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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Drive Thru History Adventures ~ a TOS review

I'll be the first one to tell you that history does not have to be boring! In fact, if you are looking for a fun way to learn all about history look no further than the Drive Thru History Adventures from Drive Thru History. We have had access to this new curriculum for the past six weeks and it has changed our homeschool history studies for the better!

Drive Thru History Adventures
It's about that time when homeschoolers start looking for new curriculum. If history is on your list of curriculum needs for American History, Bible History, or Ancient History you are going to want to check out Drive Thru History Adventures.

Drive Thru History Adventures

Drive Thru History is a fast-paced, content-rich history experience that takes you on a fun adventure through ancient civilizations, American history, and the Holy Land, all the while experiencing you are plugged right into the events that shaped the world and the Christian faith. From the people, places, and events, our host, Dave Stotts, helps make you feel as if you are right there as it happened. Last year we had the chance to review The Gospels and this new curriculum program is just as great!
Drive Thru History Adventures
I can't tell you how excited we were to receive access to all these great homeschool videos from Drive Thru History Adventures and what is even better is we also gained access to three wonderful courses to go with these videos!

 Bible History ~ walk where Jesus walked during this 18 week course and experience Ancient Israel as you travel through the Gospels during the time of Jesus Christ.

 American History ~ spend 12 weeks digging into early American history from Columbus to the Constitution.

 Ancient History ~ find out just how the ancient empires fit in with the rise of Christianity and the Western Civilization as you explore early Greece, Rome, and Asia minor for 12 weeks.

Drive Thru History Adventures
With our one year subscription access to the Drive Thru History Adventures curriculum is good for the entire family on multiple devices. While we received access to the entire site we mainly focused on the Bible History and Ancient History parts for my three younger girls. With 12 lessons in Ancient History and 18 lessons in the Bible History our approach was to watch the videos on Mondays and Tuesdays. The video's are not overly long, approximately 45 minutes. Then we would discuss them throughout the week or I would have my older girls write me a summary of what they learned.

My 9th grader, Mikayla, gained the most from using this interactive Homeschool Video Curriculum because she is such a visual learner and not a strong reader. She is making strides, but still struggles with comprehension from time to time. The videos are a great fit for her because she remembers so much more information after seeing it. Another bonus that I find incredibly helpful, is the fact that the course material lines up with the current time period we are studying in our main history program! In using the Drive Thru History, I have been teaching Mikayla to take notes using the audio/video lecture. An important skill to have in my book, especially since college is quickly approaching for her.
Drive Thru History Adventures
My 5th grader, Montana, has used the course similarly to my high schooler, but tailored to her ability. I was able to present the class to her as another online class, thus making her feel more grown up like her older sister who take several online classes. While she is fully capable of doing the work, I did have to remember at times that she is only in 5th grade and adjust my expectations.

While this curriculum is intended for ages 12 and up, younger children are able to enjoy the videos. My youngest daughter McKenzie, my 2nd grader, really just enjoyed the videos. I asked her discussion questions throughout the video on her level to check for comprehension but she was really just along for the ride so to speak. Each lesson includes recommendations and extra resources available such as discussion questions, expert articles, additional reading, worksheets. There is so much to this program that you will find students going down several different rabbit trails in your quest to know more!

In addition to the awesome curriculum we were given access to the Adventures TV with our subscription. These are where Dave Stotts shines the most with the funny add-ons. Not only are they funny, they are historically informative tidbits of useful information about history and current events too. These are provided in the weekly update on the site.

So, what's the bottom line about this curriculum? Make room in your budget to get this subscription! Hands-down the best out there! We love Dave and most of all my children are learning and having fun watching him! We hope to make it to the Bible museum in DC this summer and can't wait to check out his exhibit. Want to know what my CrewMates thought of this curriculum? Click the banner below to find out!

Drive Thru History Adventures - Subscription {Drive Thru History Adventures Reviews}

 Format ~ online videos 
 Price ~ $124.99 per year 
 Ages ~ 12 and up

Drive Thru History Adventures

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