Do you like to use unit studies with your kids? What about making things you can create while learning and making it a keepsake? My daughter is really enjoying learning about Ancient Greece. We received HISTORY Through the Ages Project Passport World History Study: Ancient Greece for our review, by Homeschool in the Woods. This can be used with students in grades 3 – 8. For this review I received the download.
In HISTORY Through the Ages Project Passport World History Study: Ancient Greece you are taking a trip through history during the time period of 2500 B.C. to 1800 A.D. While traveling through history your also taking a look at the culture and what life was like with hands on projects and activities. There are 25 stop in this study. Each stop takes you to a different place in time. You can spread this out between 8 and 12 weeks. Some of the topics that will be studied are: The Archaic Period, Greek Government, Athens and Sparta, Every Day Life, Farming, Business, Transportation, Education, Literature, Science, Medicine & Disease, The Arts, Philosophy, Religion, Warfare, The Golden Age, Alexander the Great, The Hellenistic Age, Archeology, and more.
- Creative Writing
- A “Dining Out Guide” of Recipes
- A File Folder Game
- A “Scrapbook of Sites”
- A Newspaper “Greek Weekly”
- A “Snapshot Moments in History”
- “Post Cards from Famous Folks”
- Souvenir Craft Cards with a dozen 3D projects to make
- Lapbook projects & more
So again there are 25 stops in this unit. Each stop is accompanied with a reading, and travel itinerary. There are also master copies and teachers keys. What you do is print out your guided text book for that particular stop. You print out your travel itinerary for that stop. That travel itinerary will let you know what other things you need to print out for that particular stop. Some stops have audio to listen to as well. That is a nice bonus! There are also additional resources that are suggested if you want to further your studies. Everything you need is all right there for you. There is also pictures that guide you as to what things are suppose to look like as well. So your not really alone in doing this.
How We Used This:
I used this with my daughter, who is in third grade. We started out with two stops but she started feeling frustrated because she wasn’t understanding. So we stopped and we went back and reviewed the stops that we had done. We used the internet to do research, books, and videos. There are additional resources that are suggested as well that we are using. The reason she got frustrated was the reading was a little harder for her to understand. Since we slowed down and added in extra things she is loving learning about Ancient Greece. My daughter has enjoyed all the activities that we have used so far. Sometimes she will color and sometimes she won’t. I don’t push her as then the work gets sloppy.
What we did with each stop was we read the reading first. Then we went through the travel itinerary to complete the projects that needed to be done. Now keep in mind as you print some of these your going to continue to use them through the whole study. I have added folders to my binder and I store our readings, extra pieces, and lap book stuff, until we need them. The lap book we will put together once we are completely finished. I haven’t decided if we were going to just put them in a folder or put them in one of our note books. As we love to do a lot of lap booking. It’s nice to keep them all together.
I think my daughters favorite so far has been the post cards. She gets to draw on the pack of the post card a picture of what was written. Each post card then fits into a rack which is nice, it makes you think that you are in a store looking through the post cards.
For the maps I printed out the teachers keys for us. It was easier for her to find things and use, rather then trying to figure out where they go. She got a little frustrated and I was ok with making that accommodation for her. When it has map work she still has to look for what she should have pasted. You do refer to the maps throughout the stops.
I also think she really enjoyed decorating her luggage at the beginning as well. She had to decorate it, according to her liking.
I do like the fact that you are making scrapbook memories with some of the projects. It’s a nice way to look back on history and what you have learned.
The newspaper was a little hard for her. So we wrote what we learned and we drew pictures in some of the spots of what she has learned. It made it easier for us to keep a little log. So we used that a little differently as it should be creative writing about a story you learned.
We listened to our first audio and my daughter loved it. It reinforced what she had read. It gave her some good visuals as well. She was very anxious to get to the next the one!
Just because we slowed down to do some extra things so my daughter would understand, doesn’t mean that you will have to do the same. Every kid learns different. This is a wonderful study to be used. A great keepsake once completed as well. One thing I really enjoy is that my daughter looks forward to working on history because she really enjoys this. She likes keeping busy with different projects and this has kept her busy.
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