Philosophy is usually a topic that is "over my head", although my oldest son, age 11, LOVES topics like Philosophy, and other "intriguing" topics. I want to allow my boys to do and learn within their interests, although I was having trouble with the "Worldview" aspect of Philosophy. Imagine my excitement, about a month ago, when I learned of a new Curriculum called Philosophy Adventure. The excitement comes because Philosophy Adventure™ is a program designed to help students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately as they explore the history of philosophy. A Biblical Worldview of Philosophy, YES an answer to my prayers!
I was extremely excited to have been selected to be a the Launch Team who are helping to "Get the Word out" about this BRAND new program. I was given a Digital Copy of Philosophy Adventure in exchange for my help in Promoting the Program and for an honest review!
Philosophy Adventure is a BRAND New program, authored by Stacy Farrell, and sold through Home School Adventure Co.
The 3 Goals of Philosophy Adventure are: To Be Engaging, Easy to Use, and Empowering.
How I saw these accomplished throughout the program:
Engagement: Each Lesson has 7 Compentents: The Philosopher's Story, The Write, Think and Speak articles and assignments, Geographical information of the life of the philosopher, School of Thought, Contrast section which is divided into 2 parts(Source Material and Biblical Worldview alignment).
Easy to Use: The Program Layout makes it easy to follow along and not get LOST. The Flexibility of the Program also makes it "easy to use"!
Empowering: The "Easy to Use" format also allows for the students to work independently. Stacy Farrell does suggest that there are many parts that are beneficial to be done as a family, but after going over parts of the Lesson with my son, I can totally see the parts where it is independent work.
You can learn more about the program via this video:
My 11yr old son and I are going to be "putting on our thinking caps" and "diving deep" into this BRAND new program over the summer so I can give a FULL review later in the Summer! We are excited about the program, especially that it is Philosophy with a Christian View!
Philosophy Adventure—Pre-Socratics is now available for Purchase in a variety of Formats and geared towards 6th-12th Grades:
Spiral Bound Physical Set: $89.95
Reader with Resources CD: $69.95
Digital Edition of Reader and All Resources on CD: $49.95 (Full Color)
Digital Download: $39.95 (Full Color)
Check out the Sample Pages: HERE
I am also excited to announce that I am hosting a Giveaway for Philosophy Adventure.
One lucky reader will win a Digital Edition of Philosophy Adventure —Pre-Socratics.