is on the older end of the spectrum, 7 or 8 years old perhaps, or capable of giving and writing short narrations. Level 2 is for a younger group, able to do copy work, but not yet ready for narrations. And, level 1 is for the youngest end of the spectrum, ready for some school work, but not writing much, or at all, on his or her own. Of course, the lap-books are fun, and not reserved strictly for the 5 and 6 year olds.
*I suggest SOTW as an excellent resource, but in the guide materials I
pick and choose which chapters would work best for the purposes of the
History Portfolio Junior book. You will notice that I make no effort to
follow the order of the stories as they occur in SOTW. Even though I
only mention reading and narrating from certain chapters, I definitely
encourage reading as much of SOTW book as you can or want to do.
It is my hope that the History Portfolio Junior will bless you, and will
help you to carve out a special time with your young homeschooler.
The Corresponding Pages From the Parent Guide