Home School in the Woods is a hands-on history company, with multiple product lines. They have all sorts of “hands-on activities to make learning history fun”. Home School in the Woods now offers many of their hands-on history projects Á La Carte. With this new feature, you are able to purchase single projects for topical studies instead of having to purchase an entire unit. You can “choose from a variety of projects that include creative writing, 3-dimensional and authentic crafting, games, timelines, lap booking, and more!”
Having experienced using great products through reviewing The Old Testament and The New Testament Activity-Paks, I was excited to try out some Á La Carte items to go along with our studies of Ancient Greece. For this review, I chose the Ancient Greece Timeline and the Greek Weekly Newspaper. Both of these projects are part of their “Project Passport: Ancient Greece” unit. They are PDFs that can be downloaded to use once you’ve made your purchase and are sent a link through email.
Ancient Greece Timeline is “a way to keep track of all that your student is learning” while studying about Ancient Greece. He or she will be able “to keep track of all the people, places, and events of this time”. This is not your ordinary timeline you may have been used to seeing in school. It is “scrapbook style” photo album. You can see the photo album layout with our pics up above and the one below. It comes with over “100 figures, predated lines, and a teacher’s key”. This project is geared towards students in grades 3rd-12th and costs $6.95. This is a fairly quick and easy project because you are basically just coloring the images, cutting them out, and gluing to the background pages where indicated.
The Greek Weekly Newspaper is a creative writing newspaper your student can use for a review of his studies on Ancient Greece history. He or she will have “the opportunity to report on the news as it happens”. This newspaper features articles, advertisements, and illustrations for him to fill out in his own words. This project is geared towards students in grades 3rd-8th and costs $2.95.
The Greek Weekly is 12 pages. This PDF also comes with a list of supplies needed, printing instructions, and tells you how to put it together. If you have a pencil, colored pencils (or whatever your child prefers to color with), clear tape, plain white printer paper, and a printer that prints black and white, then you have all you need to do this project. My son is out of the suggested age range for this, but it was a great supplement to what we are learning about Ancient Greece.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review. Some other interesting Á La Carte titles are Greek Life! File Folder Game, and New Figures of the 20th and 21st Century. To read about these and so many other Á La Carte products reviewed by members of the Homeschool Review Crew, click on the banner below to see what my Crew Mates had to share.
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