"North American Deserts" Art & Nature-Science Unit

Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool
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86 pages
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Take a visit to the Deserts of North America with this Art & Nature-Science Unit.

Explore the 4 main North American Deserts in this informative nature unit of over 80 pages, with 30 fascinating articles, 5 stories to learn from and enjoy, 8 pages of desert history and geography, 8 paintings to talk about and learn from (with instructions for your older child to recreate), and 30 different coloring pages with art instruction to help your student learn and grow as an artist. These beautiful coloring pages include desert animals, birds, and plants, along with covered wagons, a cowboy, a Navajo woman on horseback and Pueblo villages. We also give you 2 decorated Scripture pages, one from the Psalms and the other with the teaching of Jesus, and a story about Elijah in the wilderness.

This nature unit includes

  • 4 desert math assignments at different grade levels
  • 4 articles on desert safety
  • 5 articles that include discussions of Creation and the Biblical Flood
  • a music listening article with a link to the Grand Canyon Suite, and
  • other Web links to sites that you can learn from and even print out worksheets from (to add to the 80-plus pages of this nature unit, all on the topic of deserts).

We also give your kids 4 additional art experiences, including drawing and painting instruction, and tips for better photography.

In addition to all this, you get

  • 4 word-search puzzles
  • 4 pages of animal tracks to search for
  • a hidden pictures page
  • a desert fun page
  • many additional word puzzles

You also get 58 color photos, including photos of our homeschool experiences and a 2-page spread of photos of our family on assignment doing photography for this issue at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert, California.

So get ready to be inspired! Download this book and get started on your Art & Nature-Science Unit on North American Deserts today! And don’t forget to tell your friends that it costs so little for so much fun and educational value!

This was originally published as issue #5 of the popular Artistic Nature Magazine, now out of print. The editor, 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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86 pages
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