- A deep dive into a topic/interest
- Can be based on an animal, nature topic, hobby, interest, book, place, person- anything really!
- Combine multiple educational subjects into the same topic
- For example, a unit study on horses might look like:
- Math- calculating horse speed, stride, distance, stats, etc for racing horses. Managing a budget for horse feed and equipment. (lots you can do with horse math!)
- Science- horse biology
- Social studies- horses around the world, how horses are used in different cultures/communities, horses throughout history
- Language Arts- read a classical book about horses, do copywork on horses, learn to spell horse-related words
- Multiple ages can work together on the same unit study with age-appropriate materials for each subject
- Students can also work individually on a unit study
- Great for students who tend to get “sucked into” a subject
- Goes well with our idea of choosing a major https://funschoolingwithsarah.com/?s=major
- Can last as long as you’d like- a day, week, term, month, or even an entire school year!
- An easy way to combine elements from multiple educational approaches/methods (see the comments below for links to the other educational approaches we’ve covered)
- How do I set up a unit study?
- Start with a Fun-Schooling journal based on what your child wants to learn about- or a blank core journal or Master Class if we don’t have a themed journal on the subject
- We’ll talk about this more on the 21st- information below
How do you set up a Fun-Schooling Unit study? Make sure to join the main Fun-Schooling group, and then click below to watch!