The Worth of a Challenge

If you give a child a fish, you feed him for a day.
If you teach a child to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.
But if you teach a child to learn, you feed him for a lifetime
and he doesn't have to just eat fish.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Unit studies for 2011-2012

We do a great deal of unit study in our classroom. I spent a great amount of time finding them or creating them and this is what I came up with for this year. The boys do the unit studies as a group lesson, but obviously will have different objectives and learning outcomes.


  • Weather
  • Food pyramid and Food groups
  • Animal Families
  • Matter(solids liquids gasses)
  • Magnets
  • Famous Scientists
  • Our Systematic Body
  • Cells
  • Dental Health
  • Plants
  • Sound


  • Where We Live
  • Our Continents
  • The New World
  • Explorers
  • Nations of the great Continents


  • If You Gave a Mouse a Cookie / If You Gave a Pig a Pancake
  • Frog and Toad All Year
  • Dr DeSoto
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • Little Bear
  • A House For a Hermit Crab
  • Corduroy

One reason I like unit study is it allows us to study something in depth and allow it to overlap our other subjects. I will post all the projects or link to the lesson plan online so that those who wish to follow along can.

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