As I was preparing for the Weekend of Living Ideas, I revisited some notes about keeping a Citizenship notebook. I know that others have used certain aspects of this here and there, and certainly I have made use of all of these notebooking activities – just not compiled into one notebook. Here, all the ideas are gathered and placed in one 3-ring binder with 5 sections. As you can see, you could begin building this notebook with younger students and slowly expand to incorporate appropriate activities. I don’t share this to overwhelm you, but to inspire you! Seeing how all these elements could fit together will hopefully further your understanding of Citizenship.
- commonplace entries
- Fortitude journal
- written narrations
- Mansoul map
- habits log
- Way of the Will chart
- narration entries
- progress of a bill
- poetry based on current events
- commonplace entries/quotes
- striking words/definitions
- narrations of other great lives
- notes of historical events
- magnanimous folk
I bounced many ideas for this off of Bonnie and Jen a few years ago. I thought I might share with you in order that you might develop your own Citizenship notebooks. I would love to know your thoughts on this and perhaps what you have used with success in your homeschool.
P.S. – more of my thoughts on Citizenship can be found here.
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