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I'd like to put together some unit studies for my girls to work on over the summer... something that they can pull out and work on when they feel like it. But... I don't normally do unit studies, so I'm at a loss for where to begin, and am wondering if you could help me with some brainstorming.<br><br>
Dd1 (avid, precocious reader) is almost 10 and wants to learn about the history of bookmaking. She's already decided to try making paper... but we need more ideas.<br><br>
Dd2 (beginning reader) just turned 6 and wants to study plants.<br><br>
Thoughts? I'd be interested in a mix of reading/ experiments/ art/ writing/ fun worksheets.<br><br>
Thanks for any input you can give!
 

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<a href="http://www.thefourwheelers.com/units.php" target="_blank">http://www.thefourwheelers.com/units.php</a><br><br>
There are a bunch of unit studies here. Also check out homeschoolshare.com
 

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i love homeschoolshare too!<br><br>
i also like these sites:<br><a href="http://www.konos.com" target="_blank">www.konos.com</a> (this is christian - but can easily be adapted to have no religious undertones if you wanted)<br><br><a href="http://www.coreknowledge.org/CK/resrcs/lessons/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.coreknowledge.org/CK/resr...sons/index.htm</a> (click on the grade to the right)<br><br><a href="http://www.learnnc.org/lessons/" target="_blank">http://www.learnnc.org/lessons/</a> (click on the grade up top)<br><br>
i know of several more sites too - but i'm going to be late for work if i don't stop typing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">) i'll type more later if more posters don't reply.
 

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These might help with the bookmaking unit.<br><a href="http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/paper.htm" target="_blank">http://www.princetonol.com/groups/ia...ddle/paper.htm</a><br><a href="http://www.creativepapercrafts.net/papertrends/200410.php" target="_blank">http://www.creativepapercrafts.net/p...nds/200410.php</a><br>
How about making a lap book with the books made to look like books used over history. Such as 'clay tablets' (made from card) with cuneiform writing. <a href="http://www.upennmuseum.com/cuneiform.cgi" target="_blank">http://www.upennmuseum.com/cuneiform.cgi</a> A piece of 'papyrus' with hieroglyphs <a href="http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/writing/home.html" target="_blank">http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/writing/home.html</a> <a href="http://www.upennmuseum.com/hieroglyphsreal.cgi/" target="_blank">http://www.upennmuseum.com/hieroglyphsreal.cgi/</a> and so on.<br><a href="http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/egypt/literature/papyrus.htm" target="_blank">http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/...re/papyrus.htm</a> make papyrus craft on the last link.<br>
These are just what I googled now, there are heaps of sites.
 
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