THE HOMESCHOOL CLUB


We have free books and educational resources for homeschooling families, to help take the pressure off parents and kids. Our first unit study course is available now, with more to follow.

The ‘Zany Circus: Paradox’ unit study is designed to be flexible, and is suitable for use with mixed-aged sibling groups.

This course (and the book) is free for all homeschoolers.


Every child who completes the course will receive personalised feedback, a certificate, a gift, and the chance to have their work featured on the Turner Books website.

We are also in the process of creating a group so that participants can meet virtually for collaboration, socialisation, and support.

Course One (Zany Circus: Paradox) focuses on:


English
Science
History
Philosophy
The arts

The unit study is based on the middle grade adventure novel ‘Zany Circus: Paradox’ (provided free with the course) and covers many aspects of the Australian Curriculum.


 

Imagine you live in a circus, and never go to school. You’re free to play pranks, read books, and hang upside down to your hearts content.

That’s what life is like for Zandee, Tobelia, and Kadin Zany. Until a teacher arrives to shower the circus in actual school work, nostril scarves, speckled mice, and spiders.

What spooky secret is the teacher hiding? Where did Nikola Tesla come from, and where have all the moths gone?

What happens if you break the number one rule of time travel?

Join the Zany Circus kids as they navigate a hilarious world of magic, history, and science in fiction.

'Zany Circus: Paradox' Unit Study for Homeschoolers

 

HOW TO USE THIS UNIT STUDY


STEP ONE

Sign up here, and watch the Course One videos.

STEP TWO

Download the course materials (below) including your free copy of Zany Circus: Paradox.

STEP THREE

Read Zany Circus: Paradox, and your 36 page activity booklet.

STEP FOUR

Ask a family member to quiz you, using the Zany Glossary Quiz.  

STEP FIVE

Complete the Questions and Activities. You don't have to write down your answers. You can present them in any format you like... the more creative, the better! You can make a video, a podcast, an artwork, or song out of your answers if you'd prefer. If you need help, email us, and we will provide assistance via phone or email. 

STEP SIX

Send your written, photographed, painted or recorded work (along with your first name and age) to:


xanthe@turnerbooks.me

or

nanci_nott@turnerbooks.me 

STEP SEVEN

Within a day or two, your work will be marked, and you will receive your  certificate, feedback, and gift (via email).

BONUS STEP

If you would like to have your work featured on the Turner Books website and/or Facebook page, please let us know!

MOST IMPORTANT STEP OF ALL

Have fun!

 
 

COURSE MATERIAL

ZANY CIRCUS: PARADOX

FREE BOOK

36 PAGE ACTIVITY BOOKLET

Printable

ZANY GLOSSARY QUIZ

Printable

QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Printable 

PUPPET TEMPLATES

Printable

SONG LYRICS 'JUST MIGHT BE ZANY'

Printable

PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTIONING

Printable

 
 

For a dyslexia-friendly version of Zany Circus: Paradox, visit Aulexic.

 
 

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