(This post contains affiliate links.) Early American Explorers Resources In our late elementary/early middle school quest to learn Early American History this year, we began by studying the Early American Explorers. I used a book from titled Who Discovered America? as the spine. It provided information, notebooking pages and activity ideas. This book is no […]
We've used A LOT of curriculum over the years. Really good curriculum, mind you. But, when it comes to history and science in the elementary and middle school years, nothing has quite matched the success of unit studies in our homeschool.
The reasons? SO much learning can take place in a reasonable amount of time. We can read wonderful living literature, take amazing field trips, and include as many (or as few) hands-on projects as we like. We can include whatever lessons from other subjects that we like - research, writing, experiments, cooking, art, poetry - the possibilities are endless.
Unit studies can be fully planned from the beginning or flow based on your students' interests. They are wonderful to use with project-based learning. And, best of all, they can easily be used with multiple ages. In the articles that follow, you'll find several unit study plans, how-to's for creating your own unit studies, tutorials for project-based learning, and tips for successful interest-based studies. Have fun!
This post contains affiliate links A Brief Renaissance Unit Study Our final unit study of the year turned out to be a great one – even if it was on the lighter side of book learning. We had just finished an intensive study of the Middle Ages, which naturally covers a lot of Renaissance history. […]
We’re having so much fun studying Medieval history! After reading about various aspects of life, we’ve been doing a project every day or two to go along with that aspect. The picture above shows the kid’s projects after learning about knights and armor. Sorry, but after that picture the camera pooped out again. The kiddos have also made […]
Last week we finished up a short, but successful unit on our state. I think all involved liked the change of pace this time around. Mahayla practically completed her readings, worksheets and projects on her own, while Caleb and I tackled his work at our own pace. Here are just a few highlights. Kentucky Notebooks Using several […]