HOME Unit Studies

Add a little spice to your curriculum with a HOME Unit Study! 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!



Current Unit Studies Available

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!  HOME 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 Lighthouses.


NEW!  HOME Social Studies Unit Study Bundle

Purchase this bundle and you'll receive five unit studies:  Colonial Maine and the Freedom Trail, Longfellow and Revere, Junior Legislator Kit, Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War, and Lowell Mills and Industrialization.


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!


 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.


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.

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..

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.


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!  


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!

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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