I’m super excited to share a product Zakari and I had the chance to review. We had the chance to use Home School in the Woods Timeline Collection: A Collection of Historical Timeline Figures.
What is Home School in the Woods?
Home School in the Woods is a family business created by Amy Pak, and her homeschooling family. Amy started homeschooling her family “In The Woods” around their home in 1996. She wanted to find a way to teach history, a subject she did not really relate to when she was in school.
She soon discovered discovered timelines, and other visual resources. Using these tools and other things like living books, drama and writing, she too soon began to fall in love with history.
What is the Timeline Collection: A Collection of Historical Timeline Figures?
Timeline Collection: A Collection of Historical Timeline Figures is a digital download or physical CD-ROM jam packed with over 1200+ figures and events to use in your homeschool history lesson. This is not a stand alone product, but can be used to compliment almost any homeschool history curriculum or history unit study.
How Did We Use the Timeline Collection?
This month we have been diving into some American history. I know, we are Canadian, but I believe there are a lot of valuable things to learn from great American historical figures.
During this review period with used the Timeline Collection to help us connect other famous people in history to the famous historical figure we were studying, Ben Franklin.
Want Some More Ideas?
I could write an extensive post about how to use a timeline in your homeschool, but I could never do as good a job as the creator of this product, Amy Pak. I highly recommend you check out her post Teaching with Timelines.
In this post she writes about, “teaching with timelines to help restore some order to the insanity and keep your history studies light and fun rather than sluggish and boring.”
How We Are Using This Product With Our Doman International Program?
These beautiful black and white timeline images are exactly what I have been looking for to use in our homemade books. Sometimes it is hard to come up with new ideas for our homemade book program. I often suffer from writers block.
In my opinion, the simple black and white photos provide the detail my son needs, without any distracting backgrounds.
How This Will Help Our Homeschool Year
I’m so excited to start our new school year up again in September, because these two discs have provided me with so much material! We can use he PDF pages of all the figures to find particular figures and events. While looking at these pages we can also see what else was going on around the same time, and start to dig deeper and see how they are connected.
Thank You Home School in the Woods!
Thank you for giving Zakari and I the chance to use your product. I know this will be a valuable tool for our homeschool years to come.
Want to Learn More?
If you want to see how other homeschool families have used a few of the Home School in the Woods programs, click the banner below! There you will find a linky with reviews on:
- Timeline Collection: A Collection of Historical Timeline Figures for all ages.
- Time Travelers U.S. History Studies: Intended for grades 3-8, but can be adapted up or down.
- Project Passport World History Studies: Intended for grades 3-8, but can be adapted up or down.
-The Middle Ages
-Renaissance & Reformation