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Intro to the 1900’s

The beginning of our semester long unit about the 20th century is off to a great start!  Besides WWI (which we’re going to do next), we have covered the main topics from 1900-1919.  For now, I’m only planning one small project per section of the unit.  When we get to the end, a big explosion…

Unit Study Questions Answered

Wow.  Through my email, there were a lot of questions about unit studies from my original post.  I’m glad because it helps me to know what needs to be clarified or expounded upon.  I tried to combine all the questions into major themes which you’ll see below.  Please feel free to keep asking questions, and…

Unit Studies Revisited

It’s been well over a year since I posted anything about the nitty-gritty planning of my unit studies.  I’ve had several email questions lately wondering how I plan, so I thought it might be time for a new post on the subject. The emails I’ve received have all been similar in the basic four questions…

Project-Based Learning

I’ve had lots of questions about the projects we complete as part of our homeschool life.  I’ve even presented a workshop specifically concerning this topic, as well as including it as a topic in my most popular workshop “Creative Homeschooling”. I’ve been wanting to write a blog post about incorporating projects into your homeschool for…

US Geography Resources

US Geography Resources

We had a great time studying United States geography!  One of the coolest projects during the study included research, some technology skills, writing and a bit of art. US Geography We took some time to learn about famous national landmarks during the unit.  As a final project, I gave the kids a list of several…

Wildflower Studies

This month’s nature study is focusing on wildflowers.  Our farm is just abundant with wildflowers this time of year!  During last week’s study, we placed a blanket among a field full of wildflowers to read books and praise the Lord for His magnificent beauty.   Afterward, I sent the kids off on a scavenger hunt. …

Chemistry Project for Kids

This chemistry project for kids was one of the highlights of our school year for my children! This was our last official project of the school year.  Besides finishing up some math and grammar, we’re done!  WooHoo!!  We’re taking the next couple of weeks to tie up the loose ends, write report cards and pack…

Van Gogh Resources

Van Gogh Artist Study Resources Vincent Van Gogh Lesson Ideas Sunflowers Starry Night Almond Tree in Blossom Blossoming Almond Tree I chose the three paintings above for the purpose of learning to draw trees this spring as they begin to blossom. Books We Read Here’s the last art/nature project of the Van Gogh month.  After…

Westward Expansion Projects

Westward Expansion Projects

(This post contains affiliate links.) Westward Expansion Unit Our time spent learning about pioneers and the Westward Expansion was so full, fun and meaningful.  As with most of our unit studies, this one was very literature-rich and included a healthy portion of project-based learning. What Did We Learn? I tried to pulled together a unit…

A True Unit Study Day

Not everyday is a full unit study day around here, but today was one of those days where every subject just fit perfectly into the Lewis and Clark portion of our Westward Expansion unit.  (Except Bible time.  I could have fit that in, too, but we’re working our way through Hebrews and I didn’t want…

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