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Review: The American Revolution Custom Designed Project Pack

I was asked to review a project pack from In the Hands of a Child. We have used many of their project packs in the past and the kids really enjoy this fun way of adding a hands-on dimension to the topics we are studying.

The American Revolution Custom Designed Project Pack is designed for 7th grade and up. We will be starting a study of the American Revolution soon, and I was excited to see this pack available. My oldest daughter is in 7th grade and she is looking forward to using the information and mini-books in this project pack to do her research for thisĀ  unit. I will also use some of the info/books with my younger children.

This project pack is 127 pages. The pack includes historical information on each of the activity topics. There are also links to additional information to look up. There are 24 activities included with the project pack. They cover things like vocabulary, timeline, all the key people of influence on the British and American sides, the important documents related to the founding of America and much, much more!

The project pack is designed to be a stand alone unit on the major events of the American Revolution. You would just add some library books to give additional information/view points if you want to. It is also a great supplement to any curriculum you may be using to cover the American Revolution.

I love that all the mini-books are in the pack, ready to be printed and cut out. It is very easy to print how ever many copies you need for your family (if you have the ebook version or make copies if you have the paper version). I prefer the ebook style. We like to choose various colors to print the mini-books out on to make the final product colorful and attractive.

I would highly recommend this Project Pack and all the others that In the Hands of a Child offers!

I will post our completed project packs once we get them done!

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Africa–Egypt

organsThese pictures show part of the series of steps the kids went through to show how the Egyptians mummified people–mainly kings and important (rich) people went through this whole process.

1) Removing the organs. The kids will never forget that they didn’t save the brains, but threw them away because they didn’t know what they were!

2) Further cutting and sewing up of the body.

3) The beginning of the wrapping process.

4) The mummified “king”.

5) The king’s “cat” about to be mummified.

6) The completed king and cat mummies.

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