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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Unit Studies

**For those of you joining me from the A to Z challenge, welcome! I'm homeschooling through the alphabet.**

I've been trying to decide what I'm going to use to teach Sassy Pants next year since she's finished the kindergarten curriculum, but I don't think she's ready for first grade. I think I might do some unit studies.

U is for Unit Studies

A unit study involves learning about one topic in depth across a variety of subjects. For example, rather than segmenting learning about the ocean into history, science, art, etc., a unit study has the child learning about the ocean in a way that makes it all united. This can be done through the use of "real" books as opposed to textbooks, science experiments, hands-on activities, and art projects.

Now I just have to decide what topics would be fun to study. Space, oceans, dogs, and soccer are just a few I've thought of.

Do you have any topics you think would be fun to learn about in kindergarten?

8 comments:

  1. Hmmm... I'm never around wee folk, so I don't really know what they like. But I bet anything nature oriented (especially having to do with cute animals) would go over well.

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    1. Jocelyn,
      You are right, animals are a big hit!

      TaMara

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  2. Being a creative person I would say art, but not too heavy! That way you get to mess with paints and glue.

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  3. There are so many unit studies out there for all ages, I find many on homeschool-share.com and make my own to suit my learners needs, I have one that is not ready to move on yet either.

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    1. Leslie,
      I have never heard of that website. I'll have to check it out.

      TaMara

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  4. We did one on 60's music when my son was in kindergarten.

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