Home School in the Woods is known for their beautiful timelines, maps, lap-paks, and hands-on activities to make learning history fun! I was so excited to review their American History Newspaper Collection, one of their A La Carte Projects products, especially since we're studying U.S. history next school year.
The American History Newspaper Collection includes 7 different newspapers to take students from the Age of Exploration to the 20th Century.
The newspapers are Explorer Weekly, Town Crier, The Daily Bugle, Westward Weekly, The Camp Kettle, The Industrial Times, and Frontline News.
Each newspaper has headlines with space underneath for an article, as well as ads and empty boxes for photographs. They are gorgeous! My whole family loved them!
We worked on the Town Crier, a newspaper for Colonial Times.
The newspaper came with headlines and we wrote a story beneath. There were also ads. You can see on our pages below we wrote out an ad for Caravel Cruises and Ye Ol' Apothecary. We enjoyed working on each paper. As a homeschool mom, I appreciated the depth of the headlines. There is something about King Philip's War on page 2 of our newspaper, which very few history books even mention.
Once the newspaper pages are finished, there are easy directions to put it together. We are going to finish the other American newspapers next year along with our American history unit study.
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I have been getting Amy Pak's Home School in the Woods newsletter for years and am always inspired by her love of history.
Her products are so much fun to use. And they are elegant. The artwork and the lettering of everything they do is amazing.
My favorite of all their products is the lap-paks which are like lapbooks on steroids, and the Project Passports which are like scrapbooks. They are all so fun to fill out and put together.
These products are superior to other hands-on history projects because of the quality of their products and the depth of history information.
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If you are wanting to add hands-on learning fun to your history studies, you need to investigate Home School in the Woods. My suggestion is to try out one of the A' La Carte projects first to see how you like Home School in the Woods.
If you are looking for quality resources, you will love these educational materials. They will add the fun to your history studies and you will create keepsake treasures together you will want to save to show the grandchildren.
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And how about my overall rating? I give American History Newspaper Collection a five-star rating. Like all of their products, this collection is beautiful, educational, and fun! It's a great addition to your American History curriculum. And your children will create something that you will want to save and show your grandchildren.
I am going to try more of their A La Carte Projects in our home school. I think I'll do the Penny Rug Notebook/3-D Project with my teens. It would be a great way to learn more about the late nineteenth century and we could make some cute coasters. Also, I am going to make The Jamestown Replica with my grandsons. That will be a great hands-on way to learn about the first permanent British settlement in America. I can't wait!
Until next time: Happy Homeschooling!
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