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Oct
05

A Box of Ideas

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You might remember that I have an affection for Unit Studies.  The Unit Study Method of teaching allows me to incorporate every aspect of my focus topic, covering many subjects.  This method usually allows for a lot of hands-on learning, and often improves my child’s ability to transfer skills they learn during school to real-life situations.  Where do you get the ideas for activities that will enhance your student’s learning?  I might talk to another parent/teacher that has experience or an expressed interest in the theme of our study.  I have several home resources, an exceptional local library; and access to an array of online resources.  I have a standard bag-of-tricks, but my latest discovery is Box of IDEAs

 

 

 

There are not many boxes available, yet; but the future potential is great!  Designed for ages 9 – 16, with the flexibility for use with even younger or older students, each Box of I.D.E.As. is filled with topic-focused activities and information.  There are at least 10 modules per box that might include games, puzzles, portfolio pages, experiments and explorations, well researched web-links; and more.  All of the activities in the box are complete, but if any additional supplies are needed, like a pencil, they are listed on the module label and can be acquired before the module is even opened.

Presently, there is a Box of I.D.E.As. for World War Two, SALT, Laundry, Quilting; and the number Eleven, with Olives, Pine, and Cemeteries coming soon.  Supplementing our current study of Early America, the SALT Box of IDEAs fit well into our schedule.  The branch of interest I pursued was early means of food preservation, and there’s a module for that – Preserving with SaltAfter introducing the topic into our curriculum, I let the box of modules lead the way.  The “SALT Box of I.D.E.As. is a comprehensive look at salt and how it has helped shape history, nourish our bodies; and even build and destroy empires.”  We were prompted to dig into History, Geography, Science, Language, and Political Systems; while using math, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills among others.

Contents of the SALT Box of I.D.E.As.

The single most difficult thing about using Box of IDEAs was choosing which module to start with first!  So, I read the label on each module bag: Title, Contents, Materials Needed, and Related Quote; and pulled out the one that “struck my fancy.”

The Wall That Salt Built – “While most people know of the Great Wall of China, most people don’t realize that it was essentially paid for by salt.”

Salt of the Earth – “Although, most of the world’s salt comes from the US and China, there are salt producers in many countries around the world.”

Very Salty – “A plethora of hypersaline lakes exist all over the world.”

Need for Salt – “For human and non-human alike, if we didn’t have salt, we would cease to live.”

Nelson Mandela quote ~ “Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.”

Producing Salt – “Finding Salt – It is something we see and possibly use every single day, but where does it come from?”

Science of Salt – “Salt is the combination of two elements – both somewhat volatile.”

Preserving with Salt – “Pre-dating the birth of Christ, salt has been utilized to make food safe for future use through preservation.”

The Game of Preservation by Salt

Salt Peppers Our Words – “Salt provides the root for many commonly used words that proliferate still today.” The Salt March – “In March of 1930, Mahatma Ghandi chose to protest, peacefully, the salt tax.”

The History of Salt – “Salt has had a profound influence on human civilization from the beginning and in all parts of the world.”

(45) 2″X3″ Salt Timeline Cards, initially used with the Salt Chronology Game

This is one of the simplest systems I’ve ever used!  I could easily assign a module to one of my middle school or high school students for independent work.  Just take the module bag out of the box and begin.  I gather pencils and make copies of the portfolio page for each of my children participating in the activity.  I also have notebook paper available for copywork and expository writing.  I read the printed material out loud and we discuss the content.  Portfolio pages record lab results, ask fill-in-the-blank questions; and prompt essay writing, etc.  Each module includes a list of 3-4 Extensions that encourage delving deeper into the topic.  The Extension activities are varied and I tend to choose two out of a list.

Here are five of over 30 Extensions suggested:

  • Find references in The Bible to salt.  It is mentioned approximately 30 times, see how many you can find and make a list.
  • Watch the 1982 movie “Ghandi” which chronicles Ghandi’s life and fight for Indian independence.
  • Make your own solar evaporator using household items…
  • What happens if a person eats too much salt?  Set up an appointment with a nutritionist or dietician to talk about salt in your diet.
  • Pick one of the top salt producers and find out how much revenue salt production brings to that country.

 

As time allows, I have the older students follow selected Web-Links for additional reading and oral presentation.  I make age appropriate writing assignments to be done after we close the module.  We normally wrap-up with one of the games or card activities included in the Box of IDEAs.

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Box of I.D.E.As. and their complete learning modules are an outstanding benefit to our homeschool, aiding in the retention and recollection of the topic matter covered.  I think it is a good value in the combination of physical materials supplied and the time saved with immediate access to the thorough research that’s already been done.  A physical Box of I.D.E.As. is $79 and printable PDF format is $49.

 

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Call – 333.506.9411

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Box of IDEAs  LLC

7115 West Calla Road

Canfield, OH  44406

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My Crew mates have written reviews of two of the current boxes that are available from Box of I.D.E.As.SALT and World War Two – Pearl Harbor.   Click the banner below to read their well expressed opinions.

 

 

 

 

 

Blessings,

 

 

Disclaimer*   I received the physical SALT Box of I.D.E.As., in exchange for my honest review as a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew.  I receive no other compensation for my reviews on this blog.  The opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

Thank you for your comments.

 

 

Contents of this blog are copyrighted;  they are the property of Knee Deep In Grace and may not be used without written permission.

 

 

 

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Aug
01

Summer School and More

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Unlike many families I know, including those that homeschool, we continue schooling throughout the summer.  We take plenty of breaks during the year, at our convenience, but we do school year-round.

I’ve recently added Zane Education, with *The Missing Piece (c), to our summer schedule.

 

 

Zane Education has  “the largest, and most comprehensive fully subtitled online educational video library”  compiled to accommodate the requirements of the K-12 curriculum, and aligned to National and State Standards.  There are over 1,500 videos, covering nearly 400 topics, provided with lesson plans, interactive online quizzes, and more!

 

Subjects include:

Art

Biology

Geography

Health

History

Library Skills

Literature

Mathematics

Music

Religious Studies

Science and

Social Studies

 

Research proves that *The Missing Piece (c) – using subtitles and closed captioning on video – can dramatically improve children’s reading and literacy skills.

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Once subscribed, you can begin by selecting a subject and then a specific topic to study, according to the access you purchased.  [In our house, a Gold Membership allows me to utilize the video library for my elementary; middle and high school aged students, and continuing education for myself, at no additional cost!]  User Guides  are available and cater to your child’s specific bent.  You can also download, and even print, a Lesson Plan Guide for each video.  Zane provides a vast Video Word Glossary, and interactive study tools:  an Encyclopedia, a Dictionary, and a Thesaurus.

Click the graphic to view a FREE Educational Video of the Day

When you watch a video, you might notice a couple of the quirks that we found slightly annoying, but not distracting enough to discontinue use of the program.

  • Videos do not play full screen.  There are some courses we could work on at the same time, but the viewing screen doesn’t really accommodate more than one person at a time; so, we’re concentrating on individual lessons.
  • There are non-functional button graphics in the videos.  I believe they are part of an older system and we just made the choice to ignore them.

 

There is also quite a bit of evolutionary content in different videos, especially in the Biological Science series.  Personally, if I am made aware of such content, ahead of time, I make it part of my student’s education and address it in comparison to our new earth creationist view.  It is my personal belief and Zane’s conviction that “students should know and understand positions outside of evangelical Christianity.   We are confident that their faith will be stronger when they know both sides and understand why we believe the Biblical view of the world is correct both intellectually and spiritually.”   Zane Education not only makes one aware of the bias, they have also written a Christian Learning Guide to assist you in teaching the truth.  “Zane Education’s educational program and this document offers you and your children two critical requirements for future influence:  (1) solid grounding and factual education, and (2) a Biblical Christian perspective and application of the program.”

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This is our plan of action, for getting the most out of Zane Education:

Day 1 –

Print or Pull-from-File the Lesson Plan Guide for your assigned subject.  If not already done, put it in a clear plastic sleeve for future use.  Read.

Look up Glossary Terms ~ write summarized definition; key words, etc.

Day 2 –

Start video, pause at the beginning of each new page/frame and write down highlighted words that are not listed in your Glossary Terms, then restart video > listen carefully.

Look up words and write definitions.

Day 3 –

Play/Read video on mute.

Review words.

Day 4 –

Watch video and work on assigned Sharpen Your Skills projects.

Day 5 –

Watch video.

Take quiz.  (Note – Quizzes are marked and correct answers supplied by Zane, when needed, so that even in testing the learning process continues.)

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We found this schedule fairly intensive.  We didn’t always complete the vocabulary work on the set day, and often rolled it over to the next day, but the retention of the material has been excellent!

Many of my Crew mates made use of  Zane in an entirely different way, and it’s beneficial to read their reviews, too.  You can click the banner below to do just that.


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Monthly Subscriptions start as low as $8.99 per Subject, $12.99 per Age/Grade Level, or Full Access – All Subjects – All Videos for $17.99.

Yearly Memberships are also available, starting at $98.89 per Single Subject through the Best Value – Full Access – Gold Membership for $197.89.

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You can contact:   Zane Education, by email ~  follow the link on their website, call ~ 1.650.488-8204, or write ~

Zane Education

2203 NE 203rd Terrace

Miami, FL  33180

Also, watch for their latest developments and new products –

Read their News Blog and follow Zane Education on facebook.

Read – What You Get with Zane


Zane Education addresses the genuine need for different learning styles, in our homes and our schools.   I encourage you to follow the links I’ve provided throughout this post, and browse their website.   You may find that it is the Visual Learning Solution for your child’s needs – whether gifted or specialized, home schooled or public schooled; Summer School, Bridge work, or Full Curriculum.

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As a “thank you” for reading my blog, I can offer you a 35% promotional discount on the purchase of any annual subscription to Zane Education, available through August 31, 2012.  Use code ZE828HSM during checkout, to receive your discount, and leave a comment telling me which subscription you chose.  Thanks, again.

 

Blessings,

 

 

Disclaimer*   A  one year, full access, Gold Membership subscription was given to me, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review, as a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew.  I receive no other compensation for my reviews on this blog.  The opinions expressed are my own.

 

Contents of this blog are copyrighted;  they are the property of Knee Deep In Grace and may not be used without written permission.

 

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Nov
08

Clever Dragons Discount!

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Clever Dragons launches it’s smart fun for boy’s only, today!  My son has been waiting weeks for this, as I wrote in my review of a scoop of laughter, a scoop of learning, Always Icecream, for girl’s only!

I’ll be posting a review of this site, soon, but couldn’t wait to tell you that Clever Dragons is online and they are offering a discounted membership rate for a limited time only.

* Now through November 27th *

Launch Special Price

$39.99 for Lifetime Membership

No promo code needed.

Find Clever Dragons on facebook for the latest updates.

Blessings,

Clever Dragons, nor anyone affiliated with them, asked me to write this post.  I received no compensation and any expressed opinions are my own.

Thanks for your comments.  PK

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May
16

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”

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“Congratulations!  Today is your day.  You’re off to Great Places!  You’re off and away!  You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  You’re on your own.  And you know what you know.  And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go…”

 

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Where to go?  Where to go?  How to get there – do you know?  Bright Ideas Press has WonderMaps that’ll get you there in a blink and two snaps!

 

 

The creative potential just boggles the mind.  There’s nearly a map for every thing-a-ma-kind!


 

This brand new program, available as a download or CD, is a “customizable collection of over 350 different maps.”

 

Click the graphic, to find everything under the WonderMaps category…

 

 

60+ maps of the world

 

 

 

60+ maps of the USA

 

 

 

125+ historical maps, including 25 Biblical maps

 

 

 

 

plus

The complete map sets from The Mystery of History Vols. 1-3 and All American History Vols. 1 & 2

 

 

 

WonderMaps is teacher, parent and student friendly.

 

The video below will give you a better idea of all that WonderMaps has to offer –

 

 


Contact:
Bright Ideas Press
P.O. Box 333
Cheswold, DE 19936

877.492.8081 or email – contact@BrightIdeasPress.com

 

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We like it!  It’s true!  $49.95  – for me or for you.  I really must say, though I’d rather not, we found an error on a map, maybe two, maybe more.  Made corrections, changed directions, and didn’t keep score.   Saint Paul isn’t happy that Minneapolis would dare, to take the title of capital heir.  The mappers will fix it, of this I’m quite sure, too much confusion for Minnesotan’s to endure.

 

Reviews by The Crew, you can read them with ease.  Click the banner to see what they think, if you please.

 


 

Blessings,

 

 

This product was given to me, free of charge, in exchange, for my honest review, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. I receive no other compensation for my reviews on this blog.  I also have no affiliation with Dr. Seuss, Seussville, or the Dr. Seuss & Friends Book Club and receive no compensation for references to them. The opinions expressed are my own.

 

Thank you for your support and encouragement…  PK



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Jan
26

Do you understand?

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The Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids is meant as a guide to perceive the meaning of; grasp the idea of; comprehend, and generally, make understanding the Bible easier AND that’s exactly what it does.

This is a stunning, 209 pages plus, hard cover book!  750 Bible words.

-Definitions and pronunciation guides for those words that you find yourself mumbling or stumbling over, because you’re not quite sure how to say them.  Like these entries:

  • “Gennesaret, Sea of (gih NESS uh ret) Also known as Sea of Galilee or Sea of Tiberias.  Jesus calmed a storm on this lake, and with Jesus’ help, Peter walked on water on this lake.  Luke 5:1”  and
  • “World – 1.) Planet Earth.  2.) In the Bible world often means the people who live on Planet Earth.  In John 3:16, Jesus said, “God loved the world in this way:  He gave His One and Only Son,” to all the humans in the world.  3.) The Bible also uses world to describe evil and people who do not know Jesus as Savior and choose to do wrong.  Nehemiah 9:6; Colossians 2:20.”

-Charts and illustrations.  Among many, you’ll find:

Insects of the Bible

  • Birds in the Bible;
  • Food in Bible Times, and
  • Names of God, with the reference, meaning and English name

Elohim ~ Genesis 1:1 ~ Powerful God ~ God

Jehovah Jireh ~ Genesis 22:14 ~ The Lord provides ~ The Lord will provide

Yahweh ~ Exodus 3:14 ~ Israel’s Covenant God ~ I AM

and more.

-500 vibrant, color photographs, from the likes of Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Joseph A Calloway Archaeological Museum, Kentucky; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Biblical Illustrator photographers – Bob Schatz, Ken Touchton; even NASA.

Moses leads the Israelites across the Red Sea on dry ground.

-Numerous maps and reconstructions reinforcing that “Bible stories are true and happened in real places.”

Reconstruction of the City of Corinth

Map of Egypt: Land of The Nile

Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids is kid-friendly without compromise.  I reference the Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:1-17.  In this dictionary, they are worded in a way that a child can understand without changing God’s meaning.

  1. Do not have other gods besides the One True God.
  2. Do not make an idol to worship.
  3. Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
  4. Keep the sabbath day holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. Do not murder.
  7. Keep your marriage promises.
  8. Do not steal.
  9. Do not lie.
  10. Do not want things that belong to someone else.

And… I can put off having to explain the nitty-gritty of adultery and coveting your neighbors anything, until they’re older.

B and H Publishing has a PDF sampler of this book you can download.

This is an outstanding resource for $14.99.  I was blessed that LifeWay Christian Stores gave me a copy for this review.  “LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention is one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services…”  Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids is available at LifeWay Christian Stores, your local bookstore, online and through the publisher.

Making the language of the Bible more accessible and understandable to young hearts and minds is a worthy investment, with the possibility of eternal dividends.  Compiled with ages 5 – 10 in mind, I found it beneficial for all ages.

Shop online or

Find a LifeWay Christian Store near you.

www.LifeWayStores.com

phone:  1.800.448.8032

Click the TOS banner below for additional reviews of Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids.

Blessings,

This product was given to me, free of charge, in exchange, for my honest review, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. I receive no other compensation for my reviews on this blog.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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Nov
19

KBTeachers

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Busy minds and hands tend to stay out of mischief.  Granted, I am not one for busy work, just for the sake of being busy, but…  I appreciate being able to give one of my children a work sheet to occupy and sometimes even stretch their mind, while I’m helping another with a problem.

KBTeachers has been offering free and premium worksheets, activities and printable pages since 1998.  Founded by Christophe Popper, it was originally Knowledge Bears.  They have accumulated more than 10,000 pages; yet, if they don’t already have what you need, they will create it or at the least, help you find it.

ABC worksheets, to 20 page exams.”  The team at KBTeachers is not sitting back and resting on their laurels.  Though, they also developed KBears, 2006 Finalist of

They strive to improve and update regularly, giving you a myriad of options.  Categories include:

For This Season

  • Thanksgiving
  • Fall Themed Activities
  • November Webquests

English Language

  • Alphabet Factory
  • Learning Cursive
  • Grammar Writing

Math Activities

  • Math with Images
  • Counting Money
  • Addition Worksheets
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication Makers
  • Division Practice
  • Telling Time
  • Themed Math
  • Classic Math

Science Workbooks

  • Astronomy Activities
  • Geology Workbooks
  • Weather & Climate

Biology Worksheets

  • Human anatomy
  • Nutrition Worksheets
  • Marine Biology
  • Plants & Microbiology

Social Studies

  • Workbooks & Maps

More Activites

  • Dino Workbooks
  • The Four Seasons
  • Visual Arts and Crafts
  • Free Clip Art
  • Mixed Basic Skills

You can view every page and have unlimited access with a 10 day Free Trial.  Just $29.00 for a 1 year membership, after your trial period, or the better offer of $49.00 for 2 years.  If you are not completely satisfied, after 30 days, you are guaranteed your money back.

This product was given to me, free of charge, in exchange, for my honest review, as a member of the TOS Homeschool crew.  I receive no other compensation for my reviews on this blog.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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Oct
15

Could I? Would I? Should I?

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These are the questions we asked before we started our most recent unit study.  William Tyndale was God’s Smuggler.  Could I have done what he did?  Would I have been willing to give all he gave?  Should I even consider breaking laws set by man, to further The Kingdom of Heaven for The Glory of God?

William Tyndale, God’s Smuggler is a 21 page unit study, written by Kim Kargbo and published by her company, Soli Deo Gloria Resources. Soli Deo Gloria is Latin for “To God Alone the Glory.”  They provide unit study curricula, Bible studies and teacher resources for homeschooling families.

Soli Deo Gloria Resources is based on the belief that:

  • “If we educate our children so that they will be intelligent and successful – we may be seeking THEIR glory.
  • If we educate our children so that they will impress our family, friends and neighbors – we may be seeing OUR OWN glory.
  • If we educate our children so that they can pour forth facts and figures accurately – we may be seeking the glory of KNOWLEDGE (and knowledge puffs up).

But if we educate our children so that they have a big view of God, are aware of their individuals giftings and seek to use them for the advancement of God’s Kingdom around the world and in eternity – then we are seeking GOD’S glory.”

and their products clearly reflect this belief.  They have more than 20 unit studies, covering a wide range of subjects with each unit.

The William Tyndale study is shorter than most and is ideal for those that have never attempted to use a unit study method of teaching/learning or for those that want a break or filler between other studies.  It can easily be taught in five days or stretched over a longer period, like we did.  It incorporates history, science, geography, character study, Bible, art, and language arts.  It adapts well for grades K-12.


Kim supplies a list of resources needed: choices in movies, books and websites.


We were able to rent 3 of the 4 movies she recommended, from Netflix, and all 5 of the books listed were available from our local library.  It is her suggestion that you get one book and/or one movie corresponding to the age level(s) of your children. 

I wanted everything, because I have multiple age levels and because I wanted to be able to tell you just how hard/easy it is to fulfill her resource list.  Kim has compiled numerous activities and projects:  ie.  mapping, copywork, timeline, puzzles, etc. that reinforce the material covered in this study.

William Tyndale, God’s Smuggler is an $8 e-book.  Time is valuable.  I guarantee it would take, me or you, more than an hour to “build” our own unit study.  That alone makes this a wise investment, but the content of this study is likely to have eternal dividends.

I’m not going to tell you how we answered our original questions.  I encourage you to learn about William Tyndale and his contribution to your family.  He was a Christian hero and we’re glad we had a chance to meet him.

Blessings,

This product was given to me, free of charge, in exchange, for my honest review, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. I receive no other compensation for my reviews on this blog.  The opinions expressed are my own.

You can read other reviews of Soli Deo Gloria Resources, written by my crew mates, if you click here.


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Oct
08

Remember class field trips?

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I used to love going on class field trips, when I was in school.  I had no idea, though, all of the pre-planning and preparation that went into it before the permission slip was even sent home for my mother’s signature.

As a home educator, the organization and planning of field trips is now my responsibility.  Just to take this crew to the lake for a couple of hours, takes nearly 30 minutes to pack and then another half hour to unpack.  Beach towels, life jackets, sunscreen, water bottles, volleyball, frisbee, snack, shovels, pails, sifter, blanket or chairs, etc.  This is for swimming only; if there is any hiking or fishing planned, well… you can imagine.  A day at the zoo… wow!

* Smithsonian National Zoo, Washington, D.C.

My children and I recently visited the Blue Creek Rainforest Reserve of Belize, Central America; Cloud Lake bog in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada and five deserts in the southwestern, USA.

* a waterbug

I didn’t pack a thing!  No bug spray, because there were no mosquitoes.  No sunscreen, because there was no overbearing sun or drenching humidity.  No umbrella; no rain.  No water bottles, because we didn’t get thirsty. No leeches or waterbugs to contend with; yet, we observed them up close and we watched a jaguar, without fear of being pounced upon!

*Blue Creek Rainforest Reserve

*Jaguar

*Leafcutter ant

Thanks to Digital Frog International, and their Digital Field Trips on DVD, we were able to explore 3 eco-systems from the comfort and ease of our home.  Scientifically sound, virtual reality field trips to the rainforest, the wetlands, and the desert.

We walked the forest floor, climbed trees and sat atop the canopy.  We waded through swamps and suffocating mud.  We crossed the arid lands of the Sonoran Desert, the Painted Desert and Cattail Falls oasis in Big Bend National Park; the Black Rock Desert and even Death Valley.  On our way, we learned about the organisms; plants and animals that inhabit each eco-system.

While in the rainforest we participated in an in depth exploration of botany, in the wetlands the in depth exploration was of photosynthesis, and in the desert, homeostasis and adaptations.

Digital Field Trips is science at it’s best!

  • interactive software
  • animation
  • graphics
  • illustrations
  • stunning photographs
  • videos
  • detailed text
  • narration
  • integrated dictionary
  • 360^ panoramas
  • zoom
  • ambient sound
  • diagrams
  • games
  • worksheets

Home licensing for each, single disc is $60; the set of 3 is $125.  School licensing is available.  Visit the Digital Frog Shop online for products and pricing.

Try before you buy – download a free limited version at http://www.digitalfrog.com/club/demo_download.html

Call ~ 1-800-621-3764 (international)

1-(519)-766-1097 (local)

Fax ~  1-(519)-767-9994

Each of my children found these field trips fascinating.  My elementary age and pre-reader needed some assistance to navigate the terrain, but my middle school through high school found the trek easy, but fully engaging.

I have no doubt, we will travel with Digital Frog International, time and again.

They also have The Digital Frog 2.5, virtual frog dissection, anatomy & ecology and Science Matrix:  Cell Structure & Function.

Many of my crew mates, from The Old Schoolhouse (R) Magazine Homeschool Review Crew, reviewed the 3 disc set, Digital Field Trips.  Click below to read their reviews.

This product was given to me, free of charge, in exchange, for my honest review, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. I receive no other compensation for my reviews on this blog.  The opinions expressed are my own.

Blessings,


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Jul
19

You, too, can travel the world!

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What better for a first adventure, than to travel the world! This is my first foray into the blog world and I was asked to review an e-book published by a favorite of mine, The Old Schoolhouse (R) Magazine, affectionately known around here as TOS.  They are fond of making new friends; so, walk up to the front door and introduce yourself.

Travel the World is the 56 page June 2010 Module to the Schoolhouse Planner.  Written to supplement the Planner or to stand alone, this e-book is an effortless hop, skip and jump across the land and waters of our earth.  This is geography.

Ready, set…download…go!  Walk across every continent and swim every ocean, while learning about the globe and maps, latitude and longitude, the equator, the isthmus and more.  The travel planning for this unit study has all been done for you.  Printable games, puzzles, coloring pages, and copywork are available in addition to more than 80 links at your fingertips.

From lapbook beginnings with “My Travel Book” to the high school expansion section, Travel the World is easily adapted to K-12th grade.  Everything is here for your trip to be a success, but we found that the use of a globe (which is not supplied with this e-book) made for smoother travel.

Travel the World for $7.95.  You won’t find a better ticket price anywhere and at TOS Magazine’s  Schoolhouse Store shipping is always free.  Visit today for more great Planner modules, e-books, lapbooks and the one and only Old Schoolhouse Magazine!

I can sincerely recommend this e-book.  It is a crazy-busy, don’t-want-to-fail-my-children academically, already-researched-and-organized, homeschool-momma’s dream!  “The word geography comes from the Greek geo, which means earth, and graphy which means to write.  So geography is God’s handwriting on the earth.  When you study geography, you are studying God’s stage, story, and plan for man on earth.”  When we were finished with Travel the World, I felt like we had done just that.

Blessings,

Penny

This product was given to me, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review, as a member of the TOS Homeschool crew.  I receive no other compensation for my reviews posted on this blog.  The opinions expressed are my own.


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