Friday, April 1, 2011

DNG's Expedition Israel Review

Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land? Walk where Jesus walked? Experience the sights and sounds of the disciples? Expedition Israel is a wonderful way to do just that!! What a great way to prepare for the Easter season.

Just in case you are not familiar with Amanda Bennett's Download N Go series, they are a 5 day unit study geared towards K - 4th grade students. Each unit is filled with websites, videos, activity pages, lapbook components and so much more. All the hard work is done for you. As the name suggests, you just download and go! If you would like to learn more about these units and see all the titles available- Check out Amanda's website here.

On your expedition to Israel, these are some of the things you will be learning each day:

Day 1: Where on Earth is Israel?

Day 2:Some of the Special Places in Israel

Day 3: A Bit of History

Day 4: Cool Things to Know about Israel

Day 5: Fun and Games in Israel

We have learned so much this week! We have studied about geography, animals, Bible heros, foods, vocabulary, a few Hebrew words, music, foods, and the list goes on.

Here is our map that we worked on all through the week listing the places we visited.

Take a look at some of the beautiful sample pages included in Expedition Israel. Of course, my boys favorite parts are always the science experiments. So they really enjoyed learning all about The Dead Sea. We explored the differences between Salt and Kosher Salt. Then we hypothesized about how much salt it would take to make certain things float. We tried an egg, a marble, a rock, and an apple. Here the boys are playing the vocabulary game included in the study as we reviewed our week.

As always, Amanda has done a great job building an exciting, interesting, and intriguing study. Its been a great week of learning for both mom and kiddos.

Up next for us...Easter Promise! It's not because I am reviewing it, its because I love it! I think it will be the perfect follow up to Expedition Israel.

*** Disclosure Statement*** I was given a copy of this unit, in exchange for, an honest review on my blog. The opinions give are those of myself or my children.


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