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Experiencing Weather

Length: 5 units
Content-type: Text-based
Age/Grade: 4th – 5th Grades
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How to Use This Course

Can you learn about weather phenomena through picture books? Of course you can, with this five-part Experiencing Weather series. These five unit studies help kids learn about various weather phenomena including snowflakes, fog, rain, and wind through engaging stories and fun hands-on activities. They will also get an introduction to the geography and food of the British Isles, learn writing skills, learn about art, and much more.

Course Introduction

These five units are written by a British author with a love of nature and science. Join her as she introduces readers to her home of the British Isles and brings science and other subjects to life through fun unit studies.

Note: These lessons will work whether or not you have the main book listed – you can still enjoy the learning activities.

  • Unit 1: Explorers: Black Dog (Snow)
  • Explorers: Gracie the Lighthouse Cat (Wind)
  • Explorers: The Fog Island (Fog)
  • Explorers: The Boat (The Water Cycle)
  • Explorers: The North Wind and Sun (The Sun and Seasons)

Suggested Book List:

Unit 1:

  • Clocks and More Clocks by Pat Hutchins
  • Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
  • RSPB Handbook of British Birds by Peter Holden, et al.
  • British Birds by Victoria Munson

Unit 2:

  • The Life of Grace Darling by John Harper, John Pagan & Moira Pagan
  • The Story of Grace Darling by Helen Cresswell
  • Grace Darling by Anita Ganeri
  • Whatever the Weather: Wind by Lauren Taylor
  • The Wind by Monica Hughes
  • Storms at Sea by Anna Claybourne
  • I Wonder Why the Wind Blows by Anita Ganeri
  • Wind & Storms by Robyn Hardyman

Unit 3:

  • DK Eyewitness Weather
  • The Story of Ireland by Brendan O’Brien
  • Republic of Ireland by Anita Ganeri

Unit 4:

  • Flood by Alvaro F. Villa
  • Flood by Gillian McLure
  • Flood! Oxford Reading Tree Level 8

Unit 5:

  • A book of Aesop’s Fables
  • A book of La Fontaine Fables
  • Books illustrated by Brian Wildsmith

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