Homeschool Unit Study Schedule for Year 3


Are you looking for a fun way to introduce science and social studies unit studies into your homeschool calendar? Remove the burden of planning by following my easy-to-follow lessons! My Year 3 lessons are geared toward 4th-5th grade level children and their siblings. These are lessons I created to do with a weekly homeschool co-op. We meet each week for 2 ½ hours and have 33 children between the ages of 1-13. Use these fun lessons with your family, co-op, or classroom!

Africa (4 weeks)

Dramatize the mummification process, carve clay cartouches, eat a Tuareg-style meal, act out an Ashanti tale, dramatize the historic gold and salt trades centered in Ghana, Paint watercolor paintings of the animals of the Congo, make Nigerian-style tie-dye shirts, hunt like a Pygmy and act out the Pygmy Honey Dance, enjoy an Ethiopian-style feast, create Zulu shields, and more!


Floating & Flying/Ships & Planes (5 weeks)

Build an aluminium foil barge that can hold the most pennies, experiment with what floats and sinks and why, create working models of various ships and a submarine, create a variety of airplane and parachute models, and more during this 5 week unit on floating and flying.


Medieval Period (4 weeks)

Bake medieval meals, create a medieval village, hold a jousting tournament, and more during this 4 week hands-on study of the medieval period!


Anatomy of Human Body (7 weeks)

Create edible DNA models, made models of the insides of bones, dissect deer organs, create a working model of the respiratory system, play immune system freeze tag, and more!


Bridges (2 weeks)

Build grape and toothpick truss bridges, piece together a play-doh arch bridge, act out the forces involved in bridge building and suspension bridges, paint famous bridges, hold a bridge-building contest, and more!


50 States & U.S. Geography (9 weeks)

Cook and eat regional foods, play rodeo games, enjoy a luau, dance zydeco, celebrate a Southwest Fiesta, and more while studying the 50 States of the United States. Since there were so many great resources we found for each individual state, I’ve also created a webpage featuring our favorite books, YouTube clips, & more for each state. You can find the links for each state on my 50 States Lesson Plans lens.

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