Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Project Passport World History Studies {Homeschool Crew Review}

If you've been reading about our homeschool adventures for long, you'll know that one of our favorite subjects is history. We especially like hands-on history. Because Home School in the Woods is a hands-on history company with multiple product lines, they are one of our absolute favorite vendors.
This time we were blessed to receive Renaissance &Reformation from their Project Passport World History series. This history journey includes 25 "stops" with lessons provided at each stop. Information is provided in the travel itinerary, which includes the guide book, and a variety of projects, and occasionally an audio tour.

Your student will create a Scrapbook of Sights, which you will want to put into a 3-ring binder. There is a timeline, a postcard rack, souvenir craft cards, a form for a newspaper in which your student will write articles using information you will read to him from the guide book, and so much more. There are also lapbook elements, so your student can create a lapbook. We usually just put those elements onto card stock and include them in the notebook.

We began our journey with creating the timeline. There are two options for printing off the timeline; you can either print the timeline with the figures already on it, or you can print the figures separately, then cut them out and glue them onto the timeline. We chose the timeline with the figures already printed on it.
Then we worked on the new travelogue pages to put into the luggage folder. These pages are for recording favorite places visited, favorite people, favorite food, most interesting information discovered, etc.

After putting the new pages into the folder, we put new luggage label on the folder. I look forward to adding the other three, someday.
Here is the page that has the social classes of the Renaissance and Reformation era.
We learned a bit about Leonardo Da Vinci. One thing I found interesting was the fact that he was lefthanded. Sometimes he would write upside down, and sometimes backwards. Sometimes he'd sign his name backwards.
So we tried that; then held the paper up in front of the mirror.
Steven did pretty well, except he didn't make the capital "S" backwards in his name.
Another fun project was to draw with chalk pastels. I read through the directions to him, then he chose his object to draw.
Afterward, we put it into the frame, and labeled it with the title of the drawing, medium, artist's name, and date. I think he did pretty well for his first attempt.
I look forward to continuing working on this throughout this new school year, because it will fit right in with our Bible, history and geography study that we will be using. We'll use several living books as we go, too.

I am truly excited to see that Home School in the Woods now has Ancient Rome available from their Project Passport World History Studies! Even though they are suggested mainly for grades 3-8, I still plan to use them with my current high schooler.
Ancient Rome is also now included in their Project Passport bundle!
We have reviewed other hands-on history products from Home School in the Woods, if you'd like to read those reviews:

Hands-On History Activity-Pak: Composers
Project Passport World History Study: Middle Ages
HISTORY Through the Ages Hands-On History Activity-Paks: Make-A-State
Á La Carte projects

I think Home School in the Woods is our absolute favorite company for hands-on history products! I hope you'll check them out for yourself.

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The Crew reviewed many different products, so you will certainly want to check out the rest of the reviews. Simply click the banner below.
Hands-on-History, Project Passport, À La Carte Timelines and Time Travelers {Home School in the Woods Reviews}

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