Classical History (Veritas Press Review)

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For years, Veritas Press has been known in the homeschool community for their classical Christian education approach.  The company grew out of their founder’s own pursuit of an educational model which would weave together what is contained in history books with the Bible. Veritas Press History and Bible Flashcards were the first product produced with the goal of helping children learn history in a timeline fashion.  Since those early days, Veritas Press has grown to provide complete learning options from kindergarten through high school. Veritas Press has entered the world of online learning with self-paced and live online courses. For Continue reading

Homeschool Mom’s Bible (Zondervan Review)

Up now on the Crew review list is a brand new product focused on homeschooling Mom’s.  This time it’s not for the kids! Zondervan has come out with a new Bible titled, The Homeschool Mom’s Bible.  It is available in both NIV and KJV as well as an E-Bible.  It also comes in hardback or leather. The KJV and NIV versions of the Homeschool Mom’s Bible are $34.99 while the leather editions of both Bibles are $49.99 with the E-Bible costing $14.99.  Crew members received only the NIV and KJV Bibles to review but the other editions are available on Continue reading

Bible Study Books for Boys and Girls Age 10 and up (Doorposts Review)

Parents looking for Bible-based materials to help them teach their children good character, and to love, study, and memorize Scripture will find books that fit this purpose from Doorposts. Some on the Crew reviewed Beauty in the Heart, A Study of Godly Beauty for Young Women by Pam Forster, and others used Because You Are Strong, A Study of Godly Strength for Young Men by Daniel Forster. Geared to children ages 10-12 and up, each book begins with basic Bible study skills like using a concordance, doing a character or topical study, and learning about the original Greek and Hebrew Continue reading

Multi-Level Bible Curriculum for the Whole Family (Bible Study Guide for All Ages Review)

Bible Study Guide For All Ages is a multi-level Bible curriculum designed for you to use with all of your children. Lessons are taken directly from the Bible you have at home and children complete questions and do other activities related to what they read. They offer multiple products to teach your children. The Beginner Student Pages are intended for four year olds and kindergarteners. They include a picture your child can color, suggestions for activities you can do with your child to get the message of the Bible passage across, and pictures that help explain the Bible story. Each Continue reading

Homeschool Sunday School Lessons (Christianity Cove Review)

Christianity Cove is known for being one of the leading web-based resources for Sunday School lessons as well as other Bible resources.  “With over 700 free Sunday School lesson articles on our blog, and 26 best-selling resources in our library of products, we’ve helped thousands of teachers around the world revitalize their Children’s Ministry programs and fill their classrooms with eager students.” Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew have had the opportunity to use and review many of the products available through Christianity Cove. Outstanding Object Lessons – Teaching kids how to preserve the ‘fizz’ in their faith. Bible Science Experiments Continue reading

Schoolhouse Review Crew Bloggy Convention — Day Two (Knowledge Quest Giveaway)

Welcome to day 2 of our Bloggy Convention. We have 5 more favorite vendors to share with you an another awesome giveaway — this one from Knowledge Quest!   Knowledge Quest  Knowledge Quest has ” historical outline maps, timelines, geography curriculum such as A Child’s Geography and Expedition Earth, historical biographies your whole family will love, engaging mobile apps plus much more.” The Johnson family started their business, Knowledge Quest, Inc. in 2001 out of their own need as a homeschool family to create products that they could not find elsewhere. As a result, now other homeschool families can benefit from what Continue reading

Schoolhouse Review Crew Bloggy Convention — Day One (Math Essentials Giveaway)

Welcome to our 2nd Annual Schoolhouse Review Crew Bloggy Convention! Homeschool convention season is upon us, but we know that not everyone is able to get to the many homeschool conventions available this time of year. So we’d like to help you out by sharing 25 of the Crew’s favorite products from our 2012 review season. Each day this week, Monday — Friday, we will be sharing with you 5 different products that we found the absolute best of the year. You’ll find products from across the curriculum — math, writing, phonics, history, literature, geography, even physical fitness! And, as Continue reading

A Classical Approach to Spanish and Old Testament Bible Study! (Classical Academic Press Review)

Classical Academic Press is a leading name in the classical method of home education, offering resources covering languages, logic, and Bible study.   The Crew has spent the past several weeks reviewing the following Classical Academic Press products: Song School Spanish is the latest product in the Classical Academic Press language course choices.  For $24.95, you receive the Song School Spanish student set for grades kindergarten through third, which includes: Accompanying children’s music CD (42 songs) bound in to each student text Interactive workbook text with lots of activities 30 weekly lessons including review chapters 100+ everyday vocabulary words Gentle Continue reading

On the fourth day of Christmas Giveaways . . .

This giveaway has ended! Congratulations to our winners: Maria W. D.J. Sarah M. Cyndi N.   On the fourth day of Christmas Giveaways, FOUR winners will receive . . . the Beginner level Birth of Jesus Bible Study from Grapevine Studies! To enter, use the Rafflecopter below! Have you entered the giveaways for Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 yet?   Saddle up your donkey and take your preschool and kindergarten Bible students on an unforgettable journey back in time to discover the amazing events that surrounded the Nativity. Your travels will begin in Nazareth with Gabriel’s announcement to Continue reading

Apologia: Journeys of Faithfulness

The latest Apologia product that the Crew has had the privilege to review is the book Journeys of Faithfulness by Sarah Clarkson.  Through a series of stories about biblical women such as Mary, Ruth, and Esther, the author challenges young women to explore and deepen their relationship with Christ.  The 232 pages of the paperback include devotionals and journaling spots.  Each story gives a historical fiction account of one of these women, using the details we know from the Biblical story and adding the author’s insight into what the characters could have felt and how they may have been affected by Continue reading