Each week, I host a Hangout on Air via Google+. If you’re not familiar, a Hangout on Air is very similar to a live TV show. Often, people create an event page where you can watch the Hangout on Air in real time (this is what I do).
I do have all of the videos on one page, but each topic has its own unique highlights and links which I want you have easy access to.
Getting Started with Unit Studies
A few weeks ago, I talked unit studies with some very seasoned unit study homeschool moms. Their ideas and suggestions were so helpful!
The panelists included:
- Daniele Evans from Domestic Serenity
- Ashley Pichea from L.I.F.E. by Ashley Pichea
- Heather Woodie from Blog, She Wrote
You can watch the 25 minute Unit Study Hangout here:
Here are a few highlights:
- Why it’s advantageous to use a unit study (simplify for mom, all ages learn together, and more)
- Five in a Row – What is it? Why use it? Through what age can I use it? Where do I find ideas for those?
- Making Your Own Unit Studies – How to find resources, which subjects and areas to cover, practical suggestions
- Integrating Delight-Directed Unit Studies – The ins and outs with a real-life example
- How Unit Studies appeal to various learning styles – tactile vs. hands-on vs. visual vs. auditory
- Tips for homeschool moms new to unit studies – where to start
Helpful Links for Unit Studies
These helpful links were written by the panelists that joined in this Hangout:
Must-Have Items for Unit Study Material – A must read if you’re trying to get started in unit studies!
Homeschool Unit Study Helps Pinterest Board – A collection of topical helps and getting started ideas
Five in a Row Resources – A very comprehensive list of FIAR resources
More Five in a Row Resources – A look at how Daniele uses FIAR in her homeschool – lots of specific ideas!
Do you use unit studies in your homeschool? Why or why not?