Thanks to A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks Ana, Joseph, and I got to study (and review) some of The Greatest Inventors of our time. Totally cool lapbook that was easy to read, understand, and put together.
The Greatest Inventors learning lapbook with study guide is an awesome resource for history and science! With this lapbook we were able to touch on some amazing men. Here are the ones that we were able to study in this lapbook:
- Johannes Gutenberg
- Benjamin Franklin
- John Deere
- Wilber and Orville Wright
- Guglielmo Marconi
- George Eastman
- Louis Braille
- Eli Whitney
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Robert Fulton
- Thomas Jefferson
- Galileo Galilei
- George Stevenson
- Thomas Edison
- Jonas Salk
- George Washington Carver
- Henry Ford
- Alexander Graham Bell
Reading and Study Guide
Each of the Great Inventors has a page or two about them and their great invention. This is a great encouragement for out loud reading from the children. Then once the reading portion is completed then the children can use the lapbook portion and study guide portion. The study guide portion is usually a set of comprehension questions that need to be inserted about the person and their invention.
There is also a small diagram of where the lapbook portion goes in each folder. That helps with keeping things much more organized!
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For those that may not like to use the file folders here is another way to utilize the lapbooks; create the pages using card stock and put them in a three ring binder.
How This Worked for Us
Ana and Joseph did most of the reading for this lapbook and study guide. It was a bit slower process when Joseph read but ultimately it was great to hear him reading about something that interested him. The children and I would go over the reading portion of the lapbook and it usually entailed more in depth conversations. Because there are always extra questions that come from reading about something you have never heard before. Also, there were words that were unknown to them in some of the reading portions.
My kids are in the process of getting their binders together because we have done so many lapbooks lately, they wanted something different. So we read through the entire learning lapbook together, completed the comprehension questions (study guide), and now they are finishing up their own binders. This makes it a bit easier for me as there is less for me to handle. They follow the directions on what parts to cut out, then glue (or tape) the pieces to card stock. Once they are finished with the pages, I will help them hole punch the pages and then we can complete the binders.
This is a fun way for us to store the completed work. We can put them on the shelf with the rest of the reading material and they can flip through it all anytime after.
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In His Grace,