Huge Round Up of Literature and Theme-Based Unit Study Ideas

If you've been around the blog for a while you'll know that I happen to love unit studies. There are many reasons why. I have a whole post on how awesome unit studies are, how you can involve the whole family in learning with a unit study, how you can follow the interests of your children with unit studies, how you base your learning on great living books with unit studies, and how unit studies can provide hands-on activities for learners.

If you're interested in using some great unit studies with your kids, this post is a round up of many of my unit study resources. You can find literature-based studies as well as thematic unit studies here. In this post you can find information about creating your own unit studies in five easy steps.

Round up of literature based unit studies and thematic unit studies
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Studies that are centered around a good book...

These studies are ones in which I've taken a good book and given ideas and links for reading the book and expanding on it to include learning in a variety of academic areas.

Sarah, Plain and Tall

The Tale of Despereaux

The Door in the Wall

The Giving Tree

Charlotte's Web

The Sign of the Beaver

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Bronze Bow

The 13 Clocks

Katy and the Big Snow

Snowflake Bentley

31 Literature Unit Studies based on living books

Unit study themes...

These studies are ones in which I've taken a common theme and shared a book list or ideas and links for learning about the theme.

Healthy Living

Composers and Music

Oceans, Sharks, and Marine Life

Fun on the Farm





The Water Cycle




The Beach


And don't forget that I have a free ebook- 31 Days of Literature Unit Studies- that you can pick up here. (Not the same as the 31 MORE Days of Literature Unit Studies I listed above. :-) )

Round up of literature based unit studies and thematic unit studies

I hope that these give you a good starting point for creating your own unit studies. If there is a book or topic you'd love to do a unit study on, share it with me in the comments. I love looking for resources centered on a theme or book, and I'd love to write a post about a unit study that interests you.

Use the resources in each of these posts to create your own unit study using my free ebook- Create Your Own Unit Study- that includes instructions and a planning packet for creating your unit study.


  1. I love unit studies. These all look fantastic!

  2. Thank you for putting all these resources together in one post! #HSBAT

  3. This is a great list! Thank you. I found it through Homeschool Blog and Tell!


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