Home School in the Woods is one of my favorite go-to places for history fun! I was so excited to review Project Passport World History Studies: Middle Ages, a digital product that comes with hours and hours of learning fun!
Since I had done another Project Passport (you can read my review of Project Passport World History Studies: Renaissance and Reformation here), I knew what to expect.
We made our scrapbook, started the luggage folder, and put our Scrapbook of sights together to fill later. That's how I will start all the Passport Projects we do in the future too. It just helps me to feel organized and ready to work.
I always like to start with reading a few good books aloud. Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle and A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by by EL Konigsburg would be perfect to read aloud while we worked on the project.
Since this is a digital product, we printed what we needed and read lots of information right on the laptop.
While we listened to the audios, we did all our coloring projects. After we listened to the audio, we worked on creative writing projects, played games, and put projects together. This routine worked really well for us.
Let me give you an example.
Stop #4 is Called Everyday Life--The Family
We learn about Feudalism in the Text Stop #4
We listen to the Audio Tour: "Interview Among the Classes
While we listened to the audios we colored for our project
After listening, we wrote up 2 newspaper articles: "Arranged Marriage Announcements" and "A New Castle is Erected"
We also put the Medieval Structure of Classes together
The whole thing took us about an hour.
What I love best about this Passport Project:
Stop #19 is my favorite stop with the Code of Chivalry, Steps from being a Page to a Knight project, and making a Coat of Arms. Hey, I'm just a romantic at heart. Knights, castles, fair maidens, dragon slayers...
Most of the information is on the audios and the audios are very informative. If you have a visual learner, you may want to read the Text Stops aloud. We did both!
For the audios, we are part of a tour group taking a European tour during the Middle Ages. I was impressed at how much content was in the audios.
We enjoyed studying the Middle Ages this way. Our hands were kept busy and each of the projects were not just busy work. We learned so much as we created keepsake works of art.
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I reviewed Passport Project World History Studies: Renaissance & Reformation last year. You can read that review here.
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