Just a few months ago my daughter asked if we could do a study of Egypt. You can imagine our excitement when we were chosen to receive and review the Ancient Egypt Online Unit Study from Techie Homeschool Mom. We couldn't wait to start. I have been a big fan of Techie Homeschool Mom for a while but hadn't gotten the chance to purchase her unit studies yet. This was a huge blessing for our family.
It was very simple to create an account and to log in to begin our Unit Study. I knew it would be because Beth Napoli, the owner of Techie Homeschool Mom and creator of these amazing Unit Studies, wanted a site that was easy to navigate and would help family use digital studies in their homeschools. It doesn't matter if you are an avid computer user or a beginner, this site will help guide you to teach with digital resources. It is not overwhelming at all.
My daughter just loved each and every lesson during our study of Egypt. She said the lessons were simple to use even without my help. Each lesson and project was unique. Many of the lessons were accompanied with videos to watch or instructions on how to do a project. Hope said she didn't feel intimidated by browsing at all. She enjoyed having wonderful videos all in one place that helped her to learn more about Egypt.
There were a couple of lessons she really enjoyed. The one on learning Hieroglyphics was very interesting to her. She loves art, so making images instead of letters intrigued her. I bought a special little notebook to go along with her Hieroglyphics lesson. She loved drawing each character and wrote a letter to the Pharaoh with her special paper and envelopes. Techie Homeschool Mom had so many wonderful sites to visit while doing each lesson and the slide show for Hieroglyphics didn't disappoint.
From learning about the Birth of Egyptians to how they made paper, Hope didn't lose attention once during the study. As a matter of fact she didn't want to stop. I had to make her pace herself so we could enjoy it more.
Hope's favorite project was mummifying her prince doll. She has been interested in the process of mummifying since we visited a local historical museum that had a real mummy on display. This project gave her insight to what that process involved and the videos in her unit study were very educational. Here are some pictures of her working on her project:
After she finished with mummifying her doll, she decided he needed a sarcophagus. She got online all by herself and searched how to make one. She would have never thought of doing this before finishing this unit study. She realized there are fun and good learning tools out there for her. She didn't want me to share pics of her sarcophagus until she is finished, but I managed to talk her into letting you see a sneak peek of it. She will be painting it and making it look all cool she says.
What I like about the site is that I felt comfortable with her using it by herself. I knew all the videos and slide shows would be appropriate and I didn't worry at all. I also liked that I was able to see her progress right when I logged in. It would give me a percentage of what she had completed.
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