We reviewed The Book of Trees but Memoria Press also offers Latin Curriculum from Early Elementary to High School! We have enjoyed using various products from Memoria Press through the years for Latin and my daughter was excited to have the opportunity to review The Book of Trees. The set we received to review included the Teacher Guide, the textbook, and the student workbook. We did not receive The Tree Book and the Peterson Guide, so my daughter was able to use the Internet for research instead. While I see the benefits of these other two books, I feel that supplementing with Internet research worked well for our daughter.
I enjoy taking a classical approach to our children’s’ education, so Memoria Press fits the bill nicely. My daughter does not have plans to go into any science field in the future, but she loves learning about science. However, it needs to be presented in a way that captures her interest. As soon as I showed her the description on the website she was excited about the choices for science courses. I enjoy seeing her engaged in her textbooks.
This set is designed for grades 6 – 8. I was thrilled to see how captivated our daughter was with this set from the moment we received it. I opened up the box and she immediately began reading the textbook and then started completing the pages in the workbook. The textbook gave her interesting facts to share with our family. The workbook provided opportunities to show what she had learned.
She easily answered the questions in the workbook. Once she finished labeling the parts of the plant she even took the time to color the plants. When her father arrived home, she had to share what she had learned that day with him. I love watching her excitement when learning something new. She shared with hi what she found interesting from the lesson.
This set teaches everything from taxonomy to plant respiration to plant morphology, photosynthesis, flowers, and fruits. Each day, my daughter typically did the reading in the textbook and then the pages in the workbook. For most students, I think reading the textbook one day, doing the workbook another day and possibly doing extra activities or research on a third day of the week would work well. After each lesson, she was ready and eager to share what she had learned with her family. I never had to listen to her complain about the work or indicate that she did not want to do it.
Here are some pictures of the inside of the textbook.
I like the variety of activities in the workbook. These activities included reading and questions, diagramming and labeling, actual hands-on activities, identifying trees, researching trees, and even opportunities for sketching. For a child like ours that loves to draw this course is a great fit.
Here are some pictures of the inside of the workbook.
Finally, here is a picture of a page in the Teacher Guide.
Memoria Press provides a wonderful glimpse into botany with this course. Even though my daughter has not completed the course yet, I know we will finish it. I see us possibly doing Nature’s Beautiful Order, another course by Memoria Press later in the summer. The fact the curriculum is a company that provides classical Christian homeschool curriculum is a wonderful blessing for our family.
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