All Around the USA Unit Study eBook

All Around the USA is a read-aloud-based unit study that is designed to make learning about the United States fun and engaging for children and parents/educators alike. Rather than focusing on memorization of states and capitals, this unit study seeks to give a small sense of the culture in each region of the USA.

It incorporates the following for each region:
  • geography
  • history
  • Native American studies
  • science
  • stories and folk tales
  • chapter books, including book suggestions for the parents/educators themselves
  • media to accompany the read-alouds
  • pictures of landscapes and famous sites
  • food and recipe suggestions

Who Is It For?

This unit study is perfect for: 
  • homeschoolers of all ages
  • parents/mentors who want to supplement their child's education in an engaging and fun way 
  • educators who want to take their lessons on US geography beyond memorization of state names and capitals

Read-Alouds, Not Worksheets

This unit study is intended to be an enjoyable, shared experience between parents/educators and children. To that end, this unit study does not contain worksheets which are often used as busy work, and which many children would come to dread. Instead, this unit study focuses on books to be read-aloud to the children. There are over 250 book recommendations in this unit study.

With read-alouds, children can be easily introduced to new ideas, cultures, and places. Through read-alouds, children can be immersed in loving households, in the triumph of overcoming struggles and challenges, and in the wondrous fantasy of fairy realms. Read-alouds also spark some of the most important discussions, leading to the foundation of good character, integrity, responsibility, and kindness in the children.

A Semester or Longer

This unit study can last for a whole semester, taking about 2 weeks per region of the United States.  It could easily be spread out over a year at a more relaxed pace by spending about one month per region. Alternatively, this unit study can be used more casually without following a specific schedule.

Purchase Information

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Delivery: After purchasing the ebook through paypal, you will be directed to a page where you can download the ebook. Should you have any difficulty, you can contact me at nourishedandnurtured[at]gmail[dot]com.

Sample Pages


The unit study ebook is in PDF format, for easy electronic viewing. It is ready-to-print for those who prefer to have a hard copy to reference. 

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Megan said...

I love that you are offering this! I will definitely buy it at some point. Knowing that you share the same philosophy on homeschooling makes it even more appealing. This year we are doing folktales by region from around the world. Currently China. I really appreciate your blog. And have used many resources you've suggested. Thank you Sara. If you ever find yourself in Orefon, we should connect.

Sarah Smith said...

Hi Megan,
How fun that you are reading folktales from around the world! My kids love folk tales, too. If it is helpful, some of our favorite stories from China included The Empty Pot (by Demi), The Emperor and the Kite (By Yolen), Daisy Comes Home (by Brett), and Fa Mulan (by San Souci). I wish you fun and joy in your world studies.

Mark & Katie said...

We are currently in the mid-east region of your unit study and read the book Rascal by Sterling North. We all enjoyed it very much. The story takes place in Wisconsin and you have it listed under the mid-east region. Did you mean for it to be in the Great Lakes region?

Sarah Smith said...

Hi Mark and Katie,
Thanks for pointing this out! That was an error on my part, and I will update it!