Homeschool Unit Study vs. Traditional Curriculum
by Christine Tidwell
(Sault Sainte Marie, MI)
Homeschool Unit Study Questions
As you know, I have been researching homeschool curriculum for my youngest son, who is in 8th grade (for which your website has been very helpful!). I think I have the rest of this year (middle school) covered but I am also trying to plan for his high school years.
Here's my question: Is it possible to use a unit study curriculum in high school and still give credit for the various individual core classes?
I have been looking at some excellent unit study programs and I feel that due to my son's particular learning method, as well as his challenges, this method would work better for him than having multiple individual classes and work texts. I also want to make sure he meets graduation requirements for Michigan. In other words, does he have to take English 9 specifically, or, if he learns the benchmarks through a unit study, can he still get credit?
Thanks so much for providing all of this helpful information! Although I homeschooled my children in the elementary grades, I am finding middle and high school to be somewhat confusing and often times overwhelming. My biggest fear is that somehow I will make a mistake and he will do all the work but not get credit for it towards his high school diploma.