A unit study is a method of homeschooling that incorporates multiple subjects into one main theme. For example, if a child wants to learn about frogs they might explore:
- what frogs eat (science)
- anatomy of frogs (science)
- where frogs can be found (geography)
- historical facts about frogs (history)
- stories/myths about frogs (language arts)
- use frogs in their math such as measuring lengths of jumps (math)
- play leap frogs with friends (physical education)
- draw/paint/sculpt frogs or look at pictures of frogs (art)
- listen to and/or learn songs about frogs (music)
Who are unit studies for?
- Kids who are enthralled with one particular topic.
- Kids who have shorter attention spans.
- Kids who claim to hate school.
- Parents who like planning.
Online Unit Study
Online unit studies take the same great method of thematic homeschooling and incorporate digital tools such as videos, websites, ebooks and audiobooks. My online unit studies also incorporate discussion questions giving homeschool students an opportunity to discuss their passion outside of their family or regular homeschool group.
Who are online unit studies for?
- Tech-savvy kids
- Visual learners
- Struggling readers
- Parents that don’t want to plan unit studies.