Expedition Expectations!

Fourteen, thirteen, twelve days…the countdown continues.  In less than two weeks, with our passports in hand, my husband, children, and I will be flying out of New Orleans to meet the rest of our family in Cozumel.  There we will spend 7 days at the beautiful Hotel Melia’ Cozumel All Inclusive Golf and Beach Resort.   We are all anxiously waiting for the day we leave.  I don’t know, maybe it’s the expectation of a week of relaxation on the sandy beaches. Maybe it’s the thrill of fine dining, shows, and fun excursions. Or perhaps it is the thought of spending a week fellowshipping with my parents, siblings, and their children, whom I see so very little.  Regardless, can you tell that I am excited?  My family is certainly looking forward to some traveling and maybe a little sightseeing.  (We will be staying just a few miles from the archaeological ruins of San Gervasio.)

To add to our excitement, the children and I pulled out the Old Schoolhouse Travel the World E-Book this week.  I received the ebook as part of the TOS Crew to review.  We had fun hopping around the globe and experiencing fun activities along the way.  Andrew especially enjoyed tracing our travel route (with a layover in Houston) on the map handout included in the book.  This ebook is a great source for a generic geography overview. Yet, it is filled with so many online resources that you could spend weeks plunging into all the various geographical fields.  What I love about TOS ebooks is that they make great unit studies.  All my children (2nd grade, 6th grade, and 8th grade) gleaned from this study.  While there was a lot of review in it for my oldest son, it gave him an occasion to teach what he knew to the other children, thus reinforcing his proficiency in the subject.  

We also used the handwriting sheets to polish up on some much needed (we lost some over the summer) penmanship skills!  Andrew enjoyed the word search and Aaron did the high school word search right along with him.  Abigail opted to do the word scramble, getting stuck on “mthussi”.  (Leave a comment if you can figure it out.)  We even took advantage of one of the great recipes listed at the end of the study. 

Here you see Abigail and Andrew (who just came in from the pool) preparing Greek Stew.  My only contribution was to remind them to wash their hands and take the finished product out of the oven.  We had a wonderfully delicious meal! 

Of course, as you all know, it doesn’t matter to me how great a curriculum is or how many resources it has if it is not biblically based.    Therefore, I was not disappointed with Travel the World E-Book.  The first page begins with Isaiah 45:18  “For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.”  Various Scriptures are beautifully woven throughout the study and even included in the handwriting pages.

 With all of that said, I would recommend Travel the World E-Book for anyone who is looking for a simple, easy to follow, geography study this year.  It can be purchased at the Old Schoolhouse Store and instantly downloaded for $7.95.  And while you are there be sure and look at the scores of other ebooks as well.

 If you are interested, click here to download a free 10 page sample of this product.

 And click here to see what others are saying about Travel the World.

Disclaimer:  As a member of the TOS Crew, I have received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest product review.  You have received my true experience and sincere opinion about the product.  I do not receive any other form of compensation for the reviews posted on this blog.

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