Has anyone used the Farther Up and Further In Narnia Curriculum? How did you use it, what ages did you use it for and how did you/your children like it? My boys will be 6th (turning 12 in fall) and 3rd (8 in the summer).
I used it with a 7th grader. It was OK. It's hard not to like something based on Narnia. I don't know what I was expecting, or maybe I just am not a great unit study fan. We did and liked some of the activities, but I have to confess I thought some of it was kind of a stretch to connect something, and some of it was kind of dumb. I guess I was expecting more "meat" and got more Turkish delight instead. :-)
We used Roar! A Christian Family Guide to the Chronicles of Narnia. We are almost done with The Last Battle and we are all so sad to have the series end:( You can check out the book at amazon per the link below. There are articles about the series, Lewis, and other topics. There are chapter by chapter insights, discusion questions, and fun facts. Stuff for all ages. There are some larger projects you can choose to tackle (make a wardrobe out of moving boxes). Our favorite was for The Magician's Nephew. You take a disposable pie pan with a lid, decorator sand, and nature items to create Narnia. We used plastic animals, seashells, little mirrors for lakes, rocks, silk flowers, etc. We read it in September and the girls still pull out their Narnias on rainy days and spend time setting them up in all different configurations. It is not a curriculum but a wonderful guide that could easily be used to help you create your own curriculum if you want more to do more of a unit study. We loved it and my dd9 pages through it all the time.
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