Unit Studies Made Easy: A Guide to Simplified Learning at Home
Reviewed by Paula Anderson
This excellent resource for those who are just beginning to explore the method of teaching unit studies is a tool that will enable even the most timid to venture forth in confidence.
Unit Studies Made Easy is four books in one: How to Create Your Own Unit Study; The Unit Study Idea Book; For the Love of Reading; and Success with Unit Studies.
Unit studies helped our family rediscover the joy of learning and led us to a deeper understanding of our topics of study. We also developed skills that allowed us to view topics from several angles, realizing how beautifully intertwined most subjects are. This simplifies the homeschool mother’s job, and allows greater focus of time, attention, and energy on the joyful exploration of topics. As everyone in the family is studying the same topic, this method of teaching encourages the strengthening of family unity.
How To Create Your Own Unit Study will introduce you to the learning style by discussing goals and evaluating curriculum before bringing you into the ideas and choices that begin to form a unit study for your family. These ideas are thoroughly covered in a variety of subjects.
The Unit Study Idea Book begins with instruction on how to use the library to your advantage, and then delves into children’s authors in order to enrich your studies. Specific ideas and suggestions to help spark your imagination will be helpful to the novice unit study planner. Several different styles of unit studies are discussed in this section.
For the Love of Reading discusses the use of literature, narration, composition, reading journals and analysis that will enhance your unit studies.
Success with Unit Studies gives practical advice on how to achieve your goals with this style of learning.
If you desire to use unit studies to teach your family, this is a resource you’ll want to have on your bookshelf.
At a glance:
|Unit Studies Made Easy: A Guide to Simplified Learning at Home|
|Reviewed by Paula Anderson|
|Publisher:||Bendt Family Ministries|
|1st - 12th grade|