Here’s what parents are saying about Passport United Kingdom:
“For those of you not familiar with all things Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett you are missing out . . . especially for the newest releases of the Passport Geography series. I had the AWESOME opportunity to review these new week long, units for K-12. This alone makes them both different and similar to the other unit studies available from USAB (Download-N-Go's being 1 week long studies for K-4 and Unit Study Adventures being 4 week long units for K-12). The Passport series are the best of both worlds.
These studies are all inclusive (although you will want to continue with your own math curriculum) with safe and integrated links and videos making all the information available to your child at the click of the mouse. There is also a very detailed and expertly organized book list. This book list is categorized by subject and by fiction . . . or nonfiction all while telling you the grade range appropriate. There's even an activity resource section. And there's a fun family project included in the study as well. Oh, and you can't forget the lapbook … another way to document your memories while traveling!
I found the daily lessons to be completely full of deep learning while keeping the learning both fun and intriguing. . . . In Passport: United Kingdom your children will be captivated by not only the geography of these wonderful nations, but also by the culture, people, and places. Your children (and you) will feel like you have been transported from your home into the heart of the United Kingdom by taking a ride on the London Eye or traveling throughout London on a double-decker. They will also come to know wonderful people including the new Duke of Cambridge (Prince William) and beloved story teller, Beatrix Potter.
My children … my family have truly enjoyed this unit. Without a passport we have been able to experience the sights and sounds of the United Kingdom. We even recreated meals at home to fully immerse ourselves in the travel moment. This series will be one great adventure and I hope to see you and your family aboard the next time. Cheers!!”
—Kellyann Walker, Summerville, SC
"Just looking this new product over I am captivated. We love Amanda Bennett products, but the new Passport series is a step beyond!
The layout is so beautifully done and the pictures so majestic I want to jump in and start now! I have always loved Amanda's attention to detail in the lapbooking sections but these are even better than ones we've come to love in past studies!
The newest twist I'm loving in this series is the Scout and Explorer levels! Allowing for Elementary and Secondary learners to work side by side is genius. . . . What a lovely way to keep homeschool families at the table working together no matter what their age and grade!"
—Traci Best, Unionville, IN
"I love the new passport series! I love the look, which is very engaging, and the layout, which is very user friendly. The graphics are fantastic, I mean, they are really, really great. I keep looking at the pages, they draw you right in. I also love the change to use a notebook for the questions and copywork. The links are fabulous as usual, and the little girl on the airplane just may be as close as I get to experiencing flight. This new series is a winner in my book, and I can't wait to use it!"
—Samantha Kelley, Prestonsburg, KY
"I’m really excited about this new line of products . . . They are packed with information. . . .
We thoroughly enjoy the video clips in this unit, which give us an overview of each country, detailing specific landmarks, various wildlife, etc. There are videos of castles, and cooking videos demonstrating how to make various recipes, as well. We always enjoy trying foods from various locations.
Each day we are given travel tips, mapping activities, geographic terms, recipes, information about a famous person from that country, a daily animal to learn about, and a biographical essay about an author on which to work daily. We especially like learning about the animals, and trying out the recipes! . . . I found the webcams in London especially intriguing to watch . . ."
—Wendy Ross, Centreville, MS