Thursday, June 27, 2013

Moving Beyond the Page - Schoolhouse Review



I have the pleasure of introducing you to a wonderful company that my family has been reviewing for the Schoolhouse Review Crew, Moving Beyond the Page. They offer complete homeschool curriculum. They have a literature based curriculum that helps promote critical and creative thinking, provides challenging projects and supports different learning styles. 

A favorite thing about this company is that they also provide you the opportunity to just purchase a topic of interest!

Moving Beyond the Page provided me with two separate units for my two oldest children.

Alexis choose Who was Helen Keller? The age range for this product was 7-9 years old, she is 9. We received the literature unit online version of "Who was Helen Keller?" however we received the 2 physical books that went with the study by mail, Who Was Helen Keller and a biography about Alexander Graham Bell. 


How this worked was I had to go online to activate the unit. It stays active 3 months however the unit is scheduled to last around 19 days so this gives you a lot of space to work within and the best part is even if you do not get the unit complete within the 3 months it will not expire! 

Once I activated our unit, I then printed out the components to the Helen Keller unit and placed them within a 3 ring binder with all her items she would need. 

We used this daily in our normal school routine. She completed this right on schedule! She loved the reading and I loved that all the instructions where very clear for her to follow. Since she picked what topic she wanted to study she took a special interest in reading a few more books about Helen and Alexander Graham Bell. 

Not only did it have clear instructions for her to follow but the questions always made her think and use her feelings about the book. She really enjoyed all the activities that were provided.

I was first worried that it would just be reading and answering questions but let me a sure you - No it's not!! This is so much more than just reading the text and answering questions.

You can purchase this unit for $22.87

Now for the second unit! 

Kyle picked World War I & WWII social studies unit. This unit is different than the other one because this was a printed unit that was sent to us, so no printing or extra anything needed. The WWI & WWII unit is for ages 10-12 and Kyle is 12.

The day the unit came everyone dug into the box to see the new goodies! Even Daddy, below you will see him reading through the A History of US book he really enjoyed reading this.


The unit came with 3 items. The student workbook, which has parent notes in the back and it, includes answers to the questions in the units, Where the Poppies Grow and A History of US. I needed nothing else to get this unit rolling. 

Kyle has needed a little help throughout this unit. The reading material is heavy for him and that is not his strong point so to help him not get discouraged and overwhelmed we have been reading some passages over an entire day and then doing the activities and questions the next. The units are taking him longer than expected but personally I don't mind. I want him to have fun and learn all he can and NOT get frustrated with the reading material because then we will defeat the purpose of this thing called learning.

He really has learned a lot so far about WWI & WWII, he loves the activities and again I was really nervous about it just being reading and questions but it's not! That is what makes these units come to life, it makes them appealing to a reluctant reader too!

You can purchase this unit for $42.89

Overall we have had no complaints with anything! 
The material is great and all the prep has been done for the parent. My children have truly enjoyed their units and I am a happy mother because of it.


For more reviews on different topics from Moving Beyond the Page please visit the Schoolhouse Review Crew's blog.

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