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.
NEW for 2022 | 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!
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.
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.
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.
Take advantage of the thrill of the Olympics to teach your children the geography and history of the 2018 host country—South Korea. In this free guide, you and your children will work through 8 days of reading passages (included), printable maps, and notebooking 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.