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A Heart For All Students: Unit Studies In Homeschool Curriculum

In today’s episode, I am answering a question from one of the sweet mama’s.

“Hey, does anybody know how to use unit studies?” & “How do we incorporate them into our homeschool”?

So here’s my answer: “Unit studies can be used as the basis of your homeschool”.
It often takes homeschool moms that come in with a teaching background a few years before they finally get it: that the traditional system does not equal true learning and education,

So going back to unit studies, the first thing I’m gonna say it again: “homeschooling is not school at home.”

So all that to say unit studies can be the basis of your education.

Unit studies can incorporate tons and tons of topics. You do not have to add a unit study to a traditional workbook style subject, ever.

Focus on your math, focus on your language arts. You want your child to be reading.

All that to say use it as a tool to increase learning, but do not add it as an extra if it’s gonna burden your child.

Remember if you’re, just starting a home school. This is a new experience. Start small, start with math, start reading really good books. Use your child’s interest, brainstorming your child.

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Hey everybody, in today’s episode, I am answering a question from one of the sweet mama’s in our Heart For All Students, Private Facebook community.
 
 
Lisa asked this question.
 
She is a new home schooling mom. She will be starting homeschool officially in the fall, and she asked me
“Hey, does anybody know how to use unit studies?” and when I saw that her second question was, “How do we incorporate them into our homeschool”?

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Key Ideas And Concepts About Unit Studies In Homeschool Curriculum

Unit studies can be used as the basis of your homeschool..

It often takes homeschool moms that come in with a teaching background a few years before they finally get it: that the traditional system does not equal true learning and education,

Homeschooling is not school at home.

Unit studies can be the basis of your education and can incorporate tons and tons of topics.

You do not have to add a unit study to a traditional workbook style subject, ever.

Focus on your math, focus on your language arts. You want your child to be reading.

Use it as a tool to increase learning, but do not add it as an extra if it’s gonna burden your child.

Remember if you’re just starting a home school, this is a new experience. Start small, start with math, start reading really good books. Use your child’s interest, brainstorming your child.

What do you want to spend your time doing? What do you want to spend your cognitive energy pouring over?

As adults, we start learning that which we want to learn. We need to take a cue from that and tailor that for children who are less mature than us.

This use their interest to your advantage.

 

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  •    [01:36] Unit Studies In Homeschool Curriculum
  •    [02:47] Homeschool Is Not School At Home
  •    [04:30] Unit Studies Cover A Ton Of Topics
  •    [05:50] Math Information Sources
  •    [06:46] The System
  •    [07:34] Unit Studies As A Tool
  •    [08:35] Think About You

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