Monday, July 19, 2010
Review: Travel the World
It's time for my first review as a part of TOS Homeschool Crew! I am really excited to share this product with you because it was a wonderful way to introduce geography to my younger students and to review with my oldest. Travel the World is part of the Schoolhouse Planner Module collection. It is a downloadable ebook and very simple to use. Once I downloaded the ebook I printed it out and put it in a binder. This step is optional, of course, I just prefer to read books in print instead of on the computer screen. After printing it I discovered that if I strictly used the printed version of my ebook I was going to miss out on some spectacular internet links. So we ended up using the ebook in a combination of print and online.
The first portion of the ebook is full of great information. My children enjoyed learning about how to use a globe and read a map and they enjoyed learning about climate zones and the continents that make up our world. As we read we often clicked on the links that were included. The links included great illustrations, explanations, and interactive games and quizes. What a fun way to reinforce what we were learning! The internet is such a valuable tool in our homeschool and having the links already there for us was a huge time saver. As we worked through the ebook I printed off the map pages for my kids to label and color.
Gavin thought it important to label the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
My students enjoyed this TOS Homeschool Crew module from TOS Schoolhouse Store. It is available for purchase for $7.95, which is a very reasonable price considering the time saving links. I recommend this to any family wishing to spend a little time on geography, whether it's to review or introduce the subject. The ebook is designed to be appropriate for students of all ages, and does indeed include activity sheets or expansion activities for high-school students, however I found that in general, it was geared more toward my younger children.
I received this product for free as a member of TOS Homeschool Crew. My opinions are solely my own and are not influenced in any way. I am not being reimbursed in anyway for this review.