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Unit Studies?

Posted by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 6:05 AM
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If you do units with your schooling, what units do you think are really important for kids to cover?  What ages are your kids and what kinds have you done?

Our kids do units at school currently, and when we bring them home for homeschooling in the future, I'd like to continue it, but feeling a bit lost on how exactly to pick them.

Thanks!

by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 6:05 AM
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melindabelcher
by Mel on Jul. 19, 2012 at 6:33 AM
I'm doing konos this year with my 5yr old. So our units are about responsiblity, research etc.
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AllofFive19
by Bronze Member on Jul. 19, 2012 at 7:37 AM

School Express has one free unit study a week for those who sign up for their newsletter http://www.schoolexpress.com/email/newsletter8k4g.htm. Maybe you could get an idea from them?

sheila5745
by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 8:51 AM

http://www.homeschooling.com/ is another good one, My child is 13 but is only doing k-2 grade work, but we have to learn about our state and this web site sends a different state to your email.if you missed your state, they will send it to you. They have a lot of different things you can do.

schoolexpress is a good site too.

oredeb
by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 10:49 AM

 i have always done unit studies, we decide our units from what we want to study, then we make them,  we dont follow any thing that tells us what we should be doing a unit study on.

my older kids are all graduated from hsing we did every type of unit study you can think of! 12 years worth of them!

the kids im hsing right now are 10,11, 13, 14, 14 and weve done geography, lots of history, science, music, to many to name,

maybe the units the kids do at school are different than hs unit studies?

ask your kids what they would like to learn about and start there for choosing a unit study, its also helpful to keep a timeline going on the wall and everytime you do unit study  label it up under the right time period you are studying, then you can see what you've done and the kids will get an idea of the time periods

theres lots of premade unit studies out there,  heres a neat place to find some   http://www.homeschoolshare.com/

http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/methods/UnitsFree.htm

http://www.waldsfe.org/Study%20Topics.htm

http://www.oklahomahomeschool.com/unitstudies.html

http://www.angelfire.com/pa4/weslanco/

 

kirbymom
by Sonja on Jul. 19, 2012 at 2:55 PM

 This is how we do things for everything school related. 

Quoting oredeb:

 i have always done unit studies, we decide our units from what we want to study, then we make them,  we dont follow any thing that tells us what we should be doing a unit study on.

my older kids are all graduated from hsing we did every type of unit study you can think of! 12 years worth of them!

the kids im hsing right now are 10,11, 13, 14, 14 and weve done geography, lots of history, science, music, to many to name,

maybe the units the kids do at school are different than hs unit studies?

ask your kids what they would like to learn about and start there for choosing a unit study, its also helpful to keep a timeline going on the wall and everytime you do unit study  label it up under the right time period you are studying, then you can see what you've done and the kids will get an idea of the time periods

theres lots of premade unit studies out there,  heres a neat place to find some   http://www.homeschoolshare.com/

http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/methods/UnitsFree.htm

http://www.waldsfe.org/Study%20Topics.htm

http://www.oklahomahomeschool.com/unitstudies.html

http://www.angelfire.com/pa4/weslanco/

 

 

lil_mama06
by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I bought Tapestry of Grace...Going to be opening with Egypt...Should be fun...

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