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Today I am reviewing a unit study called Natural Disasters by Love at Home Education. Today your whole family can learn about the natural challenges of our world with one complete unit study. Stay tuned to learn more.
What I am Reviewing
Recommended books and supplies.
Love At Home Education.
Earth, Geography, Science, Earth Science, Natural disasters, Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Storms, Drought, Avalanches
125 pages, k-12.
What makes this K-12?
There are recommendations for videos, books, and writing for older audiences. Most of the experiments are geared towards Elementary and are then recommended to further expand knowledge for Junior High and High School.
Under the “Extra Resources” tab on the loveathomeeducation.com website, you can find Free photos, K-12 writing resources, Free vocabulary lists, Curriculum guides and the Recommended Books and supplies list!
The Details of Natural Disasters
Created by Love at Home Education. They bill themselves as a dinner-table friendly, all-inclusive family curriculum; that your high schooler, and kindergartner can learn together on their own levels.”
You will find their unit studies are written for elementary kids. They truly are.
To make this a middle school or high school curriculum you would need to supplement with video and text, adding additional assignment. I found very few suggested activities. I had hoped to find a list of videos and books for middle-to-highschool in the recommended books but did not.
Five units make up this broad unit on Natural Disasters. Each unit is then divided into five suggested days. You’ll cover vocabulary words, do experiments, make at least one art project, writing assignments and more.
I happily did not find busy work such as word search, fill in the blank, crosswords and the like. My lad despises such activities! Go figure ’cause I always loved them.
You won’t find clutter filling the pages. There is information and activities but nothing cutesy or irrelevant. A wonderful thing for parents with youngsters (such as I raised) that were distracted to the point of hating curriculum that had such embellishments.
Now there is this neat file of pictures to help round out this unit study on Natural Disasters.
My Thoughts and Recommendations
The nitty gritty eh… can I recommend it? YES, for elementary kids, and perhaps middle school. I don’t really see it as high school level material. The lack of supportive materials and a simple increase in essay length doesn’t really do the job.
I think it could use some better overall layout. It would be helpful to have a table of contents and a written out suggestion of how to use it. I think it would be easier to follow the suggested layout if it was all written out in one area.