Monday, July 19, 2010

June Module - Travel the World

Travel the WorldToday Our Homeschool Reviews has the pleasure of reviewing the June Module of the Schoolhouse Planner, Travel the World.  If you are looking for something that gives a great overview of the earth, markings on a globe, maps, oceans, and continents, essentially traveling the world, this is it! 

The Old Schoolhouse (TOS) Magazine makes it easy for parents by packaging together everything you need. 

All modules of The Schoolhouse Planner, including this one, are prepared in a PDF file.  Now normally I don't like to do a lot of printing but Travel the World was perfect because I could print as little or as much as I wanted. 

The first half of the module was full of information, starting with the globe and how to find places by learning about all of the imaginary lines.  If I gave you the coordinates of a city on the globe, could you find it?  Well, we can!  :o)  They also give a link to a fun site to practice using latitudes and longitudes.  My daughter loved playing the game!

The next section covers maps, the continents, and the oceans.  For us that was just review since we have covered this material already.  For those who haven't, it's a great start.

Now we get into the meat of the material, learning about the seven continents.  It was fun learning some things about each of the continents and being rewarded by clicking on links to play games about each one.  Again, my daughter's favorite part!! 

Up to this point, there is no printing required.  I actually think it is easier to read the material on the computer with your child and then just click on the links for further information and games, then to print it all out. 

The rest of the module includes fun activities like a word search, crossword puzzle, and coloring sheets.  There are also some copywork pages, both in manuscript and cursive, and a few pages to get you started on a lapbook. 

If there are older children in the household, there is also a highschool expansion section. 

My Thoughts: I honestly enjoyed working through this module with my daughter.  We both learned some new things and she loved being able to click on the links to play games and learn more.  If you are looking for a nice overview of world geography, this is something to look into. 

Thoughts from a 7-Year Old: I like Travel the World a lot. The earth's axis is a nice little thing to know, and longitude and latitude rock. The website they found for lesson 1 is lovely; I am so good at that latitude and longitude game. It is new and exiting for me. I love it. Your kids should do it, too! (They'd love it as much as I do!)  

Find Out More: TOS Magazine's Schoolhouse Store offers Travel the World as a download for only $7.95.  You can read more about it here and even see a sample.  And if you are looking for something for the whole year, you can purchase the 12-module pack here.

My Crewmates are also reviewing Travel the World, so you can check out what they think here.


Disclosure: This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.

6 comments:

Modest Mama

I LOVE how you took the thoughts from your student for the review. Do you mind if I use that idea in my next review?

midwest mama

Great review:-) Thank you for sharing how your daughter's take on it, too, it's always fun to hear from the learner.

Our Village is a Little Different

I'm stopping by from the crew, too. Putting your daughter's comments in was a great touch!

Marie

I hope this isn't a double post. I think I lost my first post. Anyway...I'm blog walking from TOS and I just want to say your review makes me regret not chosing the June module to review myself. I didn't realize it was a geography study. You did a wonderful job, congrats.
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One Mom

Thanks. She really enjoyed writing her own "review".

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