5 Stars Out Of 5
From the first lines of Mrs. Bennettâ€™s studies...
February 20, 2013
I 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!