Brookdale House was incredibly generous to provide me with a digital/printable copy of Drawing Around the World: USA to review! The doors that have been opened for my children through this curriculum are impressive to say the least.
Who is Brookdale House?
Until this review, I had never heard of Brookdale House. Their focus is on helping kids learn in a simple, child-focused manner. They have a broad range of topics to pick from including:
- Foreign language
About Drawing Around the World: USA:
The lessons are designed for grades 4-12. The lessons are excellent and enjoyable for the kids! I used this curriculum for all my boys, including my 1st grader, but I focused mainly on my 6th grader. He enjoys geography and can answer many questions concerning the subject, but this curriculum was laid out in a way that encouraged him and kept him motivated! The lessons are presented in a way that will help children of many learning styles. Kids will draw, write, and look up state information. They will create maps of the areas of the US that they are learning about. Each week children will add more to their assignments and will eventually fill up the entire map of the U.S. By the end of the program, the student will be able to draw each state in the union and also identify its capital and location on the map!
Isn’t this fantastic? What a simple, fun, and engaging way to learn! I wish I could have had this curriculum when I was a kid! Honestly, I enjoyed this program myself. I think many adults could benefit from it as well. 🙂
The program is designed to be a four-day-a-week program. This is perfect for many of us who like to schedule appointments, co-ops, field trips, or other activities throughout the week that are added to the homeschool experience. You could also use that extra day to review what has been learned during the week.
How did we use it?
The first week of the curriculum, I explained the lesson to my son and walked him through the first few assignments. Each week thereafter, he completed the lessons on his own. In addition to the weekly assignments, we also found some “extras” provided in the curriculum that enhance learning. The curriculum provides a book list that can be obtained through the local public library, your own library (if you’re like me and have numerous books :)), or purchased.
I recommend this program to anyone – public, private or homeschool! We will continue using it. Check out other reviews from the crew below: