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Home School In The Woods U.S. Elections Lap-Pack {Review}

(Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.)

With products like The U.S. Elections Lap-Pak, Home School in the Woods makes it easy to add Civics, History and Social Studies to our studies.

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The U.S. Elections Lap-Pak is geared to kids in grades 3-8, but in my opinion, given that this is an election year it would work for just about anyone! Of course younger kids may need help with projects, but it would be worth it to get them a head start on learning learning about how our country works, particularly with the political climate we are currently living through. Older kids, and even adults will learn something new, given that schools don’t seem to be giving any in depth teaching about how our country is supposed to work.

Please see the blog post at Home School in The Woods to discover more about thU.S. Elections Lap-Pak, including a short video about how the Lap-Paks work.

This product is in digital form, which means you will get it right away when you order it, although you can also order it as a CD and waith for it to come in the mail. It’s ready to go! I received a zip file. I simply clicked on it, and all the sub files opened. Since we have done a number of Home School In The Woods products for review, I already knew what to do. It’s pretty simple. Unzip your product, and you will see the following files:

  • Images
  • MP3s
  • PDFs
  • Start

Personally, I just go straight to the PDFs. Here you will find the following:

  • Introductions-And-Directions
  • LapBookProjectMasters
  • ReadingTextPages

I print out the Reading text pages

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and then continue on and:

Open Introductions-And-Direction, and you will find the following:

  • Booklet directions-Elections
  • Intro_Ackn_Res-Elections
  • LapBookAssembly-Elections
  • ProjectDirections-Elections

I print out the LapBookAssembly-Elections and the Project Directions-Elections for “The Artist,” and then go back to LapBookProjectMasters. Print these out in the order the projects are listed in ProjectDirections-Election, on whatever color paper or cardstock called for.

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Then, I let “The Artist” loose!

Here is just part of the production (and just PART of the mess!):

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Here is one project where instead of using the pre-printed symbols, he did his own:

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“The Artist” enjoys drawing, coloring, and making things, so the fact that he can do all that and learn at the same time is a definite plus! We have discovered this over and over in our family while reviewing other products from Home School In The Woods, and you can read those reviews here.

And, the finished product:

We have used unit studies put together into file folders since way before I ever heard of Home School In The Woods, and I am here to tell you that this company’s print and go format is by far the most friendly I’ve ever used! We love it!

Home School In The Woods is offering a giveaway running through the end of August in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Receive a free copy of our Greek Life! File Folder Game when you use the code TOSGameNight at checkout. No purchase necessary.

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Election Lap-Pak, Benjamin Franklin, Timeline Collection, Time Travelers U.S.History and Make-A-State Activity-Pak {Home School in the Woods Reviews}

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