The first official TOS Homeschool Crew review for 2001-2011 is for Travel the World!, the June 2010 module to the 2009 Schoolhouse Planner. (June is the last month in the 2009 Planner, by the way. If you’re interested in the 2010 Schoolhouse Planner, read more here.)
If you’re not familiar with The Old Schoolhouse’s Planner modules, these are themed mini-units, with informative text, links to websites with more information, activities, and recipes. The modules are offered as additions to the Planner, one per month, but you don’t have to have the Planner to enjoy using the modules. Each is a stand alone product.
June 2010’s theme is geography. After a definition of the word “geography” you’ll find a discussion how a globe is used to represent the earth, followed by information about maps. A general view of oceans and continents is followed by more detailed information on each continent. Within the text are links to interactive websites for learning and playing educational games.
Take a peek inside:
Activities in the June module include a word search, word scramble, crossword and rebus puzzles, coloring and copywork pages, and worksheets (fill in the blanks, label the maps, make a poem). There are also minibook templates and links to lapbooking directions and fun geography-related websites. (Our girls love online learning games, so these were welcome, especially with the very hot afternoons we’ve had this month, too hot to do anything out of doors.)
Several pages are devoted to high school students, with information and activities suited to the older set. (Start your own business, anyone? How about some meaty summer reading?)
This 56-page e-book costs $7.95 and is available in PDF format for download from the Schoolhouse Store.
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Disclaimer: Members of the TOS Crew were given a free download of the June 2010 module for review.