As a homeschool mom for many years now, I will admit my weakness is hands-on activities. My kids get LOTS of experience with life skills, but when it comes to homeschool materials, I need help! That’s why Home School in the Woods is perfect for my family and I’ll tell you why the easy hands-on activities from Homeschool in the Woods is a must for YOUR family!
As HUGE advocates for American freedom and what the Revolution stood for, we decided to try the Time Travelers: American Revolution from the U.S. History series. As a DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Member, I am always looking for helpful material to easily teach our wonderful history. And, Home School in the Woods does not disappoint!!
We have used their American Revolution Timeline as well this year and you can find my review HERE.
INTRODUCTION TO TIME TRAVELERS: AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Ok, all I can say is WOW! There is a ton of reading material, activities and writing copywork to guarantee your kids will never get bored! With Time Travelers: American Revolution, I can choose to do several activities a week, or just one. We typically are doing just one a week since it’s summertime. With Time Travelers: American Revolution, we will have a GREAT understanding of this time period thanks to Home School in the Woods!
HOW TO USE HOME SCHOOL IN THE WOODS DOWNLOADS
Before beginning my synopsis of the program, I’d like to mention the possibly intimating WEALTH of information. Don’t get overwhelmed, start with finding the right file to get started.
When you download the files, it will be in a zipped format. If you can, save it in a folder you can remember (I would suggest creating a new folder so only those files are present). Then, right-click the folder, and click on ‘extract all files’. Select where you want them stored on your computer and then voila, there they are!
Now, Make sure you go to the file that says “Start”. This is your landing page or table of contents for all materials. My “start” file had the icon of my browser Chrome since a browser is your vehicle to easily navigate through the files. Now, here’s another important tip…don’t forget to bookmark it on your toolbar!!! You want to easily head back to your files for quick access.
HOW WE USED TIME TRAVELERS: AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Now that we got the intimidating part of the way, this is how we used Time Travelers: American Revolution. There is so much material you can use to fit the needs of your family. I want my kids to have a full grasp of this time period so I’m going to discuss the copywork, timelines and Mitchells Map as a demonstration of a week’s worth of hands-on activities.
My 11-year old son needs work on his handwriting so I was happy to see copywork for cursive. After reading the text, we used the copywork sheets to help him with his writing. In addition, we always love timelines so my son chose the timeline and cut out the key images of heroes and places. Then, he placed them in the appropriate spot on the timeline with glue.
Next, we worked on Mitchell’s map. My son colored the map with different colors to show contrast and to reinforce learning about the most comprehensive map of Eastern North America made by John Mitchell.
You can also find a lapbook for the Mayflower Compact and Document Scrolls, a Jamestown Replica which we finished HERE. I highly recommend this activity if you are interested in studying about the American Revolution. Jamestown is a HUGE and SIGNIFICANT part of our American History and if you don’t know why, check out their Time Travelers: American Revolution.
This is just a snippet of what Home School in the Woods has to offer! So, don’t hesitate to learn more about them. In fact, I will discuss a new product that is hot off the press further below!
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