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Commonplace Notebook

Digital/Printable Version


This Commonplace Book was specifically designed to compliment our unique unit study curriculum.

Inlcudes pages that students can personalize, write famous quotes, timeline, and commonplace (note-taking and diagraming) pages.


What is a Commonplace Book:

A commonplace book is a central resource or depository for ideas, quotes, anecdotes, observations and information you come across during your life and your studies.


The purpose of the book is to record and organize these gems for later use in your life.  


Some of the greatest men and women in history have kept these books. Montaigne, who invented the essay, kept a handwritten compilation of sayings, maxims and quotations from literature and history that he felt were important. His earliest essays were little more than compilations of these thoughts.

Thomas Jefferson kept one.

Napoleon kept one.

Not only did all these famous and great individuals do it. But so have common people throughout history. Our true understanding of the Civil War, for example, is a result of the spread of cheap diaries and notebooks that soldiers could record their thoughts in.


And if you still need a why–I’ll let this quote from Seneca answer it “We should hunt out the helpful pieces of teaching and the spirited and noble-minded sayings which are capable of immediate practical application–not far far-fetched or archaic expressions or extravagant metaphors and figures of speech–and learn them so well that words become works.”


Unlimited use per family.


This download is copyrighted and is for personal (immediate) family only.  Not share or send this download to anyone or you will be breaching copyright law.

Digital Commonplace Book

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