I was so excited when Friends and Heroes approached me about reviewing their Homeschool Unit Study 1. I actually had never heard of their materials until recently when reading reviews by fellow bloggers. I was highly intrigued. I’m always on the lookout for good bible resources.
For those of you who might not be familiar, Friends and Heroes is a DVD-series that follows Macky and his family in their everyday lives in AD 69 Alexandria. Along the way they learn life lessons and are told stories about the Heroes of their people, which are the accurately-portrayed accounts of Daniel, Rahab, Gideon, Moses and many others. For those who want to dig deeper into the shows, Friends and Heroes Homeschool Curriculum boasts a cross-curricular resource combining history/geography, creative writing, Bible study, creation-based science, crafts and discipleship.
I don’t know about you, but for me there are two things I look for when in search for curricula: 1. instruction consistent with biblical teaching. 2. Comprehensive lesson plans. The Friends and Heroes Homeschool Curriculum provides both.
TOP 2 Reasons to Investigate this Resource Further
- Show Quality– The quality of the show is on par with most anything your kids will see on TV these days. Each episode runs about 25 minutes. The animation, storytelling and music are all well-done and engaging for the target audience of 7- to 11-year olds. Not to mentioned, I believe even your 5 and 6 year olds will enjoy them as well. I know my son did.
- Comprehensive Curriculum- The curriculum is truly comprehensive and I think appropriate for their target audience. My son (6 yrs) is a bit young for a variety of their included activities. However, that is the beauty of their materials. You could take each unit and work through the entire lesson plan or you could pick and choose the part you would want to focus on or that works best for your kids – age, level, interest, etc. Since every part of the lesson spring boards from the video episode you’re not compelled to work through each subject in the curriculum. In our case, since my son is a big art fan we decided to do several of the art and craft activities. (Roman soldiers drawing and paper strip weaving pictured below)
I think Friends and Heroes is on to something here. I could see our family making use of this curriculum as an occasional break from our current lesson plans. If you follow a 4-day schedule and are looking for something to keep your kids engaged on a Friday you might consider the Friends and Heroes Homeschool Curriculum. Or maybe this is a resource you turn to during your summer break to keep those young minds sharp. Either way it’s used, I could see more Friends and Heroes’ products finding their way into our home.
Now’s the Time to Buy
For the month of January, Friends and Heroes is having a promotion.
Here’s the scoop:
- 20% off all Friends and Heroes Homeschool Resources
- 10% off all other Friends and Heroes resources with curriculum
- 10% off all Friends and Heroes Home and Family DVD Collections
The offer began Jan. 1 and ends Jan. 31.
If you’d like to learn more about Friends and Heroes Homeschool Curriculum, head over to their webpage for a detail look into what they have to offer.
The Friends and Heroes Homeschool Curriculum really is a great resource. I highly encourage you to take some time to check it out!
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|2 Teaching Mommies Review Disclosure: The featured product for this review was provided to me, at no cost, by Friends and Heroes, LLC. I do not accept monetary compensation for reviewing or writing about products. All opinions expressed are my own.|