Monday, August 23, 2010

Download & Go: Expedition Africa Review

Our family was blessed to receive a copy of the new DNG: Expedition Africa unit to review. We have used a couple of these units over the last few months and I have to tell you that we have loved every one of them. I think each one we try is our favorite until I do the next one and Expedition Africa is no different!

Let me tell you about these DNG units in general and then I will give you a little more information about Expedition Africa specifically.

Each DNG unit is geared to children K-4 but could easily be expanded to use with older children. Everything you need is here…websites, activities, videos, and lapbook pieces! All the work is done for you! There is also a very extensive list of books to go along with your studies. Prep time for the teacher is minimal. Mainly printing and putting books on hold if you so choose. Just as the name suggests, you just download & go!

Now on to Africa!

The unit is broken down into 5 days/objectives.

Day 1: Where on Earth Is Africa?
Day 2: Some of the Special Places in Africa
Day 3: A Bit of History
Day 4: Cool Things to Know About Africa
Day 5: Fun and Games in Africa

I have to tell you there is so much meat in the study that our family has chosen to extend it over a longer period of time. Geography, History, Art, Science, Vocabulary…it’s all in there! Each day you will learn about a missionary to Africa as well. There are also lots of games and recipes to try!

One of the highlights of each day is the videos of the people and places of Africa. Each time we view one, my boys chime in with “I want to visit there!” or “Can we find out more about that place?” Music to mom’s ears!

For our family, this study has more printing involved than any of the other DNG units we have tried thus far. Although it is up to you exactly what you feel you want or need to print. Whether you choose to print some or all of the pages, the end result will be a gorgeous lapbook/notebook filled with your adventures in Africa.

Check out some of the beautiful sample pages here.

I would highly recommend this or any of the DNG Units. They are interesting and easy to use as well as reasonably priced. That’s a win-win in my book! I think Amanda Bennett and TOS have outdone themselves. Something both moms and kids love….can’t beat that! At least, not around here.

You can order individual titles for $7.95 each. Check out all the titles they offer here! And if you just can’t decide, you can purchase them in bundles at a discounted price.

***Disclaimer –We were given a copy of this product, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review.

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