Overcome Obstacles: Using Nature Studies with Special Needs

A Complete Guide to Nature Studies for Children with Special Needs

Being in nature, doing nature studies and nature journaling are three of my favorite things to do in our homeschool.  But as a special needs family, we also face some obstacles.

I have found that over the years, being in nature does not come as naturally to all as it does to us. I have also learned that there are many excuses for not making the time to be in nature. But sometimes they are not just excuses.

Sometimes we face a legitimate obstacle that we feel we cannot overcome.  One of my twins has cerebral palsy. When she was little she used a walker to aid with walking and now she uses a wheelchair full time.

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Make learning fun with an easy ancient Greece unit study

This month we shook things up with an  ancient Greece unit study

We’ve used unit studies before from Techie Homeschool Mom (Beth), but when I decided I wanted to review her Ancient Greece unit study, we put it front and center.  It was the first time I was bold enough to put most of our work off to the side and focus, almost exclusively, on a unit study.

It was so freeing!  I have to say I’m pretty hooked and will be doing this more often.  When we approach burnout points, I’ll “take a break” by using primarily a unit study.

And guess what…  Beth has generously offered a free copy of her Ancient Greek Unit Study on Teachable for my review and for one of my readers to win!   Entry in the raffle will also subscribe you to both of our email lists, so if you already subscribe, make sure to use the same email address to avoid getting duplicate emails!  Beth will select and announce the winner soon after the contest ends (Monday night). Read on for videos and the entry form.

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Interactive unit: What was Pearl Harbor?

What Was Pearl Harbor? Interactive Notebook

My kids are hands-on, cat and paste types of kids.  Plain and simple, they like to have fun while learning.  For them – that includes working with their hands.  Often.
They also love the Who Was series of books!  On their own, they are nice supplements for social studies, but they’ve never been a complete unit for us.  I decided I would make them a bigger part of our schooling experience with interactive notebooks and chapter quizzes using Thinkific.  Hopefully, you will enjoy this unit study as well as we have!

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