Entry ID114

Is this item secular?

Yes

https://historyatourhouse.com/

Price

220

Does the manufacturer have frequent sales?

Yes

Basic Structure
  • Live
  • Online
Grade Level Per Reviewer
  • Middle School
  • High School
Grade Level Per Manufacturer
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
  • High School
Can this material be used for project-based learning, in a way that it can be used to teach multiple subjects?

One could add literature related to the time period studied, or teach geography along with the history being studied.

Is this product is a good fit for the following type of learner?
  • Auditory
  • Visual
Comprehensiveness
  • Complete Year Long
Are the Academic Goals quantifiable?

Yes

Are the materials Common Core, or do they claim to meet state or national standards?

The material would exceed anything covered on Common Core.

Are there multimedia features or suggestions for additional resources when students become engaged with specific topics?

Yes

Is the material innovative and eclectic? Does the material motivate the learner and lead to engaging questions and rabbit holes?

Yes

Additional Comments

Mr. Powell is an enthusiastic and engaging historian and teacher who offers a wide range of options for homeschoolers. Most importantly, he knows how to deliver to the student so the learner walks away with a strong understanding of how ideas shaped the world. The students also learn to take a body of facts and learn to name periods in a way that help them to mentally hold history in a conceptual manner. This type of thinking is empowering.

My junior high and high school boys participated in the live online classes or used the recordings for the following courses: European History, American History, Ancient History, US Government, and Asian History. M, Tu, and W the boys listened to lectures, looked at visuals, answered questions during class, took notes, did facts practice quizzes, wrote summaries for every major period covered, took tests, and completed a research paper (US Gov). On Thursdays Mr. Powell taught History Through Art, which was a nice break from the usual fare while also providing a different experience for understanding history. History at Our House was one of our favorite experiences homeschooling, and I am so grateful for having had the opportunity to have my sons work with such a talented individual.

What did you think of it?5 - Loved it

What did your children think of it?5 - Loved it