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.
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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://www.inspiration.com/vlearning/index.cfm - visual learning
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.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!
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
Google “unit studies” <put topic here>
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