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Homeschool Review: Story of the Bible, Volume I

Story of the Bible, Volume IPRODUCT

The Story of the Bible, Volume I

COMPANY

TAN Homeschool

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OVERVIEW

If you’re like many in the homeschool world, you instantly recognize the name TAN Books; but, did you know they have recently launched their own homeschool line of products? When TAN Books sent me the textbook, test book, activity book, teacher’s manualaudio drama, and DVD lecture seriesI have to be honest, friends – I. was. excited! The Story of the Bible product line follows the Schoolhouse Model, which caters to children of all ages, making this product’s use incredibly versatile and cost effective for families with children in multiple grades. The textbook, test book* and DVD lecture series are targeted to middle schoolers. Your middle schooler will have the option to read Chapter 1, watch chapter 1, and then take the test on Chapter 1. The DVDs help reinforce what is read in the chapter and allow mom the opportunity to take a more hands off approach, if she chooses. The activity book and teacher’s manual** are perfect for elementary kiddos. The audio drama is targeted for both elementary and middle school kiddos, with its engaging sound effects, music and voice acting. At the time of this review, three of the six product pieces are available for shipment. The final three products will be ready for shipment at the end of July 2015.

*textbook and test book are companion pieces

**activity book and teacher’s manual are companion pieces

PRICE AT THE TIME OF REVIEW

$14.99-$39.95* for individual items

$99.95** for the complete set

*From now until the end of August 2015, use the coupon code HS2015 to get $20 toward your purchase!

**This introductory price is only valid until July 31, 2015

FEATURES

  • covers elementary and middle school
  • textbook & test book
  • test pages are perforated for easy removal, answers are at the back of the test book
  • activity book & teacher’s manual
  • audio drama {CDs}
  • DVD lecture series

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REASON FOR PRODUCT

TAN Homeschool saw the need for versatile products that would allow moms to decide how best to school their children. Because of its schoolhouse model, families can decide which method works best with each child, from any combination of textbook and test book, to textbook plus video or activity book. Mom has full control over what works best. She can work with little Timmy while he works on his art project that reinforces concepts she taught earlier in the day, or allow Jonathan to work independently while she throws in a load of laundry or puts a little one down for a nap. Versatility is truly key in this product.

DECLARATIONS

  • Story of the Bible is adapted from TAN’S Bible History, which was printed in the 1930’s and received an Imprimatur.

THE GOOD

  • follows schoolhouse model
  • super interactive with various methods to reach students where they are {CDs, DVD lectures, textbooks, activity book}
  • budget friendly

THE BAD

  • none reported

TESTIMONIALS

  • yours could be FIRST
  • share your experience in the comments

DETAILS AT A GLANCE

Intended for: families, anyone using schoolhouse model
Good for grades: elementary and middle school
Parent/teacher involvement level: moderate to high, depending on needs of student
Prep time: medium when used on your own
Teacher’s manual: available for purchase and used with the activity book
Educational philosophy: schoolhouse model
Catholic: yes

OVERALL RATING

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DISCLOSURE AND ACCURACY OF REVIEW

Catholic Sistas was not paid to do this review – the publisher offered free materials in exchange for an honest review of this product. All reviews are current as of the publish date. If you notice that a review contains information that is no longer accurate, please email us at Homeschool@CatholicSistas.com and we will be happy to amend this review.


THE GIVEAWAY

IS CLOSED

AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED – LAURA RANKIN!

To enter, simply answer the following question in the comments below:

“Why do you want to win The Story of the Bible?” 

THE LOOT

ONE lucky winner will win an ENTIRE set of The Story of the Bible, Volume I {the Old Testament}, which includes the textbook, test book, activity book, teacher’s manual, audio drama {CDs}, and the DVD lecture series, a value of $154!

THE RULES

One entry per person, please.

Giveaway will end at 10 p.m. CST on Monday, June 29 {comments will be closed upon deadline}