Welcome to my 17th post for my series for #write28days. Today I want to talk about Unit Studies. With unit studies, you have the option of buying done-for-you unit studies that are simply open, acquire necessary resources and materials and go, or you have the option of creating your own unit studies for scratch.
Unit studies are thematic studies typically use a hands-on approach that keeps the interest of many students. While we primarily used these when my children were younger, I feel they could work for any age.
The beauty of the first results from having everything already done and assembled in one resource for you. Or at least you have the list of everything you need. Amanda Bennett offers a variety of unit studies on her site. She offers studies on everything from history to geography, faith, sports, science, holidays and more.
Another company that provides unit studies is Creation Illustrated and you can read my review for the Home School Review Crew for one of their unit studies here.
So if you are looking for something that provides hands-on learning opportunities, or maybe know your children have some specific areas they want to study, or perhaps you just need a break from your normal curriculum materials, check out the idea of unit studies for yourself. Then let me know how it goes for you. And if you already use unit studies, I would love to hear from you as well.