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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
TOS Review: A Thomas Jefferson Education
As you can see from my many recent posts, we've been covered up in reviews over here at Cainberly! This, however, was certainly one of the most fun! This Week in History by A Thomas Jefferson Education is a subscription sent to your email weekly. It is chocked FULL of interesting people, facts, events, places and just enough links to pique the curiosity of your students. There's a number of great printable games, activities, photos, and resources. Another plus worthy of mentioning is that these can fit into any style of teaching: Charlotte Mason, Ecclectic, Classical, Unschooling, and of course, Unit Studies.
These unit studies are so fun and well prepared. One of my personal favorites started with August 4 (1901)- Birthdate of Louis Armstrong. It started with a brief biography of Satchmo followed by links not only about him, but about jazz music in general. Ending the segment on Armstrong were ideas for writing and discussion. There is are three sample weeks that you can access to see what you think.
I also want to mention that following this bit on Louis Armstrong was the date the hideaway for Anne Frank was raided. I appreciate that this is a sensitive subject and was prefaced with this clause: 1944: The Raid on the Secret Annex (Anne Frank) (Note: Please take special care to familiarize yourself with the subjectmatter and the links so you can decide the best way to present it toyour children/students; this subject may include disturbing images ortopics.)
This Week in History is $9.99 per month. I agree with a crew-mate of mine, Lisa R. who said in her review, " I realize that you could search the Internet and put together units of your own
for your children, but it's so nice to have things done for you! Especially, if
they are done well." These are done VERY well. We look forward to receiving it each week!
So go take a look and see what you think! And let me know! As always, if you'd like to see what other reviewers thought of This Week In History......
Disclaimer: As a member of the Old Schoolhouse Review Crew, I was given a subscription to this program in exchange for an honest and objective review.
I am mother to 2 and wife to 1 for 20 years. Leaning on Jesus and taking advantage of the grace made free to me through Him! I enjoy lovely things, cooking, antiquing, cross-stitching, traveling, and reading. Falling in love with our new home, New York.