Monday, July 19, 2010

TOS Review: " The Schoolhouse Planner Travel Around the World" June 2010

This month I was asked to review an e-book available through The Old Schoolhouse website called The Schoolhouse Planner Travel Around the World June 2010. As I opened this book, I was impressed to see that it started "teaching" immediately with the basics of what geography is, going straight into well explained details of the globe and maps. I found this information easy to understand and well directed to the point. It has colorful pages that grab your attention and interesting diagrams.

Another thing I really enjoyed from this e-book was the highlighted terms so it was easy to scroll back and find them. Reading and terms are not all you will find in this resource. I loved the fill-in-the-blanks pages, song references, web resources and links that are shared throughout. This makes it more like a unit-study or at least a foundational resource for geography because you can learn in multiple ways. Since it is so important to get children interested not just with words but visually, musically and with games and other resources shared, you will have children interested and remembering geography so much easier and in a much more fun way!

I thoroughly enjoyed this e-book and I am very excited to study it more in-depth with my children throughout this school year. I know that my youngest will be thrilled that he can learn along side his older brother because this does a wonderful job of spanning the ages and offering something for everyone in the way of learning and enjoying it!

Now some of you may be thinking how could this relate to my older children if it can work for a kindergartner? TOS did a wonderful job of thinking that through and there is a section at the end that is just for high-school students! I can't say enough about the numerous resources and options with this e-book. I highly recommend this Travel Around the World resource for your children to teach them Geography with a Biblical focus.

The Schoolhouse Planner Modules such as this one are designed to be stand alone units, you do not need to purchase to planner to use. They are sold at The Old Schoolhouse website for $7.95/ea and are offered each month.

I am a member of The Old Schoolhouse 2010-2011 Crew and receive free products and services in exchange for my thorough use and honest review of them. My reviews will always reflect my honest opinions, findings, beliefs and experiences on the products and services that I receive.