Thursday, October 10, 2013

George Washington: True Patriot from YWAM Publishing (Schoolhouse Crew Review)

We received George Washington: True Patriot, by Janet & Geoff Benge, from YWAM Publishing for review purposes.

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Product Link:

George Washington: True Patriot
George Washington: Unit Study Curriculum Guide

Vendor Contact Information: YWAM Publishing

Age Appeal: 10 and up

Format: George Washington: True Patriot (224 pages in paperback, Kindle, or Nook), George Washington: Unit Study Curriculum Guide (64 pages in paperback only)

Price: $6.99 for George Washington: True Patriot, $7.49 for the George Washington: Unit Study Curriculum Guide

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Are you looking for a readable book and unit study to help your children learn more about one of our Founding Fathers, George Washington?

Look no further than George Washington: True Patriot and George Washington: Unit Study Curriculum Guide.  The book contains George Washington’s life from his childhood to his military campaigns to his death.  The unit study contains many different activities, like key quotes, field trip ideas, chapter questions, and more.

Our Experience:

B and C love history, especially American history.  I was excited to be able to bring them a book and unit study about George Washington.  We have studied him before, but we have not studied him in the detail that this book enabled us to.

We spent a lot of time reading this book.  It was a lot longer than I thought it would be, but it was very informational and fun to read.  After we read each chapter I would ask B and C the chapter questions.  I waited until we finished reading the book to work on the other activities.  We worked on the art activities, made a display of items relating to George Washington, and more.

I Liked:

  • B and C really enjoyed the book.  They were always wanting me to read more.
  • B and C had fun with the art activities and making a display of items relating to George Washington.
  • I liked the detail of the book.  The children were able to learn a lot about George Washington.
  • The unit study contained a lot of activities that we were able to do.  There were a lot of activities left that we will be able to do them when the children are older.

I Disliked:

  • I disliked nothing!

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What B (boy, age nine, officially in fourth grade) Liked and Disliked:

It was a good story if you would like to learn about George Washington.  I liked the part about George Washington and Lafayette.  The unit study was also pretty fun.  It would be good for kids my age and older.

What C (girl, age seven, officially in second grade) Liked and Disliked:

I liked the book.  It was a very, very good story.  It would be good for kids my age and older.

Dad’s Call:

I enjoyed Heroes of History George Washington: True Patriot. It's an e-book that is written for ages 10 and up, not because of any graphic battles or other scenes but simply because some of the themes would be a little difficult for younger child to comprehend.  It is an easy read that provides details of George Washington's life from his early childhood to the time after he was President of the United States.

Janet & Geoff Benge did a wonderful job of detailing George Washington's life that keeps the reader wanting more.  The happy times of George's early childhood to the difficult and trying times of the Revolutionary War to diplomatic issues of being president.  Janet & Geoff cover all the major events of Washington's life and that's what makes this a great place to start learning about our first president for our children.

Dad did not have time to look at the George Washington: Unit Study Curriculum Guide.

Mama highly recommends George Washington: True Patriot from YWAM Publishing! 


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