Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
Because we love Dave Stotts and Drive Thru History® Adventures, we were super excited to receive Bible Unearthed to review. Over the past several years, our family reviewed several courses and products from Drive Thru History® Adventures. Dave Stotts brings history to life, especially in how it relates to the Bible. While the Drive Thru History® takes viewers on a journey through history, Bible Unearthed goes. behind the scenes and involves Dave Stotts, his friend, and expert, Titus Kennedy, PhD, along with longtime travel companion and Drive Thru History® writer, Randall Niles, to explore archaeology, the Bible, and History. Our family appreciates how finds in the Holy Land and archaeology weave together to illustrate proof for the teachings in the Bible.
When you log into the course, a series of background items appear including the Course Guide, an explanation of how to use the worksheets and answer guides that accompany each lesson, and how to use the community and additional articles that are available. Families may use the course guide to create a schedule for the course that works best for individual needs. So this means if your family has a busy week, you could just watch the videos. If you have more time, you could become more involved in the additional material. Adjust requirements based on the ages and abilities involved to create the perfect course for your family.
The videos take approximately 15 minutes to watch. The quality of the picture and the sound provide an excellent viewing experience. We loved how the three men interacted. It seemed like they really enjoyed working and talking together. We also appreciated how we learned about the life of an archaeologist and how they approach doing their jobs.
The videos weave together Biblical references, archaeological discoveries, archaeological processes, and scenes from episodes of Drive Thru History®. After each episode, reading material appears under the video along with downloads for the worksheets and answer keys.
For those families with younger children, your family could watch the video together. For families with slightly older children, elect to fill out some questions on the worksheets or discuss them together. For older students and adults in the family like ours, watching the videos together and then reading the material on the screen along with the additional articles plus reading the worksheets and answering the questions on the worksheets provide the perfect level of involvement.
For our family, we elected to watch the videos together and then discuss them. I allowed everyone to decide whether to answer the questions and read the extra articles for themselves. I elected to add the worksheets to my tablet so I could work on them while at appointments or other places. Plus, it eliminates paper clutter around our home.
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This course resonated with our family because it combines the Bible, History, and archaeology together into a meaningful, informative, and interesting package. So if your family desires to learn more about how the Bible intersects with archaeology and history, check out Bible Unearthed from Dave Stotts and Drive Thru History® Adventures. This course provides information and entertainment while potentially creating an interest in archaeology at the same time.
Other members of the Home School Review Crew share their thoughts and experiences on this program this week on the Home School Review Crew blog, so click here or on the graphic below to read more reviews.