Product Review: HISTORY Through the Ages Project Passport World History Study: Ancient Greece
Company: Home School in the Woods
I love creating my own unit study programs for our family. Looking up books that are tailored to each of our children takes a lot of work, but I think they appreciate it when we sit down to do the work each week. But there are some weeks where I just am out of time and energy. Learning must still go on, and that is when I am grateful for pre-made unit studies. We recently had the opportunity to try out HISTORY Through the Ages Project Passport World History Study: Ancient Greece ($33.95 download) from Home School in the Woods.
HISTORY Through the Ages Project Passport World History Study: Ancient Greece (Download $33.95 and CD $34.95) is a, 8 - 12 week unit study packed with hands-on project study on Ancient Greece. It includes 25 passport stops as you and your students travel throughout this land and time period. You will learn about religion, medicine, writing, education system, farming, Alexander the Great, and aspects everyday life.
Your students though are not just reading and filling out a lapbook. HISTORY Through the Ages Project Passport World History Study: Ancient Greece provides exciting writing opportunities disguised as creating a newspaper. Each stop takes you on fun-filled adventures. Included also are informational reading, instructions on how to create a folder to collect all your information in. The pieces are included and easily printed out and assembled.
We received the downloadable materials, but HISTORY Through the Ages Project Passport World History Study: Ancient Greece is also available in a CD format. The souvenir postcards have also been a huge hit. Since we travel so much, we send out a lot of postcards. The kids thought this was a great feature and looked forward to creating postcards to go along with our Story stops as we traveled through this time period.
This unit study is extremely easy to use. I felt a little overwhelmed when I first started opening the files. But I quickly discovered how to print the files that we needed for each lesson. I was also able to quickly adjust activities to make them work for my kids who have trouble writing.
Book lists and video suggestions are provided with each lesson. These materials were easily gotten from the library, but I was also able to find other titles if our library didn't have the suggested titles. These books though really were not necessary because each Passport Stop was packed full of information. You could stretch this material out with a Passport Stop each week or do 2-3 stops a week, depending on in depth you want to study Ancient Greece with your family.
We have used Home School in the Woods Project Passports in the past, and I absolutely love them and so do the children. All the projects included are amazing. That is what sets Home School in the Woods apart from other unit studies. It's not just a lapbook or a few pages to read. You can fully immerse your whole family in a historic time period. So it's great for multi-level teaching. Homeschool in the Woods provides the materials....and you just need to provide the costumes if you really want to make it come alive....lol.
Several members of the Schoolhouse Review were given the opportunity to try out various products from Home School in the Woods. Take a few moments to see how they used them in their homes and if they enjoyed the Passport stops as much as we did. Visit the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog below.