Free Homeschool Unit Studies

One of our favorite homeschooling methods is the unit study method. Especially using the FREE homeschool unit studies that you’ll find below!

The unit study method is a mastery-based approach. It incorporates multiple subject areas around a central theme or topic. Simply put, unit studies are time-based overviews of a specific topic. Additionally, unit studies bring together multiple subject areas into one study plan. In fact, that makes them great for interest studies!  Furthermore, unit studies typically involve multisensory learning, where the organization of each activity is according to the central theme. Also known as “thematic units” in formal education. Before we get started grab this free printable unit study planner this will help you stay organized as you plan your studies throughout the year.

Benefits of Using a Homeschool Unit Study

free unit studies homeschoolUsing unit studies in your homeschool can be beneficial.

  • Flexibility– Indeed, one thing we really love about using a unit study is that it gives you the freedom to adapt the content according to your homeschooler’s learning level. You can make it as simple or as complex as needed.
  • Encompassing– Unit studies themes that connect all subjects making learning interesting and enjoyable for your homeschoolers.
  • Multi-grade– Unit studies are a fantastic choice for homeschooling families with children of different ages or grades. The beauty of this approach lies in the fact that everyone gets to delve into the same fascinating topics, while tailoring each lesson to cater to the specific needs of each child.
  • Further Learning– Unit studies tend to lend well to expanded learning. As you start to learn about the topic at hand new threads to other topics will appear and expand the learning. Also this may lead to the next unit study!
  • Money Saving! – There are many free homeschool unit studies out there for you to try and great resources for you to make your own unit study.

Free Homeschool Unit Study Directory

Where to start? First, learn more about they why and how to use unit studies in your homeschool. These following articles are perfect to help you get a foundational understanding. Then browse our directory of amazing homeschool unit studies you can incorporate for free!

Learn more about how a unit study homeschooling approach is exciting and works very well with a variety of home learning situations.

Unit Studies and Homeschooling Curriculum

How to Homeschool Using the Unit Study Method

Time4Learning Unit Study Supplements

Free Earth Day Unit Study

Learn more about Earth Day and it’s history with great books to read and then print our beautiful workbook!

Earth Day Unit Study

Native American Indian Mini Unit Study

Dive into a study on indigenous Americans and learn more through our suggested reads, videos, and worksheets!

Native American Indian Mini Unit Study

St. Patrick’s Day Unit Study

Learn more about why we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and have fun with our free printable worksheets!

St. Patrick's Day Unit Study

Shark Week Unit Study

Motivate the kids with this super fun unit study workbook. Use our suggested books to read and videos to watch to learn more about sharks!

Shark Week Unit Study

British Literature: Pride and Prejudice Unit Study

Use this series of worksheets to help your students dig a bit deeper into understanding this classic work.

Pride and Prejudice Unit Study

Ground Hog Day Unit Study

Learn more about this interesting animal and why we rely on it to foretell the coming of Spring.

Groundhog Day Unit Study

Free Valentine’s Day Mini Homeschool Unit Study

Add a little fun during the week of Valentine’s with this mini unit study!

Free Valentine's Day Unit Study

Free President’s Day Mini Unit Study

Add an extra history componenet with a focus on President’s Day to your routine during this special week!

Free President's Day Unit Study

British Literature Unit Study: The Hobbit

If you have a middle or high school student, this unit study on the British classic The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien includes some background on the author and state of the world at the time, instructions to make a Hobbit-themed meal, learning videos, and a 20-page printable workbook!

British Lit Homeschool Unit Study: The Hobbit

Ocean Animals Unit Study

Dive into this PreK-5th grade unit study with book recommendations, activities, snacks, learning videos, and a 73-page printable ebook of worksheets and games!

Ocean Animals Homeschool Unit Study

Happy Holidays Unit Study

Learn about the origins, traditions, and activities of the holidays of the season – Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas – with our new homeschool holiday unit study and mega printable workbook!

Happy Holidays Unit Study

New Year Traditions Around the World Unit Study

Have you wondered how other cultures celebrate the start of a new year…or where certain traditions come from? Find out in our new free homeschool unit study with lots of fun facts, activities, snacks, videos, and a printable ebook!

New Year Traditions Around the World Unit Study

Bird Homeschool Unit Study

Are you looking for a new homeschool unit study for your elementary student? Check out our newest free unit study with a 36-page printable ebook and learn all about birds!

Birds Homeschool Unit Study

Stories and Songs for Kids Unit Study

Kids love to sing and experience stories! Dig deeper into some of the best stories and songs for children with suggested book lists for your next library visit, videos to watch, and a workbook to print.

Homeschool Stories and Songs Unit Study

Let’s Get Healthy Unit Study

Great mini study for kids preK-5th grade on healthy eating and lifestyle. Includes book suggestions for a library haul, videos to watch, topics to cover, and a 60 page free workbook to print from.

Healthy Kids Unit Study

Theme Days Mini Unit Studies

Adding theme days to your homeschool plan helps build motivation and expectation. Kids love the unexpected, so why not try pirate day, or Dr. Seuss Day to add a little spice to your homeschool routine? We’ve got a collection of easy printables to help you add these days without any extra work! Great for PreK – middle school.

Add Theme Days to Your Homeschool

Character Training Unit Study

Faith-based resource

If you’re looking for an intentional way to help your children understand the importance of good character, you’ll love our Character Training Lessons Workbook.

Character Training Lessons and Workbook

Weather Homeschool Unit Study

Find the resources, book lists, and worksheets you need to create a fun and memorable homeschool unit study on weather.

Weather Homeschool Unit Study

Rabbit Homeschool Unit Study

Find a fun homeschool unit study with book lists, video recommendations, and a 67-page printable ebook with themed lessons, puzzles, and games!

Rabbit Homeschool Unit Study

Memorial Day Unit Study

Teach your children all about the history of Memorial Day with this fun unit study!

Memorial Day Unit Study

Create Your Own Thematic Unit Study

Discover practical tips and pointers on how to create your own thematic homeschool unit study.

How to Create Your Own Thematic Unit Study

Create Your Own Lit-Based Unit Study

Find clear and simple steps that show you how to create your own literature-based homeschool unit study.

How to Create a Literature Based Unit Study

Free Unit Study Supplements

Time4Learning has an extensive selection of unit studies that are free for homeschool parents to utilize. You’ll be amazed at the wealth of information they have available on United States Presidents and state facts. Check out their site and plan your next unit study today!

Unit Study Supplements

Space Homeschool Unit Study

Wanting to dig deeper on the study of astronomy or space? Use our fun book lists, resources, games, and 50 page workbook to learn more about that “final frontier.”

Astronomy Homeschool Unit Study

Women’s History Month Printables

Learn more about these amazing women in history with resources for in-depth study – Women’s History month study for your homeschool!

Women's History Month Printables

Intro to Nuclear Science Unit Study

There are nearly infinite uses of nuclear technology in our society today.  It is immersed in our medical system, scientific endeavors, research goals, modern conveniences for transportation, security, heating, cooling, and more — even solar energy is nuclear fusion!  And yet, as students and average people (aka those who aren’t nuclear scientists!), what do we really know about nuclear science?

Intro to Nuclear Science Unit Study Starter

Chemistry Unit Study and Printables

When you think of science, does the image of a lab with beakers, bubbling solutions, and goggles come to mind?  If so, then you are thinking about chemistry! Chemistry is well-known for carrying the image of science, and that’s for good reason.  After all, chemistry explores the basis of life, AKA, the composition of matter!

Chemistry Unit Study & Printables

African-American History Unit Study

The study of great men and women and their amazing accomplishments should be a part of every homeschooling history study. But, if you history curriculum just doesn’t cover this amazing part of our history as you’d like, add a unit study!  Make your study of African American history easy to pull together. Use these pre-made resources to get a full-view study of the amazing accomplishments of African-Americans throughout history.

Get Started on Your Study of Black American History!

How to Create a Unit Study

When it comes to incorporating unit studies in your homeschool, parents have a variety of options available. Several homeschooling websites, like ours, have already put together free unit studies on a variety of topics. However, if you can’t find any for your topics, or they aren’t available as free unit studies, you can always create one yourself. While it may seem intimidating to pull together a DIY unit of study, it’s not as difficult as it sounds.

Start Creating Your Own Unit Study Now!

Science Unit Study Collection

We love science here at!  It’s a bit of a shame that so many people dislike science due to it feeling overly complicated, dry, and boring.  Too often, science is limited to stuffy textbooks and memorized vocabulary. In actuality, science is so much more, and it should be filled with excitement!  Homeschool science studies present the best opportunities for hands-on fun, science experiments, and learning moments.

Explore our Homeschooling Science Unit Study Collection

Unit Studies Made Easy: Podcast

Unit studies are a great way to differentiate learning.  Join our podcast as we explore ways to make easy to implement unit studies that are joy!

Unit Studies Made Easy: Podcast

Why Use Unit Studies – Immersive Learning

Variety is the spice of life, and this is especially true when it comes to homeschooling. Shake things up a little this month. Put away the curriculum you’ve been using all winter long, and try a week-long unit study. Your family will love it and you will too!

Why Use Unit Studies? Immersive Learning at Its Best!