Unit studies are so popular amongst homeschoolers that they’re often in their own category of homeschooling styles. A homeschool unit study isn’t much different from any other unit study, though you may need to adjust activities to accommodate just one or two students instead of twenty.
What Is a Unit Study?
Unit studies explore a specific topic or theme within various subject areas. Instead of learning about one topic in science, one topic in history, and still another topic in language arts, you explore the same core topic from various subject areas. The one subject that is often difficult to integrate into unit studies seems to be math. Math is also a sequential subject, meaning each lesson builds upon the previous lessons. For these reasons, many unit study homeschoolers choose to keep math separate.
If this hands-on approach to learning sounds like something your family would enjoy, grab some unit studies and incorporate them into your homeschooling this back to school season! Assuming a 36-week school year – and considering most unit studies last a few weeks – you’ll only need about 12 unit studies to round out the entire year. Unit studies are consistently being added, so check back frequently!
History Unit Studies
- Feeling patriotic? Be sure to check out these activities which include a small historical timeline of how each holiday came to be.
- Is your child learning about U.S. History or about to start soon? Whether unit studies are your preferred homeschooling style or just a supplement to your curriculum these unit studies will get you on the right path to teaching your children different aspects of the American history.
- Presidential Unit Studies
- 1st U.S. President George Washington Facts
- 3rd U.S. President Thomas Jefferson Facts
- 7th U.S. President Andrew Jackson Facts
- 10th U.S. President John Tyler Facts
- 15th U.S. President James Buchanan Facts
- 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln Facts
- 22nd U.S. President Grover Cleveland Facts
- 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush Facts
- Unit Studies on the States of the U.S.
- 1st U.S. State – Delaware Facts
- 2nd U.S. State – Pennsylvania Facts
- 3rd U.S. State – New Jersey Facts
- 4th U.S. State – Georgia Facts
- 5th U.S. State – Connecticut Facts
- 6th US State – Massachusetts Facts
- Looking for more free state unit studies? Be sure to visit Time4Learning! They offer a lot more than curriculum!
- Battle of San Jacinto Facts
- Presidential Unit Studies
- If you are planning a study on how the role of women has evolved over time make sure to check out these resources to add that layer of fun to your learning:
- February is Black History Month. If you could use extra resources to round out your studies, have a look through these:
- Round out your history study with 19th Century Unit Studies including the Great Depression.
Language Arts Unit Studies
Regardless of what topic you choose to study with your students, HomeschoolLiterature.com is an excellent go-to resource for adding reading material. Simply type in the topic you’re studying in the search bar and enjoy the options you’ll have in front of you!
Science Unit Studies
- Hands-on science activities
- Earth-Space unit study
- Earth-Space science
- Winter unit study
- Arbor Day unit study
Cross-Curricular Unit Studies (Art, Music, Holidays, etc.)
- When April rolls around each year, don’t forget to spend some time on earth studies.
- Holiday unit studies are a great way to break up the monotony and get the kids interested!
- It’s fun to do unit studies on random things as well!
Since unit studies are so popular amongst homeschoolers, don’t be surprised if you find yourself hooked! Be sure to bookmark this page, too, so you can easily find this collection of homeschool unit studies in the future.