Friday, September 6, 2013

Product Review: Project Passport: The Middle Ages

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About Project Passport: The Middle Ages

Bring history to life! The all-new Middle Ages activity-based history study – the first in a new “Project Passport” curriculum – invites children to take a trip through time to get a true understanding of everyday life, historic events, and significant people who shaped our world.

Equipped with a passport and luggage folder -- which will take you through additional Project Passport studies such as the Renaissance and Reformation Pak.  Your child will be ready to ride with Robin Hood, roam a medieval village, and explore historic castles.

The CD contains  25 "stops" – each one includes background text, and a selection of hands-on projects that allow children to get a deeper understanding of economic, social, lifestyle, political, and religious issues of the times. Children complete creative writing activities, create a period newspaper, build Lap Books, craft 3-D projects, and much more. Take the learning deeper with a series of audio tours that carry your children away to the age of knights and battles, Gregorian chants and village festivals.

My thoughts on Project Passport: The Middle Ages

When I decided to review this product, I originally wanted it for my 6th and 7th grade students, but even my 1st grader and kindergartner are enjoying many of the activities.  When I am choosing items to purchase for our homeschool activities, I particularly like those that are cross-curricular.  The beauty of this CD is that it covers social studies and history, as well as writing, art, and even home economics.  I also like that the CD works on both PC and Mac computers, since we are considering transitioning to a Mac in the future.  My kids are retaining the information they are learning as well, which is always a plus. 

On a side note, Project Passport: The Middle Ages, is brought to you by Homeschool in the Woods.  Although I have been a fan of Homeschool in the Woods for several years, when my CD arrived, I was excited to see that they are a local (to me) company.  Although it has no bearing on my opinion of the product, it is nice to know that it is a local business.

Project Passport: The Middle Ages deal on Educents

Until September 10th, you can get Project Passport: The Middle Ages for a great deal on Educents.  In addition to the CD, you will also receive a downloadable Authors Mini Activity Pack with biographical information, excerpts, and writing activities for 24 classic authors.  Shipping is also included in this deal.  This is a $50 value for the special price of $34.95.

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