Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Combining Download N Go with Unit Study Adventures in Your Homeschool

We often hear from homeschool moms who love Download N Go (DNG) and love Unit Study Adventures (USA), and are trying to find ways to combine the two.  Perhaps you are homeschooling several children of all ages.  You want to use DNG with your younger children, but they're not age-appropriate for your 8th-grader.  Yet, you desire to keep the subject matter of your homeschool similar for all of your children.

I thought I would put together some ideas for you to use, to make this process easier.  I hope you find it useful! Each subject category will list one 4-week USA with 1-4 DNG units that will mesh well with them.

Subject:  Oceans
USA: Oceans
DNG: Whale Tales, Dophin Days, Sunny Seashells, Summer Sensations

Subject: US History
USA: Patriotic Holidays
DNG: George Washington, Davy Crockett, Prairie Pioneers, Lewis & Clark

Subject:  US Government
USA: American Government
DNG: Constitution Celebration, Ben Franklin

Subject: Space
USA:  Space
DNG: Magnificent Moon

Subject: Flight
USA: Flight
DNG: Amelia Earhart, Kite Capers, Magnificent Moon

Subject: Thanksgiving
USA: Thanksgiving
DNG: Autumn Treasures, Prairie Pioneers, Hoppin' Popcorn

Subject: Christmas
USA: Christmas
DNG: Expedition Israel, Crunchy Cookies, Winter Wonders

Subject: Easter
USA: Easter
DNG: Expedition Israel, Spring Surprises

Subject: Horses
USA: Horses
DNG: Handsome Horses

Subject: Sports
USA:  Baseball
DNG: Simply Soccer

Subject: Food
USA: Gardens
DNG: Pizza Party, Chocolate Challenge, Hoppin' Popcorn

Subject: Technology
USA: Digital Photography
DNG: Rocking Robots, Roller Coasters

I hope that gets you started imagining how you can use both Unit Study Adventures and Download N Go together in your homeschool--creating exciting days and making things easier on you, the homeschool teacher!


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