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Roaring 20’s Mini Unit

We recently finished a unit study about WWI and I wanted to take a detour before jumping into the Great Depression and WWII. I also think understanding the 1920s can give us a better understanding and framework for what was going on in these two later time periods. However, I didn’t want to spend a lot of time on this unit, so I decided on a mini unit.

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Song for a Whale | Literature Based Unit Study

As I was previewing read-aloud for a unit study featuring Helen Keller, I fell in love with Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly. As I continued to dream and plan, the book ended up taking center stage as my unit study morphed in front of my eyes. We thoroughly enjoyed this unit as we explored sound and how it works, the wonder of whales, and even the great ship Titanic.

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Whale and Ocean Books for All Ages | 30+ Books

When it comes to ocean study, it seems there are endless books for all ages. We recently did a literature based unit study featuring Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly. This book gave us so many opportunities to learn more about whales, sound, poetry, ships, and of course, all things ocean. I had fun…

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European Middle Ages Unit Study

Police and Firefighters and EMTs, oh my! This emergency workers unit study was one my kids begged for for a very long time, and we finally did it.Before I jump into the plans and resources, here’s a quick look at a random day in our homeschool during this unit study . . .

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Homeschool Library Organization

Over the years, building a solid home library has been important to me. All of the books on my shelf have been carefully selected. They are all there because I feel fairly confident they will be picked up and read and re-read. Some are no longer in print, some have been super hard to track down. Some are simply well-loved stories. As our library grew and the kids began accessing books independently, an organizational system became essential.

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Inventions and Electricity Book List for All Ages

With such a big push to make STEAM subjects more accessible to kids, there has been an influx of fantastic picture books, graphic novels, and general resources about brilliant people who have made remarkable things. This list only begins to touch the surface of all the great books out there. I hope these ideas can lead you to some perfect books as you explore inventions and electricity with your kids.

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