I like using the holidays to study maybe because I am in love with the holidays...
They are ways to make memories that are going to last a lifetime.
One thing that drew me to review this was that my son is a boy scout or will be in a few months coming and this is perfect that they show he can earn the music merit badge. That is like giving this leader a view of the candy in the candy store. Seriously, anything that takes the work off me as a leader is a beautiful thing. Almost like a Christmas present, one could say...
It is broken up into four weeks:
Week 1 - The Dutch
Week 2 - The English
Week 3 - The Germans
Week 4 - An American Christmas
Each Once-a-Week Unit Study provides a weekly library list that includes a variety of books for that week's focus. Some of these books are classics that no one should go without having in their library.
Everything is laid out well. Instructions are thorough so you don't have to worry about filling in the blanks and this is meant to be a fun thing to do together as a family.
Something I love about this is you can learn to speak different phrases in different languages that pertain to the study. I LOVE that. I love languages though and trying to raise globally conscious children.
I wish they had Girl Scout requirements on there as well as Boy Scouts merit requirements and American Heritage Girls (which I honestly haven't heard of but now intrigued and will have to look it up).
Here are the requirements for the different scout groups if you are wondering what they are. I am looking forward to using this product next year when my son transitions from cub scouts into boy scouts and have him earn this pin!
For the Boy Scout Requirements for Music Badge/Pin:
For the American Heritage Girl Requirements for Music Appreciation Badge:
OYO (on your own):
From Their Site about the Unit study (perfectly summed):
There are also micro studies you can do that some of the other reviewers of the product are doing. They are listed below. This gives you an idea of what other options you have.
Overall, I am looking forward to doing this with even my youngest years from now when he becomes a boy scout 5 years in the future (cue crying because my babies are growing up too fast) and thinking that it will be something that me, as a parent, and a scout leader, will be able to enjoy not just with one of my sons, but each them as they become old enough to be able to do this.