Unit studies combine most if not all academic subjects like math, grammar, history and science into the study of one single topic. Any topic is good, but you’ll find that if you choose a topic in which your child is currently almost obsessively interested, your role as a coach or educator becomes much easier.
During the course of the Unit Study, your child will study the chosen subject from all angles. She’ll read about it, watch movies about it and create her own art related to the subject. Maths can be implemented in the Unit as well, e.g. by making charts and graphs, taking measurements, letting your child calculate the costs of the materials you have to buy; the possibilities are endless. Also, don’t forget to go on a field trip.
Since you won’t be using textbooks – or maybe you will, but just not the ordinary way – your child may want to make a notebook, lapbook, website or portfolio of the things she has learned.