by James A Partridge
This price includes shipping. Please be sure your shipping address is included in the order.
At long last we have finished work on this
title! It is now at the printer, and so we are taking preorders. With
your preorder, you'll receive a copy of each monthly calendar and
activity suggestions printed on card stock to display in your home
school. (Ten cards with calendar on the front and activities on the
back.)So what is this book?
It is an incredibly awesome collection of season-specific nature study
activities. In 100 units, you will have enough to last you for years of
study. It's beautifully illustrated and we've added updated images and
references. Here is an explanation from the introduction of the book
which gives you the perspective of Partridge in creating the book:
must be prepared to discard the time-worn beliefs that learning must take place
within the four walls of a classroom, that book facts have some mystically
increased value over first-hand experiences with nature, that there is some
uniform body of knowledge of natural phenomena that should become the heritage
of all, or that pupils must be taught by question and answer, by blackboard
summaries, or even by the teacher. Let us go forth with our pupils 'into the
child's natural laboratory' where, together, we may find 'the birds and insects
of the air, the living animals of field and wood, the trees and flowers and
shrubs, the water and the earth,' the sun and other stars— 'things which will
attract and hold the child's eye, arouse his wonder, stimulate his inquiries,
and give him opportunities for discovery.' In these places let nature answer
the constant flow of questions that spring up in the minds of curious youth.
Let us concede that though we be teachers, we must still be learners and can share
the joy of discovery with our pupils."
This book will surely become a favorite resource on your homeschooling bookshelf (or if you are like me, bookshelves)
Softcover, 464 pages
For grades K-8
464 pages, softcover
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 24 September, 2012.