This year my two oldest kids will be studying our state history (I know, I said that last year, but this year they really are going to do it!). Since they will be doing a lot of this unit independently, I thought it would be fun to have them create a state study scrapbook and lapbook.
My kids will be creating digital scrapbook pages of the places we have visited plus several fun fact pages about Indiana. For the lapbooking elements, we will be using many from the Indiana History unit at Homeschool Share. The layout above it the title page for their books. They will be creating all the rest of the layouts using Photoshop Elements. We’ll get the layouts printed as 8×8 photos and adhere them to the scrapbook page (I found 10×10 spiral scrapbooks on sale that we are using. Any top-loading album would also work). My kids love creating on the computer and my plan is to try to actually go visit many of the sites in our state so they can scrapbook them. If you’d like to know more about digital scrapbooking with kids, check out my article called “Digital Scrapbooking as an Educational Tool”
At the end of the unit I hope they will both have a wonderful keepsake plus fact book of our state.
I went ahead and looked through Designer Digitals’ store and found some digital products that would work great with geography theme projects. You could use them to create scrapbook pages for learning, regular scrapbook pages, hybrid projects or even printables (for personal use). Most of these products can be used with any photo-editing software program. Just create and print! 🙂