Sunday, January 29, 2012

Gidget Goes Reviewing: Product Review--Wisdom From the Wardrobe

Wisdom From the Wardrobe is a unit study for The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.  It is a complete curriculum but users will want to supplement Grammar and Math.  It includes all instructions and suggested readings to complete the unit study and make a portfolio of the student’s work.  A notebook and dividers will be needed to complete the portfolio.  Also needed are the book The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, supplemental books (can be bought or borrowed from the library), paper, pencils, and lots of imagination.  The authors suggest a membership to and Giant Science Resource by Evan Moor Publications would also be helpful.  The product also has websites for the use of the student and teacher.  This is a faith based program but should be reviewed by individual families to make sure it goes along with their own beliefs.

Made especially for homeschoolers, Wisdom from the Wardrobe is written for students in first through sixth grades.  It can be used with a variety of learning styles and parent teachers should tweak the curriculum to fit their students.  Keep in mind that younger students will not be able to do all the activities and may need to be read to.  Older students should be able to do many activities independently.

I really like that this is a complete curriculum.  The only things I have to add are grammar and math.  I can supplement history if I choose to.  This really worked well for our homeschool because of it being complete and being a unit study.   My children learn best from a unit study approach.  I also like that it includes Bible!  That is a huge selling point for me.
I would really like to see unit studies for the other Chronicles of Narnia books.  I think that would really complete this study.  I can see using all the books and unit studies to make an entire year’s curriculum.

Wisdom From the Wardrobe is highly suggested for homeschool families who enjoy digging into a good unit study.  

Note:  I was provided a free copy of Wisdom From the Wardrobe by Fortunately For You Books in exchange for my opinion of the product.  All thoughts and opinions are mine and completely unbiased.

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