Some of us learn best by listening. Some learn best by seeing. Some learn best by touching. I believe that while we need to land in our areas of strength most of the time, we need consistent exposure to the other areas of learning as well. This is one reason I was pretty pumped to get World War Two: Pearl Harbor box from Box of IDEAs. I think they understand that concept and seek to provide a means of helping kids understand concepts through a variety of means.
The idea here is that they have come up with a variety of interactive learning modules all tied to a specific subject area. Some of the other topics they cover include quilting, the number 11, salt, and laundry with many more topics being developed right now! Each kit can be purchased either as a pdf file (for $49) or printed off in individually packaged modules in a box (for $79). Sure, if you need to save the money, the pdf file would be the way to go, but I already have so many things spinning around here already. It was SO nice to have all the activities already printed and sorted and ready to go.
You can see what each module looks like fresh from the box right here:
Now let’s see it in action. WWII can be a difficult thing to grasp for even the oldest among us. The various games and activities in this kit really help bring the major concepts down in a way that kids can understand.
Included in this intro activity is a good explanation of the Hawaiian Islands before it became a military base. The group matching game can be played either like “go fish” or like “memory.” And there is an individual pearl identification activity that can be placed in a portfolio of other things the student collects throughout this experience.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the TOS Homeschool Crew had to say about this and the other Box of I.D.E.As Kits right here!