Whether you’re contemplating trying your first unit study or you’ve already completed more than you can count, whether you’re a homeschool newbie or a seasoned veteran, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten reasons to use unit studies in your homeschool – regardless of what it may look like!
Plus, here’s a free workshop video on Becoming a Unit Study PRO for those of you who want to design and make your own unit study.
Top Ten Reasons to Use Unit Studies
- You get to use real books, not just textbooks.
- You can teach multiple students – at different levels – all at the same time. Learning together strengthens family bonds.
- Flexibility! You choose what to study, how long you spend on the topic, and how deeply you study it.
- You can teach to your child’s/children’s interests.
- It streamlines your day. Just add math and language arts.
- Unit studies aren’t Common Core aligned.
- Your children will retain the knowledge they’ve gained better because they’ve learned it in context.
- They don’t break your budget. Purchase a study once, use with multiple children, and locate library and online resources for free.
- Children will learn how to use research tools and the library as you locate resources together.
- It turns learning into an adventure for your children – and you!
What do you think of our list? Would you add or change anything? Leave a comment to let us know!
Additional Contributor: Rachel Edgell
Originally posted on Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett