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"America the Beautiful" - Artistic Nature-Science Unit Study #3


Illustrated with beautiful full-color graphics, photos, and paintings by famous artists, this Artistic Nature-Science Unit Study on America the Beautiful includes the following features:

Nature-Science Articles
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

US Regions
Eastern, Southern, Midwest, Rockies, Desert, West Coast, Northeast, Alaska, and Hawaii

Historic Places
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

Art Lessons
How to paint a tassel-eared squirrel silhouette with sunset background, elk painting for kids to draw and paint (with art instructions).

Coloring Pages
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

Artist Masterpieces
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”

Spiritual Focus
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

This Artistic Nature-Science Unit Study includes enough material for a unit study on America’s natural wonders and beautiful scenery.  (You are always free to add in books, videos, and other materials from the library 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 Artistic Nature Unit Study on America the Beautiful today!

Save over 40% off the price of this and 4 other Artistic Nature Unit Studies by getting the Artistic Nature 2009 Back-Issue Bundle!

The editor, Joymarie Dunlap, was a leading writer for The Teaching Home magazine for 10 years.  She homeschooled her 5 kids from preschool to high school graduation.  She founded LightHome Publications in 2001, after The Teaching Home stopped publishing.

Check out more products from LightHome Publications in the following categories:

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Artistic Nature-Science Unit Studies Nature and Animals Copywork and Penmanship Bible and Character History and Geography Creative Writing Arts and Crafts Music CDs and e-books Preschool and Kindergarten Product Bundles (save $2 to $15)

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March 7th, 2010
This is a great magazine! Beautiful artwork, simple to complex projects and interesting articles. This is a very well laid out publication- prints out nicely. Subscribe to this! [...]
July 15th, 2009
This is a fabulous Unity Study. I am amazed at the photos, information and coloring pages that are a part of the study. There are 66 pages of wonderful educational material. I purchased a subscription for the year. Thank you for all your hard work in [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 03, 2009.