I usually do my own thing for history with a spine and literature. We do fun crafts and projects to go along with it. Last year, we did some essays and note booking for my fifth grader. My oldest is entering 6th grade, and I'd like him to start owning his history more by thinking more about the whys and hows and not just the "what happened." I have started to build in more writing assignments and maybe even some note booking and outlining. We are studying modern history this year, mostly American, and we will start a timeline project next year when we start over with ancients. We are doing an inventions notebook and a presidents timeline.
What are some of your favorite history outputs and projects that you have done with your logic stage student? Looking to go beyond the crafts into more analysis and thought behind the projects.