Simple and Easy Unit study without compromising core skills ||
Are you looking for ideas to simplify your homeschool? Do you feel like the enrichment subjects never get done and when you do try to add them they tend to take over your entire time. Would you like to see how I have simplified it without adding too much structure or stress. I also keep it very flexible only adding what flows in naturally and keeping the fluff out. Check out this video to see how I combine history, geography, reading, narration, and skills like cooking, researching, presentation, handiwork etc in a flexible manner. I hope this benefits you as much as it has benefited me. I have looked far and wide for years for a good unit study approach but they all seem to either add subjects which do not go well like math for example which doesn’t seem to fit well in a unit study approach or they have an exhaustive list which has a tendency to overwhelm with all the to do’s . I have traded those options and decided to begin with one subject as a central theme and then add in subjects in a flexible manner. This works best with enrichment subjects which we usually work with in the afternoons after we have tackled the core subjects. This helps me spontaneously throw in ideas which help build important skills, while making the entire experience wholesome and it also helps me get the benefits of a more hands on approach to education(I have read extensively schools in Finland and Waldorf approach and this really helps me adopt the best of those ideas. I will write more on this in a later post). I did this on and off for years but for the first time I have done it with consistency and without flip flopping back to the other methods. I have to say that this is working extremely well and that has motivated me to share this approach. A huge game changer for us which I hope will benefit someone else out there who is looking for a partial unit study approach.