I love unit studies – I’m so thankful my son enjoys them as well! I believe the best way to learn a subject is to cover it for a few days and learn every possible thing you can about it! And that’s why I am so excited to review Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett!
The unit studies are fantastic and a nice break in the every day routine of workbooks, spelling lists, math sheets, etc. Especially come March when homeschool suddenly feels like workbooks are dull and the year has morphed into ten!We have completed the China unit study and currently working on Tremendous Trees.
The first thing I like most about these unit studies is the fact that you only need to purchase one download for an entire family! I can print out sheets for both my 8 year old and 3 year old!
(coloring panda bears – China)
And since the information is downloaded – its easy to store (not a stack of books on a bookshelf in the corner of a room threatening to fall over).
The beginning of the unit studies Amanda offers a lists of “recommended books” for each day so I can add to the unit study with one simple trip to the library. However – the unit studies are full of enough information without the books. The only book I think is necessary is a dictionary - each day introduces 2-3 new vocabulary words 2 for a younger aged student and 2 more for an advanced learner! (although their are links to definitions – I appreciate the chance for my son to find these words on his own)
Each day the student works through informative worksheets filling in answers to questions, cutting and pasting lapbook pages, coloring, labeling, and drawing. Amanda provides direct links to sites for the correct answers – so mom doesn’t have to read ahead! Some sites she uses are National Geographic, Enchanted Learning, BibleGateway, etc. (just to name a few).Every day also includes a new scripture verse, bible concept, or story.
These studies not only cover the specific topic but continue to hit on other subjects throughout the unit study. For science we’ve learned more geography and math – I was very impressed we were measuring beds, bath tubs, and bikes to compare to actual animal sizes! I am pleased with the many fun hands-on learning activities for those tactile / kinesthetic learners!
(tree rubbing activity – Tremendous Trees)
And for the auditory learners each day includes a video or two – some funny – to enjoy.
With so many affordable unit studies to pick from we have decided to do one each month – and more during the summer before cracking open the workbooks. The unit studies are informative, fun, and a great opportunity to work beside my child who has the love language of quality time. These unit studies are also very easy to navigate (links back to specific days and/or pages) and the information is just – always – one click away!
I recommend these studies for any homeschooler who enjoys unit stuides or moms looking to spice up their homeschool routine!
I am reviewing Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett for The Homeschool Village