Is unit theme studies even possible when you get into higher grade levels?
When I told my good friend Sherry about homeschool my preschool daughter, she thought it was a good idea to do the same with her Sophomore son in highschool. He was always picked on because he was so smart (they are all genius).
Then when I told her I was going to try to do unit studies with my daughter in a unschool fashion, she asked me if a highschooler could do the same? I didn't know what to say to her. I KNOW all through the elementary levels you can. I mean, the hardest they really get into in math is fractions or division.You can do any theme worksheets or word problems with that. However, he is in highschool Trigonometry. How are you suppose to teach him that through the theme of Paleontology or Astronomy. I know you can do it, but I doubt there are math curriculum out there for that. If Sherry knew how Astronomers or Paleontologist use such high math in their field, I KNOW FOR A FACT she could teach it.
I am glad my friend brought this to my attention. I never thought about what I was going to do after gradeschool when things get a bit more intense and are harder to find stuff on the Internet to help them learn things like math. We both are more unschooling type, so one year he could be into Paleontology or whatever and the next the Renaissance Ages. So, eventual we would be exploring Math, Reading, EVERY SUBJECT in each theme, at any grade, at some point of time. Where could we find out this information? Is it even possible to teach it through a theme when it comes time for such a high level of education? Thanks.