When it comes to printable learning units, lapbooks, and historical timelines there is none better than Home School in the Woods! They have a long-standing reputation among the homeschool community for good reason. Their products are consistently high quality and the end results are projects and timelines which both students and parents want to keep for years to come. We were excited to review products from the Á La Carte line. We enjoyed reviewing the Taxation Frustration! Game, the Pirate Panoply Game, and The Art of Quilling (3D) project. Taxation Frustration! Game Both Grace and Rose have been studying the American Revolutionary Period this school-year. This is Grace’s first time through this portion of history and this game in particular was an excellent way to help explain the issue of taxation.
Grace prepped this game completely on her own!
The concept of the game is very simple and doesn’t take long to play, but clearly explains in its simple way how frustrating the taxation issues were to the colonists. My favorite part was that we had printed copies of what the money actually looked like. The girls thought this was really fun and asked if they could use it to play with after we were done with the game! Pirate Panoply Game This game covered the attire traditionally worn by pirates! We enjoyed a fun trip to the coast of North Carolina a couple of springs ago and learned much about the legend and lore of piracy along the Outer Banks. This was a great way to review some of the information we learned and have a lot of fun playing the game! Beth in particular is fascinated by clothing worn in different eras and walks of life so she was very excited about this.
The girls really enjoyed coloring their individual pirates and his clothing items. The game was again quite simple, but taught the costuming quite effectively. We had fun and they played it a few times.
The Art of Quilling (3D) Rose dreams of being an artist and art teacher and she is always intrigued by new art forms. Learning about this art form and its popularity in the American Colonies was great timing to pair art with her history focus for the year. She thoroughly enjoyed this project and I was quite impressed with her final product!
She told me she would like to do this again with a new pattern and imagine we will see quite a bit of quilling projects in the coming weeks.I really love this 3D art and might just want to try it myself!
In addition to these beautiful projects and I have quite a few more on my wish list! These are wonderful additions to whatever unit you are studying! They are also a great way to prepare for field trips or special learning experiences. I am hoping to use The Passover Seder Game as a part of our family’s yearly Passover tradition the week before Easter. The World War II resources will be an excellent addition when we study that era. I particularly like The Bombing of Pearl Harbor Lapbook Project and the WWII: On The Homefront Lapbook/Notebook Project. You will love browsing all that is offered through the Á La Carte projects! If you are like me, you will want them all! Take a look at what my Crewmates have to say about these and many more from the Á La Carte Products!