While we haven't quite finished the book to be able to fully utilize this guide, I feel we will be sticking with this for a while still yet. I would like to fully explore a several of the suggested activities that seem to require the book to be fully completed before attempting. I do wish there were more question and answer type activities on a chapter to chapter basis. Waiting to do some of these activities also acts as an incentive for Mr. B to complete the reading in a timely fashion.
I've been quite sick for the last few days. I hope to add in some photos of his completed work on the Unit Study Guide as soon as I feel a little better. He colored in a map of the states visited by Meriwether Lewis in the book, as well as copied their trail onto another map. He also used the quotes as copywork practice, and answered the chapter questions either orally or on paper.
We highly recommend YWAM Publishing. I have, just this week, talked to several homeschool friends about how they could incorporate YWAM books into their homeschools to fill social studies gaps they have. The guide is great with the book, and I honestly can't imagine having the book without the guide. The reading level is intended for around 10yrs old, and I found this to be pretty accurate. Younger students would benefit from this as a read aloud, and older students would still benefit from the lesson material, so I could definitely see this benefiting a larger family who could utilize the group project suggestions in the study guide.
Does YWAM Publishing Pass My 4 Ingredient Test?
1.) Customization: Is it easily adaptable? Can we customize it to fit “us?” Can we modify or set our own schedule? Can we take breaks, jump ahead, or flat out skip?
You can have your child read this and his/her own pace, or you can read it to them. You could easily make this a group story time. The Unit Study Guide provides a bunch of activity suggestions that are easily adaptable. The guide provides a lot of extra activities that one simple can't finish them all in one study!
3.) Attention span: Is it boring? Is it engaging? Is it varied enough for ADHD? Does it last too long?
This would depend on your child's interest in reading and the subject matter. Mr. B rather enjoys it. He will read longer some days, and not so long other days.
4.) Does it tie into other things we already have.
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