Exploring Nature With Children is a complete, year-long curriculum designed to guide you, step by step, through an entire calendar year of nature study. Completely self-contained, this book has all the information you need to make nature study a regular part of your classroom.
Exploring Nature With Children contains:
- An entire chapter devoted to getting you up and running with nature study.
- Forty-eight weeks of themed and guided nature study; four weeks for each month of the year, organised by season. Exploring Nature With Children can be used as a whole year’s study, or dipped in and out of as you please.
Exploring Nature With Children is written to be as accessible as possible, however, it has a definite northern hemisphere, four season slant. Other readers will need to adapt the book slightly to fit with either their climate or location. There are thousands of readers who happily use ENWC around the world, but they do have to adjust to suit what is happening in the natural world around them. Take a look at the table of contents, which shows the theme for each week. This should help you decide if this curriculum will be suitable for your requirements.
Exploring Nature With Children is as multi-age as possible. A child that is old enough to keep a nature journal will get the most out of it, but I have included suggestions for using the book with much younger children, too. It is used around the world with children as young as preschool, through to adult learners.
The extension activities included vary; venn diagrams, writing poetry, making models, amongst many others. I have been very careful to use only relevant, authentic activities, with absolutely no busy work. Some will suit younger children, others are for the older learner.
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