Homeschool Freebies from BookShark
Would you like a small taste of what a BookShark education is like? Our free unit studies are patterned after our curriculum—literature-based* with discussion questions, vocabulary words, mapping and timeline activities, Activity Sheets, and an easy to use day-by-day schedule.
While full curriculum packages are far more robust, these freebies give you a glimpse into what a BookShark education could be like for you. To see actual samples of BookShark's Instructor Guides for Reading with History, Science, and Language Arts, visit our 3-Week samples page.
Each freebie below is provided at no charge for email subscribers. (Of course, you are under no obligation to become a customer, and you may unsubscribe at any time.) Click on any link to learn more about the free offer and sign up.
*While BookShark curriculum packages do come with all the books you need, the novels for the unit studies below are not included in these free offers. All freebies are digital PDFs that require Adobe Reader to open.
Sharks Unit Study
Do your kids find sharks scary? Cool? Mysterious? Intriguing? Deepen their factual understanding of these creatures with this free 2-week unit study.
The book this study is based on is Sharks for Kids: A Junior Scientist's Guide to Great Whites, Hammerheads, and Other Sharks in the Sea by David McGuire.
Jane Goodall Unit Study
Dig into the life of renowned British primatologist Jane Goodall with this 2-week unit study. You get 8 days of reading assignments, 32 vocabulary words, dozens of discussions questions (and answers), 9 printable activity sheets, multiple hands-on activity suggestions, linked videos, a letter writing assignment, and more!
The book this study is based on is The Story of Jane Goodall: A Biography Book for New Readers by Susan B. Katz.
Weather Unit Study
Dig into the wonders of weather with this 2-week unit study for ages 7-12. You'll explore tornadoes, but also thunderstorms, blizzards, types of clouds, what causes the seasons, and how a rainbow is formed. Through a combination of reading passages, activity sheets, and hands-on projects (some edible!), your kids will get excited about science!
To fully enjoy this study, you'll need a copy of What Makes A Tornado Twist? And Other Questions About Weather by Mary Kay Carson.
Free Volcano Unit Study
Are your kids fascinated with lava, eruptions, and Pompeii?
Build on their interest with a 2-week unit study jam-packed with science and hands-on exploration centered on this geologic wonder. It's designed for grades 3-6. Besides science, you'll touch on geography, language arts, history, and art.
To fully enjoy the study, you'll need a copy of How Hot Is Lava? And Other Questions About Volcanoes by Kelly Smith.
Free U.S. Constitution Unit Study
Give your kids a crash course in American civics with this free two-week unit study.
Your kids will read, discuss, write, and exercise creative thinking skills as they work through this resource. They will gain a better grasp of American history and a deeper appreciation for the role the Constitution plays in day-to-day politics and elections.
This study is based on the book What is the Constitution? by Patricia Brennan Demuth.
Free Walt Disney Unit Study
Channel your kids' fascination with all things Disney with this biographical unit study.
This 2-week unit study is designed for children ages 8-12 and includes 13 printable activity sheets! Print as many copies as you need for all of your children. This unit study is a perfect homeschool resource to prepare your kids for a Disney family vacation.
This study is based on the biography Who Was Walt Disney? by Whitney Stewart.
Free How to Start Homeschooling Guide
WITH BONUS: 8 PRINTABLE PLANNING PAGES
Find out if homeschooling is right for your family.
If you weren't homeschooled yourself, the entire homeschool world can seem a bit mysterious. It's radically different from what you experienced at public or private schools. And that mindset shift takes some time. This guide can serve as one of your early steps in developing your own homeschool approach and learning to manage your life as a new homeschool family.