Home School Adventure Co., Destination Truth, was created to help parents in raising children who are compassionate and wise. They currently offer four products that are designed to help you as the parent work with your child to deepen their understanding of their faith. Their site also offers other online resources to help parents in their homeschooling journey. There is a video gallery which offers great overviews of all the products they offer.
Philosophy Adventure the Product
My son and I reviewed Philosophy Adventure. This program gives students an in-depth look at the ancient philosophers with a Biblical worldview. The Reader provides background information on the philosopher and his times. You also learn about their ideas and what went into forming those ideas. As you work through each philosopher you look for ways to stretch your skills in writing and speaking. It also helps the student learn to think critically and with discernment. Philosophy Adventure comes in a number of formats. Our family reviewed the digital download version. All the versions come with a Reader which is the main text for the program, a student workbook, and teacher resources.
Using Philosophy Adventure
Since we received our material as a digital product I looked it over to decide what I want to print out ahead of time. We decided to read the Reader off the computer. We took turns reading the material together. The student workbook was the type of PDF you could type in as you go so Joshua worked through the workbook pages and then printed them out after he had filled them in. We took several days for each lesson. The first day we read through the main body of the lesson and answered the general questions. Then one day each on the write, think, and speak sections. The teacher resources included maps and quizzes along with their answer keys. We printed those out as we needed them.
Thoughts and Reflection
Using the Reader directly on the computer instead of printing it out wasn’t that difficult but I had a bit of confusion the first day until I realized that the write, think, and speak sections were color coded. Once I figured that out it really was pretty easy to use. Joshua does not like to write and tried using the combination of the write in PDF along with software that translates your spoken word into the typed word. That did make it a bit easier for him to work through the material. He had both the reader and the student workbook on his computer so that he could work through the workbook assignments on his own. He liked the fact that the student workbook and reader were in separate files because it allowed him to easily refer to the material in the reader while answering the questions in the student workbook.
I loved the full color available in the digital version and found the pictures a great addition. I like the writing style and since this was an area I had very limited knowledge I found that I was learning a lot from the reader for myself. I loved how the material really helped to encourage the student to look through the ideas present from a Biblical worldview. I also liked that it engaged different skill sets as my son worked through the chapter. The only problem I had was not the fault of the material but with my son. Getting him to take the information deeper and give better and more detailed and thought out answers was nearly impossible.
While it is designed for students in middle and high school I think the maturity level of the your student and their writing ability will greatly affect the outcome you have with this program.
I really liked Philosophy Adventure and I plan to have my son finish the program and I look forward to using it with my daughter in a few years.
Philosophy Adventure is designed for students in 6th to 12th grade.
- The Digital Download version that we reviewed sells for $39.95
- The Print version with the teacher resources on CD sales for $89.95 with additional workbooks selling for $24.95
- The Print reader with the workbook and resources on CD sales for $69.95
- The All CD version sales for $49.95
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I have a special coupon code for those who wise to purchase the Digital Download Product that we review or any of the other products in the Digital Download Format.
Several different Home School Adventure Co. products were reviewed by the families of the Review Crew. Check out the graphic below to see all the different options and reactions.