Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Unit Study Approach: An Adventure in Learning

When I think back to my elementary school days, images of workbooks, purple mimeograph sheets (remember those?), and textbooks cloud my memory. I attended a traditional school where I gained a solid education in the three R’s. However, despite my strong phonetic skills, I abhorred reading. My penmanship was beautiful, but I didn’t compose a creative paragraph until junior high. I could recite my math facts, but they had no real life application as far as I was concerned. And I cannot recall a shred of the science and history contained between the covers of those numerous textbooks.

Against this vague backdrop of pencils, papers, and chalkdust, there are two things that stand out vividly in my mind - Mrs. Shirley Campbell and Georgia History.

You can read the rest of my article at The Curriculum Choice.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I am wanting to do a unit study this year, beginning with Colonialism in the U.S. (we did, after all, just move to Virginia!) I have no idea where to start.... are there good places to purchase a set of curriculum on this? I feel - overwhelmed...!


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