I would like to thank you for getting everything ready for the boys. The books with all the goodies arrived two weeks ago and the Lego's yesterday. They were just thrilled. The package is put together really well, they loved their first ever smelly pencils and immediately wanted to watch the History DVDs. On top of that, they do not mind doing the on-line lessons! It's just the perfect style and length. I can say nothing else but the best about the whole product. Well done, I would not hesitate to recommend it to my friends.
I was very pleased with the course content and presentation, and the girls enjoyed their lessons. The lessons covered just the right amount of material for them to learn and not be overwhelmed, so they came away with something they could recall later (and teach me!). I think you’re brilliant for putting these courses together and marketing them to us. I’m a BIG fan of making sure our children understand the US history/people/country. I loved hearing them singing the patriotic songs over and over.
-Margaret (Manila, Philippines)
The spring of 2014 was my families' first experience with US History Abroad. I have two children who participated in two different programs. I liked that both children had interactive ways to continue learning about American History. There were supplemental reading materials that accompanied the course of study, along with movie clips to relate information. Additionally, the program hit on areas that are addressed in the Virginia public school system. I will sign my children up again for the fall program.
- Amanda (Jakarta, Indonesia)
My son Nicholas really enjoyed the New World history course, and it was a good level of difficulty for him. It was an interesting mix of material and presented many important themes of American history which I know he was not familiar with or was only vaguely familiar with having grown up overseas. We both liked that the course was self paced which allowed us the flexibility we need given our circumstances of homeschooling abroad. We both also liked the way the course was laid out and divided into individual lessons and then further into several smaller tasks. This allowed Nick to keep track of his progress and to divide the work into portions that he could easily handle.
-Ann (Moscow, Russia)
My two boys (12-year-old and 9-year-old) recently completed their respective U.S. History Abroad courses. It was well organized and engaging so they found it very easy to complete. They loved the use of various videos, songs, and interactive games alongside the lectures. And because they could log on when they wanted to, it was very convenient. Also, any questions or problems they encountered were addressed very quickly. Thank you for offering this course. My boys are more prepared now for their return home to the U.S this summer!
-Karuna (Harare, Zimbabwe)
My youngest daughter (9 years old in 3rd grade) just completed her first US History Abroad course (American People 1). She really enjoyed the course (lots of educational games and activities) and I loved that she was learning about U.S. history (her favorites: Mt. Rushmore, Abe Lincoln and George Washington). This was the first time she studied U.S. history as a specific course. As a working mom, I've struggled with finding a way to ensure my children learn about U.S. history. This on-line course solves that dilemma. My daughter logged in on her own and, with a bit of encouragement some weeks, navigated the course independently. Questions were answered quickly and feedback throughout was great! This is a great idea and I have already recommended it to my friends!
-Natasha (Jerusalem, Israel)
Thank you so much for your wonderful class! My 3 children ages 6, 8, and 10 all completed it and enjoyed it! The best part was hearing my six year old say "Mom I love learning about America!"
-Donna (Moscow, Russia)