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What are Unit Studies?

What exactly is a unit study?

What exactly is a unit study?

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A Journey Through Learning carries more products besides our wonderful lapbooks. We also carry unit studies, copywork, and notebooking pages. So, what exactly is a unit study, and how can it benefit your homeschool?

What are Unit Studies?

Well, there are many different types of unit studies, and an endless number of topics. One thing that most unit studies have in common is that they are generally centered around a particular topic and subject.

You will find unit studies that are all about various animals, or about certain plants, historical figures – people, places, things & ideas. Often unit studies will provide science, history, language arts, or other subject where-in a unit study about trees would provide a science lesson. Some unit studies are based on a topic, such as dolphins – and then include various subjects like science, spelling, vocabulary, history, geography and so-forth.

AJTL carries BOTH types of unit studies. 

How can they benefit your homeschool?

In our family homeschool, I needed the ability to teach all three of our boys together, and combine multiple subjects – like history and reading, spelling and vocabulary combined with science, handwriting combined with bible study – and ended up creating Wildlife Adventures Unit Studies.

We use the unit studies along with lapbooks to cover a multitude of subjects for all of our children together. Both are a great fit to cover the educational needs of our family. It has allowed us to pursue specific topics that are of interest to our children as well as covering important information that needs to be included in our curriculum, while using real books instead of textbooks.

real books

Benefits of Unit Studies include

  • Fun way to explore subject matter
  • Endless topics to study
  • Creative outlet for learning
  • Saves time and money
  • Flexible for variety of learning styles
  • Combining subjects
  • Teach the family together
  • Hands on Learning (vs. textbooks)
  • Real books (vs. textbooks)

 Can you keep a secret?

The upcoming Build Your Bundle – biggest homeschool curriculum sale of the year – has a complete UNIT STUDY bundle!  There are many other specific bundles to choose from – as well as the option to Build Your Own.Build Your Bundle 2015 Pre-Sale

We can’t yet tell you exactly what is in the Unit Study Bundle – or the others – but we can tell you that both Wildlife Adventures and A Journey Through Learning are participating in it!

Do you have questions about using unit studies in your homeschool?

Be sure to grab your coupon to apply on top of the HUGE discounts (up to 90% off) on curriculum! Enter to win 3 bundles in the giveaway through May 22.

Build Your Bundle 2015 Pre-Sale

10 winners – Mothers Day Giveaway

10 winners Mothers Day Giveaway

10 winners Mothers Day Giveaway

We hope you all had a fabulous Mother’s Day this past weekend and we are thrilled to announce the winners from our big giveaway. We love our readers and we love to hose giveaways and share with the winners.

First of all – we want to thank all the great companies who contributed. We owe a huge thank you to:

Homeschool Copywork 

Home School Adventure Co. 

Build A Menu 

Frugal Mommas 

Blooming with Joy

HSBA – The Post 

Kathy LaPan 


AND NOW . . . . . .

The Winners of our Mothers Day Giveaway

  1. Jen Azara – Lifetime Membership HS Copywork
  2. Cynthia McKowan – Homeschool Successfully
  3. Jennifer M – Homeschool Successfully
  4. Vilmaris C – Build A Menu Membership
  5. Amy Beth – I’d Rather Be Your Mommy
  6. Anna Olsen – Cleaning Survival Guide
  7. Christy H. – Getting Started HS by Kathy LaPlan
  8. Rebecca C – Homemaker’s Quiet Time
  9. Teri L  – Ultimate HS Bundle from Frugal Mommas
  10. Patty Wheeler – Ultimate HS Bundle by AJTL

Winners will be emailed and contacted by the companies providing the prizes! Thank you all for entering – you will be receiving news and freebies from the companies who donated (as per the disclosure).


Ready to try lapbooking? Get a free lapbook when you sign up for the AJTL email/newsletter. Lapbooking provides a terrific hands on learning tool to enhance family homeschooling, it’s perfect for special needs, and helps any student improve retention. Creative homeschooling is the best way to get kids attention and inspire learning.

AJTL Lapbooks



What Moms Say About AJTL Lapbooking . . .

What moms are saying about AJTL

What moms are saying about AJTL

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We’ve been asking questions – because we want to know what moms say about AJTL lapbooking and how it helps their children learn. Martina Bump is a homeschool mom, like you, and she had these things to say about our lapbooks . . .


“My children and I love A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks and study guides!!!

We have done several of them and my girls retain more by being able to write,cut and glue and put together a lapbook that is fun and engaging to look at over and over again.

With your student wanting to go back and look at what they have created over and over they are reenforcing what you have taught them.In addition to it being fun it works on fine motor skills such as cutting ,writing and also on following step by step directions.

Happy results with AJTL lapbooks

Upon finishing one of the lapbooks my daughter took it to show her speech and OT therapist and they were very impressed by what she had accomplished and how much she had retained from schooling with the lapbook. The therapist agreed that this was the PERFECT fit for my struggling learners.

The strides they have made in school since doing

lapbooks from A Journey Through Learning have been amazing!!!

What a wonderful testimony of homeschooling it has been to their therapist. Some who were not for homeschooling have been in favor of my homeschooling as a result.

Thank you Paula for taking the time and helping out an overwhelmed mom, a few years ago . It has been a tremendous blessing.”

~ Martina Bump – Happy Homeschool Mom


A few choices to consider: 

AJTL Giveaway - Spring Lapbook  easter-lapbook-with-study-guide-13-00-5

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Use code: SPRING50

To save 50% on select download lapbooks – Including:

Spring Lapbook, Spring Notebooking, Easter, The Death & Resurrection of a King, Earth Day, St Patrick’s Day



Want to try lapbooking for free?

Sign up for our newsletter and immediately download the Overview of the 17th Century Lapbook – We will not share your information & you may unsubscribe any time. We will send valuable updates and freebies with encouragement for your family homeschool.

Shark Week Special – Through August 9th!

Shark Week Special

It’s time for Shark Week at Discovery Channel!

We have a great special running through August 9th for you shark lovers.

If you are not fond of sharks, don’t worry! You can still pick up some affordable lapbooks for your homeschooling year!

Visit the A Journey Through Learning store, buy any 5 lapbooks and get 1 FREE Express lapbook (instant download). The 5 lapbooks you choose to purchase CAN include Express lapbooks!

To redeem your FREE Express lapbook (instant download) choice:
1) simply add 5 lapbooks in your cart
2) checkout at the store
3) leave your FREE Express lapbook (instant download) choice in the comment box in the cart

Be sure to check out our new Shark Express lapbook!

Shark Express


Don’t Miss Our May Specials!

Happy May! We have several specials on our resources to offer you this month!

Spend $30 on AJTL Lapbook Resources –
Get One Apologia Lapbook (instant download) for $5!

To receive the $5 Apologia Lapbook with your $30 purchase, just use discount code apologia5 at our store website.

We have several fabulous titles for you to select from!

Exploring Creation with Zoology 1

Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 Learning Lapbook

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2 Learning Lapbook

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2 Learning Lapbook

Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 Learning Lapbook

Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 Learning Lapbook

Exploring Creation with Botany Learning Lapbook

Exploring Creation with Astronomy Learning Lapbook

Exploring Creation with Astronomy Learning Lapbook

Exploring Creation with Astronomy Vocabulary Cards

Exploring Creation with Astronomy Vocabulary Cards

Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Lapbook

Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Lapbook

Our $5 Featured Lapbook for May (instant download)

Turtles Learning Lapbook with Study Guide

Turtles Learning Lapbook with Study Guide

We all love turtles! These cute animals are a wonderment of God’s creation.

Topics included in this 43 page lapbook are:
What Is A Turtle?
Turtle vs. Tortoise
Life Cycle
Turtles in the Wild
Some Special Turtle Species
Turtles as Pets
Turtle Anatomy
All About Shells
All About Sea Turtles
Sea Turtle Kinds

$5 Special for May (instant download)!

My Favorite Insect Learning Lapbook

My Favorite Insect Learning Lapbook

Does your child love to study insects but gets bored with worksheets or reports? Well here is a creative hands-on tool for your child to record his or her study of any insect. Booklets included are life cycle, habitat, scientific classification, protection, appearance, food chain, diet, an insect word search and more! Includes a cute pocket your child can keep a special drawing of his/her insect in.

$5 Special for May (instant download)!

Spring Lapbook with Study Guide

Spring Lapbook with Study Guide

Get into the joys and blessings of spring with our Spring Lapbook with Study Guide! Topics include What is Spring?, How Do We Know When Spring Has Arrived?, Spring Holidays, Spring Babies, Spring Equinox, Arbor Day, A Butterfly Garden, Flower Buds, Flower Parts, Plant Parts, Rainbows, Honey Bees, Kites, Rain Cycle, Spring Jokes, Spring Word Search and more!! Comes with a study guide with colorful images of spring. No searching for the information. We have it all right here. Also included is our assembly guide that makes putting your lapbook together a breeze!

You can find all of these wonderful resources at the A Journey Through Learning store. We have samples of each lapbook title available for you to preview before purchasing.

Would you like more information on lapbooking? Please visit our new A Journey Through Learning lapbooking channel!

Enjoy & Happy Spring!

We’re Celebrating 10,000 “Likes” with 50% Off Sale!

Hello friends! We reached a big milestone of 10,000 “likes” on our Facebook page and we’re celebrating with a BIG sale!

Save 50% on ALL Instant Download products!

Simply select your titles at our AJTL store, and use the discount code: woohoo.

This offer is good through midnight (CST) April 11th. This sale applies to instant downloads only and cannot be used on CD, printed, or assembled items.

Have fun picking out some of your favorite topics!

Paula Winget & Nancy Fileccia

FREEBIES Galore! Valentine’s, President’s, and St. Patrick’s Day Resources

Do you enjoy finding freebies for your homeschooling?

We have several great freebies just for you!

Freebie #1

Valentine’s Day Cards and Coupons
You can print these cute cards and coupons on regular paper or cardstock to share with family and friends.

We have other fun activities for Valentine’s Day available for sale:

Valentine’s Day Lapbook with Study Guide

Valentine’s Day Copywork (Print)

Valentine’s Day Copywork (Cursive)



Freebie #2

President’s Day Symbol Cards and Pledges

Check out our full line of President’s Day Resources for sale…

George Washington Lapbook with Study Guide

America’s President’s Lapbook with Study Guide

Presidential Pocket Games Lapbook

Presidents Notebooking Pages

And More…



Freebie #3

Chinese New Year Games and Symbol Activities

We have a great deal on our Chinese New Year Express for sale:

Chinese New Year Express Lapbook (Only $1.00!)








Freebie #4

St. Patrick’s Day Copywork and Jokes

Check out our other St. Patrick’s Day resources available for sale:

St. Patrick’s Day Lapbook and Study Guide






Have you seen our new Express titles yet available for only $1 each? They are quick lapbook projects which are compiled in ONE folder. You get a complete lapbook with template that includes coloring pages, craft ideas, and games.

Visit us on Pinterest for more great resources, activities and crafts to compliment our lapbook studies.

Blessings and Happy Homeschooling!
Paula and Nancy

8-Day Biggest Sale of the Year ~ 60% Off Instant Downloads!

Starting today…

Don’t miss our biggest sale of 2012 – 60% off instant downloads!

Happy Thanksgiving season! We are thankful for YOU, our readers and friends, and we have a special sale to share. You can get a jump start NOW on savings with our 8-Day Biggest Sale of the Year.  We are celebrating Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday all-in-one!  You can shop at home in the comfort of your cozy pajamas, and browse through our selection of 300 instant download products.  This special event begins today and lasts through midnight (Central time) on Tuesday, November 27th.

Have you been waiting to stock up on some of your favorite A Journey Through Learning lapbooks?  This is a perfect time to pick out some fun lapbook studies to enjoy with your family.

Are you using Apologia Science resources in homeschooling? We have a wonderful selection of lapbook resources just for you!

Are you part of a Classical Conversations community? Check out our supplementary lapbook resources to compliment your studies at Classical Conversations!

Do you incorporate Geography Matters resources in your homeschooling? We have a great selection of lapbooks just for the Trail Guide to Learning, Galloping the Globe, and Cantering the Country!

Are you a history lover? We have excellent lapbook resources for TruthQuest History and Binder-Builders for the History of the US series.

Do you love to study Creation Science? We have a great listing of lapbooks to correspond with New Leaf Publishing resources!

We have a full selection of new products, Christmas resources, Veggie Tale lapbooks, and you can browse through our large selection of lapbooks, to find hands-on resources perfect for your children.

To take advantage of this amazing sale, just add your instant download selections to your cart at our store, and use the code 60sale at checkout to receive 60% off instant downloads.

This 8-Day sale does not include print, assembled, or CD products and cannot be applied to previous orders. The 8-day sale ends at midnight (Central time) on Tuesday, November 27th.

Thanksgiving blessings from A Journey Through Learning!
Nancy Fileccia and Paula Winget

New November Lapbooks and a Giveaway!

All of us at A Journey Through Learning hope your family is enjoying your Autumn studies. We have been very busy this season creating new products, and we are excited to share them with you!

$5 Lapbook of the Month!

This month we have a great ancient history resource on special for you.

Exploring Ancient China (Grades 1-4) Learning Lapbook with Study Guide is our newly released $5 Lapbook of the Month (instant download). This lapbook study is a perfect compliment to Classical Conversations Cycle 1, or for any homeschool family studying ancient history.

New Geography Lapbook!

This new lapbook is especially made to go along with Gulliver’s Guide to Sweden by Loree’ Pettit, co-author of Cantering the Country Geography Unit and Galloping the Globe Geography Unit.

Check Out Our New Binder-Builders!








Does your student love researching animals? For November, we are featuring the new Researching Birds and Researching Mammals Binder-Builders. These new Binder-Builders give your student a place to record information about many favorite birds and mammals. A Binder-Builder is like a lapbook except that the booklets are glued onto card stock pages and kept in a 3-ring binder. The purpose of the Binder-Builder is to encourage research and offer a fun and educational way to record data.

New History Resources!

Are you studying Ancient History this year?

We have four new Learning Lapbooks just for you! Travel through time and history and learning about Africa, Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, and Ancient China. These four new Learning Lapbooks are a perfect compliment to Classical Conversations Cycle 1 supplementary studies, or can serve as a stand-alone study topic.

Learning Lapbooks for New Leaf Press!






We have three new Learning Lapbooks for the Marvels of Creation series by New Leaf Press. Bring creation science to life as you learn about Breathtaking Birds, Sensational Sea Creatures, and Magnificent Mammals.

Just in time for Thanksgiving… 50% Off Special – Thanksgiving Lapbook!

Don’t miss our great 50% discount on the Thanksgiving Learning Lapbook (instant download). You can read all about it and pick up the discount code here.

Please be sure to visit the A Journey Through Learning to check out all of our new releases. You can see complete details and download sample pages for each resource right at the website.

And now a great giveaway…

Enter to win four NEW Learning Lapbooks featured in this post via our handy PunchTab entry form that appears below.

Giveaway disclosure:
No purchase necessary to win. Must be 18 years old or older and a US resident to enter. Void where prohibited. One winner will be randomly selected via PunchTab and announced sometime after Wednesday, November 21, 2012.  The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond.  If an email address is not provided or the winner does not respond, the prize will be forfeited. A new winner will be randomly selected.  This giveaway is not associated with Facebook.

Black Friday SALE!!! BOGO on nearly ALL products.

Black Friday


Buy one Get one Friday and Saturday

Including Downloads,  CDs, and  Print products on  Friday and Saturday only!

The Free product includes same or lesser value.

Please let us know in the comment box at check out what you would like as your freebie.

Assembled Products are not included in either sale. Can NOT be used on prior sales.

Have you been waiting for a sale to be able to stock up on A Journey Through Learning products?  Are you wanting items such as TruthQuest, Apologia, GeoMatters, Veggietales, New Leaf Press, Answers in Genesis and Ken Ham? What about our Science, History or Literature products?  How about some help with Math?  We have products for nearly all ages and abilities. Browse our site, stock up and get ready for your next lapbooking journey.

Don’t forget to get your FREE Digital Lapbook page, Thanksgiving Memories.  This is brand new!!  We will be adding more digital products, so keep watching for more, tell us what you like, what we need to change, and items you would like to see in this category.

Thanksgiving Memories Example Thanksgiivng memories

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