Have you tried to develop a unit study on a homeschool topic? Admittedly, it can take a bit of work, but if it is something with which you are comfortable, the rewards can be tremendous.
- Students will be able to explore their interests at a deeper level
- Learning will “stick” better as more senses and avenues in the brain are engaged
- All ages can participate in the project, and will learn from each other
- The door will be opened for students to see how they can continue studying that topic or branching out from it on their own
- Hopefully, an excitement for learning will be fueled as concepts are demonstrated with a hands-on, real-life application.
Unit studies are extremely versatile and can be used in several ways:
- Full focus of the academic program–either with pre-packaged lessons and course of study or with self-designed material
- Enrichment for a more traditional text-book approach, allowing you to dive deeper and cover topics of interest more broadly
- As a break from a season of intense study of higher level concepts that require a lot of memorization