Sometimes history can feel a little bit of an uphill battle when you are homeschooling. But these Robert Opie Scrabooks really gave us a feel for different era's in history in a fun and effortless way.
As well as the pictures, each page has some historical information about the times and the products used. For example, in the Victorian scrapbook, on the childrens books page, the explanation begins:
“With the arrival of cheaper methods of colour printing during the 1860’s and after, a profusion of decorative illustrated books for fortunate children were now available; prior to this many books had been hand coloured."
We have found the books have greatly added to our studies when dealing with a historical period. They seem to really give a feel for the times.
We have also enjoyed comparing the books - oxo cubes make a regular appearance! This has led to several discussions about packaging and brand awareness - and how the marketing of products had changed over time.
The children even began to scrapbook their own labels for a while (my daughter is convinced she is going to be able to sell her scrapbook for a fortune when she is older!!).
There are ten books in total :
Return from History Homeschool to Homeschooling-ideas.com Home
Return to Homeschool Books
Look what's available in my homeschool store!