"African Safari" Art & Nature-Science Unit

LightHome Publications
Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool
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103 pages
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The theme for this unit study is African Safari (Life in the African Savanna).

We have a treat for your kids — a nature unit that will excite them. Everyone loves an African safari!

This Art & Nature-Science Unit contains over 100 pages full of colorful pictures and information on the African savanna. (African rainforests and deserts will be covered in other nature units.)

We share fascinating facts about kids’ favorite safari animals, like the elephant, giraffe, zebra, rhinoceros and lion. We also introduce animals you and your kids have probably never heard of before, such as the caracal, serval, honey badger, lechwe, sitatunga, and aardwolf. We tell your children true stories about encounters with lions in Africa and elsewhere, plus we share a lion Bible verse to memorize that gives a timely warning regarding our spiritual lives.

While we have as much factual nature science content as usual, this 100+ page nature unit is packed with more word games than ever before, with over 40 pages that include a variety of word games amidst the factual articles. Some of these games help kids eagerly learn facts that they might never try to learn in any other way.

Our pictures for kids to color include wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, caracals, servals, baboons, an aardwolf family, a cute bush baby (lesser galago), birds, and other animals. This issue includes 14 different African antelope (including wildebeests or gnu) and 10 fascinating African birds. There are 2 pictures with watercolor painting instructions, and several silhouette drawing lessons as well to help kids learn to identify and replicate shapes as one of the basic building blocks in their art development.

This Art & Nature-Science Unit on Life in the African Savanna will keep your kids out of boredom and mischief for quite a while. So buy this unit study, download it immediately, and let the Safari begin!

The author, Joymarie Dunlap, was the leading writer for The Teaching Home magazine for 10 years. She homeschooled her 5 kids from preschool to high school graduation. After The Teaching Home stopped publishing in 2001, she founded LightHome Publications and has created over 70 books for homeschoolers.

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103 pages
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