Unit Study Model

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The unit study model is a multidisciplinary approach to education. As a teaching tool, the thematic unit encourages the in-depth study of a topic over several days, weeks, or months. A unit study blends several academic subjects with a common theme.

The unit study approach is believed to provide a more natural structure onto which knowledge and understanding can be developed. The topic is revisited and reinforced over the entire period of the unit study. This approach is believed to provide effective learning, comprehension, and retention.

An in-depth unit study is likely to include many types of learning activities and utilize a wide variety of resources. It allows a group of students to learn together while addressing individual needs. Each student's age, abilities, learning style, and developmental level can be accommodated with  individualized assignments.


Approved Vendors that Carry Unit Study  Curriculum


Specific Curriculum that Aligns with Unit Study

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Online Resources

There are many homeschool blogs that share how they create their unit studies, as well as offer some free downloads. You can google “How to create homeschool unit studies” to access the wide amount of resources.


Print Resources


Key Elements for Choosing Unit Study


Factors to Consider When Choosing Unit Study


Implementation Notes


Day to Day Notes

These elements would be included in the day-to-day teaching using this method.

Example Units Study:

Theme- Exploration; specifically Columbus