Drive Thru History® Adventures: Bible Unearthed 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.
If you've read my curriculum post you'll recall that I planned on studying ancient history with my kids this year. So you can imagine how stoked I was to have the opportunity to review Drive Thru History® Adventures' latest course, Bible Unearthed. This program is amazing for homeschooling families - especially if you're teaching one history curriculum to several different grade levels.
As this was our first experience with Drive Thru History® Adventures, I can't say whether all of the other courses are like Bible Unearthed but if they are, I can see buying more in the future because it's worked really well for us.
Bible Unearthed is divided into 12 episodes, which are all about 15 minutes long. This length is pretty perfect for kids as young as 6 (and maybe even younger, though my 3-year-old wasn't nearly as interested in them as my older two kids) and absolutely kept my 8-year-old entertained. Because the episodes are such a reasonable length, I found that they worked really well for us as a homeschool history curriculum supplement.
Each episode focuses on something different (e.g., the first episode is about the basics of archaeology, the second is about the impact of archaeology and so on) and comes with a written explanation of the episode as well as a PDF download. The PDF download contains discussion questions that are designed to be a companion to the lessons taught in the video.
Full disclosure - I tried to incorporate the PDF worksheet and discussion questions into my family's use of Bible Unearthed and it went okay. My kids are pretty young and only my 8-year-old really had the interest and attention span necessary to watch the episodes and then go through the worksheet and discussion questions with me. I really enjoyed the worksheets and discussion questions though and I do think they would be great if my kids were just a hair older.
While Bible Unearthed isn't available yet (it should be later this year though so stay tuned), there are so many other amazing looking courses offered by Drive Thru History® Adventures that are worth checking out. Because we enjoyed Bible Unearthed so much (and because I was so impressed with how seamlessly it tied into everything we've been learning about in history this year) I'm thinking about buying the Ancient History course to use with my kids in the spring.
Again, these courses, if not used alone, would also make fantastic additions to history curriculums as they give such wonderful visual representations of different times and places in history. My kids were so excited to see images of Pompei, the pyramids, Ancient Greece, etc. - all places that we've read about over the last couple of months.
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