Well, this week we're doing something a bit different
at HomeschoolFreebieOfTheDay -- bringing you ONE great
resource that is so big, we had to divide it into SIX
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY
This is a HUGE (940 pages) and absolutely wonderful
teaching guide full of hundreds of nature study lessons,
activities and discussion questions. It is a complete
multi-year nature study curriculum that you can use
for years to come. It is so big (over 100 megs in size)
we had to divide it into six manageable ebooks for you.
Here's the rundown:
Monday, January 18th:
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART I -
TEACHER'S GUIDE & OVERVIEW
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART II -
BIRDS & FISH
In PART ONE, you get a very helpful and practical
teacher's guide, including an overview of the purpose,
scope and style of the handbook... how each lesson is set up...
what nature study should do for your children...
how to to tie math, art, geography, gardening,
agriculture & science into your nature study,
and more. Each lesson begins with a "teacher's story"
which can be read to students along with suggested
activities & methods, followed by great discussion questions.
In PART TWO, we jump into the actual lessons, this time devoted to
birds & fish. As you'll quickly see, these lessons are
wonderfully written, blending history, humor, a bit of poetry,
and a delightful sense of wonder into these nature studies.
Over the rest of the week, then, we'll bring you the rest
of the booK:
Tuesday, January 19th:
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART III -
AMPHIBIANS, REPTILES & MAMMALS
Wednesday, January 20th:
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART IV -
INSECTS & INVERTEBRATES
Thursday, January 21st:
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART V -
PLANTS AND TREES
Friday, January 22nd:
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART VI -
EARTH, WATER & SKY
Check these out all this week and see why we decided to
devote the full week to bringing you this excellent study
resource curriculum! It is just great.
You can find each of these resources on their respective days at:
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