And the unit study is written by Techie Mom? Oh no. I can barely turn on my computer.
Wow! Was I in for a big surprise. This online unit study was the coolest thing ever!
Famous Birthdays by Beth Napoli is a unit study, just like other units, that starts with a topic and integrates multiple subjects to make learning easier and more fun.
Now, here is the twist: EVERYTHING in this unit study is done online!
Getting started is easy. You follow "Techie Homeschool Mom" on Pinterest and create your own "Online Unit Studies Project" Pinboard on Pinterest. Next, you join "Techin' Your Homeschool" Facebook Group.
Students make a fabulous online timeline with Prezi, adding all the birthday men and women as they meet them in each lesson. They are also encouraged to use Grammarly for proofing and VidAngel for streaming videos.
After you finish each lesson, you press the "Complete and Continue" bar to go to the next lesson. Are you ready to talk about the Birthday Men and Women?
I've only completed three lessons and I've danced, sung along with Elvis, taken drawing lessons, and invented something--that's a lot of creativity in three lessons. I love it!
In lessons five and six, you learn to rap a Dr. Seuss book and do magic tricks. All the while, the timeline is growing and you are learning about historical figures. What fun!
A delightful variety of people are covered in this unit study: an astronaut, two scientists, an inventor, a baseball player, a queen, an author, a singer, a musician, an architect, a speaker, a mathematician, a pilot, a musician, a runner, a sharp-shooter, a puppeteer, an artist, a movie producer, a nurse, and four writers. Now, that is a lineup! My only wish was that there had been a pastor and missionary or two.
Okay, I'm sold. Online unit studies are a super idea! Thank you, Beth. I love your creativity and sense of fun.
No papers, no mess, no clutter. Everything is online.
Life just got easier.
You can purchase Famous Birthdays Online Unit Study at Techie Homeschool.