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Homeschool Unit Study Schedule for Year 1

Updated on October 01, 2014

Are you looking for a fun way to introduce science and social studies unit studies into your homeschool calendar? Remove the burden of planning by following my easy-to-follow lessons! My Year 1 lessons are geared toward 2nd-3rd grade level children and their siblings. These are lessons I created to do with a weekly homeschool co-op. We meet each week for 2 1/2 hours and have 14 children between the ages of 1-12. Use these fun lessons with your classroom, family, or co-op!

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I have re-posted this page, Homeschool Unit Study Schedule for Year 1 at https://funfreeunitstudies.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/homeschool-unit-study-schedule-for-year-1/ .


You can also find links to all of my unit studies and lessons at Fun, FREE Hand-on Unit Studies https://funfreeunitstudies.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/fun-free-hands-on-unit-studies/ .


Hubpages.com purchased Squidoo.com. In the middle of September 2014 they transferred over all the pages. All of my lessons are still here and are available for you to use. However, as you can see, not all the content transferred over to the new webpage. Hubpages.com does not allow for "Table of Contents" pages that have links to allow for you to easily navigate through the 140 lessons I have posted. Please visit the new page I created so you can more easily locate the lessons you would like to use.

Explorers

(5 weeks)

Build Viking shields and swords and "sail" to Vineland with Leif Erikson, walk the route of Marco Polo (through your house) and collect the items that he saw on his journey through China, go on a compass treasure hunt, dramatize Columbus' journey, make Da Gama Portuguese land markers, create Montezuma's headdress, go on a conquistador hunt for gold, bake constellation bar cookies, dress up as and present on famous explorers, and more during this five part unit study on Explorers!

Weather

(4 weeks)

Make tornadoes and clouds in a bottle, create and use rain gauges, dramatize a storm front, form a cloud mural, bake snowball cookies, and more during this exciting four part unit on weather and meteorology!

Early Americans

(4 weeks)

Build a waddle and daub house like they did in Jamestown, create pilgrim costumes, set up a beaver trading post as you study Dutch settlers, cook a batch of William Penn's applesauce, perform a play on the Pilgrims, eat a semi-authentic Thanksgiving feast, and more during this fun four part unit study on Early American Settlers.

Detectives

(1 week)

Analyze fingerprints and hair samples, take mug shots, solve a real crime, and more in this lesson on CSI & Detectives!

Christmas

(1 week)

Act out a nativity play, make edible Christmas gifts, and more in this fun Christmas-themed lesson!

Expeditions

(3 weeks)

Make ocean floor pies, carry "eggs" like a penguin, sketch Mount Everest, compete in a "Base Camp" relay race, prepare and eat pemmican, and more in the exciting 3 week adventure as we explore the poles of the Earth, the heights of the mountains, and the depths of the oceans!

American Revolution

(6 weeks)

Make tricorn hats and mob caps, "brew" root beer with Samuel Adams, hold a tea party as you study the Boston Tea Party, reenact the Battles of Lexington and Concord, make ink and quill pens in order to sign the Declaration of Independence, cook hasty pudding, drill with Baron von Steuben as you study Valley Forge, write a secret code and seal it with wax as you study Benedict Arnold, present on the people of the American War for Independence, and more during this exciting six part unit study!

George Washginton

(1 week)

Dance a minuet, cook and eat Nelly's Hoecakes, go on a "fox hunt," create the three branches of the Constitution, and more during this lesson on President George Washington and the Constitution!

Earth Science

(6 weeks)

Make an edible model of the earth as you study the Earth's layers, bake cookies that demonstrate how sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks form, create fossil casts, build marshmallow structures that can withstand a jell-o earthquake, carve gullies and valleys in sand using wind, water, and ice, make presentations on various aspects of the Earth, and more during this six part hands-on unit study of Earth Science!

Plants

(4 weeks)

Go on a seed hunt, act out germination, create seed mosaics, make and eat a plant parts salad, use cheese puff balls and and juice boxes to dramatize pollination, dance like a bee, dissect a flower, decorate sunflower cookies, compete in a photosynthesis relay race, go on a botany scavenger hunt, and more during this fun 4 week unit on botany/plants!

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      RandyLouri 5 years ago

      What a great site! I love all of your ideas!

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      marsha32 4 years ago

      My daughter will be 10th grade next school year, but I would still do many of these activities with her even though you say they are geared for 2nd and 3rd grade.

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      iijuan12 4 years ago from Florida

      @anonymous: Thank you so much!

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      iijuan12 3 years ago from Florida

      @RandyLouri: Thank you!

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      iijuan12 3 years ago from Florida

      @marsha32: Great! Thank you for visiting!

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      steadytracker lm 3 years ago

      Thank you for sharing such an informative and educational lens with us.

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      iijuan12 3 years ago from Florida

      @steadytracker lm: You're welcome! Thank you for visiting!

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      Highlandview 3 years ago

      Wow - great resource!

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      iijuan12 3 years ago from Florida

      @Highlandview: Thank you!

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      koukla 2 years ago

      Thank you so much for sharing such incredible information. This was our first year homeschooling and I feel a little overwhelmed and a lot like we didn't accomplish as much as we needed to. I purchased Konos curriculum and will definitely check out their mentoring website. Again thank you so much.

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      iijuan12 2 years ago from Florida

      @koukla: You're welcome! I think just about everyone experiences a bumpy first year of homeschooling as you and your children learn the ropes together. Konos has helped our family to create so many wonderful memories together. My kids love learning on account of our Konos lessons.

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      2 years ago

      I can't pick on any of the subtopics above and be brought to the unit study. Help! I LOVE your unit studies and have been using them for over a year and now I can't access anything. Soooo sad!

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      iijuan12 2 years ago from Florida

      Hubpages.com purchased squidoo.com, and a couple weeks ago all the pages were transferred. The lessons & posts transferred over, but there isn't a way to easily find them because hubpages.com won't let me post a "Table of Contents" page (like this one). You can now find links to all my lessons at Wordpress. You'll have to undo the gaps I have in the web address: https:// funfreeunitstudies.wordpress.com /2014/09/30/fun-free-hands-on-unit-studies/

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