This will be my very last review of the 2016 school year for the Schoolhouse Review Crew. And my last review is for Once-a-Week Micro-Studies Cooking up History with the Founding Presidents from Homeschool Legacy.
These small units are incredibly well priced. (If you click the link above, you will see that it is only $12!) They are designed to provide your student with a thorough understanding of a study topic in just three, 30-minute assignments each week.
I had the opportunity to take a closer look at the Founding Presidents. However, there are quite a few other units available including:
- Pirates or Privateers: You Decide
- Cooking up History with the Founding Presidents
- Victoria and Her World
- Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims
- Many Nations
Homeschool Legacy also has Once-a-Week Unit Studies available. These include science-related studies like:
- Horsing Around
- Birds of a Feather
- Forest for the Trees
- Weather on the Move
and History related studies like:
- Early Settlers in America
- Native America
- Revolutionary Ideas: The Story of the American Revolution
- We the People, Getting to Know Your Constitution
- Lewis & Clark: From Sea to Shining Sea
- Westward Ho I
- Westward Ho II
- Knights and Nobles
- Christmas Comes to America
Homeschool Legacy offers new studies regularly and encourages you to keep on what has come out visiting this link. Homeschool Legacy was founded by Sharon Gibson, and you quickly get the feeling that this is designed to offer you what you need without having you spend a ton or giving you a bunch of stuff you don't need.
Each unit gives:
- Facts about the President
- A picture of the President
- All kinds of interesting tidbits and details and things you might want to know about the President.
- Supplies you will need for this weeks' unit. Each unit is different. For example, it might have a recipe that fits into the topic or something to draw or a suggestion of an extra book to read. These are extra ideas that will require you to purchase or prepare ahead of time.
What I loved
- I loved that each of these week long units was incredibly digestible and not overwhelming at all. I found them very "possible" which is something I really need!
- I loved that they had fun inclusions (like baking a cherry pie when discussing George Washington.)
- I loved that there were links in the document that allowed you to jump around to places on the Internet where you could find more information. These took you directly online to places like Webster's Dictionary for facts about the President.
- I loved that this unit could be done in two different ways.
- One is that I simply sat in front of the document and discussed it with my student. The picture of Abigail is of her listening as I read about George Washington.
- The other option is to allow the student to sit behind it and jump around in the unit on their own. This would be especially possible for children from about second grade and up.
- I loved that the price was incredibly reasonable. This allows me to pay a very small amount of money and instantly have a great month-long activity at my fingertips