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Monday, July 19, 2010

TOS Review: Travel the World

What do you do with a houseful of children when it is 100 degrees and they can't go outside to play? Give them something fun and educational to do!

Recently, the children and I had an opportunity to use and review The e-book Travel The World from the Old Schoolhouse Store. Geography can be a very boring subject to teach with the wrong presentation. I was very pleased with using this product and would love to tell you more about it.

Description: An e-book from The Old Schoolhouse Store, Travel the World the June 2010 Planner Module can make a great addition to your School House Planner, but is also a stand alone Geography Unit Study. It is available for immediate download to your computer for only $7.95 and nothing else is required to use this study, although a globe or a map is helpful to have on hand. The age range for this product is Elementary all the way through High School. Through this e-book you will: visit 7 continents researching places to visit, learn fun geography facts, create your own lapbook, find out what the Bible has to say about God's design for the earth, learn about latitude and longitude, and enjoy fun internet games and map activities. Activities included in this E-Book are: lots of geography information, a study guide, activity pages, coloring pages, copywork, lapbooking pages, puzzles, quizzes, resource pages, recipes, and High School expansion pages.

What we liked: I loved that this study required no advanced preparation from me. We just downloaded the e-book and got to work. The study starts off with just the right tone explaining what the word geography means and that it is the study of the setting that God chose to tell "His story." The wide variety of activities makes it easy to find something that is appealing to everyone. All of the children were able to sit down and work on this study together, and then Chelsea could do some more involved work using the High School expansion pages. The links to the online quizzes and games were great. We especially liked the map game that matched the shape to the country. Even the little ones could play it!

What I Think Can be Improved: Although a variety of copywork comes with the study in both manuscript and cursive, the lines to write on are rather small making it difficult for the younger writers. We "tweaked " this by having the boys copy onto notebook paper.

My recommendation- Great geography study with a great price! It can be hard to find things that my whole family can use together so this was perfect for us. We really enjoyed working on this study, and learned a lot from it. I also love that it can be used again and again. To order this e-book, or to read more information about it, click here.

I received a complimentary copy of this product for the sole purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.


Lorus! said...

Lisa, I'm on your mini crew and just stopped by to see your first review for this year's Cruise! This module was a good fit for our wide age range too.

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!