There are companies that sell homeschool unit study curriculum. Some companies focus more on one subject than another. You can find material centered on the Bible or on history. Other companies use literature as a theme. No matter what the focus is the curriculum combines reading, writing, and hands-on activities under one theme.
Some companies write materials for the school year. You can complete other studies in a week or two.
Looking for a particular type of themed based study?
Here is a list of companies and their focus.
The Weaver by Alpha Omega -- When I started homeschooling I used this curriculum. It uses the Bible as the central theme. If you do all five units your child will have gone through the Old Testament and learned about the life of Jesus. The basic five units teach kindergarten through six grade. There is a supplement for middle school through high school students. There is also a unit for preschool through kindergarten. Read more about how I use The Weaver.
Kono -- Is another homeschool unit study curriculum that has been around for a long time. It was first written in 1984. Each unit focuses on a different biblical character trait. It integrates all school subjects under the central theme. It has hands-on projects. The basic three units are for teaching kindergarten through the eighth grade. There is also a high school material which focuses on the history of the world.
Heart of Wisdom is a blend of several different teaching approaches. It blends unit studies with Charlotte Mason, labbooks, and lifestyle of learning into one curriculum.
My Father's World also is another curriculum that focuses on the Bible. People who like Charlotte Mason and a classical approach might like this curriculum. It also has an international focus.
Tapestry of Grace focuses on the history of the world. Families that enjoy the classical approach will like this homeschool unit study curriculum. History is divided into four eras. If you use the curriculum for all of your child's twelve years of education he will go through each era three times. Each week you will cover history, literature, church history, philosophy, government, and art. There are also hands-on activities.
Five in a Row is another homeschool unit study curriculum. There are four volumes for preschool through third grade. It uses children's literature to teach Christian character, language arts, social studies, science, and art.
Some of the volume 1 books are;
Amanda Bennett has three series of thematic studies. What is nice about her materials is that you can download them. The studies are also reasonable priced.
Download N Go is for kindergarten through fourth grade. Each unit study is for one week. There are more than fifty themes that you can download. For each unit your child will make a lapbook. Download N Go has themes on;
Unit Studies Adventures is for kindergarten through twelfth grade. It is more in-depth than Download N Go.
Some of the topics are;
Each of the lessons lasts for four weeks. The elementary lessons use lapooks. The units do not cover math, phonics, or grammar. In the high school level your child will do some research.
Passport in Geography is another series. Each unit studies a country in-depth. It is for kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Some of the countries are;
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine also has homeschool unit study curriculum. Their WannaBe series covers different jobs that a child might like to do.
There are e-books on;
The Curiosity Files also by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. If your child likes science he might like these studies.
Some of the titles are;
You can find the e-books on their membership site SchoolhouseTeachers.com and at their store. You can also buy some of the e-books on CD from the Christian Book Distributors.
Today there is a lot of homeschool unit study curriculum that you can buy. If you would like to try the unit study method I have some topics for free.