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Philosophy Adventure™–Pre-Socrates is a brand new curriculum from Stacy Farrell. I introduced it to you a couple of months ago, and now we have had time to really dig in and see how it works. You are going to love it!
Before I share my thoughts on this curriculum, let me give you a little glimpse into what I look for when choosing courses for my kids. I don’t want to waste our time with busywork, so mindless worksheets and pointless assignments are out. If the text is so dull that my eyes want to roll back in my head, I am not going to make my kids plow through it. This sometimes proves to be a problem when searching for upper level courses.
That’s not a problem with Philosophy Adventure! The text is engaging, the book is visually stunning, and the assignments are meaty yet broken down into bite-sized sections so my girls don’t feel overwhelmed. Stacy Farrell challenges my kids to stretch their brains with deep thoughts, but she doesn’t just leave them there. She cheers them on to try hard and to always be ready to give an account of what they believe.
Philosophy Adventure™–Pre-Socrates introduces us to Eight Famous Philosophers:
After reading about the life & times of each philosopher, we get to read one of his actual writings. That writing is compared and contrasted with a biblical worldview. Each lesson is divided into three assignments: Write, Think, and Speak
The thing I love most about this curriculum is the ease of use! Each assignment is broken down into very specific tasks, and they are color-coded to match the reading. The digital student book allows my girls to type & print their work. (Because handwriting the answers is soooooo torturous and out-dated, you know. ;))
A breakdown of the Philosophy Adventure™–Pre-Socrates set:
- Reader – Philosopher stories, images, geography, biblical worldview, lessons and assignments
- Student Workbook – Notebook pages, mapping, writing journal, and the most amazing writing checklists EVER!
- Teacher Resources – Memory cards, timeline, maps & keys, quiz keys, instructions
Depending on how you choose to use it, Philosophy Adventure™–Pre-Socrates offers .25-.5 high school credit in these areas:
- English Composition
- World History/Geography
- Logic/Critical Thinking
I want to leave you with one last observation. Stacy Farrell, the author, loves Jesus. I have had the privilege of interacting with her over the last few months and she believes what she writes. She has prayed over this study and for the ones who will read it. What a blessing!
Philosophy Adventure™–Pre-Socrates comes in four formats:
- $89.95 Print Reader, Print Student Workbook, Digital Teacher’s Resources on CD
- $69.95 Print Reader, Digital Student Workbook on CD, Digital Teacher’s Resources on CD
- $49.95 Digital Reader on CD, Digital Student Workbook on CD, Digital Teacher’s Resources on CD
- $39.95 Reader Digital Download, Student Workbook Digital Download, Teacher’s resources Digital Download
I recommend the $69.95 option. The readings and assignments are placed opposite each other in the Print Reader, but you will have to line them up yourself with the Digital Reader. View a SAMPLE of the first lesson.
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As part of the Philosophy Adventure Launch Team, I received a copy of Philosophy Adventure in exchange for my honest review and the opportunity to participate in related giveaways and social media promotions. All opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.