I am so excited to share Project Passport with you! I recently found out about Home School in the Woods and their Project Passport: a hands-on history curriculum. Check out my review below and also enter for a chance to win a set for your homeschool!!
(I received this product for free. All opinions are honest, and I was not required to post a positive review. Product links are affiliate links.)
Home School in the Woods
As you know from my recent posts, I have been switching up our curriculum. I have enjoyed trying different curriculums and different approaches. The kids have enjoyed the variety too. I recently discovered Homeschool in the Woods Project Passport and was excited to check it out. Project Passport is a hands-on history curriculum that you either purchase a cd or download to use. Home School in the Woods has an entire world history product line, however, in this post, I am featuring their NEW Ancient Greece as that is what we are currently studying.
Home School in the Woods product line includes:
- Ancient Egypt
- Ancient Greece (NEW)
- The Middle Ages
- Renaissance and Reformation
- Ancient Rome (Coming 2018)
Project Passport: A Hands-On History Curriculum
I have used a couple of different curriculums for history; however, not one of them even compares to Project Passport for a hands-on approach. At first, I was hesitant to try Project Passport because I don’t consider myself one of those homeschooling Pinterest moms that can do hands-on activities, but Project Passport proved to me I could!
Homeschool in the Woods has done all the prep work, and the outlines are meticulous. I feel like I could just hand the binder of printed material to my husband without giving him any direction and he would be able to follow it. (And that says a lot because usually if I leave and have him sub for me, it requires a two-page outline from me explaining everything in detail!)
Also, another excellent feature is that because all of the material is on a cd (or downloaded) that you print, you don’t have bulky books lying around. You print what you NEED! This worked perfectly for us. Since we had recently gone over some of the material that is covered at the beginning of Ancient Greece, I didn’t need to print that, and it is not taking up space in our homeschool area (aka kitchen and living room). I was able to start where we were at and not stress over where I was going to put stuff that we didn’t need at the moment. Plus I don’t need to worry about where I will store it until the boys are old enough to use it!
What’s In Your Passport
Obviously, with a name like Project Passport, a passport is going to be involved. I don’t know what it is about a passport, but they automatically induce excitement. Another bonus to the cd’s (or download) is that you can print how many copies of the material you need for your students. Two kids – print two. Seven kids – print seven! The kids had a lot of fun making their passports!
And since the girls recently decided to buy a typewriter at a thrift store, we were able to type the information on the inside of the passport nicely!
Alexander the Great
We picked up our studies of Ancient Greece with Alexander the Great! Homeschool in the Woods provides an Itinerary for you for each unit (stop) that details all of the activities. There are 25 stops in Ancient Greece.
After reading the three printed pages provided about Alexander the Great we did our map work so we could better visualize his conquests.
Again, I appreciated how detailed this was. We printed off the map to complete, the sheet of landmarks that needed to be added to the map and a completed map to see how it was supposed to look. We decided to color over our landmark words so that our map would be more colorful and we could easily identify the markings.
Project Passport also utilizes a timeline. They provide all the snapshots for the history timeline! You print the timeline pages and put them in a binder, or you can tape them together to make a long accordion style timeline, and then you add your snapshots to the timeline!
Final Thoughts on Project Passport
The ease of use convinced me that I could successfully use this hands-on history curriculum. Home School in the Woods has put together an extensive curriculum and has made it simple to use. The instructions, tips, additional resources, and activities are all outlined for you. If you are a mom who likes hands-on activities and your kids love cutting and gluing and being fully engaged – then this is for you!
Win A Set Of Four Project Passport CDs
One lucky winner will receive a set of 4 Project Passport Cds. If the winner lives outside the USA, he/she will receive digital downloads instead.
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