July 10th, 2008

and not just here on my blog. Within the last few weeks, I have written four new unit studies, all of which are now for sale on this website. These are mostly aimed at middle school and above as most unit studies are for younger children. However, I have carefully included enough activities to allow younger siblings to join in for the most part. We will also be carrying studies for younger children on an affiliate basis for other publishers, including some of you. All of our material is from a Christian perspective and includes Bible lessons. Read on for details on the individual units.

Green for a Day — Or a Lifetime
It has always bothered me that material written for children on caring for the environment are always filled with New Age, and Mother Nature nonsense. This unit study is the answer to that problem. It approaches protection of the environment from the Christian perspective as the job of those designated by God to have dominion over the Earth. Thus, students learn respect and the need to care for the Earth without the New Age tones.

In the Swim for School
If you want to start back to ‘school’ while your children think it is still summer (maybe because it is) and want to spend their days in the pool, all of you will love this unit. This unit study allows you to keep little (and not-so-little) minds active and learning a variety of subjects while investigating everything related to swimming and swimming pools. Prolong the swimming season without giving up those valuable days of schooling.

Of the People, By the People, For the People
It is not too late to use this election season to teach our children about the process of electing our President. Activities include reading biographies of Presidents, watching election results, playing games about elections, and actually helping in political campaigns. The study is written in such a way as to allow for independent study where appropriate but also lends itself well to the family working together, particularly on the many projects that are included. Many of the activities can also be used for state and local elections as well.

Pirates of the Caribbean
Drawing upon the excitement of the movie, this unit study examines the truths and myths about pirates, bringing the Bible to bear on their lives and activities. Students will also learn the history and geography of the islands in the Caribbean and the countries of Central and South America that border it. All ages can have fun with the living books, videos, games and hands-on projects included here.

We also offer several new unit studies by other authors. All of these have been carefully reviewed and meet our standards in all areas. I will post my reviews of those here very soon.