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Christopher Columbus Lapbook and Notebook Study

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My blogging friend Rodna over at Training Children up for Christ asks me if I had a lapbook study on Christopher Columbus.  It was said a bit tongue in cheek as she didn’t really expect the answer to be yes.  (We were talking about the Little House lapbook series that I had done.)  Well, it just so happened that I had made one up a couple of years ago (or so), but I had never got around to preparing it for posting on my blog like I had done with the Little House lapbooks and other lapbooks.  (There are several that I never posted, so I really need to work on getting those ready for posting as well.)

christopher columbus lapbook inside
One booklet is missing in this picture.

Since I needed to do some converting of file types anyway, I chose to update the study to include notebook pages as well as the lapbook booklets, so you get to decide which style you’d prefer to use.  Maybe you can use a little bit of both?  This study does require some research on the part of the user as I did not include a research/study guide.  It just contains the questions that went with the lapbook and now notebook pages.  It also contains a couple of links to some activities that we did during the study.  Unfortunately, some of the original links we used no longer worked, so I went ahead and removed them.

christopher columbus notebooking pages

Now that I’ve updated this to include notebook pages, I’m considering using it again with Munchkin for a Columbus Day study.  Let me know what you think of the free Christopher Columbus Lapbook and Notebook Study.

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62 Comments

  1. Thanks Heather. This looks great! My son will be happy to have this lapbook, and the notebooking pages.

    Your awesome for putting this together.
    Rodna recently posted..First Post Ever Link UpMy Profile

    August 23, 2011
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    • You are welcome. Thanks for the extra “nudge” to actually get it posted. 😉

      September 19, 2011
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  2. Heather this is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing! We finished up Christopher Columbus a little while ago but it would be nice to do this for fun.
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    August 23, 2011
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    • We really had fun with lapbooking. We’re now doing more of a lapbooking/notebooking type thing as Munchkin prefers not to cut out so many pieces. lol!

      September 19, 2011
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  3. I’m going to bookmark this page as we are going to study Columbus, the United States and the U.S. Presidents this year. This is my lucky day. I’m always making printables for my homeschool, but now you’ve done all of the work for me.

    We don’t make lapbooks but all of these resources will be adapted into our day and into our journal writing time. 🙂

    August 25, 2011
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    • I’m glad that you’ll be able to incorporate the pieces for use in your studies.

      September 19, 2011
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    • You are welcome. I’m glad you’ll be able to use it. 🙂

      September 19, 2011
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  4. Thank you Heather (and Rodna) I shared this with a group on FB using MFW Adventures :0)

    September 19, 2011
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    • Thanks for sharing it with others! 🙂

      September 19, 2011
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  5. This is great! We are just starting Columbus today! I checked out several books and am planning on doing a lapbook with her. Thanks!
    Stephanie Marie recently posted..Tuesday TalkMy Profile

    February 10, 2012
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  6. Found this through pinterest. I’ll be saving this for our US history studies in the future. Thank you for sharing!

    April 10, 2012
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  7. Stacie
    Stacie

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much!

    June 30, 2012
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  8. Jackie
    Jackie

    Hi Heather! I am new to you blog/website and really love what you have going on here! Question regarding your MOH notebooking pages: Are these for multiple ages, or do they focus only on a certain age range? Thanks for sharing with us, God bless!

    July 25, 2012
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    • My notebooking items do not have a specified age range. They work for pretty much anyone who can use them.

      July 25, 2012
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  9. Ann
    Ann

    Thank you for this. We just started second grade and I want to make more lapbooks. Planning on making this around Columbus day. Thanks for sharing.

    August 21, 2012
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  10. Donna
    Donna

    Thank you! This is going to be wonderful for my children!

    August 26, 2012
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  11. Doreen Brown
    Doreen Brown

    Love that you included both Lapbook and notebook pages. I have a 10 y.o. and 4 y.o. We do both. My 10 y.o. uses a regular folder with some notebooking/poetry/research/math in the clips in the folder and some of the Lapbook booklets on the inside cover and pockets. That way, I can choose what she should do for the study. Things too easy for her, she help the 4 y.o. with. So she doesn’t miss out on any really fun coloring and pasting. 🙂

    October 5, 2012
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    • I’m glad that you’re going to be able to use both. 🙂

      October 5, 2012
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  12. Leslie
    Leslie

    It looks just like what we need to round out our daughter’s Columbus kit. Unfortunately I cannot seem to print anything either from this or the three dinosaur site 🙁 But now I have some great ideas. Thank you!

    October 9, 2012
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  13. Sandra
    Sandra

    Awesome! Thank you so much. Just what I was looking for to finish out our Columbus study. My dd really enjoyed learning about Columbus. We will enjoy putting this all together. I appreciate your willingness to share it. Blessings! 🙂

    January 24, 2013
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  14. Julie
    Julie

    Thank you thank you thank you!!! My son is studying Columbus with My Father’s World Adventures and it’s just not sticking for him. He likes lapbooks so I’ve been searching for one for a few days now. Yours is the first one I’ve come across and it looks nearly perfect for him. Thank you so much!

    February 26, 2013
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    • You are welcome! I’m glad that it’s what you need. 🙂

      February 26, 2013
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  15. melissa
    melissa

    The replicas of Columbus’ ships are coming to our town next week, I think we may take this week and study this!

    March 3, 2013
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  16. melissa
    melissa

    I just printed the Columbus pack, we are excited to study this and see the ships! Did you just choose age appropriate Vocab words? We are just embarking on Note/Lapbooking. I am teaching a 6th and 4th grader, boys. They have grown to loathe workbooks, so I am really loving this new (to me) path we are on! Your blog is so helpful!

    March 6, 2013
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  17. Brooke
    Brooke

    Thank you for sharing this lapbook! I just found your site via Pinterest. Love it!

    September 11, 2013
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  18. I just printed it all out! We checked out several books on explorers from the library and I told him to pick one to study. My 5th grader will use the lapbook to collect information and then he will draw a comic book about Christopher Columbus. Thank you so much for this invaluable resource for him!
    Onica recently posted..You made that out of what?My Profile

    September 16, 2013
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  19. mirta
    mirta

    ! Muchas gracias por compartir sus trabajos! Los encontre por casualidad y estan muy buenos.

    September 21, 2013
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  20. Robin Crane
    Robin Crane

    Thank you for the wonderful resource! Love to see other military homeschoolers! From a proud Air Force wife:)

    October 2, 2013
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  21. Thank you for sharing. My younger boys lapbook and my older kids notebook. This download is perfect for both! So appreciate it! betty jo
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    October 3, 2013
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  22. […] you are still looking for some fun ways to learn about Columbus – consider doing this FREE lapbook with us. And, jump on over to Brain Pop, Jr. for some more fun ideas!  EDIT to ADD:  I just saw […]

    October 6, 2013
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  23. Bridgette
    Bridgette

    Thank you so much for your sharing of this material. Just a thought though: Columbus did not think the Earth was round while everyone else thought it was flat. Columbus did not think that Eratosthenes’s (276-194BC) calculations were correct and he thought the Earth was smaller than it really was. Therefore, he thought sailing West would give him a quicker trade route to India. He was wrong… No one at the time thought the Earth was flat. It makes for a good story, but bad history. I just thought you should know.

    February 14, 2014
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    September 27, 2014
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  25. Gina
    Gina

    Thank you so much for your posting, for all the efforts you put in to all this. I am sure other homeschool mom are grateful as well. We can teach our kids and print out items like this because you make it possible. Thank you so much

    October 12, 2014
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  26. Carla
    Carla

    Thank so much for creating and sharing wonderful lapbook. I cannot wait to use it with my son next fall. Such an inspiration for me:)

    June 3, 2015
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  27. Thank you! What a blessing to have this – just what I was looking for.

    August 27, 2015
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  28. Colleen
    Colleen

    Wondering I have never used lap books, is this all one lap book or a couple of them?

    September 15, 2015
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    • There are two different things available for download – a lapbook and notebooking pages. You can use just a lapbook, just the notebooking pages, or a combination of two.

      September 15, 2015
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  29. Deborah Cariker
    Deborah Cariker

    I’m a big believer in lapbooks and unit studies!! I’ve noticed that our special needs’ son really seems to latch onto information better and retain it longer using this hands-on approach. Thank you so much!

    October 10, 2015
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  30. Michelle Mansfield
    Michelle Mansfield

    Using this today. Thank you!

    October 12, 2015
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