Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Join me at Heart of the Matter Online Today!

Come read about the homeschooling I thought I'd be doing this summer and how God homeschooled me! Homeschooling in a Sea of Change

Monday, July 19, 2010

Review- ‘Travel The World!’ The Old Schoolhouse Planner June 2010 Planner Module


This is product from The Old Schoolhouse could not have come at a better time for our school. We’re going to be starting a study of Ancient History this fall and this unit study is a perfect overview for them to get their bearings.

In addition to The Old Schoolhouse Planner – which contains all the forms you need and then some – you can purchase monthly modules that are unit studies focusing on one main theme for $7.95 in The Old Schoolhouse Store. The theme for June 2010 is ‘Travel The World’. It’s available at The Old Schoolhouse store – just click on the link and it will take you there. It comes in E-book format which I love because I can print only the pages we need.

It starts off with a nice overview of geography – the definition and then a quick summary of the geography of the earth. Then it covers the oceans and the continents. I love that it has a little bit of this and that – a song which will help eldest remember the continents, lapbook components, tons of web links, puzzles and coloring pages.

We used this for a week. Oldest enjoyed the word searches, Middle enjoyed the maps to label and color. The youngest actually sat still long enough to color the continents.

One of the things that impressed me the most was the age range – there were activities ranging from K to High School. It was a good fit for the age range of my three – 8-11-14. The boys also liked the conversational style of the text.

I would highly recommend this module to anyone needing an introduction to geography or a refresher course. The variety of activities means something for everyone.

If you'd like to read more reviews about this product click here to check out reviews by my Crew mates!

Disclaimer/Disclosure: I was given this product for the purpose of obtaining my honest opinion. I received nothing else. This is my honest opinion. Please consider that every family is different and results may vary.