Monday, January 18, 2010

Homeschool Resource of the Day: THE BIG HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY PARTS 1 & 2

THE BIG HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY is a HUGE (940 pages) and absolutely wonderful teaching guide full of hundreds of nature study lessons, activities and discussion questions. It is a complete multi-year nature study curriculum that you can use for years to come. It is so big (over 100 megs in size) we had to divide it into six manageable ebooks for you. We’ve got the first two parts for you today, with the rest to come all through this week.

PART I – TEACHER’S GUIDE & OVERVIEW (PDF ebook) – In PART ONE, you get a very helpful and practical teacher’s guide, including an overview of the purpose, scope and style of the handbook… how each lesson is set up… what nature study should do for your children… how to to tie math, art, geography, gardening, agriculture & science into your nature study, and more. Each lesson begins with a “teacher’s story” which can be read to students along with suggested activities & methods, followed by great discussion questions.

PART II – BIRDS & FISH (PDF ebook) – In PART TWO, we jump into the actual lessons, this time devoted to birds & fish. As you’ll quickly see, these lessons are wonderfully written, blending history, humor, a bit of poetry, and a delightful sense of wonder into these nature studies.

You can get these today at

You can get parts 3 through 6 the rest of the week. :)


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