I have a soft spot in my soul for social sciences and history. I have always been fascinated by anthropology, archeology, and the data we can get from these studies. Not everyone chooses to read ethnographies for fun. (Yep, you can call me weird, I don’t mind.) So I was thrilled to find out about History Unboxed. You can order past boxes if supplies last, but the real gem is the monthly subscription service. I did receive one free box and an affiliate code in exchange for my honest review. However, I am also a subscriber.
When I chose to order a 3 month subscription, I had no idea how excited my children would be. After all, my children are 5, 10, and 12. The name of the game these days is reading favorite books, playing Minecraft, and hanging out with friends. My son, the five year old, immediately had to know what we were getting and when. He decided we MUST order the Olmec box, now available online, in addition to the subscription because he NEEDS to try Olmec hot chocolate and look at pictures of statues. My daughters, 10 and 12 years old, were not as excited until the boxes arrived. Then, they quickly became excited because the boxed information is presented by a brother and sister team and includes hands on activities.
The first box you receive has a timeline and time capsule. Future shipments include unboxed lessons about history and civilizations. Our first box was about Babylon. We learned about the Code of Hammurabi, made our own soap, and more! Our second box was about ancient China. We painted a kite, then flew it. We also painted our own terra cotta soldier. Our third box was about Scythians. My kids had a blast making their own felt helmets!
When ordering a subscription, you need choose between two basic age ranges when ordering the boxes. However, you can order additional box subscriptions for multiple children. (See the website for pricing.) There is also a new option for History Unboxed Lite in case you are on a strict budget right now. If your child has her heart set on one particular time period, order from the options in the “In Stock Products” area.
If you decide you want to sign up, please use the code edustrat to get a 5% discount on your first subscription order.