A unit study is not that hard, is it?

Unit Studies Made Easy ReviewsUnit Studies Made Easy: A Guide to Simplified Learning at Home

Unit studies, we’ve all done them. Have we done them well? Valerie Bendt gives us the complete help we need to use this simple, effective teaching method. Our desire to instill a love of learning in our children is fostered through this method.

A few years ago, Mrs. Bendt had four books out. They were: How to Create Your Own Unit Study, The Unit Study Idea Book, For the Love of Reading and Success with Unit Studies. This latest volume, Unit Studies Made Easy, combines these other four volumes and adds a thought provoking section on Biblical Parenting.


No Fear Unit Studies

Unit Studies Made Easy ReviewsUnit Studies Made Easy

Are you afraid of unit studies? Well, that doesn’t have to be the case. Valerie Bendt empowers you to undertake this task with style and grace.

My enthusiasm for Mrs. Bendt’s work was again realized as I read Unit Studies Made Easy. This book is a revision and compilation of four titles by Valerie: How to Create Your Own Unit Study, The Unit Study Idea Book, For the Love of Reading, and Success with Unit Studies. Plus this book includes a section entitled Biblical Parenting or Schooling at Home.


Easy to Implement Unit Study Ideas

Unit Study Ideas Dear Valerie, Unit Studies Made Easy has really clarified a lot for me. I have been homeschooling for 7 years now, and I had already read some of your recommended resources, but found it hard to take the ideas presented in these resources and put them into practice in my homeschool. This…


Create Homeschool Unit Studies With Confidence

Unit Studies Made Easy Reviews

Resource: Unit Studies Made Easy: A Guide to Simplified Learning at Home

Author: Valerie Bendt
Grade Level: 1st – 12th grade
Review by: Paula Anderson of Home School Enrichment Magazine www.HomeSchoolEnrichment.com

This excellent resource for those who are just beginning to explore the method of teaching unit studies is a tool that will enable even the most timid to venture forth in confidence.

Unit Studies Made Easy is four books in one: How to Create Your Own Unit Study; The Unit Study Idea Book; For the Love of Reading; and Success with Unit Studies.


What Are Unit Studies Anyway?

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I think it might be best to start by explaining what unit studies are not. Unit studies are not textbook studies. Textbook studies entail the study of as many as eight separate subjects, having little or no correlation to each other. For example, you may study Literature, focusing on British poets, while your Geography Studies center on the Middle East. At the same time your History Studies may be concentrated on the Civil War era. You may be studying biology in Science and geometry in Mathematics, while learning about the accomplishments of the Greek mathematicians. Your Music Studies may take you to the baroque period, while your Art Studies are focused on the paintings of American Indians, and last but not least, your Bible Studies are centered on Noah and the Flood. You can put all of this into a pot and serve a very unappetizing helping of mush. Each of these studies has merit, but is it best to study them all at the same time? Is this the best way to learn? Is it not far better to be able to relate one subject to another and see how they work together?