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History is my absolute favorite to study with Mini. I could literally do history all day long. Mini on the other, not so much. She’ll ask a random question here and there but other than that, she couldn’t care less. So, that means I have to work harder at finding products that would hold her attention.
That’s why I jumped at the chance to review for YWAM Publishing again. We were offered our choice and we picked something from the Heroes of History series. We chose to review HEROES OF HISTORY Harriet Tubman: Freedombound. YWAM Publishing also sent us the Study Guide to go along with our book.
With this study you can purchase the book, the unit study (which is digital), and access to the audio book which is really great for Mini since she has Asperger's and reading is really slow for us. There are so many different formats that this is perfect for any child with a learning disability to have exactly what they need to learn the best way possible.
The really cool thing about Heroes of History is that they take real people and bring their biographies to life. Harriet Tubman was a woman who literally changed history. Harriet was a slave from a young child. She grew up as a slave, but had ambitions of escaping up north. Of course, Harriet went on to lead hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad.
The book has 193 pages, broken down into 15 chapters. The book is available in many forms. The physical book, eBooks, you can even get it on audio. As most of you know physical book and audio together is what works best for Mini.
The Study Guide
The study guide is broken down into several sections.
1. Key Quotes and can be used for copy work. 2. Display Corner. It's great for your hands on learners.
3. Essay questions for each chapter.
4. Student Explorations. It has Essay Questions, Creative Writting suggestions, Hands on Projects, and Audio/Visual Projects. 5. Community Links. It's researching and preparing for a field trip to places that might pertain to the time period you are studying.
6. Social Studies. It's divided into six categories, each with suggestions on how to use the material
7. Related Themes to Explore. It gives you ideas on how to expand the Unit study Math, Geography, and more.
How we used it
I wished I could say it was all rainbows and smiles but indeed it was not. We did pretty good with the book even without the audio. These books just aren’t like reading history books. These keep your child’s attention so it’s not even like “School work” to them.
While the study guide is almost a must and I highly recommend both book and study guide, we barely used the study guide this time. She just wasn’t interested. I know she will be eventually. She likes projects that are hands on and this unit study offers that.
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