Amanda Bennett has taken her popular unit study series to the next level by moving it to CD-ROM. Booklovers, stick with me; even you will be able to appreciate the move.
Easter, a unit study about the Easter holiday (actually from Palm Sunday through the Ascension) comes to you in Adobe Acrobat Reader format (a pdf file) that contains active internet links. This means you can log onto the net, load the disk, and work your way through the day's lessons, going straight to the appropriate internet sites as you wish to access them - you can't do that with a regular book! You do still get the hardcopy advantage, of course; all lessons may be printed out so that each student has his or her own copy.
This Unit is divided into four weeks of study and designed for all ages. There are structured learning plans for both Elementary Grades and Jr./Sr. High Grades, so you can pick and choose your daily assignments according to your own family's needs.
The ebook opens with a helpful introduction. Here you will find advice on how to use the unit study, a list of helpful books that you may want to obtain, and suggestions for Easter projects.
Page One for each week gives you your Learning Objectives. The Daily Learning Plans are on the following pages.
Daily Learning Plan
Each day's learning plan contains four parts...
Today's Passage - This is a selected passage of scripture that you will copy into your Easter journal, memorize, and use in whatever manner Mom (or Dad) decides.
Words of Wisdom (WOW) - Here are the spelling/vocabulary words that you will define (links to the online version of Webster's 1828 Dictionary and Dictionary.com are right there in the text) and record in your Easter journal.
People and Places to Know - Again, you have available internet sites that help you learn about the people and places in today's studies. You will write about these in your Easter journal.
Read and Discover - This collection of research questions gets you into deeper study. Using books and internet sites, you will seek out the answers, which you will include (along with citations of reference sources) in you Easter journal.
Day five of each week is your Wrap-up day. You will review the week's studies in a variety of ways. You will also build a collection of 3x5 cards that contain the week's WOW words and their definitions; this card set will help you review throughout the unit. You will also, depending on grade level, work on your Easter album and/or some of the unit's suggested projects.
After Day Five's lessons, you will find a collection of additional internet sites that you can be using throughout the week and a chart on which to list some of your favorite findings of the week. Topics on the list include Books, Internet Sites, People, Places, Cool Words and Family Connections.
The end of the book contains two Challenge Quizzes and their answer pages followed by an appendix.
The appendix itself is a treasure trove. It contains Bible stories, Easter Poems and Passages and Easter Hymns. This section also contains internet links that provide more information about your readings.
In moving to CD-ROM Amanda Bennett really has made a good thing better!