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With the unit study method, we choose one topic and combine different subjects to revolve around and tie into that topic. First of all, the unit study approach is different from the traditional textbook approach (which is to read a portion of text, usually full of facts and not very interesting and then answer some questions at the end).
Unit studies are conducted in a more relaxed fashion and are interactive in nature.
A unit study can be anything you want it to be. It can be short or long, filled with lots of activities or just a few, it can be something you do alongside your other studies or a full blown unit study that takes several weeks. But the key is, YOU get to decide.
There are three avenues to consider when deciding how you will do a unit study:
— Purchase a complete unit study
— Use a prepared topical guide
— Create your own from scratch