As our family is growing up and changing into young adults I am starting to realize that they will be getting to old for these amazing studies from Home School in the Woods soon. Our youngest is 12 now and while she still loves hands on activities like the Project Passport World History Studies, I am thrilled they give you room to adapt the studies to your child. We were given the opportunity to review the Renaissance & Reformation study this time and it was incredibly educational and fun all at the same time.
We have been using Home School in the Woods for over 3 years and not one study has disappointed us. This company makes learning history exciting for your children. Their approach to teaching this often dry subject is unique and inspirational. My children and I love them!
This particular study has 25 sections or what they call "stops". This study is intended for grades 3-8, but like I said you can change it to fit your child and their age. You begin by making your passport and getting your luggage ready for your trip through this special time in history. From here on you will be reading about this time period, doing activities that help teach more about it, and watching videos that further your knowledge of the time.
My kids use to enjoy making lapbooks, but this time around, Hope decided she was a little too old for this particular activity so we adapted it to fit her age and just had her work on the scrapbook and add all her creations to it as she finished them. If you have a younger child I highly encourage you to make the lapbook with them. They are so entertaining and educational at the same time.
I asked Hope what her favorite part of the study was and she said she loved learning about Martin Luther and his 95 Theses, but her favorite part was the art projects they were able to do. She loves drawing so much. This study let her do something she enjoyed so it made learning history more thrilling for her.
I personally like the timeline that you put together on your journey through the time period you are studying. It is neat to put people and things in order. It gives you a glimpse into each section of time and how these people or things made a contribution to the era.
If you have a child who learns well with hands on activities or one who is having a hard time studying history, I encourage you to check out all the wonderful studies from Home School in the Woods. I would also love to share a post from their blog that will give you more insight about them. This one is called How to Teach Different Learning Styles. It is very interesting.
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