You can help kids learn more about the wonders of Illinois without adding to your curriculum. Illinois A to Z helps you substitute local plant and animals examples when teaching about food chains, classification and habitats.
This 32 page reproducible booklet includes 9 state symbols and full-page illustrations of a symbol, plant or animal for each letter of the alphabet. All plant and animal illustrations are coded by their habitat with cattails representing wetland species, a tree for forests and a coneflower for prairie. Fun facts are provided for each item.
This is not a "how to teach about habitat" booklet. It is designed to provide Illinois examples you can use. Illustrations include birds, trees, wildflowers, reptiles, etc.
Sample fun facts for the Bald Eagle: Rivers: Illinois has more bald eagles in winter than every state except Alaska! Illinois’ largest hawk has dark brown feathers. Its white head feathers may not develop until an eagle is six to seven years old.