Our whole family loves creation history and especially dinosaurs. So, when I was given the chance to review Northwest Treasures and their online video course called “Dinosaurs and the Bible” I thought this would be a great addition to our homeschool program.
First off, this video series is on Vimeo and is a video on demand. I was given access for 6 months and there are 6 lessons which include worksheets you access by clicking a link included in the video lesson description. Honestly, this program would work out fantastic for summer because its short, super interesting and excites their imagination while affirming their faith.
Basically, each video is about 15-20 minutes long so your students can easily keep their attention on it. It is like a power point presentation with a narrator in the background (you never see him). There are high quality photos, graphics and wording on the screen. You can re-watch each video as many times as you need in your rental period.
Here’s a run-down of the lessons. Lesson 1 covers “How We Got Our Modern View of Dinosaurs”. It discusses the history of dinosaur history basically. You’ll learn the fathers of dinosaur discovery and there views on the world and how it colored their view of dinosaurs. Lesson 2 is “The Classification of Dinosaurs”. Lesson 3: “Dinosaurs and the Bible, The Great Dinosaur Rush”. Lesson 4 covers “The Extinction of the Dinosaurs”. Lesson 5 is “Dinosaurs and the Ice Age”. Lesson 6 is “Fossils, Age and Soft Tissue”.
An example from the first lesson’s worksheet is the question: What was the effect of the Enlightenment on the future of geology? So, if you’re like me and have younger students some of the information and questions may be beyond them right now. However, you may be surprised at how much they do pick up! I’m always amazed after Jake (7) watches one and then tells me something pretty involved from it later on. They absorb more than we know!
One of our favorite videos was the “Dinosaurs and the Ice Age”. My son is really intrigued by the Ice Age and this explained what we know and don’t know about them. It brought out neat facts about them that I was unaware of. How many ice ages were there? Well, even though we can’t know for absolute surety the number has increased dramatically from what they thought 30 years ago!
So, if you or your kids love learning a Biblical view of dinosaurs I highly recommend these courses! I think you will be very pleased!
Northwest Treasures also has loads more products from physical books and curriculum kits along with rock, mineral and fossil sample kits. My son was highly interested in all of these. I have a feeling we will be purchasing multiple items from them 🙂 I would also love to try their Geology for Little Eyes (PreK-3rd grade) which would be the absolutely perfect age range for my boys!
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