My son and I have reviewed Essential Skills Advantage (ESA) before, and always find it a useful program for doing some learning and testing of subjects we often don't really concern ourselves about.
Imagine my delight when I learned that ESA now has geography classes as well AND they have a whole section on Canada!!! My son was much intrigued and spent his entire time with the complete home learning suite in this area.
ESA is a supplementary program for grades K-6 with over 14,000 lessons. It is an online learning opportunity that reinforces skills taught, and helps student discover skills they have yet to possess. In other words.. it's asks questions LOTS of questions, and through those questions children learn what they do and do not know. It's not a bad system, I like it as points out areas that may need more attention paid to them, or in the case of my lad... helps him learn some pivotal facts about Canada. Facts that until now have seemed unimportant to learn.
1. Provinces and Territories
2. Provincial and Territorial Capitals
3. Other Major Cities
4. Bodies of Water
5. Physical Regions
7. Time Zones
8. Natural Landmarks
9. Human Landmarks
If you want to know what the unit is about, you can press on unit description.
- Well, I love how easy it is to use.
- Login and student identification are easy to manage,
- My son could run it without help.
- If you need to use a pen/paper it will tell you.
- It advances on it own.
- One section naturally leads to the next.
What Does my Son think?
"I like that I am learning more about Canada mom".
"It's easy to do and it makes me learn things if I want to do well on it."
"I still don't remember how to spell some of the names though..."
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