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Picture Book Explorers ~ The Little Ships


A literature based unit study to accompany The Little Ships by Louise Borden

ISBN 978-1-84780-081-7 (Book not included)

The picture book tells the story of the Dunkirk Evacuations that took place over 9 days starting at the end of May 1940. This fictionalised acount of events makes the story of the  'miracle of Dunkirk' accessible to today's children. The sensitive illustrations are by British artist, Micheal Foreman.

This Picture Book Explorers pack takes you to Kent, UK as well as France, Europe. It includes information about both the author and  the illustrator. Your child can learn how both Kent and Dunkirk have changed over the years. With this unit study, your child can develop his creative writing skills and learn about verbs and sentences. He will learn about boats float and carry out an engineering challenge. There are maths, art, craft and cooking activities to give at least a week's worth of learning for your child.

Includes instructions for over 20 activities with over 30 pages of printables including two timelines, minibook pieces, a selection of maps and flags; list of supplies needed; book suggestions to help you make this study best fit your child.

Other materials will be needed if you wish to complete the craft, science and cooking activities.

Written by a British home educator, Picture Book Explorers are designed to guide you and your child along a learning journey inspired by beautifully crafted books. Each of the downloadable studies provides stepping stones from reading the story aloud into an enjoyable educational adventure. The hope is, that even after you have taken everything you can from a Picture Book Explorers file, your family will continue on the learning journey, adding your own ideas and taking inspriation from the suggestions given.

Each unit study contains maps, flags, a timeline and fact sheets to help you on your way. Some will contain notebooking pages, mini-books, quizzes and/or colouring sheets. They each contain over 20 activity suggestions with the information and/or instructions needed to complete them. These range from discussion ideas to creative writing projects to practical art projects to craft activities to maths problems to science experiments to recipes to games to field trip ideas and beyond. They are fully researched and tested before publication to make sure that your child gets the best quality learning experience possible. Having said that, we're only human and sometimes make mistakes; we welcome all feedback to be able to improve our products and service.

The books must be bought separately – check your library and look out for them in charity shops.

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File Last Updated:
May 18, 2015
This title was added to our catalog on May 18, 2015.