Customized Unit Studies Perfect For Your Homeschool

Customized unit studies are the perfect way to practice interst-led learning with homeschoolers. If you’re looking for fun new ways to get your kids excited about history or science this year, don’t miss these literature-based interest-led unit studies. 

These customized unit studies are based on the popular Who Was book series and the What Was book series. Each book teaches kids about a particular event in history like the Salem witch trials or a famous person like Johnny Appleseed. These unit studies line up with the books and give kids the opportunity to dive deep into topics they’re truly interested in this year.

The best part is that these unit studies are flexible and perfect for a wide variety of ages and grade levels. No matter where your homeschooler is at, they’ll enjoy reading these books and meeting the real people behind these famous faces from history.

Plus, all these interest-led unit studies are on sale! You can bundle together 5 related unit studies and get 1 unit study free! It’s the perfect way to explore and learn about an entire group of inventors, artists, or presidents with your homeschooler.

Unit Studies for Interest-Led Learning

Homeschooling gives us the unique opportunity to follow our child’s interests and passions. We can plan lessons that focus on topics their curious about and incorporate their favorite things. Learning with an interest driven focus keeps kids engages and excited about learning.

We’ve discovered unit studies are the best way to respond to a child’s interests and develop a lifelong love of learning while homeschooling. Unit studies let us weave together a variety of subjects and concepts around a central idea our homeschooler can get excited about. For example, we can learn all about the weather when she is feeling curious and anxious about weather events. 

Unit studies also give us a chance to weave her own interests and passions into every lesson. We can use custom coloring pages and hands-on art projects to bring lessons to life since Emily loves art or play games to teach math facts instead of just completing worksheets repetitively. 

Unit Study Bundles By Topic

Here at The Waldock Way, we’ve got lots of awesome interest-led unit studies you can use in your homeschool too. These unit studies are available for all kinds of topics, so you’re sure to find something your kids can get excited about. You can bundle together mini unit studies to create a complete curriculum for your homeschool lessons this year. 

The best part? You can create your own bundle with out mini unit special. When you buy 5 mini unit studies, you get 1 FREE! Check out some of my favorite interest-led unit study bundles to help you get started below.

American Revolution

This mini unit study bundle would be a great way to start your history curriculum all about the American Revolution. Follow the road to the revolution and learn about these important historic figures and key events.

  • Declaration of Independence
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Betsy Ross
  • George Washington 
  • Paul Revere
  • Thomas Jefferson


Do you have a kid who is into adventure? Then why not study some of histories greatest adventures and explorations together!

  • The Age of Exploration
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Marco Polo
  • Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • Sacagawea

Famous Aritsts

This mini unit study bundle would be a great addition to your homeschool. It would be so much fun to learn more about each artist and then try to recreate some of their famous masterpieces.

  • Beatrix Potter
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Leonardo DaVinci
  • Norman Rockwell 
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Claude Monet

Famous Authors

Get your homeschoolers excited about creative writing by learning about their favorite authors. This author mini-unit study bundle is the perfect way to explore all their favorites and meet new authors too. 

  • Charles Dickens
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • J.R.R Tolkien
  • Maya Angelou
  • Roald Dahl
  • William Shakespeare


This mini unit study bundle is perfect for learning more about some of the most famous presidents in history.

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • George Washington
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Thomas Jefferson


Do you have a kid who loves all things science? Why not expand on that interest by learning about scientists who changed the world with their discoveries.

  • Albert Einstein
  • Marie Curie
  • Galileo
  • George Washington Carver
  • Isaac Newton
  • Jane Goodall


Do you have a budding inventor? This mini unit bundle includes ome of the greatest inventors of all time including Tesla, Edison, and Bell.

  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Thomas Alva Edison
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Henry Ford
  • The Wright Brothers

Unit Studies From The Waldock Way

Every unit study includes tons of helpful teaching resources that you can adapt to fit a variety of ages. Add more reading and writing for high school level learners and focus more on the custom coloring pages and read alouds for younger learners. Plus, you can pick and choose the activities you’d like to do with your homeschoolers. 

With Waldock Way Unit Studies, there’s lots of flexibility built right in. As interest-led homeschoolers, we thrive on being able to take what we like and leave behind what we don’t need or want. With every unit study, you’ll get tons of resources that you can choose from and there’s no need to do every single thing. 

Included in every one of these mini unit studies from the Waldock Way you’ll find book lists for further reading, YouTube playlists with up-to-date videos for more information, and video lists with documentaries and relevant TV showsyou can watch together too. Plus, every unit study has tons of hands-on learning opportunities including game lists, Pinterest idea boards, trivia card games, and printable timeline match games. 

There are also map work pages, biography worksheets, copywork pages in a variety of levels, and custom coloring pages. Your homeschoolers can get hours of learning fun by completing the included activity worksheets, timelines, and more.

Ready to bring learning fun into your homeschool this year with flexible interest-led unit studies? Then, don’t miss the chance to get a unit study for free when you bundle five of these great literature-based history and science unit studies.

Is there a historic event or famous person you’d like to meet through unit studies? Tell me which unit study you’d like to see next in the comments. I can’t wait to read them!