Monday, July 19, 2010

Travel the World eBook-Review

As part of the TOS Homeschool review crew I received the June 2010 Module of the Schoolhouse Planner, entitled Travel the World.  If you are not familiar with The Old Schoolhouse Magazine or it's eStore that has just about everything a homeschooler needs, this would be a great way to get to know them.

The TOS Homeschool Planner is a great tool in and of itself, but each month they release a 'module' that concentrates on a theme, a unit study if you will.  Travel the World  is a geography or discovery curriculum, it is packed with hyperlinks, coloring pages, word puzzles and so much more.

It seems appropriate for just about any age student, we used it with our children 4-15.  It was a fun experience for the younger students and a great review for the older students.   At $7.95, this product is hard to beat; especially since you can print off as much as you need for your family.

My younger children really enjoyed the coloring sheets, while my older two had a great time with the hyperlinks, it even has extensions for the high school set.  The module hyperlinks to many fun websites and online games that help enrich the experience and take the student more in depth about the study topics.  It is packed full of fun facts too, which pleased my 13yr old especially.  He likes to dazzle people with his trivia knowledge and knowing the largest continent, lowest point on the planet, largest ocean and biggest rain forest; was right up his alley.

If you are a fan of unit studies and like to combine all children in the same thing, than this is probably a great product for you. All of the work is done for you, the research is all at your fingertips and you don't really have to do much or at least very little planning.   You don't have to use the Schoolhouse Planner to use the modules, there are really no extra purchases to make, but the Planner is packed with a ton of great organizational tools that would help any homeschool parent.  The product is complete within itself, packed full of information to keep everyone working for days.  While I'm not a big fan of unit studies, mostly because of the work involved in putting them together, I would definitely use this product.  The work is done for you, allowing you more time to "learn" with your child, which is what homeschooling is really all about!!  Go here to see what other homeschool parents are saying about Travel the World.

{Disclaimer: I received this product free as part of TOS Homeschool Crew to review. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own and of course the children's.}

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Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

Great review, Christi! Good job!

Dawn said...

Hi fellow crewmate! Just checkin out your review. :-) Have a wonderfully blessed evening!

Marie said...

just stopping by on the blog walk...congrats on your first review of the year! I'm following!

Catherine said...

Hello from a fellow TOS crew member. I'm spending a little time checking out some of the the other reviews. Nice job!

Elinette said...

Stopping by to say from the TOS crew blog walk. :)