What is orange and black and striped all over? Why, tigers, of course! One of God's most beautiful creatures, and, as we have learned, one of the most fascinating as well. We had a great time with this Download N Go. We learned about the 6 sub-species of tigers, where they live, and that they are all critically endangered. (Can you believe I didn't know that? There are only around 4,000 tigers left in the wild!)
Like all of the Download N Gos, Terrific Tigers is a unit study designed to take a week to complete. It is planned out by day, with all the links, video clips, worksheets and everything you need right in the lesson. All you have to do ahead of time is pick out which worksheets and lapbook pieces you want to use, and have them printed out and ready. Did I say lapbook? Yes, the Download N Go units all include lapbook pieces! If you have been wanting to try lapbooking, but don't know where to start, you should think about using a Download N Go. Since all of the planning as already done for you, they are easy for first-timers.
There is a TON of science in Terrific Tigers, including information on habitat, creation, Taxonomy, basic survival, and conservation. But there are other subjects here, too, like in all great unit studies. Geography, history, literature and some math. Writing practice in the form of copywork and creative writing, map skills, and our favorite- drawing! We all really love the drawing frames that the Download N Gos have, and it is one of the only times CJ actually enjoys making art!
One of the first things you will notice when you buy Terrific Tigers is the video links- lots and lots of them! When you click on a video link, your computer will connect to the internet and open a clip that is embedded in a Download N Go web page. This means that you don't have any of the nasty comments, side-bar ads, or 'other movies like this' recommendations. All you get is the movie clip, and they add such a great element to your study. What better, when you are learning about tigers, then to see the majesty of a great cat for yourself?
There is a big variety of worksheets, games, puzzles, drawing pages, and lapbooking pieces in Terrific Tigers. Families can mix and match to get the best combination for each child, with their different learning styles, ages, and interests. Download N Go units are designed for any children in grades K-4th, but with a little creativity older and younger children can both benefit as well. You can also use these units over and over again, with younger children or just later with the same kids. Add to this the fact that a lot of people stretch these units into 2 weeks (or even more), and you get a really versatile product.
Part of our lapbook and copywork:
Read more Terrific Tigers reviews on the Download N Go blog, or you can read all about some of their other titles on the Download N Go website.
The great people at Download N Go are giving a copy of Terrific Tigers to one of you this week! This is a really fun unit, so you will want to be sure and sign up for a chance to win it! This contest will be open until Friday, the 29th at midnight.
To win: All you need to do is leave a comment telling me you want to win! For extra chances to win, you can do any or all of the following: (Remember to leave a separate comment for each option and make sure I can contact you with your e-mail address.)
- Visit Download N Go and 'follow' them with Google Friend Connect
- Follow me on Google Friends Connect
- Follow me on Networked Blogs
- Post about this giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter
- Blog about this giveaway (You get two chances for this!)
- This is a fun one! Let me know which of the big cats is you or your kids' favorite. :)
Remember, if you are a member of the TOS review crew, an employee or independent contractor with The Old Schoolhouse, or a DNG reviewer, you are not eligible for this giveaway!
I received this product free of charge for review purposes.I promise to be honest and fair in my reviews, and I received no other compensation in exchange for my review. You can visit the Download-N-Go blog to read more reviews on this product.