Unit studies can be thematic units about one topic or area that a student wants to learn about. These thematic units can be about anything at all (space, marine life, Presidents, famous landmarks, etc.) and often appeal to students of all ages. You can watch my video about these kinds of unit studies HERE.
The term ‘unit studies’ is also used when referring to a teaching approach that uses lesson plans, books and other products designed to teach by connecting academic subjects all across the curriculum.
Unit studies can be purchased, or may be created by a parent, or even a student. There are many free online sources of unit studies, as well.
Below, you’ll find a short list of just some of the places that you’ll find free unit studies on the Internet. I have also included the names of some popular unit studies curriculum products that you can purchase for your homeschooler.
Start with these, then find others on your own:
Unit Study Forms from Donna Young (to record your experiences)
[Web sites change from time to time. If you find that one of these links is broken or the content is no longer appropriate for families, feel free to let me know. Additionally, parents should also preview material in full before turning it over to a student.]