I created this cover using MS Word clip art
I shared some pics of my son's history notebook, with a TOS mate/pal Tim, and thought-perhaps some may want to see it too...so I have put up a couple of the Leif Erikson and Chris Columbus stuff. I use Beautiful Feet Books products for this level (young elementary-actually to high school too...but this is my 8 year old's notebook for the Early American hisotry)...
I would like to point out that I use several different sources-BFB guide, books listed in the study Enchanted Learning and ABCteach. I use what ever I can, including online sources to get some goodies.
Please remember, my son is color blind so lots of stuff is green, brown or oddly colored.
I buy the construction paper (you'l need to trim it to fit) from the dollar store, and that is what we use as our background paper
copy off the image we need, add the typed info and slip em into page protectors
It is easy to build a notebook using any history program, as you can add pics, text, poems, maps, etc. that fit each area you study. Using this technique not only provides a great source to reference back to-it makes such a neat "step back into time" too. I love going thru the older kids' books to see their stuff-it is so sweet.
Well, hopefully, you are encouraged to give this a try.