History Unboxed July 2016 Review + Coupon – New Build Your Curriculum
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History Unboxed is a subscription box that sends cartoons, stories and crafts about a different time in history. Monthly boxes are $29.97/month plus $7.00 shipping and feature characters Zane (age 8) and Ava (age 13). These characters will travel with your child, as they learn new about new time periods. You can also add on extras, at a discounted price. When you sign up, you will get a welcome kit that includes an interactive time line, a welcome coloring comic strip, a Time Capsule kit to create your own historic memento and additional introductory materials to use during your History Unboxed Subscription (colored pencils, a paintbrush etc).
Each month will feature a different time and place in the ancient world with hands on crafts, activities, and art so that your child can learn about history in a memorable and exciting way. There are two different boxes, a 5-9 year old box, a 10-15 year old box and a 16 year old and up box.
There is a new feature to this subscription, a Build Your Own Curriculum. This starts in September and follows your child through 9 months of lessons. When you sign up, your child will get a welcome kit (stated above). You select 9 different themes, and get them over the course of 9 months. There are about 18 different themes to choose from like: The Sumerian City of Uruk, Ancient Babylon & Hammurabi, The Israelites at the time of King David, The Mauryan Empire and Julius Caesar. I received the Build Your Own Curriculum for Alexander the Great.
Cost: $29.97/month, $84.50 every 3 months, $329.67 yearly.
Shipping: Shipping is $7.00/month
What’s in the box? Your child will get a welcome kit their first month. Then, each month will feature a different time and place in the ancient world with hands on crafts, activities, and art so that your child can learn about history in a memorable and exciting way.
- Ages 5 to 9: Highly visual, approachable materials for younger students that can be explored with the help of an educator. In addition to craft materials, recipes, and souvenirs our monthly magazine helps give educators the background they need to teach about the topic of the month.
Ages 10 to 15 An in-depth, relatable version of the subscription that can be completed mostly independently. Learn about the past through the eyes of a teenager and enjoy memorable crafts, recipes, stories, and mementos.
- Ages 16 + Relax and become inspired with a monthly history fix as you try your hand at a wide variety of crafts, historic recipes, and history based games. Bite sized bits of history fit into your busy schedule and provide you with fun information you will want to share with your friends
The box has historical characters all over the box.
When you open the box, the theme of the box is on the front.
There was a colorful booklet filled with information about Alexander the Great.
There was a full page biography about Alexander the Great. The next page was about the medical advances the century before Alexander the Great was born. The book discusses Hippocrates is the founder of The Four Humors.
There were pages depicting different art works of Alexander the Great.
There was information about how common gestures we use today came to be. The next page described how to do the activity included in the box.
The back has a map with the area Alexander the Great conquered.
The Four Humors Blood Button There was a button of blood, which is associated with the temperament sanguine.
Alexander the Great Sticker There was also a sticker of Alexander the Great to add to your timeline.
Accoutrements Alexander the Great Action Figure $9.42 These was a very cool action figure of Alexander the Great. The back of the box had a full biography of Alexander the Great. Alexander has already been released from his packaging and has been conquering areas of the house.
This is a look at the back of the box.
Cartoon: The was a cartoon to color about Alexander the Great.
Paint by Numbers Map: The main activity this month was a paint by numbers map of Alexander the Great’s Empire. The was a thick map, paint holder, water dropper and paint. There was supposed to get a paintbrush that was supposed to be included, but was left out of our box. We had several lying around the house, so it wasn’t a big deal.
The first step was to mix the paint concentrate with water.
There were Roman Numerals on different areas of the map to indicate where to paint.
This is the finished map. It took some time to pain t all the areas of the map, but it turned out well.
Final Thought: History Unboxed is the only education subscription box for children. I like their new curriculum plan, which makes it perfect for homeschoolers or children who love learning about history. If you want to subscribe, use the code subboxmom to get 5% off your first subscription.
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