Homeschool Legacy // A Homeschool Review Crew Review
I like to change things up in our homeschool by adding variety and interesting topic-related studies throughout the year. Over the last month, we’ve added a unit study from Homeschool Legacy, a Once-a-Week Micro-Study, Cooking Up History With The Founding Presidents.
About Homeschool Legacy
Homeschool Legacy was created to provide homeschooling families with Biblically centered educational materials by way of unit studies that incorporate creative, hands-on assignments and activities. These unit studies teach America’s Christian heritage, highlighting God’s amazing creation, making learning and teaching more fun for the whole family.
For the purpose of this review, we received a PDF download of the Once-a-Week Micro-Study, Cooking Up History With The Founding Presidents.
The other Micro Studies offered by Homeschool Legacy are:
- Pirates or Privateers: You Decide
- Victoria and Her World
- Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims
- Many Nations
These Micro Studies are intended for children in grades 1-8 and provide a thorough understanding of the topics presented in just three, 30 minute lessons each week. Each Micro Study sells for just $12. Homeschool Legacy also offers regular Unit Studies covering a variety of history and science related topics.
How We Used This Product
I have to say, that I am loving Unit Studies. This study especially was a nice break from our regular History curriculum. It was easy to follow and my son worked through one lesson each week, studying a different president.
Week one – George Washington
Week two – John Adams
Week three – Thomas Jefferson
Week Four – James Madison
Each lesson gives a list of supplies, supplemental readings or biographies about each President, as well as a list of the necessary items needed for each cooking project (including a link to each recipe). Every lesson includes a history or government component, a language arts component, vocabulary, interesting and key facts as well as the cooking component. There are hyperlinks throughout each lesson that bring you to additional readings, video clips, vocabulary words and more! These lessons were short and kept my son’s attention. He was able to retain what he learned and loved learning more about the Presidents, especially some of their favorite foods.
Although we haven’t yet completed all of the cooking projects, the one that we did complete was a huge hit for our family — the Macaroni and Cheese in week 4. My son loves to cook and we watch The Food Network every night as a family. So, he pretty much took the ingredients and ran with this recipe on his own. I got to be the photographer. The recipe itself was very easy to follow and he was beaming with pride every step of the way.
Here’s what my son thought of Cooking Up History With the Founding Presidents AND the Macaroni and Cheese:
This Micro Study was just the break we needed in our regular homeschool routine. Changing it up doesn’t mean slacking off, but making things even more interesting and learning in new ways.
Are you looking for a change of pace in your homeschool? Are you looking to supplement what you are already doing with some interesting unit studies? Be sure to check out Homeschool Legacy and all that they have to offer.
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