Saturday, July 18, 2015

Home School in the Woods ~ Project Passport World History Study: Ancient Egypt ~ Review

These past few weeks have been filled with wonderful hands-on lessons and projects thanks to our opportunity to review Project Passport World History Study: Ancient Egypt from Home School in the Woods. My daughters have always been fascinated by Ancient Egypt, so this study was a huge win for our homeschool. 

Project Passport World History Study: Ancient Egypt is a hands-on study that spans around 8-12 weeks. During the course your children will witness exciting events and meet interesting people of Ancient Egypt. Topics include: 
  • Everyday Life 
  • Agriculture
  • Trade
  • Education 
  • Writing
  • The Sciences 
  • The Arts
  • Great Builders and their Architecture
  • Religion
  • Medicine
  • Government
  • The Dynasties
  • Kingdoms
  • Famous Pharaohs
  • Fitting Egypt into the Bible
  • Archaeology

The suggested grades for this study are 3-8.  For the purpose of this review, we were provided with the digital download version of the study. However, it is also available as a physical CD. Included in the study are 25 "Stops". Every stop has Guide Book Text to read on a topic, and a Travel Itinerary for project choices and directions. Masters for all the printables are also included. I do recommend having plenty of computer ink for printing. 

My daughters were very eager to begin. As soon as I downloaded the file, we launched the program to check it out. I was pretty blown away at the amount of wonderful content. The first thing I did was read the introduction. After reading the introduction, we made our way to Stop #1 where we were advised to create a passport and a luggage folder.  We also created a guide book, "Scrapbook of Sights" book, and "Snapshot Moments in History" Timeline.

As we made our way through the "Stops" we were able to take part in many hands-on learning adventures such as mapping Upper & Lower Egypt, creating "Wish You Were Here" postcard greetings, writing our own newspaper, making a dining out guide, learning about what the Egyptians wore, and many other very fun projects, There are also 8 audio tour included in the study as well. My daughters loved the audio tours. We listened to them as we worked on projects. 

I loved how the study was laid out in "Stops". 25 Stops in all. Each stop worked into the previous stop wonderfully. Allowing my children to understand each piece of information better. I also loved how we could view sample pictures of completed projects by clicking on an orange photo button on the right side.  This helped us tremendously. A photo example is included below. 

My daughters favorite project from the study so far as been making their own bricks. They thought this project was very cool. I thought it was a little messy, but I'm just thankful that my daughters were so excited about it. 

Final Thought

We haven't finished all the stops on this wonderful journey yet and we plan on continuing through them. So far this study has been more than I could have imagined. We actually studied Ancient Egypt last year, but in no way did it come close to this study. I couldn't have put a study this good together. I'm very thankfully we had the opportunity to review Project Passport World History Study: Ancient Egypt and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn about Ancient Egypt. I always feel like my daughters learn better with hands-on projects and that is just what this study has provided us with.

Download Version - $33.95
CD Version - $34.95

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