Ideas for Homeschooling Unit Studies

There are some wonderful ideas for homeschooling unit studies. So, how do you choose and find the best unit study idea?

  1. First, choose the broad homeschooling subject area.
  1. Second, brainstorm the unit study idea with questions.

The choice is virtually limitless.

Below you will find ideas which you can develop into a variety of homeschooling unit studies. 

Historical Themes

Time Period Ideas

  • Creation
  • Ancient Israel
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • Middle Ages
  • The Renaissance
  • The Reformation
  • Early Modern Period
  • Modern History (1900's)

Historical Characters
Really the list is endless here. It should include charactersfrom a variety of countries for different reasons- artists/ poets/ conquerors/ missionaries/ scholars and so on. Here you can study the characters which have shaped the world we live in today.

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Science Themes


  • Johannes Kepler
  • Robert Boyle
  • Isaac Newton
  • Carl Linnaeus
  • Leonhard Euler
  • Archimedes
  • Samuel Morse
  • Louis Pasteur
  • George Washington Carver
  • Wilbur and Orville Wright
  • And MORE


  • The Steam Engine
  • The cotton gin and textile machines
  • The Mill
  • The Printing Press
  • The Pulley
  • Trains
  • Engines
  • Machinery in the Mines
  • Barbed Wire
  • The computer AND MORE

Science Topics

  • Topics chosen from the Scientific Divisions:
  • Life Science- Animals
  • Life Science- The Human Body
  • Life Science- Plants
  • Earth Science- Geology
  • Astronomy- Sun, Moon, Planets
  • Chemistry- the Building blocks of matter
  • Physics-Energy and Motion
  • And MORE

Literature Themes

Book Study

  • The Hobbit
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
  • Charlotte's Web
  • Milly, Molly, Mandy
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Fables from around the World
  • Across Five Aprils
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Tall Tales
  • And MORE
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Creative Writing

  • Making Books
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Stories from around the World
  • Newspapers
  • And MORE

Themes in Literature

  • Love
  • Sacrifice
  • Friendship
  • War
  • Injustice

Character Building Themes

Character Traits

Biblical Themes

Biblical Character

  • Jesus
  • Moses
  • David
  • The Judges
  • Samuel
  • Paul
  • The Disciples
  • The Women of the Bible (Mary, mother of Jesus, Mary and Martha, Ruth, Esther, Eve, Rahab and so on

Biblical Themes

  • Creation
  • Fall
  • Promise
  • Redemption
  • Judgement
  • The New Heaven and Earth
  • The Bible -how it came to us; Divisions in the Bible

Word Studies/ Topical Studies

  • Theme of Saviour in Old and New Testament
  • Names of God
  • What the Bible says about marriage
  • What the Bible says about sexual relationships.The Judges
  • What the Bible says about money.

Interest Themes

You may choose one or more of each theme per year. If you plan in advance, you can sketch out a broad overview and cover important topics that way. If you plan a general outline for a few years in advance, you can make sure you cover the time periods and also study Science Units from each Division.

This is a selection of Unit Study Topic Ideas. Yet, the list is as endless as your own imagination or that of your children. 

Enjoy the journey of exploring a unit study topic together!

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