When it comes to History, we've tried many approaches. We've used timelines to get a bigger picture of how everything fits together. We've also studied history by event rather than chronologically, but this HISTORY NOTEBOOK put them all together. I purchased a notebook and these cool dividers at Staples. I labeled them according to dates. We've only been using this for a few months but we love adding to our notebook. Here is the plan - as we are studying the 50 states, we will place a state page under that date that it became a state. When we study an artist, scientist, inventor or what have you, we can catalogue a page of our study under the appropriately dated tab. With each subject not just History, we will be adding to this growing time line; the more we study the fatter it will get. We can scan historical or living books and place them, along with a summary, in the appropriate date for memory joggers. This also offers a great place to put those wonderful maps of long ago for future reference to see how territories and country borders have changed. I'm really excited about seeing all the connections, from places all over the world. So far I have the 15th -20th century tabbed for every decade. I plan to enlarge the time periods on the earlier history tabs soon. Here is another picture of our notebook. This is one of those great pieces of inspiration from above. I feel grateful to be given such great ideas, that are apparently so much greater than my own.