1. Pick a topic - any topic!
2. Read books on the topic: Spend 20 or 30 minutes reading nonfiction, historical fiction, or biographies.
- Read above-reading-level books to your children.
- Assign your children books to read on their own that are below level. This will improve their reading speed and inspire them to read more!
- Use on--reading-level books to practice reading - take turns!
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3. Do some research on the Internet related to the topic.
4. Spend another 10 - 30 minutes either on hands-on activities related to the topic or composition projects related to the topic. Alternate throughout the unit.
- Use the internet to locate activities. Type into your search engine terms such as "civil war and music" or "planets and coloring page" or "Ben Franklin and worksheet."
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6. Take photos of your activities and field trips and collect in a portfolio. This is the record of what you are studying. This takes the place of report cards!