Sunday, March 20, 2011
Kite Capers - A Download N Go Review
This is my family's review of Kite Capers - a Download N Go (DNG) Unit Study. For those of you unfamiliar with Download N Go, they are quite fun and simple to use. I don't know about you, but for me those are good qualities to have in homeschool curriculum! Amanda Bennett does all the legwork of research for you. She chooses some of the best videos, informational links, extra reading resources and some awesome activities.
My boys and I have grown to love these unit studies. They cover a weeks worth of learning. Each day you learn something different about the topic.
So, lets go fly a kite! Up to the Highest Height! I think of Mary Poppins and the kite flying scene at the end when doing this review. I loved flying kites as a young child. The colors, shapes, sizes, beautiful designs were always fascinating to me. A couple of years ago we actually purchased our first kites and took them out for a flight. There are 2 Spiderman kites in our repertoire as we speak. We had a blast getting them to fly! Thanks to this unit study we now want to make our own kites!
Working on Kite Capers has been so much fun. The videos were quite awesome. Seeing some of the creativity in the kites that were made is just thrilling! Seeing them in flight was breathtaking. There was is so much to learn about the origins of kites! It was amazing where it lead us. We really enjoyed studying this unit.
Here are the topics covered for each of the 5 days.
Day 1: What Is a Kite?
Day 2: The History of Kites
Day 3: Kite People and Places
Day 4: Science Secrets of Kites
Day 5: Goodies and Gadgets of Kites
Take a peek inside this unit study. The pictures are beautiful and we loved working in this unit.
Click here to purchase Kite Capers. :)
**I was given this item in exchange for my honest review**