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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Creation Illustrated: Snow and Pine Trees Unit Studies ~ a TOS review

Somedays I spend a lot of time on the go and waiting. Waiting at the gym, waiting at the ball field, waiting at various appointments. I like to use my waiting periods productively when I can so I was really excited when I received two copies of the Creation Illustrated unit studies, Snow Unit Study and Pine Trees, as well access to the digital magazines, Winter '18 Digital Edition and Fall '17 Digital Edition that go with those studies for us to review.

I always have a magazine or book tucked away in my tote bag for those times when I spend waiting. Have you heard of Creation Illustrated? If not, let me tell you a little more about the company. Creation Illustrated is an amazing magazine showcasing God’s creation through pictures and story. For over 25 years  the Ish family has created and put together this wonderful magazine. 

Their purpose is to share the wonders of God’s creation. By revealing fresh insights of His infinite wisdom, gentle touch, undeniable justice, redeeming love, and flawless design, pure truth shall bring renewed peace. Each part of this publication is offered as a reprieve from the daily rigor’s of life so that all can look to the future with unbridled gratitude and hope.

Creation Illustrated Unit Study Pine TreesCreation Illustrated Unit Study Snow

We were given digital copies of two unit studies, the Snow Unit Study and the Pine Trees study along with there corresponding digital magazines to use. 

Each unit study is designed for students in 3rd - 8th grade and are approximately 16-17 pages in length. The file comes as a PDF download and your student will spend quality time learning all about snow and pine trees. 

The Snow unit study came at the perfect time for us. We had another snow storm and my 9th grader had inquired why it was snowing so much and she wanted to know how it was actually formed. While my 9th grader was learning about snow, my 5th grader was learning all about Pine Trees. We have a lot of pine trees in the area surrounding our house. 

Being able to work through this unit study allowed both girls to gain knowledge while completing fun activities. I love when a curriculum provides learning in disguise. Don't feel like you have to know all there is about snow or pine trees to teach your child these lessons. A helpful answer key is included for each question within the study!

The photography in the pages of the magazines are amazing and the content of the articles are just as impressive!  It is no wonder that readers call it “The Christian answer to National Geographic!”. My favorite pictures came from the Fall edition showcasing The Grand Canyon. I have never been to The Grand Canyon but the real life photography made it seem as if I were right there. Each edition is subdivided into 3 sections Creation Illustrated in Nature, in Scripture, and in Living. Each section provides the Spiritual, Mental, and Physical enrichment we all need.  Uplifting spiritual and character building lesson are also included and teach the eternal truths through the things He made.

In the back of each edition includes an instructional guide to help you glean facts or spiritual lessons from the articles with. However, they are just a guide. You can choose to just let Creation Illustrated be for enjoyment and/or informal discussion.

Creation Illustrated is published quarterly in the United States. Subscription are for the following lengths/rate:
  • 1 year $ 14.95  print subscription, 1 year $9.95/yr digital subscription
Want to try a copy before you buy? You are in luck! Request a sample issue of Creation Illustrated before committing to a subscription. I know these magazines and unit studies have been a great addition to our family so be sure to check out what my Crewmates thought by clicking on the button below.

Creation Illustrated Unit Studies {Creation Illustrated Reviews}

Company ~ Creation Illustrated  
 Format ~ digital
 Price ~ 1 year $ 14.95  print subscription, 1 year $9.95/yr digital subscription
 Ages ~ 3rd - 8th graders

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