Friday, April 9, 2010

Review of Expedition Australia Unit Study/Lapbook

The Old Schoolhouse and Amanda Bennett
Expedition Australia
Download 'n Go Series
Grades K-4

In the world of unit studies, Amanda Bennett is a name I have frequently heard. During our homeschooling journey, I have not had the opportunity to use any materials that she has authored. Imagine my excitement when the opportunity arose to use one of the unit studies she has co-authored with The Old Schoolhouse!

Expedition Australia is a 101 page downloadable unit study and lapbook. The pages are colorful and beautifully illustrated complete with active links to maps, activities, short videos and related topics. Throughout the ebook are places to write answers to questions and draw what you've learned. (If you do not have a color printer, don't despair! We printed ours in black and white and my 6 year old enjoyed going through the pages to add her own color.)

Specifically your child will learn not only the geography and history of Australia, but also how to tell the temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit, native animals, monetary units and even how to speak a little 'Aussie'!

As an optional activity there is a listing of related books to read while doing this study and section of 'Family Fun Ideas'.

My children are veteran lapbookers. They have a definite opinion of how they like things to look and still become discouraged if the assembly is confusing. I was pleased to see the ease of assembly and flow of these pages. It was easy for my 8 year old to go through the instructions while helping his 6 year old sister. This made for an enjoyable week!

All in all, this was a very enjoyable and educational study. My children learned a great deal about Australia and I appreciated the well thought-out way each day's lesson is laid out. Very stress free! I would gladly do another study from this series!!

I received this item free of charge in return for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. So love this series! If I was ever to have more students, or grandchildren, I WILL use this series with them. This series is a tremendous value and teacher/student friendly! Great review Ring Leader! :-)