Drive Thru History® – "The Gospels"~ REVIEW


Have you ever used something in your homeschool that you absolutely fell in love with?  You know when you look in your neatly done planner, list on a napkin with crayon or whatever it is you're jotting on these days to keep your life in some kind of order.... and you see that special something and you can't wait to do that thing first with your kids.  Because for one thing it's enjoyable and you actually learn right along with your kids.  So, in my whole homeschooling life of 10 years this has happened only twice.  Drive Thru History® is my Favorite homeschool product that I have ever used.  I'm talking mouth opened, starring at the screen... slowly eating popcorn... while learning a whole lot more then I ever did in High school.  So, what is my next Review?  Drive Thru History® – "The Gospels" from Drive Thru History®.  And I'm dancing on the ceiling over this one!!!

Now, I have only been this crazy over Drive Thru History® for less than a year...when I found them through an online program I currently use.  So, I don't have the actual "in my hands" DVDs of any of the other Drive Thru History® DVDs.  I know it's kind of heart breaking, but when I was given the opportunity to Review Drive Thru History® – "The Gospels" I was so excited to have my very own set.  Not just because it's their newest series, but because over the past few years my Faith has been renewed and growing deeper every day.  And to be able to take an Epic Adventure with my children as we travel through The Gospels is my kind of homeschool field trip.  

Episode 1: The Historical Landscape

Episode 2: The Announcements
Episode 3: Jesus is Born
Episode 4: Jesus Grows Up
Episode 5: Jesus Starts His Ministry
Episode 6: Jesus Returns to Galilee
Episode 7: Jesus Begins His Miracles
Episode 8: Jesus Teaches with Authority
Episode 9: The Sermon on the Mount
Episode 10: Jesus Travels the Sea of Galilee
Episode 11: Jesus Travels North
Episode 12: A Final Trip to Jerusalem
Episode 13: Jesus Arrives in Jerusalem
Episode 14: The Last Supper
Episode 15: The Trial of Jesus
Episode 16: The Crucifixion of Jesus
Episode 17: The Resurrection of Jesus
Episode 18: Who is Jesus?

When we opened our package we were taken by surprise to find a Sturdy container holding 3 DVDs and a 118 page Stunning Study Guide. The pages are high quality and the pictures included are so vibrant.  The DVDs are filled with 18 episodes that equal nine captivating hours.    Each episode gives you 30 minutes of  being entertained By Dave Stotts while seriously learning about History, Geography, Cultures, Art and actual evidence to prove the Truths we know from the New Testament.  What a journey Dave takes us on as he travels through over 50 ancient sites in Israel.  We literally are taken through the whole life of Jesus.  The Quality of the video is so spot on that it feels like you are there with him and all the extra facts, behind the scene places that I know I could Never go to in person was phenomenal.  And when I say entertained, don't get me wrong and think that this is some thrown together production filled with airy dry facts.  Dave Stotts just has a way of bringing Religion and History to you wrapped with a little bow of Humor.  I mean we watched him BBQ ribs strapped under the hood of his Land Rover as he traveled.  Yes, I'm totally being truthful....and this is why my Family is all excited that we are going to start the whole series over again and watch it on Family Movie Night.  Because it's the perfect medley of education and entertainment.  Even though it's suggested for 5th grade and up for educational purposes, but it will be enjoyed by the entire Family.

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb374/TOSCrew2011/2017%20Homeschool%20Review%20Crew/04%20-%20April/26%20-%20%20Drive_Thru_History/Dave%20Stotts%20Headshot_zpsaaxe87mv.jpgAfter watching the first few episodes Kaden looked up at me and was puzzled when I told him once again that this was going to be our History for the next few weeks.  He was like this is our "school work"?  Yep, he was pretty happy and it didn't stop with just the videos.  We also spent time going through the Study Guide and I was impressed with the conversations that came up as we answered the discussion questions.  Especially when it was brought up hours later around the dinner table once again.  Before we watched an episode we immediately took out the book and read the Scripture and overview.  Afterwords we look at any additional Scripture and answer the questions.  Throughout the Study Guide are some amazing photos and these little sections called Side Road that give extra information pertaining to the episode.  Like one explained the traditional Passover feast, or why Jesus into Jerusalem on a donkey...there is so many gems in this Study Guide that can spark further learning.

So, what did we think?  It was breathtaking to see where Jesus walked, to live even a little bit of His journey visually has been a joy to experience through Drive Thru History® – "The Gospels".
I would recommend this product as an addition to your Bible time or as a additional study in History.  Also, we have used the Scripture as Handwriting practice and I decided to use some of the discussion questions for essay writing.  We do a lot of Narrating in our homeschool and this was perfect for that.  If your not sure still take a look at this Trailer for the Series.

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