Illustrated with beautiful full-color graphics, photos, and paintings by famous artists, this Art & Nature Science Unit on America the Beautiful, which was the third issue of Artistic Nature Magazine, includes the following features:
Raccoons, moose, deer, squirrels, chipmunks, pikas, prairie dogs, bighorn sheep, bison, elk, bears, caribou
American Natural Wonders
Niagara Falls, Estes Park, Rocky Mountains, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Giant Sequoias, Yosemite, Hawaiian Islands
Eastern, Southern, Midwest, Rockies, Desert, West Coast, Northeast, Alaska, and Hawaii
Greenfield Village, Washington DC Zoo, Smithsonian Institute, Arch of Saint Louis underground wagon train museum (Museum of Westward Expansion)
What life was like in a wagon train, Oregon Trail map, wagon train coloring page
Activities to Do
July Fourth parade, Uncle Sam card to make, How to make a doll-size “covered” wagon, recycling, reusing and living green, Hawaiian fruit salad to make, deer at sunset bookmark to cut and paste
How to paint a tassel-eared squirrel silhouette with sunset background, elk painting for kids to draw and paint (with art instructions).
Most of our coloring pages also have art instructions to teach kids how to become better artists. Coloring pages include a seashore picture, a moose in a lake, mother deer and 2 fawns, a wagon train picture, bighorn sheep in the mountains of Colorado, a scene from the Sonoran Desert, giant trees in California, elk in Alaska, and more!
Kit Goes West - Grand Canyon, Joymarie’s story of her childhood travels to 20 states
Featured artist Albert Bierstadt, painter of American scenery: 14 of his majestic paintings, plus 3 paintings of American scenery by 3 other artists
Four original poems by Joymarie Dunlap:
- “America the Beautiful”
- “Precious Gifts from Thee”
- “I’d Rather Have Contentment”
- “Sunshine Poem”
Psalms about nature; Contentment; Being good stewards of our land (includes the teaching of Jesus)
Our Family and Home School
Outdoor family photo collage, our July Fourth parade and celebration, our family park photos
Fun Puzzle and Activity Pages
Change-a-Word puzzles, word scramble, Find the Animal Tracks, Animal word search, and more
You can add in books, videos, other library materials or any other activity you choose! One of the advantages of using this book is that you can print out any page the day it is used, and when your child is through with that page, it can be put into a notebook that becomes a record of what that child has learned and done. Your children can then decorate the pages and add pages from other sources you or they choose as the unit study progresses.
So download this book and get started on your Art & Nature Science Unit on America the Beautiful today!
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