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.
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PDF HERE I was excited to create this language arts resource for one of my kids to use as we read Braver. Using passages from the story we were able to explore literary concepts, learn the ways to spell long e, and take an in-depth look at commas. I wasn’t able toContinue reading “Braver: A Wombat’s Tale Language Arts Pack | Free PDF Resource”
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.
I recently purchased a theme-based unit from Winter Promise. I haven’t found many reviews or walk-throughs for this homeschool curriculum company, but when I got my PDFs, I knew I had to show you what it was all about. They include more resources than you could possibly use, and everything is so thorough and easyContinue reading “A Look Inside Winter Promise Theme Based Homeschool Curriculum | Video Tour”
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.
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.
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.
I’m not the type of person who sits down and plans a unit study all in one go. Oh no, my brain is not that organized. I have ideas that spew all over the place at random intervals and eventually those ideas begin to conform into a cohesive plan. OK, so it’s not that dramatic, and I force myself to have SOME semblance of order (in the form of a google doc planning sheet), but it’s difficult to explain how I plan because it’s very much a creative process for me.
While I might not always do these steps in the order listed, these are the steps I take to plan our homeschool unit studies.