Christmas Around the World Online Unit Study

Want to do something fun for the last few days before Christmas break? You’ll love the Christmas Around the World Online Unit Study!

It’s an online course where everything you need is right there–no need to head to the library or order any extra books for this unit study. The only thing that you’ll need to get (if you choose to do them) are some art supplies to make art projects or ingredients to make certain foods.

There are videos and links. We are really going to enjoy doing this in the next couple of days.

However, the Christmas Around the World Online Unit Study is about to close it’s doors for purchase for this year. So, get it today or tomorrow and use coupon code LASTCHANCE to get $5 off. Only 12/14 and 12/15 and then it is no longer available until next year.

What will your kids learn about?

Celebrate Christmas around the world

Learn about 10 countries and their Christmas traditions
Create hands-on and digital projects
Prepare an ethnic Christmas feast


Christmas in Ghana
Christmas in Germany
Christmas in Sweden
Christmas in Japan
Christmas in Mexico
Christmas in The Philippines
Christmas in France
Christmas in Australia
Christmas in Russia
Christmas in Brazil
Project: Christmas Feast

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The Olympics Online Unit Study on sale!

The Olympics start soon and you and your kids will have so much fun going through this study! It’s all online–no need to head to the library and find extra materials. You can try a lesson for free to see if you’ll like this format. But I’m pretty sure you will!

The Olympics Online Unit Study is only $12 this week.

You’ll also want to check out the free Music of the Olympics music lesson with printable pack. Yes, it’s free!

Music of the Olympics 15-Minute Music Lesson Freebie with Printables

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Review: Time Capsule Medieval England homeschool curriculum

Time Capsule Medieval England Review

I’m happy to review today a homeschool curriculum called Time Capsule: Medieval England.

The first thing I noticed when I looked at this curriculum is how extensive it is! There are 351 pages!  It was written by Michelle Caskey and illustrated by Michelle Rankin. See more about it at

When my kids were all in elementary school and younger, my favorite way to homeschool was to come up with a topic–like Medieval England–and do a whole unit study on it. I did it the hard way, though. I researched online and went to the library to get all that I needed.

Michelle has made it easy for you with this awesome unit study where your kids will not only learn history but also logic, reading, literature, writing, photography, social studies, drama, science, math, geography, arts and crafts, drawing, art appreciation, and music appreciation!

Here is what the author says about it:

“The Time Capsule lessons are bursting with hands-on projects to enable you and your children to not only hear about the medieval times, but also to see, hear, taste, and touch what it would have been like to have lived during this unique time period.”
The Time Capsule curriculum is set up with 12 full weeks of lessons, 300 lessons total! You will find listed all the supplies that you’ll need and what you’ll need to prep in advance. There are options for each lesson–you don’t have to do it all. You can also choose how long you want each lesson to last each day.

Take a look at the Table of Contents:

You are a Peasant in Medieval England – Weeks One and Two
You are a Tradesman/Tradeswoman in Medieval England – Weeks Three and Four
You are a Knight/Lady-in-Waiting in Medieval England – Weeks Five and Six
You are a Monk/Nun in Medieval England – Weeks Seven and Eight
You are a Baron/Baroness in Medieval England – Weeks Nine and Ten
You are a Knight/Queen in Medieval England – Weeks Eleven and Twelve

The curriculum contains some supplemental material of maps, templates, scripts, logic puzzles, etc, which can be downloaded from using the password included in the curriculum.  There are some nice videos and websites where you can do things like listen to music of the medieval times.

Let me guide you through a lesson so you’ll know what it’s like:

Week 1, Day 1-

No preparation or materials are needed for this first lesson. You start out by reading the information included in the text. You learn about slaves, serfs, and freemen, peasant villages, and clothes. There are illustrations and photos of the clothes and descriptions of how you can find things around the house (or make or buy something) in order to dress like a peasant boy or girl! Then she launches into a photography lesson, where the kids learn to hold the camera level and steady when they are taking a picture. Next, they will write in their journal (a writing prompt is included) and read from one of the book choices listed.

So, you can see that there is so much to choose from for each lesson. And there are 299 more of these!  I highly recommend this curriculum as a comprehensive unit study about Medieval England.

Time Capsule: Medieval England is available in both softcover printed version or Kindle version from Amazon. Or you can order it from
Start learning about Medieval England with your kids; both boys and girls will love it!

Review Time Capsule Medieval England unit study small

If you need some help or tips on how to teach or plan a unit study check out Delightful Planning: A Unit Study Planner for Every Homeschool by Marcy Crabtree.

(Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the curriculum in order to write this honest review. This post also contains affiliate links.)


Free lessons about Ancient Egypt

It’s time to study ancient history again for us this fall. It’s really a fun subject for younger kids, especially ancient Egypt! See below for some really fun Free lessons about Ancient Egypt.
King Tut Mini Unit - Educents

Students LOVE to learn about King Tut and Ancient Egypt! Download a FREE lesson for kids about Ancient Egypt and jump into King Tut’s history! The freebie has several activities included in this pack, including reading comprehension, math review, map skills, and timeline practice, so there are a multiple ways to use them.

Hieroglyphics Math

King Tut Mini Unit - Educents Use these fun pages to practice place value and/or addition and subtraction skills! Page 12 of the King Tut Mini-Unit Freebie asks students use the symbols to determine the number. The following page goes a step further and asks students add or subtract numbers.

Fun facts about Ancient Egypt:

  • The Egyptian alphabet contained more than 700 hieroglyphs!
  • Egyptians believed cats were a sacred animal and having a pet cat would bring a household good luck.
  • Ancient Egyptians invented pens, toothpaste, and a game very similar to bowling.

More Ancient Egypt resources:

Mini Bio: King Tut – Here’s a mini bio about King Tut to go with your mini unit!

Ancient Egypt Lapbook – Study interesting facts about the discovery of hieroglyphic writing, the Rosetta Stone, the great King Tutankhamun, the lovely Cleopatra and more.

Recipes From Egypt – Delight your little cooks with
two authentic and easy-to-make recipes from Egypt: Tameya (the original veggie burger), and Basboosa (Semolina cake with honey and lemon).

My Book About Egypt – My Book About Egypt takes elementary students to the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Damietta, and Giza.   King Tut Mini Unit - Educents Want free lessons for kids about Ancient Egypt?

Download the King Tut Mini-Unit Freebie on Educents!

Using Unit Studies for Delight-Directed Learning

Using Unit Studies for Delight-Directed Learning

Today I’m happy to be guest posting over at Ben and Me blog about using unit studies for delight-directed learning.

I share

  • what delight-directed learning is
  • what a unit study is
  • how we have used unit studies
  • about a specific unit study we did on cowboys

Head over there and read all about it!  You can also learn more about our Cowboy Unit Study here.  And check out Marcy’s awesome ebook and planner about delight-directed learning and unit studies:  Delightful Planning: A Unit Study Planner for Every Homeschool.  

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