Amanda Bennett Unit Studies I Recommend (and those I don't)

A couple years ago, I bought two CD's worth of unit studies from the Download N Go series.  We had already bought, finished, and thoroughly enjoyed the Magnificent Moon study, so when I saw that there was a sale for over half off, I was sucked in.  I probably should have bought them individually since I don't use them as my core curriculum, however, I didn't.  I'm making the most of it though, by doing a study every now and then when we need a little spice in our curriculum or when we're studying something that goes along with the unit studies that we have already purchased.  

Watching the videos from the Twisting Tornadoes Unit Study - they really liked the videos!

For those of you who may be interested in buying an Amanda Bennett Download N Go Unit Study, here are the ones that we used fully (including the lapbook) and really enjoyed:

Magnificent Moon
Davy Crockett
Ben Franklin
(Click on this link to see the posts I wrote about the above unit studies.)

These are the ones that we didn't find as interesting; therefore, we never finished the lapbooks:

Handsome Horses
Twisting Tornadoes
Crazy Cartoons

We also did Chocolate Challenge.  I think we found that one semi-interesting, but didn't end up doing the lapbook with it. 

My kids really enjoy making the lapbooks, but if the unit study is a little boring or I find the lapbook components irrelevant or difficult for my reluctant writer, then we don't do them (much to my children's dismay).

When we happen upon a good one, it's GREAT.  And even in the not-so-great ones I find that my kids have learned as well, just not as much or as enthusiastically as in the "great" ones.  :)


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Great information! Thanks! I've never used any of Amanda Bennett's unit studies, but I know there are oodles of them to choose from! Lapbooks are always a fun way to learn!

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