Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Download N Go™ Expedition Australia ~ Review

The Download N Go™ E-book Series was created by Amanda Bennett and The Old Schoolhouse.  Each themed unit study is created for grades K – 4th grade.  E-books are available to purchase for $7.95 each or at a discount in bundles from TOS Magazine’s Schoolhouse Store. 

Each units includes

  • Daily objectives and in depth lesson plans.
  • A list of suggested books for each day.
  • Internet and video links.
  • Daily printables and lapbook pages.
  • Fun family ideas.

Preparation and Supplies

The only preparation required is printing the lapbook pages, cutting them, gathering lapbook materials and books.  To put the lapbook together you will need a few inexpensive items ~ a file folder,  glue stick, scissors, brass brads, and crayons or markers.

Download N Go™ Expedition Australia 

My kids love learning about other countries and lapbooks so I was very excited when I receive Download N Go™ Expedition Australia to review. 

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So what are some of the fun things taught in Download N Go™ Expedition Australia?

  • Day 1: Where on Earth Is Australia?
  • Day 2: Some of the Special Places in Australia
  • Day 3: A Bit of Australian History
  • Day 4: Cool Things to Know About Australia
  • Day 5: Fun and Games in Australia

    My Thoughts

    This is an amazing unit study!  It would have taken me weeks to put this much information together ~ lesson plans, book lists, internet and video links, creating or finding printables.  The unit is designed to be completed in five days, I have younger kids so I would definitely slow it down and spread it out over a couple of weeks.   Even though it is recommended for K – 4th grade, it could easily be adapted to include younger or older children. 

    Pros:

    • The lesson plans are easy to follow and the internet and video links are a great addition to the learning experience. 
    • The printables contain beautiful graphics and colorful images. 

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    • The book suggestions include books for different ages and reading ability.  I was pleased to find that our library carried many of the recommended books.
    • A great list of Fun Family Ideas.  The list included everything from recipes to how to make a boomerang!
    • You can use the units year after year.
    • The price ~ $7.95!

    Cons:

    • The cost of printing.  I started out trying to print only the lapbook components that I thought we would use, but I’m a hands on kind of girl and decided I needed to print the entire unit (103 pages). 

    You can purchase Download N Go™ Expedition Australia at The Old Schoolhouse Store.   While you are there check out some of the other great unit studies they have ~ here are just a few!

     E-Book: Download N Go™- Expedition China   E-Book: Download N Go™- Expedition Ireland   E-Book: Download N Go™- Amelia Earhart  E-Book: Download N Go™- Ben Franklin

     This product was given to me for review purposes. I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are mine.

    ~Cindy

    1 comment:

    Sharra said...

    Hello Cindy! Thank you for sharing. You have a beautiful blog! Blessings, Sharra

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