Here’s what reviewers are saying about Winter Games 2014:
“Our family used Amanda Bennett's unit study for the 2012 Summer Games and my boys still talk about all of the things we learned and the fun activities! It was a very memorable experience for all of us, so we were thrilled for the release of the 2014 Winter Games edition!
I love the four-week format of this unit study. It builds excitement for two weeks leading up to the games and prepares the students well for what is to come. And the two weeks planned during the Olympics provide great enrichment and family discussion to what is already one of our favorite events!
As always, Amanda includes great vocabulary words, inspiring Bible verses and quotes, and wonderful historical background. My boys absolutely love all the video links, and when the Olympics arrive, I know they be glued to it, referencing all the information we've loved learned about the sports, countries, and athletes from this study!”
“When I was young I had the opportunity to meet Barney Ewell. He won a gold and two silver medals in the 1948 Olympics. In 1998 when I visited Australia I got to visit and swim in the Sydney Olympic pool and learn about the 2000 Olympic site and games. And today our family lives 30 minutes North of Atlanta, a city that hosted the Summer Olympics in 1996. Our local history museum even has an entire exhibit about Olympic history. So needless to say our family is a huge fan of both the Summer and Winter Olympics.
The Winter Games 2014, 4–week unit study is packed with information covering history, geography, science, politics and more. This unit study is for the entire family! Upper and lower grade activities are include each day. The daily learning plan is comprised of 4 basic components: passage, words of wisdom, people and places to know and read and discover. There are lots of great family project ideas like taking a field trips, interviewing family members, making paper mache torches and more. And of course there are the usual items that you see in every unit study by Amanda Bennett like book, video and website recommendations, maps and journal pages.
During the Winter Games 2014 unit study your family will travel back in time to the ancient Olympics, take a virtual trip to Russia, learn about symbols and traditions in the Olympics, explore the lives of famous Olympic athletes and investigate various sports and the science behind them. The Winter Olympics are being held in Russia the year if you didn't already know. Pick up this unit study to learn more about not only the Olympics but also the largest country in the World! There is something for everyone in this unit study.
“Winter Games 2014 is the perfect opportunity to get your kids into the swing of things after a long Christmas break and jump back in with a bang! This is a thorough and "beefy" study that you and your kids will love doing together. For four weeks you can put away all the regular books (except maybe math) and dive into history, geography, cultural studies, memory work, Bible, literature, science, and more all by doing Winter Games 2014 in your homeschool. First, each student will create an Olympics Journal to keep all their discoveries, vocabulary words, and memory work, and maps. Each day you will add to the journal. This study is four weeks long, split into five-day weeks. Each day is also divided into upper level grades and lower level grades to make it easier with multiple grade levels.
Over the course of four weeks, you and your students will cover ancient Olympics, countries like Russia, Italy, and Germany, famous athletes, tons of Olympic events, science, and so much more. I am so excited to do this study with my kids! You're going to love it!”
FREE Winter Games 2014 Unit Study Companion Lapbook
Designed to accompany the four-week Winter Games 2014 Unit Study