Category Archives: Unit Studies

Unit Study: World War II

Teaching World War II can be intense. There is an overwhelming amount of material to cover! From the European war, to the Pacific Theater to the American Home Front; the Holocaust and Japanese Internment camps, Axis and Allies, and D-Day, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today we celebrate a great man – Martin Luther King Jr. It has been more than 50 years since his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, but his inspiring words live on today. It’s easy to think that the world has always … Continue reading

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Unit Study – The History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – I love the fall colors, the cooler temperatures, and of course, all that delicious food! We’ve all heard the story – the Pilgrims sailed to America on the Mayflower and landed on Plymouth … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Sharks!

Every summer, Discovery Channel has their Shark Week special, and my family and I look forward to it every year – to say we are shark fans would be an understatement! So of course, I had to write a Shark … Continue reading

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Unit Study: A Jan Brett Christmas!

I know this is a secular curriculum, and not everyone celebrates Christmas. That being said, if you do celebrate it, I’ve written a really fun unit study based on four of Jan Brett’s popular picture books. If you aren’t familiar … Continue reading

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Unit Study: The Hobbit

       When most people think of J.R.R. Tolkien, they think of the Lord of the Rings, especially since the release of Peter Jackson’s movie version several years ago. However, Tolkien wrote The Hobbit first, and it is a reading experience that … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Darwin and Evolution

Evolution is a tough subject to find materials on in the homeschool world. So many science texts overlook it, for fear of offending someone or they are actively trying to disprove it. The theory of evolution is often misunderstood, or … Continue reading

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