Are you looking for a fun hands on history lesson for your homeschool? Are you looking for an immersive experience in ancient Greece, Egypt, The Rennisance, Middle Ages or Rome? You’ll love Home School in the Woods!
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I’m going be totally honest here… my kids do not like history. Nathan doesn’t see the point in learning about it (what 14 year old does?) And Daniel just thinks its booooorrrinnnggg. So I’m always on the lookout for new, interesting, fun ways to teach these reluctant students about history.
What I’ve found is that they are most responsive to hands on learning, and experiences rather than text books, worksheets and the other terribly boring stuff! I’ve also found that those types of lessons are hard to find. Yes you can find fun things here and there, a make your own mummy activity, or a fun Ancient Greek craft project, but unless you have the time to really piece a lot of them toghether it’s hard to make a complete study that really covers everything. If you want to learn about culture, geography, history, daily life, agriculture… all of the elements of a history lesson picking and choosing lessons here and there can be near impossible.
Home School in The Woods Project Passport is the answer!
Home School in the Woods has 4 amazing unit studies ( and another coming soon) in their product line, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, The Middle Ages and The Rennisance and Reformation. Each study contains a Guide Book, 25 “Stops” (or lessons), lots of printable projects, timelines, lap book activities, craft projects, and audio tours.
We worked our way through the Ancient Greece study and I was excited to see that it covered so many facets of Greek culture and history. Lessons on Greek food, clothing, geography, architecture, mythology,important people and events, literature… everything you want to see in a complete unit study is included.
The way the lessons are structured is awesome too. With 25 stops on your itinerary you can work at whatever pace you’d like. If you want an intensive study or to spread it out over several weeks, the choice is yours. There are so many activities, that really pacing yourself and enjoying all of it is what I’d recommend. Really working with all the awesome resources and enjoying all that Project Passport has to offer.
Hands On Activities You’ll Love
So my kids have never been big fans of lap books, which I’ve found are really popular in a lot of unit studies. As a parent and teacher I totally see that allure of them and think they’re a great resource but my kids… not so much.
I feel like Home School in the Woods has taken the idea of lap booking with all the fun little pockets, mini books, etc. but it is formatted in a “Scrapbook of Sights” where you can keep all your maps, postcards, timeline and more to have it all in one place.
Have no fear though, if your kids love lapbooks there are instructions for completing one!
I also love that the instructions give you options for printing. There is an extensive timeline with this study that you can print to fold out or as pages in your notebook. (The instructions are clear and easy to understand for those of us that are printer challenged lol!)
In addition to the printable resources there are also lots of projects such as making a fresco painting or an olive wreath. There are also audio tours that are great! They aren’t just boring facts but instead conversational and descriptive with a ton of information presented in an informal and engaging way.
We loved the lesson on Greek food. The Greece-y Spoon menu has some amazing recipes. I’ll admit I cheated an bought frozen spanakopita and made baklava cups, but we did use the spiced wine recipe that is included. We plan on creating all the recipes for a Greek feast one weekend so that we can enjoy them all!
Daniel declared, “The Greeks make awesome food!” I’m pretty sure this was his favorite lesson!
I love the way the hands on activities, extra crafts, reading and audio all work together to really create in immersive experience that touches on so many learning styles!
Use Home School in the Woods in Your Homeschool!
I can’t say enough about what a great homeschool resource Project Passport is. In addition to being an excellent unit study it is affordable, and even downloadable so you don’t have to wait to get started!
If you’re feeling lucky why not enter to win a set of your own Project Passport CD’s! The winner will a collection of 4 Project Passport studies, so enter to win!!