Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Catholic Unit Studies

A friend wrote to me:

Dear Maureen,

I am looking for an engaging Catholic home school program that teaches the family together while having individual assignments related to a theme. I have heard that this is what Konos does but it is not Catholic. I am not keeping up with teaching them all individually and they don't like it either.

Got any suggestions?

So, what are your suggestions for her? I'd love to hear what others have to say!


Renee said...

The closest thing out there is History Links http://www.historylinks.info/
but it only goes as far as medieval history......

Leanne said...

We were searching ourselves for unit study as well. We were looking at something Catholic of course, and I had wanted to purchase history links for a while. we took the plunge, and it is very good. it can be taught at all levels and that is what I like about it.
Most of the resources needed we already had. we are heading to to medieval later in the year.

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried it but Connecting with History comes highly recommended in Catholic homeschooling circles. http://rchistory.com/


Little Mary said...

Thanks, all. I think we'll be doing Connecting With History since from corresponding with the author I understand it is literature based and we love to read. It also follows the stages of learning like the Mother of Divine Grace curriculum but with the whole family studying the same time periods together over a four year cycle instead of different time periods based on the child's grade level. Since I have used MODG before and like the concepts and methods, I think it will be a good match for our family.

Colleen said...

For years, I've heard nothing but positive things about St. Thomas Aquinas Academy (for Catholic homeschoolers--unrelated to Thomas Aquinas College). Families work with their advisors to set up many of the subjects (not just history) so the family is studying the same topics together. Here is their site: