Remember a few months back when I talked about Philosophy Adventure? Goodness, that was the end of May! You can see that here.
Well, we have had a little bit of time to go over it a little bit more over the summer…and we have all loved it even more than I thought we would! It seems the giveaway was quite popular too! Guess what? This is a Philosophy Adventure review AND mega giveaway! That information will be posted at the bottom…I promise, you do NOT want to miss this…
Anyway, my kids weren’t exactly sure what this was all about. It really wasn’t something they had ever heard of before… I wasn’t exactly sure how it was all going to come together with all three of them. I didn’t need to worry though! While I had it mostly in mind for Ryan, who is starting high school this year, the way it is written, both Kyle and Lauren did well with it too! (I love that Ryan can get anywhere from .25 to .5 high school credit in four different areas!)
What we enjoyed was being able to start them thinking more about things they read rather than taking everything at face value. They learned that it was ok to question things in books and wonder if things were different how that might change…
There are seven components in every lesson..
- The Philosopher’s Story recounts interesting anecdotes from the life of each philosopher, describes the time and place that they lived, along with their main accomplishments and beliefs.
- Write, Think and Speak articles and assignments complement the concepts presented.
- Geographical information of each philosopher.
- School of Thought in which the featured philosopher either participated in or founded.
- Contrast section has two parts; The first part includes actual source material…the second part explores the biblical worldview of the philosophers ideas.
I like that each chapter is presented with a similar look so that it isn’t confusing, we know where to look for the information we need at that time. Everything is so very well detailed for varying style of learning. Maps, journaling, timelines, flash cards and notebooking pages; it just flows together in a very professional way.
What I didn’t expect was the section on public speaking..Since we only started homeschooling a few years ago, they really haven’t had any opportunities for public speaking other than telling family members about different things they have studied, etc. This will definitely come in handy for quite some time!
You can look more into Philosophy Adventure at their website and while you are there you can view a sample chapter. The digital download is $39.95 and the print edition is $89.95. But, in celebration of this wonderful products launch, Stacy has given me codes to offer to my readers!
BACK-TO-SCHOOL-10 – will give you 10% off any print edition
BACK-TO-SCHOOL-25 – will give you 25% off any digital edition
This is the largest discount ever offered! But you have to act soon, it ends on August 7th!
Along with these fantastic coupon codes, Philosophy Adventures is hosting a MEGA giveaway! I am not exaggerating! Over $800 worth of homeschool products!
Just click on the Rafflecopter link below!