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My unit studies consist of reading a few well chosen books, along with several activities – anything from vocabulary, to research projects and writing projects. It’s a bit like a mini version of my curriculum. Over my homeschooling career, we have done numerous unit studies, and it’s always been one of my favorite ways to teach. Unit studies can be a fun way to break up the monotony of the school year, too.  All of my unit studies are multi-age unless otherwise specified.


World War II Unit Study

World War II is an overwhelming topic, but I’ve done the hard work for you! In this 9 week unit study, suitable for 6th grade – high school, your child will meet the bigger-than-life personalities on both sides of the conflict. They’ll learn about the events leading up to the war, the rise of Adolf Hitler and the axis powers, the American home front, the war in the Pacific, the Holocaust, espionage, resistance, the Nuremberg trials and more.

The lesson plans are 98 pages, and include a reading schedule, narration cards, a literature study of 3 novels, dictation passages, 52 vocabulary words, web resources, map work, writing assignments, projects, a list of optional movies and documentaries, and an end of unit Jeopardy-style trivia game.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Unit Studyharrypotter1-cover

Does your child enjoy the Harry Potter series and you wished there was a way to make this passion more educational? I know my children adore the world of Harry Potter. It started about 8 years ago when my oldest was around 7 and she read the first book. She has since read the whole series dozens of times and has passed her enthusiasm to her siblings. The Harry Potter series is an epic adventure that appeals to people of all ages – J.K. Rowling has created a world within our own full of magic and mystery, heroes, villains and quests to save the world. What child wouldn’t daydream about getting an owl inviting them to study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, shopping for your very own magical wand in Diagon Alley, and winning the House Cup. Included Hogwart’s course – Herbology.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Unit StudyHPCover

Welcome back to the exciting world of wizards, mythical creatures, magic and danger! Harry’s second year at Hogwarts gets off to a rough start and it only gets worse when students are being mysteriously petrified. You’ll explore Harry’s world with a variety of activities, many that are continuations from the first Harry Potter unit. You’ll continue your Magical Terms and Spells Glossary, Magical Devices Guide and Weekly Prophet, but you’ll also be adding in a Magical Creatures field guide, as well as several activities tied directly to the story. As always, there are copywork/dictation passages taken from the novel, as well as vocabulary and discussion questions. Included Hogwart’s course – Astronomy.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Unit Study

It is time for a new year at Hogwarts! Buckle up, because this is an exciting year for Harry and his friends. There’s a murderer on the loose, and he’s after Harry Potter! While the school tightens security, Harry has to learn to deal with fear, dementors, a new, mysterious Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, and new information about his family’s past. This unit will continue many of the activities from the previous two Harry Potter units: you’ll continue your Magical Terms and Spells Glossary, Magical Devices Guide and Weekly Prophet, but you’ll also be adding in a Travel Guide to the Wizarding World, as well as several activities tied directly to the story. As always, there are copywork/dictation passages taken from the novel, as well as vocabulary and discussion questions. Included Hogwart’s course – Care of Magical Creatures.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Unit Study

This time around, Harry and his friends see the Quidditch World Cup, meet wizards from around Europe at the Triwizard Tournament, and battle Voldemort himself as he rises to power once more.  This book marks a distinct change in the series – what began as children’s books has matured into the Young Adult genre as Harry becomes a teenager. This book gets darker than the last three, so keep that in mind when deciding if your child is ready for this unit study.

In this unit, you will continue your Magical Terms and Spells Glossary, Magical Devices Guide, Travel Guide to the Wizarding World, and the Weekly Prophet. As always, there are copywork/dictation passages taken from the novel, as well as vocabulary and discussion questions to help you get the most out of the story. This unit includes a Transfiguration unit for your child to study! How does Transfiguration translate to a “muggle” course? We’ll be studying Chemical changes, states of matter, the basics of Physics and how things are made! Your child will conduct experiments, study the 4 states of matter, and create their own Rube Goldberg Machine with items they find around the house.

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History of Thanksgiving Unit Study

We’ve all heard the story – the Pilgrims sailed to America on the Mayflower and landed on Plymouth Rock. After a rough start, they were saved by the Natives who then celebrated with a Thanksgiving feast… But how accurate is that tale? With this unit study, you and your child will explore the history surrounding Thanksgiving. Why did those brave people sail to an unknown land to start their own colony? Did the Native Americans really save them? Who were the Pilgrims?

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Shark Unit Study

Shark Week! usually occurs in August on the Discovery Channel, but any week can be Shark Week with Build Your Library’s Shark Unit Study! This unit is appropriate for elementary through middle school level, and will take three weeks to complete.

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A Jan Brett Christmas Unit Study

I know this is a secular curriculum, and maybe 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, Gingerbread BabyThe Twelve Days of Christmas, The Wild Christmas Reindeer and Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve? If you aren’t familiar with Jan Brett, then you are in for a treat! Her illustrations are gorgeous and the stories beautifully told.

You and your child will learn about the Arctic and Norway, bake some delicious gingerbread cookies, learn to say Merry Christmas in a variety of languages and much more! I have also included a Christmas Countdown Calendar for you to use with your children to count down the days to Christmas. This unit takes about 4 weeks to complete and contains about 18 notebooking pages. So, snuggle up with your children and count down the days to Christmas with Jan Brett!

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Winter Holidays Around the World

This is a fun, multi-age unit study that is perfect for the whole family. You’ll travel the world while learning about five major winter holidays – Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Chinese New Year. Unlike my regular unit studies, there is no schedule included, but rather a more open ended list of activities and books. This way you can take your time and explore the winter holidays at your own pace during the craze of the holiday rush.

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Hobbit Unit Study

This unit is appropriate for upper-elementary through middle school level, and will take five weeks to complete. In addition to reading The Hobbit, your child will complete a host of activities, from writing a character journal, to creating a map tracking Bilbo’s travels, to creating your very own language. You will learn about the author, norse mythology and complete weekly dictation assignments, as well as memorize two poems from the story. Start your journey with J.R.R. Tolkien and Bilbo Baggins today and purchase below:

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Darwin and Evolution Unit Study

Teach your child all about the Theory of Evolution, as well as the origin of the Earth and the life of Charles Darwin. In this comprehensive, multi-age unit study, I have scheduled 8 books to help you explain these ideas to your children. They will create a huge Timeline of Life, journey around the globe with Darwin on the HMS Beagle, become a naturalist and study the world around them, learn about fossils and make their own, and much more.  While this study is best suited for children in 4th – 8th grade, I have scheduled several books for younger students and many of the activities are easily adapted for younger children. This study takes 8 weeks to complete.

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Prehistory Unit Study

This six-week unit covers much more than just dinosaurs. You’ll learn about the origins of the Earth, the first life, the first mammals, the first men, the Ice Age, all the way through to the beginnings of modern man… and of course, dinosaurs. This unit includes a variety of projects and activities, from creating a Timeline of Prehistory and a Field Guide to the Prehistoric World, to creating a relief carving and cave painting in the style of Prehistoric artists, to building your own coracle and more. The Prehistory Unit is perfect for your elementary age student, but there are many suggestions for books to add in for older  children, and the activities are flexible enough to include both age brackets. The unit is 61 pages, scheduled over six  5 day weeks, and includes vocabulary, timeline pages, and several activity pages as well as a literature study including copywork.

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