I have been blessed to review several titles from YWAM Publishing over the years. It is always an honor to work with this company! This time, I was sent a copy of their book on Ben Carson and the unit study and can hardly wait to share this review with you!
As we continue into the Presidential year, it is very important to research all the candidates in my opinion. Keep in mind that at the time of writing this review, Dr. Ben Carson has since dropped out of the race; however, one cannot discount all that he has accomplished over the years in his medical career, including his Presidential campaign with no political experience to speak of.
Our family has studied the election process as well as many of the key topics discussed throughout the debates. This year, my oldest has taken a very keen interest in politics. We have always encouraged him to research candidates and make his own decisions based on his beliefs. When this particular book became an option for a review, it was he who also asked to read it.
About the book, unit study and how we used it:
Allow me to first say that we have not yet read a book from YWAM that we have not enjoyed! They are historically and factually accurate. We start our kids reading YWAM books early because the their educational qualities. Ben carson: A Chance at Life from YWAM covers the life and times of Ben Carson from his childhood through his retirement from Johns Hopkins. My oldest is the child who read this book. It was a very quick read for him, but he also is a fast reader! The book itself is about 192 pages. He loved all the educational information it contained and felt like he really learned a lot about Ben’s life, his love for medicine, and his faith.
The unit study is very well put together, but then again I would expect nothing less from YWAM. The unit studies are absolutely wonderful for working on reading comprehension and language skills like vocabulary. The study contains resources, activity suggestions, arts and crafts, map and timeline themes, and a list of books about Dr. Carson for further studying.
One of the things that stuck out the most when I was reading this book was something Dr. Carson mentioned about his mother. He believes his mother had one trick up her sleeve that helped him to improve his grades so that he was able to get entrance into Yale. She had him to read two books a week and to write reports.
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