Friday, March 19, 2010

TOS Crew: Homeschool In the Woods

I have known of Homeschool in the Woods for many years.  I had received their freebies a few times and have always  liked what I have seen. Last year, I had the opportunity to review the Old Testament Lapbook from them. You can read my review for that here.

I was pleased to see that we were going to, again,  be reviewing products from Homeschool in the Woods. And I was thankful for their

We received 2 bundles. World Maps and  US Maps. That sounds very self
explanatory . However, that does not really scratch the surface of what is included in the packages.

In the US Maps package you will receive maps of the United States, and of each state. You have a choice of maps as well. There are labeled, not labeled, and simply an outline. You might ask what is the difference between, outline, and not labeled. The outline is simply that, is the political border of the state. However, with the non labeled map you will have some of the geographical marking on the map, for you to label.  You will also receive fact sheets for each state of the union. These fact sheets are beautifully laid out, and will walk your child through all the state facts, in a 'fill in the blank' notebooking fashion. There is also a place to either attach or draw each states flag.  As well as, to record any other interesting facts you found during your study.

You can make a binder of these, and do a study of the history of the entire country, and not just your respective state. Included with this package are even binder spine labels, which I thought was really neat. Most of my binders are marked with permanent marker to label!

What is really neat, that in the World Maps Package you will find not only current maps, you will also receive maps for ancient civilizations. Again, both labeled and not labeled. These will make perfect companions whether you are studying geography or ancient world history!  I really liked these!

In addition the maps included in this package, again, you have a ton of notebooking pages! I have to admit that these pages are really neat. Not your ordinary pages. They have come up with some fun ways for your kids to share what they have learned.. Such as, travel brochures, missionary notebook pages, recipes cards, holiday pages, just to name a few.

What's great, is you print off as many, or as little as, you need, and they fit right inside a binder! Print them on card stock to make them a wee bit more durable. Laminate them, and use a dry erase marker during lessons. The possibilities are endless!

Not only are the resources included with these packages useful for specific study, they are also handy to have around for future study. I know that this will be something that we will go back to again and again as we move along on our homeschool journey.

You can learn all about both of these packages by visiting Homeschool in the Woods.

Both packages are available on CD or for download. The download version is available to $18.95 each OR you can purchase the combo pack for $28.95.
Or you can purchase the CD for $19.95 each OR the combo pack for $29.95.

As usual, please visit the crew blog to see what my crew mates have to say about this product!

Happy Exploring!!!

**As part of the TOS Homeschool Crew, I was sent free copies of the products reviewed in this post, in exchange for my honest opinion. This review post, is my honest opinion of the product.**

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