The Australian Nature Study Guide Volume 1 includes ten topics to explore weekly through Term 1.
It includes information on the weeks topic along with links to a poem, scripture, hymn, art for picture study and nature based activities which encourage nature journaling and deeper study of the topic.
The Nature Study Guide encourages nature rambles from the backyard to conservation parks and stargazing. A list of related reference and story books from the library are included for your convenience.
The Australian Nature Study Guide is:
- A seasonal nature guide focusing on Summer and Autumn topics like bees, lizards, bandicoots, gum moths and golden orb spiders.
- An integration of subjects which include earth science, art and craft, English language and physical education.
- An activity based program for multiple ages. Kinda – 15yrs.
- 60 Pages, digital curriculum in PDF format.
The Guide can be used by all home educators regardless of a preferred style. It can be tailored to suit any approach whether it be Unit Study or Project Based to Unschooling, Classical or Traditional.
The Nitty Gritty
Read: first you’ll gain knowledge on the topic focused on for the week. You can choose to share it with your children or share the information as they ask questions.
Explore: you have the option of exploring the topic further by accessing internet and YouTube links.
Walk: then you’ll enjoy a nature ramble in your favourite nature spot.
Journal: you’re encouraged to record your observations from the nature ramble into nature journals.
Read: a list of living books related to the topic is listed for your convenience. This is also a great opportunity to share the poem, scripture and hymn with the children.
Study: a piece of art is suggested for observation.
Dig Deeper: you’ll find ideas of activities for multi aged students if they wish to dig deeper into the subject.
Free Notebook Pages: have been included for your enjoyment. There are 10 notebooking pages each for kinda, intermediate and advanced students.
Each purchase comes with the 10 lesson study guide and 10 free notebook pages.
All guides and notebooks can be downloaded three times over a period of 120 days.
Our desire is to serve families by guiding them through the seasons and sharing our research and adventures with you. We hope you’ll walk alongside us as we explore nature in this inimitable land.