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.
It’s easy to feel the push to homeschool like everyone else, but you aren’t everyone else.
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.
These are just a few of the many amazing books available on the middle ages that we used for our unit study. From picture books to encyclopedias there’s something for all ages on this list.
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.
Get charged up for a unit study all about inventors and inventions with a special emphasis on electricity. We featured Thomas Edison, but you can feature your favorite inventor.
When it comes to language arts, things can get overwhelming pretty quickly . . . handwriting, spelling, reading, composition, vocabulary, grammar, and the list goes on. Like with most things, when it comes to language arts, I like to pull a little from here and a little from there and do my own thing. However,Continue reading “Grammar Galaxy | Language Arts That’s Outta This World”
Do you ever get the feeling that math programs are pretty much the same thing in different packaging? The order of concepts being taught, and the color and layout of the practice sheets might change. Some programs may throw in a video or hands-on component, but they’re really the same at the core. What doContinue reading “Math On the Level | Real World Hands On Math”
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 . . .
Police, Firefighters, EMTs and more! Emergency workers are an important part of our well-being as a society. They are also fascinating for kids of all ages. If you have a little or big kid in your family who’s fascinated by our modern heroes, check out some of these books.