Wednesday, September 19, 2012

TOS Review - Homeschool Legacy


Once a week unit studies are brought to you by Homeschool Legacy. What is a unit study you may ask. A unit study is a method of learning using all the senses and different academic subjects (math, science, art, social studies, etc.) to focus on one topic. Currently Homeschool Legacy has the following unit studies available:

  • Birds of a Feather
  • Forest For the Trees
  • Horsing Around
  • Weather on the Move
  • Knights and Nobles
  • Native America
  • Early Settlers
  • Revolutionary Ideas
  • We the People
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Christmas Comes to America
We were blessed to be picked to review Weather on the Move. You see, Grace is crazy about all things weather. She loves to look up videos about extreme weather, check out weather forecasts, and watch storm chasers. Needless to say this was the perfect unit study for us. Weather on the Move is a 7 week unit study for grades 2 - 12 and retails for $19.95. It will come to you as a soft bound book. There is no way I can mention everything that you can do with this unit, but here are some:

  • Family Read Alouds
  • Weather Journal
  • Writing Assignments
  • Experiments
  • Create Weather Instruments
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Track Hurricanes
  • And so much more
How we used it and what we thought:
We decided to use this for our main science curriculum until it is finished. This means we are doing every reading, activity, and assignment. Even though this product is formatted for once a week studies, because we were using it as our main science, we worked on the unit 4 days a week. I think the product is fabulous and covers everything Grace would need to know about weather. Grace's favorite parts were the experiments and creating weather instruments. I like the weather journal and drawing all her experiments in it. We liked it so much that we will finish every portion which will take a couple more weeks. Because of the hands on experiments, I think this is the most Grace has ever understood how the water cycle and weather actually work. I am even looking at one of their other products to purchase and teach as an enrichment class through our cooperative. I was also very appreciative of the price. There is much information gleaned for $19.95 and well worth the price.

One added benefit to the unit studies is the opportunity to earn badges for American Heritage Girls and Boy Scouts. Throughout the unit, activities and research assignments are added to help these students earn their badges.

Please visit Homeschool Legacy and pick out a unit study for your family.

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Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Review Crew, I received this product at no cost to me in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine. 


1 comment:

Eddie said...

Wow, this looks great! I'm adding it to our list of studies to buy from them in the future. We had Forest For the Trees and enjoyed it so much that the kids are voluntarily exptending parts of the study!