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Strengths/Weaknesses of the Unit Study Approach Strengths of the Unit Study Approach: • All ages can learn together • Children can delve as deeply into a subject as they like • The family's interest can be pursued • Students get the whole picture • Curiosity and independent thinking are generated • Intense study of one topic is the more natural way to learn • Knowledge in interrelated so is learned easily and remembered longer • Unit studies are fairly easy to create Weaknesses of the Unit Study Approach:: • It is easy to leave educational "gaps" • Hard to assess the level of learning occurring • Record keeping may be difficult • Prepared unit study curricula are expensive • Do-it-yourself unit studies require planning • Too-many activity-oriented unit studies may cause burnout of teacher and student • Subjects that are hard to integrate into the unit may be neglected Reprinted from the 2000 Elijah Company Catalog. For a free copy of this catalog, contact: The Elijah Company 1053 Eldridge Loop Crossville, TN 38558 1-888-235-4524

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