Sunday, February 6, 2011
Review: Download N Go - George Washington
Our family just got done with a Download N Go unit study on George Washington. I think my son enjoyed this more than any of us because George was a general. Lil Man loves anything to do with the military.
Day 1: Who Was George Washington?
Day 2: People and Places in George Washington's Life
Day 3: The Accomplishments of George Washington
Day 4: Lessons to Learn From George Washington
Day 5: Remembering George Washington
Amanda Bennett did a great job with the research from birth to memorials after his death. We got to learn about his life growing up and beyond. Our activities included map work, fractions, coloring, cooking, reading, time lines and journals. It was a busy week and that was just a fraction of the activities we chose to do.
I really liked the suggested list of books in this unit. The selection had a wide variety of information that the kids and I all enjoyed. This unit does not have as many embedded videos as some of the other unit studies but it does not lack embedded links full of information. These links make it so easy to research our questions during the week.
I think my most favorite activity was part of the lapbook. The activity asked the children to think about what freedom meant to them and draw picture. I really did not think the six and eight year old understood but they blew me out of the water with their pictures. Lil Red drew a person giving a Bible to another person. This picture started a whole conversation about how some countries do not have the freedom we do to worship. Lil Man drew a picture of a Redcoat soldier and a Revolutionary soldier. The subject matter did not surprise me but the detail he put into the picture was by far one of his best.
Please go to the Download N Go Blog and read other reviews about the George Washington unit. I think this is one you will want for you own homeschool year.
Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this review.