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Unit Studies

can take less than a week or as long as you like.
We thought one month was a good time, but that seems to draw out to a term (10 weeks) with all the usual homeschooling “interruptions” like trips to Grandma’s, swimming lessons for a week, or …

Choose a topic – define it. Learn about mind mapping or concept webs.
Get your hands on some Graphic Organizers-Organisers (GO).
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/graphic-organizers/printable/6293.html – click & print away!
http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/ – need pdf reader
http://freeology.com/graphicorgs/index.php – scroll down to GOs that help to plan and layout ideas. 7 pages!

Do a plan.

Ask questions: what you Know?   Want to know?    Learnt from the study?
I think visually so the type of chart below suits me.
The titles can vary – add in more like : Technology; Physical Activity; Foreign Language …

Cover all elements or subjects, but not necessarily all in one Lapbook!
Some topics are more Science focussed, and others more Literary.

xx (wanted to put in planning sheet – but… another day)

Unit Study Links(right click and ‘open in new window’) http://houseofliterature.tripod.com/id7.html – overview Lapbook Lesson Plan Guide – no picshttp://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Leigharev – books – lesson planning – excellent

http://highland.hitcho.com.au/index.htm

http://highland.hitcho.com.au/unitstudyforms.htm

http://www.inspiration.com/vlearning/index.cfm - visual learning

http://www.inspiration.com/vlearning/index.cfm?fuseaction=example

http://www.fed.cuhk.edu.hk/~johnson/misconceptions/concept_map/concept_maps.html

http://www.abcteach.com/ – Use this to search for unit study topics, teaching extras.

http://www.angelfire.com/pa4/weslanco/ – unit studies! some broken links though

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/books/ - Excellent site! Worth becoming a member.

http://www.homeschooling.about.com/od/unitstudies/index_a.htm – click away for units!

http://www.libsci.sc.edu/miller/Unitlink.htm

http://www.lkwdpl.org/schools/schlpath.htm – graded units

http://www.schoolexpress.com/ – Thematic units, e-books, activities etc

http://www.thefourwheelers.com/units/  A unit study directory of free online unit studies

http://www.thesolutionsite.com/search.shtml Find a unit – click the area/grade needed!

Subjects

http://highland.hitcho.com.au/Forms.htm

http://www.bright.net/%7Edouble/timelin1.htm – timeline!

http://www.evan-moor.com/store.asp - Good for ideas, click Literature, Social Studies or Thematic to view entire books with pockets.

http://www.kidskonnect.com/AlphabetizedList.html – scroll down for alpha list

http://www.worldatlas.com/ – Geography atlases, global info

http://bogglesworld.com/cards.htm

Google “unit studies” <put topic here>

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