Earlier this month, I wrote about free homeschooling sites and resources. I was especially emphasizing unit studies. I have some more resources that I simply must share with you. These resources offer more free help for your unit studies.
We used KONOS unit studies during elementary and high school. KONOS is absolutely wonderful but isn’t free. If I were homeschooling today, I would still use KONOS for its overall plan, creative and organized resources, and emphasis on character traits for each unit. Then I would add some activities from the free homeschooling sites to fit in with each unit.
Interactive sites and online videos add another dimension to any unit study. And it is definitely possible to create your own unit study entirely from the free homeschooling sites available online. Here are some more wonderful free homeschooling sites that are especially helpful for unit studies.
My Free Online Education
I found e-Learning for Kids with K-6 courses ranging from health science subjects to math activities to computer skills.
I was focusing on presidents and money this week because of Presidents’ Day in the U.S., and I found a link to George Washington’s World for Kids with lots of information about George Washington, including a 3-D Animated Mount Vernon. I also found Have Fun with History with its many resources about presidents and innumerable history topics.
American Montessori Consulting (AMC)
AMC has unit studies in a number of topics which can be used for creating Montessori unit studies. Check the links in the left sidebar. For example, since February is also heart month, AMC’s The Human Cardiovascular System would be another natural unit study for a Montessori homeschool or any other type of homeschool.
Learning Ideas Grades K-8 and Gamequarium
In the Living Montessori Now Community, each community member’s blog posts show up in the community blog feed. I’ve featured Learning Ideas Grades K-8 before as a great source of monthly theme activities. Anyway, one of Learning Ideas Grades K-8 blog posts on sound energy that came through the community blog feed had a link to a Magic School Bus video at the site Gamequarium – “The Site That Swims with Learning Fun!”
If you haven’t already discovered Gamequarium, it has links to numerous games and activities, videos, eBooks, printables, and teacher resources. You could easily search the resources at Gamequarium for activities, interactives, and videos to fit in with a particular unit study.
I love unit studies –they help subjects come to life and make learning enjoyable. And they’re more accessible than ever. Have fun!
My other homeschooling resource posts on Thursdays this February: