Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
Whether you are a lap book person or not, you may want to check out the U.S. Elections Lap-Pak (grades 3-8) from Home School in the Woods. We have reviewed several of their lap books in the past and have loved every one of them. This curriculum can easily be used as a stand-alone or as a supplemental project. I received a free copy of this downloadable product. You will need internet access for the download as well as a printer to print out the projects and instructions. Other supplies needed are your general school supplies such as colored pencils, crayons, markers, glue, scissors, etc. You may also prefer double-sided tape for some of the projects.
When you download the zip file you will need to fully extract the folder to have access to the curriculum which is viewed and printed through the free Adobe Reader program. I was really excited and impressed to use the "audio file" feature which I have not had before in any of their products. There are audio files as part of the lessons and I really like that Little Bug can listen to them as we work on the individual projects that will eventually compile her lap book.
Audio files included in your download|
Sample complete lap book (NOT our lap book)|
A few of Little Bug's completed projects|
The curriculum has a suggested grade level of 3-8 and I think this is pretty accurate. Little Bug is in 2nd grade and she is enjoying it tremendously but a few of the projects have been a little more in-depth for her. She has been apprehensive about a few but once we get it going and she completes it she is so proud of her accomplishments! We are trying to complete a project a week (there are 21 included in this packet). As we work on the project (they are really quite simple and easy to complete), we spend more time learning about the specific topic, including reading additional material we find online (our local library is open, but the Covid cases in our area are on the increase so we try to keep home as much as possible).
She is so excited to be learning about the election process. She really is getting it and she just loves learning about our president and how elections work and what government is all about. Some topics covered include:
- Definition of election
- Different forms of government
- The three branches of government
- Suffrage and voting
- Who do we vote for?
- Terms of office
- Political parties
- Caucuses and Primaries
- National conventions
- Presidential campaigns
- Election Day
- Electoral College
- Inauguration day
I love the Charlotte Mason flair to this wonderful hands-on history curriculum. The timing of this couldn't be better! With elections just around the corner, I love that she will have a better idea of what is going on. Big brother is close to voting age so this has been a great refresher for him to when he chooses to listen to what she is learning.
As I stated there are 21 individual "projects" to be completed that will eventually all be compiled together into a nice, neat little lap book. I just love lap books because they are fun to make, simple, concise, take up little space, and are packed with information that your littles generally remember better because of how they put it together.
Lots of great information included|
Looks a little daunting to you? Not at all! There are step-by-step instructions included that walk you through the entire process. They even instruct you on what type and color of paper to print on. It really couldn't be any easier unless you purchased pre-printed and cut out material, but what fun would that be?!
Very detailed step by step instructions|
And last but not least, please be sure to take advantage of the FREE PRODUCT, Greek Life! File Folder Game. Use the coupon code TOSGameNight at the checkout through the month of August! Enjoy!
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