Why Mini-Unit Studies Are Perfect For Summer Learning

These new mini-unit studies are perfect for summer learning. They’re short and sweet but filled with fun activities and ways to cultivate a learning lifestyle even during the summer months. 

When it comes to homeschooling during the summer, we like to take it easy. We fill our summer months with field trips, games, great books, and lots of time outdoors. If you’re looking for a structured unit study that can help you weave learning into your summer days while keeping it fun, these mini-unit studies are just the thing.

Keep reading to discover how we transition to summer learning. Plus, get the scoop on the new mini-unit study bundles to save money and keep learning with your kiddos all summer long!

The Transition To Summer Learning

Throughout the school year, we take an interest-led learning approach. Giving Emily the opportunity to learn about things she’s curious about increases engagement and helps foster a deeper connection in our family.  

During the summer months, we employ a variety of weird homeschooling techniques to get the most out of our summer and keep learning too. For example, we spend a lot of the summer swimming in the pool and playing learning games with our floating card table. 

Summer learning is definitely more relaxed and more focused on Emily’s interests and passions than anything else. Using mini-unit studies in our summer homeschool makes it easy to learn about a variety of interesting topics, practice writing skills, and engage in fun learning activities with a somewhat structured approach. 

Using Mini-Unit Studies In Your Summer Homeschool

These mini-unit studies are ideal for summer homeschool lesson plans because they’re short and have lots of fun. These unit studies can be done quickly, but they come with plenty of extra reading suggestions and further learning activities you can use to dive deep into the content whenever you feel like it. 

I’ve got a variety of fun interest-led mini-unit studies about everything from wild animals to historic events and famous people. You can use these unit studies to learn more about the people, places, and events your kids are really curious about with great books, crafts, printable games, and timeline activities. 

These Mini-Unit Studies Are Perfect For Your Summer Learning

I’m so excited to share our latest mini-unit studies with you just in time for summer learning! Plus, I’ll give you a sneak peek at some of the fun new features and products available. Don’t miss our new Who Would Win Mini Unit Studies and new What Was Mini Unit Studies. I’ve still got my awesome Who Was mini-unit studies available too.

The best part is that you can create a fun bundle with these mini-unit studies because right now when you buy 5, you get one free! 

Each unit study features printable games, timelines, and custom coloring pages. Plus, you’ll get graphic organizers and notebooking pages your homeschooler can use to share what they’re learning and practice handwriting too. I just know you’re going to love the new timeline matching game in the What Was mini-unit studies.

Combine these mini-units to make your own big unit study covering many aspects of an event.  Pick and choose the topics your child wants to learn about and save some money while you’re at it.

There are so many possible mini-unit combinations! It’s like an interest-led learning candy store!

American Revolution Bundle

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 together this summer. 

  • What Was the Boston Tea Party
  • Who Was George Washington
  • Who Was Benjamin Franklin
  • Who Was Thomas Jefferson
  • Who Was Besty Ross
  • Who Was Paul Revere

Scientists & Inventors Bundle

Do you have a budding inventor at home this summer? Learn about some of the greatest inventors of all time including Tesla, Edison, and Einstein with this mini-unit study bundle for the summer.

  • Who Was Nikola Tesla
  • Who Was Thomas Edison
  • Who Was Albert Einstein
  • Who Was George Washington Carver
  • Who Was Temple Grandin
  • Who Was Marie Curie

Zoology Bundle

If your homeschooler loves animals as much as mine, they’ll love this mini-unit study. Discover the amazing Steve Irwin and learn about all kinds of cool critters with this bundle.

  • Who Was Steve Irwin
  • Who Would Win: Alligator vs. Python
  • Who Would Win: Coyote vs. Dingo
  • Who Would Win: Komodo Dragon vs. King Cobra
  • Who Would Win: Rattlesnake vs. Secretary Bird
  • Who Would Win: Wolverine vs. Tasmanian Devil

Marine Science Bundle

Do your kiddos love the ocean? Are you planning a beach vacation this summer? Then, you won’t want to miss this Marine Science mini-unit study bundle. It’s the perfect way to add learning fun to your summer at the beach!

  • Who Was Jacques Cousteau
  • Who Would Win: Hammerhead vs. Bull Shark
  • Who Would Win: Killer Whale vs. Great White
  • Who Would Win: Lobster vs. Crab
  • Who Would Win: Walrus vs. Elephant Seal
  • Who Would Win: Whale vs. Giant Squid

Great Authors Bundle

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. 

  • Who Was Jules Verne
  • Who Was Beatrix Potter
  • Who Was Roald Dahl
  • Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Who Was J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Who Was J.K. Rowling

If you’re homeschooling more than one kiddo this summer, my mini-unit study bundle option makes it easy to find interest-led unit studies that will appeal to each of your kiddos. Grab Who Would Win: Triceratops vs. Spinosaurus for your dinosaur fan, check out What Was the Titanic for another kiddo, and get Who Was Clara Barton for the kid who wants to be a nurse. Whatever combinations you come up with, they’re going to love these summer learning mini-unit studies!

More Helpful Resources For Summer Learning

The foundation of all learning here at The Waldock Way is interest-led. Check out these helpful resources for summer learning with our interest-led approach in your homeschool:

What are your summer learning plans this year? Which mini-unit studies are you most excited about? Share your favorite ideas and lesson plans in the comments. I can’t wait to read them and try a few of your favorites with Emily too!