HOME Unit Studies

Add a little spice your curriculum!

Homeschoolers of Maine has a variety of unit studies and guides to help cover various subject requirements, as well as to accompany some of the many HOME sponsored events and activities that have been held in the past. If you missed the opportunity to purchase one at a HOME event, you can order them by mail. If you missed participating in the event it was designed to supplement, you can still enjoy the special learning opportunities provided through any of the following unit studies! 

 

Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page for a complete list of Unit Studies that are currently available from HOME.

NEW UNIT STUDIES!

NEW! Choose a Country Unit Study

This unit study is available to those who join HOME's email list as our way of saying thank you.  You can sign up for HOME's monthly email updates on the home page of our website here:  HOME Website

 

This unit study is very general, but allows the student to pick any country (or invent their own). Research questions cover all the required subject areas. It's a fun way to take a break from the daily routine and have an adventure in learning.

 

If you are already on our email list, contact Raylene Hunt at raye4home@gmail.com to have your subscription confirmed and receive this unit study.

NEW! Chocolate & St. Valentine

Just in time for Valentine's Day, HOME's newest unit study leads you on an adventure to discover more about everyone's favorite sweet treat, chocolate! And what about the man behind the holiday?  Who was St. Valentine?  What do our modern traditions of hearts and candy have to do with this man?  This unit study will lead you in exploring more about the man, the holiday, and our modern day traditions!  

 

NEW! Colonial Maine and The Freedom Trail

The newest HOME Unit Study is out!  Use this unit study to cover Maine Studies, as a foundation for Convention 2016 when Ben Franklin will be joining us, or to set the stage for HOME's 2016 New England Heritage Days trip to The Freedom Trail in Boston!  This study is also an excellent stand alone resource for those wishing to look at the colonial period of our country's history!

 

NEW!  Family Tree

Do you have an interesting family tree?  Do you wish you knew more?  Using your family tree as a tool in homeschooling is a fantastic opportunity to make history personal, to make writing pertinent, to develop skills such as story telling, research and analysis.  This unit study will walk you through the process of discovering the roots and shoots of your own family tree and then using it to teach a variety of subjects.

 

NEW!  Integrating Nature Study & Journaling Across the Curriculum

If you think you don't have time to include Nature Study into your homeschooling day, you're missing an amazing opportunity for learning while having fun.  This unit study walks you through the brief study of ants, showing you how to take the concept of covering all your required subjects, and a few that aren't, while studying your chosen subject in nature.

 

NEW!  Lighthouses of Maine

Maine has 70 light houses!  Each one has it's own unique story.  If you're looking for something fun and educational to do this summer, consider taking a trip along the coast of Maine and learning about some of these lighthouse up close and in person.  This unit study takes a general look at the things you can learn at stops along the way. 

 

UNIT STUDY BUNDLES

Currently Bundles are only available in eBook format.

NEW!  Maine Studies Unit Study Bundle

Purchase this bundle and you'll received five unit studies:  Colonial Maine and the Freedom Trail, Lost on a Mountain in Maine, Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War, Backyard and Beyond and Junior Legislator Kit.

 


NEW!   Social Studies Unit Study Bundle

Purchase this bundle and you'll receive five unit studies:  Lighthouses of Maine, Longfellow & Revere, Lowell Mills & Industrialization, Sled Dogs, and Library Skills.

 

NEW!   Natural Science Unit Study Bundle

Purchase this bundle and you'll receive five unit studies:  Nature Study and Journaling, Backyard & Beyond, Apples, HOME Grown Gardens, and Sled Dogs.

 

CURRENT FAVORITES

 BEST SELLER!  HOME Grown Gardens – This unit study was originally intended to accompany the HOME program, HOME Grown Gardens.  While we are currently unable to offer that program, the unit study makes a great stand alone unit study!  Looking for ways to expand the learning opportunities that happen as you garden with your students? This unit ties it all together with activities across the curriculum.

 

BEST SELLER!  Library Skills Guide - Maine homeschoolers are required to cover library skills each year.  HOME has created a Library Skills Guide to assist you in completing this requirement.  This 15 page general guide will serve as an excellent springboard for your study.  It can be used during the course of a year or over several years, depending on the age of the student.

 

 BEST SELLER!  Lost on a Mountain in Maine 

This unit accompanies the book of the same title.  Most school children in Maine at some point encounter the story of Donn Fendler and the nine days he spent lost on Mount Katahdin.  This unit suggests many activities across the required subject areas of homeschooling.  It’s a great way to draw many learning lessons from a single story.

 

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TITLES

 

Apples 

As you enter the fall season, be sure to check out one of HOME's latest unit study, Apples.  Are you planning your own field trip to a local apple orchard in your area? This unit study is a great way to cover the topic of apples across the various curriculum topics.  You'll even take a brief look at missions work.  Want to know more?  You'll have to purchase your own copy to find out!

 

Backyard and Beyond:  A Unit Study of Maine Wildlife 

Chickadees, Salamanders and Skunks, oh my!  This unit is designed to help children discover that wildlife is as close as their own backyard, as well as in the woods and animal parks around the state of Maine.   As well as activities that cross various subject areas of the curriculum, it lists wildlife rehabilitators and suggests field trips to various wildlife programs around the state.

 

Chocolate & St. Valentine

Just in time for Valentine's Day, HOME's newest unit study leads you on an adventure to discover more about everyone's favorite sweet treat, chocolate! And what about the man behind the holiday?  Who was St. Valentine?  What do our modern traditions of hearts and candy have to do with this man?  This unit study will lead you in exploring more about the man, the holiday, and our modern day traditions!  

 

Choose a Country Unit Study

This unit study is only available to those who join HOME's email list, as our way of saying thank you.  You can sign up for HOME's monthly email updates on the home page of our website here:  HOME Website

 

This unit study is very general and allows the student to pick any country (or invent their own) and research questions, that will cover all the required subject areas.  It's a fun way to take a break from the daily routine, and an adventure in learning.

 

If you are already on our email list email Raylene Hunt at raye4home@gmail.com  to have your subscription confirmed and to receive this unit study.

 

Colonial Maine and The Freedom Trail 

The newest HOME Unit Study is out!  Use this unit study to cover Maine Studies, as a foundation for Convention 2016 when Ben Franklin will be joining us, or to set the stage for HOME's 2016 New England Heritage Days trip to The Freedom Trail in Boston!  This study is also an excellent stand alone resource for those wishing to look at the colonial period of our country's history!

 

Family Tree 

Do you have an interesting family tree?  Do you wish you knew more?  Using your family tree as a tool in homeschooling is a fantastic opportunity to make history personal, to make writing pertinent, to develop skills such as story telling, research and analysis.  This unit study will walk you through the process of discovering the roots and shoots of your own family tree and then using it to teach a variety of subjects.

 

HOME Grown Gardens – This unit study was originally intended to accompany the HOME program, HOME Grown Gardens.  While we are currently unable to offer that program, the unit study makes a great stand alone unit study!  Looking for ways to expand the learning opportunities that happen as you garden with your students? This unit ties it all together with activities across the curriculum.

 

Integrating Nature Study & Journaling Across the Curriculum

If you think you don't have time to include Nature Study into your homeschooling day, you're missing an amazing opportunity for learning while having fun.  This unit study walks you through the brief study of ants, showing you how to take the concept of covering all your required subjects, and a few that aren't, while studying your chosen subject in nature.

 

Joshua L. Chamberlain and The Civil War

As Maine residents and parents, we have the opportunity to bring history lessons surrounding the Civil War to life with our very own hero, Joshua L. Chamberlain.  Among other sites in Maine, a trip to the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum combined with this unit study will provide a great spring board for a more in depth study of the Civil War period in Maine's history.  This is a great supplement to any Maine Studies program, as well.

 

Junior Legislator Kit 

Junior Legislators are acknowledged during Capitol Day events after completing a unit study designed specifically for use during Maine Home Education Week and Homeschool Day at the Capitol. The unit study can be used with students of all ages. Students will learn how a bill becomes a law in Maine, explore who our governing officials are, become familiar with the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and look at ways to show patriotism.  Although the unit study is designed for a specific event, it can also be used at any time to help with Civics lessons..

 

Library Skills Guide 

Maine homeschoolers are required to cover library skills each year.  HOME has created a Library Skills Guide to assist you in completing this requirement.  This 15 page general guide will serve as an excellent springboard for your study.  It can be used during the course of a year or over several years, depending on the age of the student.

 

Lighthouses of Maine

Maine has  70 light houses!  Each one has it's own unique story.  If you're looking for something fun and educational to do this summer, consider taking a trip along the coast of Maine and learning about some of these lighthouse up close and in person.  This unit study takes a general look at the things you can learn at stops along the way.

 

Longfellow and Revere

This unit provides opportunities to research the American Revolution, the writing of the Declaration of Independence, the classic poem The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and the lives of both Paul Revere and the famous Maine poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

 

Lost on a Mountain in Maine 

This unit accompanies the book of the same title.  Most school children in Maine at some point encounter the story of Donn Fendler and the nine days he spent lost on Mount Katahdin.  This unit suggests many activities across the required subject areas of homeschooling.  It’s a great way to draw many learning lessons from a single story.

 

Lowell Mills and Industrialization 

Whether you are joining HOME for this year's New England Heritage Days or learning about the Industrial Revolution in America, include HOME's newest unit study as part of the process.  This 16 page guide contains information, ideas, activities and links that will help you explore, not just the Lowell Mills, but also some of the mills right here in Maine.  There are activities for all the required subject areas, as well!  

 

Maine Studies Unit Study Bundle (eBook format only)

Purchase this bundle and you'll received five unit studies:  Colonial Maine and the Freedom Trail, Lost on a Mountain in Maine, Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War, Backyard and Beyond and Junior Legislator Kit.  

 

Natural Science Unit Study Bundle (eBook format only)

Purchase this bundle and you'll receive five unit studies:  Nature Study and Journaling, Backyard & Beyond, Apples, HOME Grown Gardens, and Sled Dogs.

 

Sled Dogs

February through March is dog sledding season in North America. Famous races like the Iditarod and local races like the CanAm Crown are all taking place during this time.  This unit study is a great cabin fever reliever! You will learn about sled dogs and the work they do.  Learn about famous sled dogs like those that aided in the Serum Run of 1925 from Anchorage to Nome. Incorporate Maine Studies, too, while learning about sled dog racing right here at home!

 

Social Studies Unit Study Bundle (eBook format only)

Purchase this bundle and you'll receive five unit studies:  Lighthouses of Maine, Longfellow & Revere, Lowell Mills & Industrialization, Sled Dogs, and Library Skills.

Ordering Information

To order HOME Unit Studies by mail, please mail your request with a check made out to HOME for $7.00 per unit to the HOME Office, P.O. Box 159, Camden, ME 04843. 

 

Unit Studies are also available in an eBook format (pdf file).  The suggested donation is $3 per each eBook requested.

 

Unit Study Bundle Packages in eBook format (pdf file). The suggested donation is $10 for each eBook Bundle requested.

 

  • Request by mail: To request the eBook version by mail, please send your request and a donation to the HOME Office, P.O. Box 159, Camden, ME 04843.  
  • Please allow two business days to receive your eBook, after HOME has received your request.

 

** Before you order, be sure to check here to see if you qualify for a discount or a free unit study! **

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