Home School in the Woods is my favorite company for timeline materials, so I was super excited to receive The Renaissance and Reformation Timeline from their À La Carte Timelines projects. Our children tend to enjoy hands-on History studies rather than using a typical textbook. So I was thrilled for our family to review this product. I feel Home School in the Woods offers some of the best history studies available.
Home School in the Woods is a hands-on history company, with multiple product lines for all grades from Kindergarten to high school. These product lines include À La Carte Timeline projects, Hands-on History Lap-Paks, Time Travelers American History, and more. For this review, we received the digital download of The Renaissance and Reformation Timeline. I was very excited for our 15-year-old daughter to receive this product. Moreover, I was excited to work on it as well.
This scrapbook-style timeline includes artists, historical figures, world leaders, religious leaders and more. It is recommended for grades 3 to 12th. I have to say I agree with that recommendation. For the younger students, they will enjoy cutting and pasting the figures into the timeline. For older students like our daughter who is in high school, this can be a springboard for deeper studies. My initial plan was to get the timeline completed, which we did. Now for the upcoming school year, I plan on our daughter researching the events and people included on the timeline in more depth. I want her to complete notebooking pages on some of the historical people and events on the timeline as well as write some more in-depth reports on others.
With this product comes the timeline pages are broken down to time periods and indications on the pages what person or event belongs where. It includes figures, predated lines, and a teacher’s key, so the only extra supplies needed are glue and scissors. We simply printed our timeline and figures on normal printer paper. However, I would recommend using cardstock at least for the timeline pages to make it sturdier. Also for our purposes right now, we put the completed pages in a Presentation folder. As I have our daughter do more in-depth studies and she completes more pages, I will probably have her move everything into a binder broken down into the timeline pages, notebooking pages, reports and other items she wishes to include as she completes them.
I feel this product is an excellent springboard for more in-depth studies of historical events and people. Our family definitely recommends this product line.
One of Home School in the Woods’ newest products is their Project Passport World History Studies. This series includes hands-on activities. Students receive a passport and a luggage folder in order to prepare for their journey. According to their website, students will “Take a trip through history and discover cultures at another era of time with hands-on projects and activities that drive the lessons home in a fun way” These studies are designed to take approximately 8-12 weeks and are meant for grades 3-8. Students will learn about everyday life, agriculture, trade, education, writing, medicine, government, the Bible and more. So click here if you want to learn more about the Project Passport World History Studies.
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