Physical Unit Studies - What is available right now?
Good news! Not all of the physical unit studies are booked out! We have some wonderful unit studies available right now or in the next couple of weeks, so if you couldn’t book them earlier, try again! Some units are fully booked for the year, but if you are local to Kelowna or within 2 shipping days, we can sometimes squeeze in a shorter loan period. Just contact us and ask us to check if there is availability.
Here are a few units I would like to highlight:
Local Environments: Explore the extraordinary local environment all around us! Discover the industries that thrive in British Columbia including forestry, fishing, mining, and farming! Opportunities for learning include geocaching, hiking, building a lapbook, investigating a pond, creating a rainforest in a jar, build an ecosystem, brainstorm ways to care for the environment, compare and contrast urban and rural communities, and much more! You will be able to read engaging books, watch fun and fantastic videos, play games, make crafts, and choose from dozens of projects to create the ultimate self-directed learning experience for your first grader.
Light & Sound Unit Study:
Turn on all the lights and make some noise! Investigate light and sound through experiments and activities. Create a xylophone, send sound waves through water, make salt dance, tell stories with shadow puppets, craft a suncatcher, and much more! You will be able to read engaging books, watch fun and fantastic videos, play games, make crafts, and choose from dozens of projects to create the ultimate self-directed learning experience for your first grader.
Human Rights, Immigration and Discrimination Unit Study: What are human rights and why are they important? How can we protect human rights in Canada? How can we protect human rights around the world? What does the Bible have to say about human rights? You and your student will be investigating these, and many other, fascinating questions about human rights in this exciting unit! You will be able to investigate historical injustices, create your own treatise on human rights, design a brochure about children’s rights, play the Time Shuffle historical game, create a project on the history of Chinese Canadians, analyze the Japanese internment during World War II, engage with technology, tell stories with stop-motion animation, research and create a dynamic presentation, take a virtual tour of Ellis Island, make your own heritage fair project, learn about the sad history of Canadian Residential schools, and much more! You will be able to read engaging books, watch fun and fantastic videos, play games, make crafts, and choose from dozens of projects to create the ultimate self-directed learning experience for your fifth grader.
First People’s Land Use: Dive into the incredible world of Canada’s First Nations past and present in this fascinating unit on Indigenous land use! Students will be able to use their critical thinking skills to analyze treaties in British Columbia, and consider the impact of colonization on First Peoples. Opportunities for learning include a land use quest, field trips, a landscape diorama, line art, treaty exploration, diplomacy exercises, and more! You will be able to read engaging books, watch fun and fantastic videos, play games, make crafts, and choose from dozens of projects to create the ultimate self-directed learning experience for your fifth grader.
Urbanization, Migration and Treatment of Minorities unit study:
In this fascinating kit students will be focusing on the urbanization and migration of people across the globe, global poverty, inequality issues, and discrimination and prejudice. These are challenging and weighty topics, and we hope to encourage students to evaluate them from a Christian worldview perspective! In this engaging kit students will be able to design their own city, examine human migration and its causes, explore timelines of human populations, investigate population growth using math skills, create urban art, research historical injustices, create presentations, write journal entries, design a transportation system, watch documentaries, take action on a passion project, write stories, and much more! You will be able to read engaging books, watch fun and fantastic videos, play games, make crafts, and choose from dozens of projects to create the ultimate self-directed learning experience for your seventh grader.
Ancient Greece Unit Study:This kit will serve as a guided tour of the incredible Ancient Greek civilization. During your time in Ancient Greece you will learn about the unique facets that shaped this fascinating culture. This will include geographical issues, climate, natural resources, belief systems, stories, practices, science, art, philosophy, technology, conflict, peace, trade, expansion, government, and much more. We will examine the roots of civilization, and learn to identify the factors in their rise and fall
Grade 8 Student only has to complete one of:
Reformation Mini unit study: After completing the Renaissance unit, spend some time exploring the fascinating world of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation! You will learn about Martin Luther and protestantism, discover the history of the English Bible, and select and complete a project on a topic of interest! This mini-kit is designed to be completed over the course of two-three weeks. The materials, projects, and activities contained in the kit have been carefully selected to address the big ideas, competencies, and content of BC’s Modernized Curriculum.
Crusades Mini unit study: Once you have completed the Middle Ages unit, spend time exploring the fascinating world of the Crusades in this exciting mini-kit! Discover what started the Crusades and what the intention behind the Crusades was. Discover the impact the Crusades had on people throughout europe and the Middle East. Then, select and complete a project on a topic of interest! This mini-kit is designed to be completed over the course of two-three weeks.
Slavery, Civil War Mini unit study: One of the greatest tragedies of ancient and modern times, slavery continues to be a reality in our world today. In this sobering and fascinating unit students will learn about slavery in the United States, and the time period of the Civil War. They will observe the role that Canada played in helping runaway slaves, journey with abolitionist heroes, examine the roots of conflict between North and South within the United States, and examine the long-term detrimental impact of slavery to African American families. Students will be able to create their own self-directed research project using pre-developed questions, or by creating their own question to explore. Students will then be able to present their learning in the style that appeals to them!
Colonialism, Imperialism, and Discrimination Mini unit study:
This is a broad unit looking at the concepts of colonialism, imperialism, and discrimination, and the role they have played in shaping the course of history. After a brief introduction to each of these concepts, you will have the opportunity to investigate a historical issue and analyze the role that colonialism, imperialism, and/or discrimination played in the event. This unit is slightly different from the previous units you have completed in that you will be selecting a historical event to investigate and analyze, rather than selecting a question or concept. This unit is designed to be complete over the course of four weeks. Each four week unit represents one “chapter” from the ninth grade “textbook.” Students will have the opportunity to read books and articles, watch videos, ask and answer questions, conduct research, and develop a solid understanding of these important events.