Meet Mrs. Giraffe and her son, who live in the beautiful, untouched Matopo Hills of Zimbabwe. One day, Mrs. Giraffe and her young son come across a group of humans and are puzzled by these new creatures and their actions. The quiet hills are now being disturbed by loud human noises and careless fires. Follow these friends on their journey to understand the humans and learn how they can reverse the negative effect these new creatures have had on their natural habitat.
In A Puzzling Picnic by Deborah Janet Knight, the author tells a story that helps children understand this question:
How can the animals (and humans) protect their natural habitat?
Deborah's book is available online for free viewing here: http://online.fliphtml5.com/vprx/hymd/
This product is a teacher guide for the PYP level, and it was written specifically to be used with Deborah's book.
This guide will help your students learn about animal habitats and conservation, and sharing the planet with others. This guide also incorporates inquiry learning, as it encourages students to explore their own curiosities while instilling empathy, appreciation and knowledge about sharing the planet with animals. It will fit perfectly in your PYP class or homeschool program as a social studies, Earth Day, or animal science activity!
And, if would like to complete your classroom set, consider purchasing your own copy of A Puzzling Picnic from the author site here: