Here is a picture showing how to assemble the official lapbook.
I'm glad to have the sample so I can organize the lapbook (note how they grouped the Jewish history lessons together and the Roman lessons together). I was surprised/disappointed that the graphics for the minibooks weren't from the textbook. I guess they couldn't get permission to use the Homeschool in the Woods images. Instead most of the pictures looked like they were drawn by kids. There were also a few (only two in the first quarter) lessons that didn't have a minibook. So using the sample pictures as a starting point, I decided to make my own lapbook pieces. I scoured the Internet to find images ( I didn't have to worry about copyright issues) or used images from my purchased copy of History Through the Ages figures. I used my Graphic Toolbox and Photoshop Elements to create my own minibooks or add color to the ones I used from the MOH lapbook.
|Official images on top, my substitutions below|
The results are much more colorful and I was able to make minibooks for the missing lessons (like the Golden Age of India) and put them on what would have been an unused flap. I also added the posters I made for the Dates to Remember. Here's our first quarter Lapbook....