Unit Study

Silverdale Press

This company publishes a few unit studies on topics related to American government and writing, designed for use by jr. high and high school level students. They have a Charlotte Mason/Classical feel to them and appear to be well written and thorough. There is also a blog with other ideas for lessons and activities. 

Prufrock Press

This company specializes in materials for gifted and twice-exceptional learners. There are curriculum materials for all major subjects, plus some great books on logic, social skills and growth mindset. The prices are a bit high, but it looks like quality material.

LitWits

This company (run by two sisters, one a homeschooler, the other a teacher) provides virtual "kits" for experiencing great books. Each kit contains suggestions for props and hands-on activities for the book, as well as some printable resources for teaching traditional literature concepts and writing tasks. There are many useful links and ideas in each kit. 

TeachRock

This is a great collection of lessons on the history of Rock and Roll. Lessons include lots of media content, printable activities, discussion questions, and more. There are lesson tracks organized chronologically or around various themes or grade levels. Lots of interesting and useful content...all for free!

The Oregon Trail

I nice little information site with an online mini-textbook, maps and information about sites along the trail, and links to several inexpensive kindle editions of first-hand accounts. There is also a teacher's guide that would be a great starting point for a unit study.

Harmony Fine Arts

Charlotte Mason style art and music curriculum plans. You can purchase plans for an entire year, or shorter units focusing on one composer and artist. The plans give you links to books, cd's and online content, plus weekly suggestions for pacing and activities. 

Mission US

A free, online game where kids take on the role of young people in different eras of American history. Designed for jr. high level students, this resource includes extensive teacher resources such as document based activities, discussion questions, writing prompts and more. Looks like a terrific way to learn US history!

Squilt

This music appreciation curriculum is affordable and has everything you need to help your child develop listening skills and learn about music and composers. You can buy packages of lessons on musical eras or composers, including links for listening and researching and notebooking pages for recording what you've learned. There is also a subscription option that gives you access to all lessons, plus live online classes and additional resources. There are also lots of great ideas and links in the blog.

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