Learning should be an exciting adventure – SHOULD BE but that’s not always the case, is it? I can honestly say that learning was not exciting to me UNTIL we began homeschooling with unit studies. When we made this switch, a breath of fresh air moved through our lives, and nothing has been the same since that time. With the change came the realization that education was more than books or homework or hours spent in sheer boredom. When first researching the theory and application of unit studies, I came across a quotation that has since become popular in homeschool circles:
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
William Butler Yeats
This one thought was a home run – as fast as we can pour facts into our children’s minds, they seem to disappear just as quickly. Unit studies can change this – the retention, the adventure, the challenge of living life to each one’s personal capacities, and much more.
They can ignite the fire of your child’s imagination, and open up the world for their personal exploration. Who knows what they will discover and learn? God knows – after all, He gifted them personally and individually!