What’s a Unit Study, Anyway?

Unit study helps. We believe in this so strongly, that we named our website after it! But what is unit study and why does it help so much?

desertStudying topics in single units rather than disjointed subjects allows children to organize information in ways that make more sense to their developing minds, which haven’t yet been completely exposed to the departmental ways subjects are segmented off. For example, a unit on on the world’s deserts could include sections on desert wildlife, people who have traveled through deserts, ancient desert civilizations, weather conditions in the desert, and desert ecosystems. This comprises a “unit” on deserts that touches on a vast array of traditional “subjects.”

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