What are Unit Studies?

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.

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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?

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Build Your Bundle 2015 Pre-Sale