Techie Visionary, Steve Jobs: A Mini-Unit Study

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Use this mini-unit study to learn about techie visionary Steve Jobs.


Read or listen to Steve Jobs: Technology Innovator and Apple Genius on Epic!. To access the book,

  1. Login (or create a new account) at Epic! HERE. You can get a 30-day trial for free (but if you're a techie homeschool family, you will probably fall in love with it and sign up for a monthly plan!)
  2. CLICK THIS LINK to read the book.

(If you're not directed right to the book, search by “Steve Jobs: Technology Innovator and Apple Genius” in Epic!)

Steve Job's vision has changed the world, but not just because of his technological innovations. He also left a legacy of wisdom about pursuing your passion and working hard. Listen to this speech he presented at the Stanford University's graduation in 2005.

Jobs shares three stories, each with a powerful message. After each story, stop the video and discuss the “take away” with your family. What is one nugget of wisdom Steve Jobs gained from the experience? How can you apply that to your life? If needed, refer to the speech transcript by clicking HERE.


In his speech, Jobs shared, “And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” He lived those words by dropping out of college so he could pursue his interests, including electronics. Jobs says, “…what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on.

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If your family enjoys biography unit studies, check out the Famous Birthdays Online Unit Study.

Learn about two famous people born each month with Online Unit Studies. This homeschool curriculum integrates multiple subjects for multiple ages of students. Access websites and videos and complete digital projects. With Online Unit Studies’ easy-to-use E-course format, no additional books and print resources are needed. Just gather supplies for hands-on projects and register for online tools.

Steve Job's birthday is February 24. Find more February birthday lessons at iHomeschool Network's Birthday Lessons in February.

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