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Monday, July 19, 2010

TOS June Module Review


Travel the World

I've had my eye on The Old Schoolhouse Planner for some time now so when I got the chance to review the June Module: Travel the World, I jumped at it!  The great thing about these modules is you don't have to have the planner to make them work.  Each one stands alone by itself!  But now I really want the planner even more, lol.

Without a doubt, this e-book was all I had envisioned and so much more.  We're talking a whole unit study here every month!  Really, I was blown away!  I just wasn't expecting that much information in a monthly module.  I was just thinking it would be a little extra side information we could use in our homeschool...not a complete unit study!

So, what information you may ask?  In the June module the study was on traveling the world.  You are provided with lots of information/studies on each continent and each ocean.  One part that we really enjoyed were the details given on globes!  The way that the unit explained geography and the globe details really made everything click for us all. 

Included also were puzzles, copywork, activity sheets, map work, coloring pages, and so much more including a "My Travel Book" lapbook to make!  We didn't get to make that yet but rest assure we will and I'll post a picture of it when we do!  The lapbook in itself is a great way to review all the information given on each continent.  And another biggie that is included for me is the answer key to all the activity pages because let's face it.....I have mommy brain too many times in a day!!

Also included is a high school expansion section.  We did not use this in our homeschool but it's there for future reference when we do have high schoolers which at this rate will not be long!!!  This section really expands the age range so that the e-book could be used by every member of your family.  That is my all time favorite thing about unit studies!

My kids favorite pick of the activities we did was the coloring pages!  Yes, even my 12 yo picked the coloring page as his favorite because he had clues and the shape of the continent to color and then had to guess which continent it was in the end.  And they all got it.  Out of curiosity I decided to show these coloring sheets to them first as a pre-test.  Well, let's just say they learned a whole lot by the end!  We had not done a continent study as a homeschool yet so this was a treasure for us.

Pros for us
  • is Christian based
  • can be used by each homeschool student
  • can be used over and over through out the years
  • answer key for the teacher
  • can be studied by the whole family at once tailored to each student's level
  • cost is cheap when you consider it's a one time purchase and can be used by multiple students
Cons for us
  • ink and paper costs
  • would need more prep time from me 
You can find out what my crew mates think of the TOS June Module by going to The Crew Blog.

You can download a free sample of the module here.  If you decided you would like to purchase the e-book for your homeschool it is available for instant download here for just $7.95.  That's a steal for this all inclusive unit study! 

Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this product for review purposes. The opinions in this post are my honest evaluation of this product.  I was given no other compensation for this review.



  1. Hello from a fellow TOS crew member. I'm spending a little time checking out some of the the other reviews. Nice job!

  2. Hello from a fellow TOS crew member. I'm spending a little time checking out some of the the other reviews. Nice job!


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