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Children are introduced to horses at an early age with stick horses and rocking horses, and they continue to be fascinated by them throughout childhood. This study uses that interest and curiosity to help children learn the breeds of horses, the anatomy of horses, the history of horses, famous horses in history, and more.
What is the "gait" of a horse? How did horses impact American history? From the early horse-drawn chariots to the swift couriers used to carry battle plans, horses have helped expand civilization. From Egyptian pharaohs to Alexander the Great, from Leonardo da Vinci to Justin Morgan, history is filled with the hoof prints of horses and wonderful tales of adventure and excitement.
The Horses unit is in electronic format, meaning your children can work through the study interactively, clicking on the links in each lesson to further their own investigation. Each day's lesson plan has been written in two levels: Lower Level (elementary grades) and Upper Level (junior/senior high grades), enabling the whole family to learn together! Includes Horses Notebooking Pages.
The Horses unit study is already receiving wonderful reviews and is putting the excitement back into learning for many families—join the fun!
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janieGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5From the first lines of Mrs. Bennettâ€™s studies...February 20, 2013janieGender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I was absorbed:
"Walking down to the barn and smelling the wonderful smells again, of leather, and hay and all things horses--this is what childhood memories are made of.... From a stick horse to a rocking horse we are introduced to horses at an early age and continue to be mesmerized by them..."
And then, by the end of her Horse unit with the beautiful and graphic "tool" pages, I had become captivated by the study.
Bennett first offered an incredibly rich resource list of books, movies, games, and family projects centering around the subject of horses. Then came four weeks of lessons that were conveniently divided into lower and upper level studies to match the learning level of my student, and these lessons covered a wide range of topic areas.
I found that quick computer links, directly functional from the study document, make the discovery-research both fun and easy. Not your typical horse unit, with Bennett's study horses have never gone so many directions! I never would have imagined that we could cover so many subject areas such as history, science, geography, art, literature and more, with horses as our subject.
Much more than just what a horse looks like, or the breeds, this study was full of exciting horse stories of history, lands where horses lived, what horses eat, even information about vets that work on these marvelous animals. I loved "Horses." I know we can return to it again, and glean even more at a later time. We've experienced amazing learning with this enthralling unit!
GenipherAge: 25-34Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5Not What I Expected!January 24, 2013GenipherAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1I thought this was an interactive dvd with online supplemental links. Instead, it's a book on dvd with lists of online sources and book titles.
There are some lessons written out but they are very simple. (i.e. look up "these" words, find a site on Egypt and draw a picture of the country, copy this Bible verse...etc.)
My advice is: save your money and buy a couple of age appropriate horse books for your kids. You can also do your own searches (for FREE) to find horse sites and craft projects online.
Located in: Hondo, TX
Submitted: February 15, 2013
Tell us a little about yourself. Well, I am an interesting mix and His work in progress. :) By degree, I am a mechanical engineer with three bright and busy kids and a loving husband. I am also an author and convention speaker. I have written more than 90 books, homeschooled 18 years, and two of our children are now college graduates (one with a degree in veterinary medicine, the other a business degree). Our third child is in the midst of his college career. I have a passion for kids and a love of life and creation, and when these things come together, the fun begins. I love encouraging others along the way, answering questions, sharing tips learned from personal experience, and giving others the skills and confidence to help children fall in love with learning. From lost pants to melted aluminum pots, my real life stories keep readers and audiences laughing as I teach about life, academics, and developing the God-given talents of every child.
What was your motivation behind this project? Good question! I wrote the Horses Unit Study because our daughter, who is now a veterinarian, was fascinated with horses. Horses make a fantastic topic of study, with plenty of history, science, and geography playing key roles in the story of horses.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? For the children that have an interest in horses, I hope that this study captures their curiosity and helps develop a solid knowledge base. These studies were not written to be storybooks or textbooks. They include twenty daily lessons (four weeks) to help introduce the child to these beautiful creatures and provide the interactivity to dig in deeper and learn more as the study progresses. The questions asked in the daily lessons include carefully chosen links to find the answers to the day's lessons - there is no preparation required for using the studies. I've heard from so many parents and children that they loved the Horse Unit Study - it is one of our bestsellers!
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? Raising a someday veterinarian can provide all kinds of lessons and insight into the animals that God created. I have written unit studies on horses, dogs, gecko, dolphin, and many other animals and learned so much along the way. They are helping to captivate a whole new generation of children that are anxious to learn using curiosity and wonder. When one mom wrote this about their experience with the Horse Unit Study, I was thrilled to read that the enthusiasm for learning had returned for her daughter: "After purchasing "Horses" for my 8th grader and seeing her dive right in with such enthusiasm, I got her 5 more! She was so excited to pick the topic of her learning, I was humbled. We are all SO excited about our new adventure in homeschooling this year using these Unit Studies."
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? First and foremost, God has been and will always be my source of inspiration. He's kept me on this interesting path of writing and speaking and working hard to help make learning a fantastic exploration of His creation. I am overwhelmed with the outpouring of gratitude and amazing stories of learning from parents - they encourage me and inspire me to keep working hard. I am also an avid fan of C.S. Lewis, and many others that have left a treasure trove of writing and stories to keep my mind occupied for quite some time. :)
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: It is my goal to create materials that help kids WANT to learn - capturing their curiosity and teaching them to explore and find answers. With over 140 pages, this study is complete with daily lessons - I've done the research, shaped and ordered the material, and carefully stitched together interactive lessons to launch them on the next learning adventure. God has created an amazing universe, and this is one of the studies that we have created to help your child go exploring!