Renaissance and Reformation are not separated in World History. They led human civilization to the modern era significantly. Homeschool in The Wood has a wonderful hands-on Renaissance and Reformation Unit Study. You will need to check out this rich hands-on resource when you are planning to do world history on the topics.
We are a big fan of world history and hands-on activities. At the same time, we are visual and kinesthetic learners. Thus, we really love all products from Homeschool in The Wood. You can check out our previous blog posts related to this company.
- Hands-on Ancient Greece Unit Study is my review about the other Project Passport series. It was 3 years ago when I still have a kid sitting in the elementary level.
- I also create a timeline to use with the Historical Timeline Figure from Homeschool in The Wood. Check out the blog post: FREE Timeline Notebooking Pages
We also use Project Passport The Middle Ages to do the Middle Ages topic in the World History.
Today I would like to share the latest product we use from Homeschool in The Wood, Project Passport: Renaissance and Reformation
I was given a free copy of Project Passport: Renaissance and Reformation. I was paid for my time. Compensated for my time does not mean paid off. ALL opinions are my own and I will always tell you my honest opinion. Your experience and opinion may vary.
Overview on Project Passport: Renaissance and Reformation
Project passport is a series of hands-on world history resources to use for learners in grades 3 to 8. If you have children in the range of that grades, they can share the same materials and learn the same information, with different outcomes and expectations. Check out this article to get to know this series better.
We don’t receive the physical products because it takes a long time to ship to Indonesia. We only get the digital ones, but they are no less fun, I think.
Product Name: Project Passport: Renaissance and Reformation
Company Name: Home School in the Woods Publishing
Website: Home School in the Woods
Grades: 3rd to 8th, but it could be tweaked flexibly. Check out their scope and sequence to see the events
Type of Format: Download or CD
Renaissance and Reformation are the important ages to enter the modern world after the beginning of civilization in the ancient periods and the feudalism in the middle ages. With Project Passport, Renaissance and Reformation look and feel majestic.
How We Use Hands-On Renaissance and Reformation Unit Study
This is the first time I use the Project Passport series with a single child in grade 8 due to the unavailability of my older children. Previously, we use this series with multiple homeschooled children with different grade levels. As a result, the lessons are more focused and customized. We cover more learning and activity outcomes than the other projects.
Before I start the process we have in using this hands-on Renaissance and Reformation Unit Study, I would like to share a few backgrounds of the learner.
- He has a very busy schedule as a male ballet dancer. Thus, I added a few ballet information in between.
- We used this unit in our summer homeschool, during the COVID 19 Pandemic when we have to stay at home most of the time.
- We do not complete all activities in the itineraries due to his interest and time availability.
Here are some steps we follow in using Project Passport: Renaissance and Reformation with a single learner of grade 8 in summer homeschool.
- After I downloaded the files, I browsed through the folders. I read the introduction and itineraries one by one.
- I discussed with my son which activities we were going to do. He put circles on the ones we decided to do. Then, he decided to do all of the mini-books to create a lapbook. However, we skipped all of the artistic ones, the games, and the globe for several reasons.
- With my son, we checked out the activity outcome images of the lapbooks and sketch pages.
- I printed
- all of the itineraries files because I cannot resist the radiation of digital paper and I feel more comfortable using pen and paper.
- the master pdf files of the activities we decided to do. It is very annoying to have some interruptions to print the files in the middle of the project.
- all of the text files because we decided to do all of them to get immersed in the topic.
- We followed the printing instruction and prepared the tools and materials we would require to finish the project.
- I keep the printed pages in folders: sight bookbinder and guide bookbinder. I provided the pocket for the mini-books as well. We learned from the previous experience to get more organized.
- Honestly, we cut all of the mini-books first before we started the project. We would like to make the lapbook as one of the resources besides the sight bookbinder.
- We followed the instructions in itineraries accordingly. It works well for us right now. It didn’t work as well as it is previously because I had to deal with multiple children.
Doing that steps, we feel that this hands-on Renaissance and Reformation Unit Study is more successful than the previous ones.
How We Love Using Project Passport: Renaissance and Reformation with a single Child
This is not our first time using Project Passport series and we still love it as the other ones we have done. Check out our review for the other series here.
With a single child who is in grade 8, we have some special impressions.
- Our son has got basic knowledge of the previous historical eras he has learned. Thus, he enjoys the hands-on activities to get more immersed in learning this era based on his previous knowledge. He said that hands-on materials help him to think more critically since it is not boring at all.
- My youngest son is much more independent in doing the project using clear itineraries. He has been in grade 8 and he needs fewer helps.
- Hands-on materials gave real learning and activity outcomes that my teenage feels more confident to share with others.
- The colorful and beautiful works are very stimulating and he will keep them as a learning portfolio.
10 Tips for Using The Project Passport Series
After doing 3 out of 5 sets from series, I found some tips my readers need to know about the workflow of the series:
- You should always start with the intro folder or section to have the big picture of the products before running to prepare and to plan. Explore the pdf folder to get the intro folder
- Check out the itineraries folder in the same pdf folder. I print all of them because I can learn and prepare better than using the digital product. The itineraries are very detailed for all activities.
- Parents need to learn the instructions or see the outcome images if you have a very short time to read the whole.
- After learning the instructions, I suggest you to choose which one you would like to cover, both topics and activities for each child. You might cover all of the topics and select the activities. You can discuss it with children as well.
- Read the itineraries with the focus on the selected activities you want to do. Start to explore the master folder.
- Don’t forget to follow carefully the printing instructions in the itineraries to get the best results.
- Print and prepare the activities you chose before you start so you will not get confused in the middle of the project.
- You will need to cut the mini-books if you want to create a lapbook as an outcome. Keep them in a pocket with a zipper safely.
- You might choose to print the text files or to use them as digital ones. I print them out because kids cannot stand the radiation of gadgets. We also give underlines, notes, and scribble on the text paper
- Don’t push children to work rigidly like the itineraries or planner consecutively. The length of the itinerary stops is flexible.
As a fan of Homeschool in The Wood products, there isn’t any reasons for me not to recommend this Project Passport: Renaissance and Reformation to any homeschool family with children in the range of grade 3 to 8. You will help children enjoy World History with more confidence.
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