Have you studied the Renaissance and/or the Reformation in your homeschool? I am excited to tell you about how we are studying ours. This is not only a review of Project Passport World History Study: Renaissance & Reformation by Home School in the Woods. I will talk to you about how it works and how we are using this program.
Introduction to Project Passport World History Study: Renaissance & Reformation
We received the PDF files for the entire Renaissance & Reformation Studies via email. I immediately opened the file labeled “Introduction” and read it. It was easy to follow and understand. Basically, you are on a pretend tour through the Renaissance and the Reformation events and way of life. You are immersed in the culture.
This set does require preparation before the lessons are presented. It took me about one hour to read the introduction, print 3 stops in the tour (it was my personal decision to prepare 3 tour stops’ worth of materials at a time, but you can do it any way you want) and put the materials together.
When I went back to int the next 3 tour stops, putting them together went a lot faster since i already knew how the system worked and I had my binder started. it probably took me half the time than the first set of 3 tour stops.
How Did We use Project Passport World History Study: Renaissance & Reformation?
I decided to keep all of our materials in a binder for several reasons. One of the reasons is that it keeps all of the materials together and in order. Another reason is that it is easy to spot and grab it whenever we are going to join the next tour stop.
My children had their suitcases, their passports, labels, tags, journal pages and other materials ready to go. They have never really been on a tourist tour before, so I started there. I introduced the concept of how a tour works and what you do. I was the designated tour guide since I was teaching them the lessons.
We started with the first tour stop and they LOVED having their own suitcases (pocket folders cut as suitcases to keep all their goodies) and their passports. We filled out forms, labels, tags and went through an overview of the tour. Every stop in our tour was fun and different. We loved the variety.
What is our Honest Opinion of Project Passport World History Study: Renaissance & Reformation?
I find that this is a great program to use. It is thorough and we truly learned a lot so far. We will most definitely continue using it until we reach the end and I plan on using it again every couple of years. We highly recommend it. They have awesome-looking sets on other topics like Ancient Egypt and The Middle Ages.
The only thing to point out is that there is a lot of printing, so be sure you count on having enough ink for your printer and printing paper. All in all, though, I like that they offer some prints in color and in black and white. I like being able to choose.
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