Monday, November 15, 2010

TOS Review: Corps of Re-Discovery

The latest product/company up for review in the Pickrel household is called the Corps of Re-Discovery. Until doing this review I had never heard of this family run company. I have enjoyed spending time on their website and learning how Corps of Re-Discovery came to be. Apparently they began to dream of taking their family on a cross country trip in an effort to explore and learn all they could about America (her land, her history etc).

About ten years ago their dream became reality as they embarked on a 14 month trip, spanning 47 states, 20 national parks, and numerous museums. After digging deep into our nations rich history, this family felt a need to share what they had learned using exciting dramatizations and by developing hands on projects to aid children in “re-discovering” America.

They offer numerous products from three main time periods. Here are just a few of the items I found interesting:

American Indian: Moccasin Boot Kit, Leather Vest Kit, and Seneca Lite Throwing Knife

Pioneer and Colonial: Patchwork Quilt Kit, Quill Feather Pen Kit

Frontiersman: Flint and Steel Set, Frontier Craft Pack

The prices for these items vary depending upon what you want.            They start at $1.99 for a Coon Tail  Coon Tail $1.99                                                                                                             All the way up to $71.92 for a full Frontier Craft PackFrontier Craft Pack $71.92

We were given a small coin pouch that retails for $4.99

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My 8 year old worked at putting it together during a long van ride one afternoon. He finished about half of it before he came up for air. I felt like this particular product was good for him because it forced him to use his small muscles and it helped with hand eye coordination,  which is something we can always use help with around here.


So when your doing your American history lessons and your kids complain that it’s boring, remember Corps of Re-Discovery has everything you need to enrich your history study.

If you’d like to see what other TOS reviewers thought of this company, click here.

**Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew, I received this product free of charge, in exchange for my honest opinion/review. For more honest reviews from real homeschoolers, visit the TOS Crew website

1 comment:

Sheri said...

Hey Marie-thanks for stopping by my review blog-then my CM one. It truly is a process, so just pick one area of interest and start there. The easiest ones are the NS, Copywork, Art and Music Appreciation. It can be as simple or complex as you wish. One of the better CM books is the one by Karen Andreola (CM Companion) and I love Catherine Levison's 2 (A CM Education and More CM Education). They give some good practical ideas to doing CM stuff.
I have 3 dyslexics out of 4-so I totally understand that part. My youngest is the most affected, and that alone is a huge hurdle to work to get over. I think I have a couple review items that discuss this (Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading [I think there is an update on my HSING on a Wing and a Prayer one too] and the All About Spelling too)...I have to post an update on how he is doing soon-which is actually quite nicely using the Phonics Road.
Anyhoo-glad you stopped by and hope you are able to glean some ideas you can use!

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