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Monday, May 23, 2011

TOS Review: Pearson Education

Pearson Education gave the crew 3 different products to review: Scott Foresman 1st grade Social Studies, Scott Foresman 2nd Grade Reading Street, and 1st Grade EnvisionMath. I received 1st grade Social Studies Student Edition to use and review.

Scott Foresman 1st Grade Social Studies titled All Together student book is a 272 page hardcover textbook that costs $43.47. The book contains 6 units: Time for School, In My Community, Work! Work! Work!, Our Earth, Our Resources, This is Our Community, and Our Country, Our World. It also contains a reference guide with maps, geography terms, picture glossary, and index. In the beginning of the book there is a section titled, Explore the United States that has fun facts and pictures of various places and things in the US.

I used this book with my 7 year old son, Alex. We read several sections each day and answered the questions aloud. This is a very colorful textbook with several great pictures. My 5 year old enjoyed flipping through it and looking at the pictures. I thought the map and globe skills exercises were great. The biography sections were informative and interesting to read. I also liked the picture glossary that was included in the back of the book.

However, I think this book would be hard to adapt to using in a homeschool. I did not receive the Teacher Edition so I am not sure how they expect this to be implemented every day or what support materials you would want to go along with it. Many of the support materials on the website state that they must be purchases with a PO or a school credit card which is not something we as homeschoolers can do. Also, the entire first unit of the book is about a traditional public school.

To see what other crewmembers had to say click here.

I received a complimentary copy of All Together for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.

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