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After almost thirty years of homeschooling, I have to say: I am excited about learning! I am excited about “school”! And so are my kids! It’s not that my kids are perfect, or that we don’t have bad days. But all in all, at our house, learning is something to get excited about.

Do some of you struggle with reluctant students? Do some of you struggle with “lazy” students? Are you having trouble hanging in there until the end of the year? Maybe it’s time you reevaluate your methods, rather than giving in and giving up.

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And thus began a small Topical Studies/Unit Studies chapter in my homeschooling book, Organized Ramblings. Last year that chapter became a small booklet, Topical Studies Made Easy. And now, it becomes the introduction to the expanded Topical Studies book. It recently occurred to me that some people were looking for a little more help to get them started on the road to enjoying their own topical studies, and I could provide some of that.

In addition to the Topical Studies booklet, I have included some notes on several topical studies that we’ve done through the years that should help you get started (Artists, Birds, and Indians.)

I’ve also included the beginning pages of several of my lengthy topical studies books: including portions of Alphabet Fun, Astronomy, Civil War, Lewis & Clark, Presidents, States). Each of the larger topical studies highlighted here has its own book, with many additional resources provided, if you don’t want to put the study together yourself.

The complete Leonardo da Vinci: Architect is included as well.

Even if you are not particularly interested in studying the specific studies shared here, you may find these pages useful in helping you along the path to making your own topical studies.

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December 13th, 2014
First of all, it seems kind of odd that there is an explanation of what a topical study is and how to use one on pages 8 - 18, and then it is followed after by several unit studies along with topical studies. However, in reading through the material, [...]
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