I am always on the hunt for great homeschool resources. I am especially excited when those products come from online friends, so I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to review the Presidents of the United States Video-Based Unit Study from Paradise Praises by Katie Hornor. I received a copy of this product for my fair and unbiased review. So all opinions expressed in this review are my own. One of the incredible things about this product is that it can be adapted for any age – from kindergarten through high school. As an adult, I found the videos enjoyable and educational to watch.
This video-based product is meant to be completed over the course of one 9-week period, meaning one quarter. The product contains a suggested nine-week schedule. Each day the students will learn about a different president while completing activities and reading assignments.
The product contains the Presidential Biography Studies in chronological order, a listing of the Presidential videos, a listing of videos regarding the First Ladies, audiobook ideas, as well as other resources that include a field trip or virtual field trip ideas, art resources, vocabulary lists and more. Book suggestions include picture books, early readers, and chapter books.
Our three students we are still homeschooling are all in high school, and I love the flexibility of this course. It lends itself to flexibility and fitting the needs of a homeschool family. The primary video for each president is only 90 seconds long. So when your family’s time is short, your family can watch that 90-second video, complete a notebooking page for the president along with adding your Presidential figure to the timeline and be done. On days where time is available, notebooking pages, additional reading assignments, field trips or even virtual field trips, as well as art activities, can be complete.
I have to say I loved the song for learning the names of the presidents. I believe this would come in handy for learning the order of the presidents. Although I have only looked over the materials myself and watched the videos, I know this resource is going to be a great asset to our family. Whether you use it along with an existing history program or use it as a stand-alone unit study, I am sure your family will enjoy this course. So visit the Paradise Praises Online Shop and check it out for yourself and let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you.