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May 17, 2011

Chocolate Challenge DNG Review

We had every intention of immersing ourselves in chocolate this week. Thanks to our satellite internet provider, we weren't able to access any of the internet-linked sections of the Chocolate Challenge unit. We did, however, read some books about chocolate and Brazil, and sample some different chocolates. I excel at chocolate indulgences. The average American consumes ten pounds of chocolate each year. I think I am above average! Oops!

In Download N Go's Chocolate Challenge, each day we learned about Brazil and a famous chocolatier.

The daily objectives for Chocolate Challenge are:
Day 1: Chocolate - What is it?
Day 2: Chocolate - The Story
Day 3: Chocolate - The Types of Chocolate
Day 4: Chocolate - The Science of Chocolate
Day 5: Chocolate - Have a Chocolate Party

Check back tomorrow for the results of our chocolate tasting party educational experience. As the Bad Apple tells Larry Boy (and I told Trish to get her to agree to the chocolate tasting), "don't eschew chocolate, CHEW chocolate." It's all about education here, people.

Download N Go is a lapbooking/notebooking unit study series created by Amanda Bennett. Intended for grades K-4, my four year old loves them as well! DNGs are formatted for a five day study, but with suggested reading and your family's favorite rabbit trails, it could easily expand well beyond that. They are bright and colorful and chock full of information. One thing I really like is the special DNG video page that youtube videos open up in so you don't see any of the other stuff on youtube pages. DNG units each have five daily objectives with components for a smart little lapbook, clickable links to videos and websites, vocabulary, history, geography and more.

I just spend an hour or so reading the introduction and searching our library's online catalog for some books. I print some lapbook sheets, depending on our needs for the week and do some cutting. The rest is done for me!

You can purchase your copy of Chocolate Challenge for $7.95

To see what others think of Download N Go's Chocolate Challenge, check out the blog hop.

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I was provided with a free copy in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

Annette said...

we had a lot of fun test tasting all sorts of chocolate.

It was interesting to see the lad (over four days of testing, just a wee bit each day) learned to be more discerning in his descriptions of the various types of chocolate). (A net in time)